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  1. Adding of Primo collection to Leganto

    Right now, Primo Collection are searchable in Leganto. However, adding the collection to Leganto is not supported.

    The Primo collection link added to Leganto will not go into the exact collection, it goes to a list of all collection instead.

    SF case #00723349

    10 votes
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  2. Show number of results in Search History

    It would be useful to display the number of results associated with a search query when viewing Search History in Primo VE.

    4 votes
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  3. Enable synonymisation in phrase searches

    It is still the case in Primo that one version of a synonymised term proves searchable as a phrase search, but not both, despite both having been added to the local and/or hosted versions (delete where applicable) of the Primo synonym list.

    E.g. “Versus” and “vs” have been added to the synonym list, but whilst a search for “Semantics versus pragmatics” returns results, a search for “Semantics vs pragmatics” returns none.

    It needs to be appreciated that there will always be instances where performing a search without speechmarks for a search term that includes a synonym isn't practicable, in particular…

    2 votes
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  4. We would like the ability to weight certain PCI results higher than others (ie. Hathitrust)

    We have an example journal of Index Medicus. When we search this record in our blended local and PCI search the hathitrust PCI record does not display until the 3rd-4th page: https://purdue-primo-prod.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/search?query=any,contains,index%20medicus&tab=defaulttab&searchscope=everything&sortby=rank&vid=PURDUE&mode=Basic&offset=0

    If we want to withdraw the print record, because it is available in hathitrust, having this on the 3rd-4th page is not acceptable. We would like the ability to boost or weight certain PCI resources, based on the collection name, higher within our results.

    This request seems somewhat related to:
    https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308176-primo/suggestions/16944994-provide-institutions-with-the-ability-to-systemati
    https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308176-primo/suggestions/16945003-provide-institutions-with-the-ability-to-systemati

    Although this request to me is more generic than both of those, but seemingly…

    36 votes
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  5. Generate citation on multiple pinned items

    Our users make heavy use of the generate citation button, but they currently have to do this one record at a time. It would make things easier for them if they could pin all the relevant items, and then go into My Account, select all their pinned items, and generate a citation for all of them.

    They can currently perform several actions by batch on all pinned items - email results, export to Refworks and so on - but the generate citation action is not yet available to them.

    The citation that appears could be simply plaint text, with the…

    89 votes
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  6. Barcode search in Primo

    It would be extremely helpful it we could search Primo VE by item barcode. We often want to quickly locate a bib record in Primo and scanning a barcode is the simplest and quickest search.

    24 votes
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  7. Display Copy ID field in Get It

    Alma has a Copy ID field but it does not display in Primo in the Get It section. This value should display. It does not have to be in its own column, it could be concatenated with a label of "Copy" and show in the Description column. This was possible in the Aleph/Primo configuration.

    15 votes
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  8. Increase Primo search capability to support major common search expansions on synonyms.

    Salesforce case #00583901 refers (unpublished)

    Ex Libris advises that, due to performance considerations, Primo search is unable to support the search expansion for the spelling variants that include the use of 's' or 'z' within a word. This is a common trans-Atlantic spelling variation, and omitting it has a significant impact on search results.

    Example: a search for the terms “practice globalisation” produces 441,248 results, but by changing the 's' in globalisation to a 'z', Primo produces an additional 12,000 search results.

    40 votes
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  9. SRU Barcode

    We would like SRU availability fields to include barcode. Barcode is a useful identifier for items. This addition would allow us to do things like get all the barcodes in a location and do an inventory.

    6 votes
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  10. Hover-over article abstract in PRIMO VE

    Currently, patrons need to go into the full article record from the brief results page to read abstracts.We would like to suggest that PRIMO VE provide the user with a hover-over article abstract on the brief results page so patrons can skim abstracts before going into the full record.

    29 votes
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  11. Primo VE: Campus facet

    For larger libraries, it would be helpful to have a Campus facet, as a superstructure to the Libraries facet (which can be very long). Unfortunately, this cannot currently be created as a local facet.

    15 votes
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  12. Improve logic for Consortial/AFN and ILL requests

    If all holdings across the Network Zone (NZ) are unavailable, we want to be able to suppress the option to place a Consortial loan request (ie. a resource sharing request in an automated fulfillment network), thus directing the user to ILL.

    25 votes
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  13. Keyboard shortcuts for Primo

    I can find documentation on keyboard shortcuts available in Alma, but nothing for Primo. It would be great if this functionality could be made available and documented.

    7 votes
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  14. Show/hide password in the login screen

    On the Primo new UI login screen, we would find useful to have an "eye" symbol beside the password field, which would allow to show/hide the password.

    70 votes
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  15. Resource Recommender customizable for each view

    PrimoVE views serve different audiences. If the Resource Recommender were customizable for each view the user experience will be improved.

    27 votes
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  16. Primo VE: subject searching with hyphens

    When I click on a subject heading in a record in Primo VE (https://catalog.library.vanderbilt.edu/discovery/fulldisplay?docid=alma991029907089703276&context=L&vid=01VANINST:DIVINITY&searchscope=MyInstitution&tab=LibraryCatalog&lang=en), Primo VE does an exact subject search and gets no results, not even the record on which I clicked the subject heading. This only happens with some subject headings, not all. An example: the subject heading Self immolation -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism gives zero results (not even the record which contains the subject link I'm clicking on shows up, nor any other records with that subject heading -- 2 others); while the subject heading Buddhism -- China -- Customs and practices…

    2 votes
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  17. Advanced search functionality for the Newspaper Search

    Please provide advanced search functionality for the Newspaper Search. Users would like to limit searches by criteria such as publication name.

    22 votes
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  18. Primo VE: Public names for Libraries and Locations

    It would often be helpful if patron-facing names of libraries and locations were different from the staff-facing names in Alma, e.g., staff users may need to know exactly which of several "Closed stack" is in play, while this is irrelevant information for end users. So public names of Libraries and Locations should be editable through the Discovery Labels code table

    20 votes
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  19. Incorrect citation formatting

    Below is an email that I got from one of our reference librarians:

    Here’s a citation issue, we’re coping with.
    I expect you can’t fix this because it looks like a broad indexing issue, but can it be reported?

    PROBLEM ONE (this affects MLA & APA & Chicago)
    The Primo citations often include extra information, for example:
    -- that it is a “report” or includes an “author abstract” or “Brief Article”

    In these cases, it looks like it stems from Primo including too much info in the title field.

    PROBLEM TWO (this affects only MLA)
    Primo citations often include not…

    2 votes
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  20. Ability to select/set preferred record criteria for dedupe/FRBR in Primo VE

    We have instances where records for print materials in our holdings are combined with records for e-resources, to display a single record with multiple access points in our catalog. That is good and expected. However, often the source record is an e-resource record rather than the record for our physical holding, and we would prefer that the record for our physical resource be used so that important local notes are sure to be displayed. When the record for an e-resource is used instead, our local notes are not displayed, and that is a big problem.

    75 votes
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