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  1. View Primo as someone else / different types of users

    View Primo as "someone else". It would be useful to view our Primo-page as different types of users. Being able to view Primo as an internal user, or a student, or staff member, or an external user, would help us troubleshoot configuration and settings in Alma. Have we activated the right functionality for the different user groups? Have we hidden what we want to hide?

    tl;dr: Facebook's "View as" functionality in Primo.

    54 votes
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    • [Primo] - add tag delivery/fulltext to local PNX , thus improving blended search and full text availability information

      The feature "Expand My Results / Results with no full-text" allows to include in the search results PCI records with no full text. It relies on a pnx value in tag "fulltext" delivery section:
      <delivery>
      ...
      <fulltext>no_fulltext</fulltext>
      </delivery>

      The problem is that <fulltext> tag / field is *not* available in the Normalization Rule for local records.

      The consequence is for example that when we harvest data from our dpace institutional repository we may have fulltext, but sometimes we may have just metadata records. But without the delivery/fulltext field in the PNX we can't manage records with just metadata so that…

      27 votes
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      • Allow reader to sort the values in a facet by A-Z or by number of records.

        Most databases such as Web of Science or Ebsco Discovery tool allow the user to determine how to sort the values in a facet (see screenshot)

        82 votes
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        • Offer phone view to low-end devices

          On mid-tier devices, such as a low-end laptop or a Surface Pro, Primo is very slow to respond, and quickly pegs the CPU doing trivial tasks such as simply scrolling the page. After doing some benchmarking on an Android phone, we discovered that some of the performance issues can be mitigated by rendering the phone view. I request that the more efficient phone view be available to lower-end devices.

          22 votes
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          • Make Journal titles hyperlinks

            Hi there, users would be helped if search results didn't just bring back links to articles but also had the journal title hyperlinked to take them to the journal's home page or contents page. To help further there could be text box that instructs the user to search for the article they're looking for in the journal's site. Deep links to articles are the most common to fail so this improvement would help students find the articles within journal/publishers sites. Saving time and making them give up less easily.

            Thanks for your consideration.
            Cheers, James

            7 votes
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            • Can Noodletools be added into Primo as a citation tool?

              We want Noodletools added into Primo for citations

              35 votes
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              • Citation Linker does not ignore initial articles

                The Journal search in the Citation Linker doesn't always ignore the initial article. I'm referring to "articles" in the grammar sense (the, a, an, etc). So for example, you get different "view it" results for Washington Post vs. The Washington Post. This isn't a huge issue, but it is confusing.

                16 votes
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                • Primo VE doesn't have a boosting ability

                  Primo VE can't boost like traditional Primo. We would like to see that brought in for us to be able to boost similar to how it is configured in the back office

                  https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Product_Documentation/060Back_Office_Guide/110Additional_Primo_Features/020Search_Engine_Configurations#Results_Boosting

                  52 votes
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                  • Adjust number of results Collection Discovery

                    Collection Discovery pages are great but loading 10 at a time is not enough. Would like to see adjustable results dial similar to what was recently released in Alma. Perhaps even up to 100 results on a page would be sufficient.

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                    • Fix the Zotero translator problem (September 2018)

                      Primo and the Zotero translator have stopped playing nicely together ( September 2018 - see https://forums.zotero.org/discussion/comment/316205/#Comment_316205 ).

                      I cannot download metadata from my institution (University of York) or British Library (an important source!).

                      This would be very frustrating at any time but at the start of the academic year it makes it very difficult for new students.

                      I am aware that there is an existing 'idea' in this list "Make zotero work with Primo" but that originates from September 2017 and is closed.

                      Many thanks

                      14 votes
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                      • Aleph patron setting - "force change password at the first login" in Primo (Privacy and security of personal data)

                        Aleph doesn't have a Parameter or a flag on the patron record to "force the Password change at the first Login". This is a security Problem, related GDPR and privacy of personal data. Users must be force to change their Password at the first Login. Please consider implementing this Feature in Aleph.

                        7 votes
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                        • Improve visibility of sticky facets

                          The sticky facets are an excellent addition to the functionality of the new UI, but the probability of users discovering them is quite low.

                          In usability testing students will alter their search terms without ever hovering their mouse over the filters they have applied to their previous search, and then have to reapply the filters.

                          While the padlock is hidden behind a mouseover interaction this very desirable functionality is undiscoverable.

                          Also in its current configuration the tooltips for the selected filter and the padlock clash.

                          The padlock for making your selected filter 'sticky' should be visible by default, and probably…

                          69 votes
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                          • Restrict discoverability of e-resources for walk in users to those resources they are licenced to use

                            We're looking to restrict the discoverability of electronic resources for walk in users to those resources they are licenced to use.

                            Ideally, Primo would identify that the walk in users were from a certain IP range and in combination with an Alma licence
                            condition which allowed walk-in use to the resources, it would allow them to discover the resource.

                            5 votes
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                            • 6 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                              • 6 votes
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                                • Option to request multiple volumes

                                  Currently, users who wish to request multiple volumes of a set or journal must submit individual requests for each volume. In practice, though, users frequently want multiple volumes. Our institution has the bulk of our collection in remote storage, so we get a lot of requests of this nature. I would love to see a checkbox option in Primo where users could check off all of the items they want, rather than submitting a separate request for each. Obviously this would need to send the appropriate request to Alma or whatever other system people might be using; I understand that…

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Quintessence Publishing journals in Primo Central Index

                                    I would love to see Quintessence Publishing journals indexed in PCI

                                    3 votes
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                                    • My Library Card - Display Renew icon for all loans (New UI)

                                      There is no Renew icon for the loans that can't be renewed in Primo now.It made library patrons puzzled when they can't renew some loans, Because they can't find the Renew Icon.It would be very useful to display the Renew icon for all loans.When the loans can't be renewed,the icon can be another one and the patrons would be prompted for the reason.

                                      29 votes
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                                      • Bulk export to refworks

                                        Make it possible to tick multiple items and export to RefWorks with one click rather than item by item. Summon can do this so please copy the code over.

                                        4 votes
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                                        • Could Exlibris regularly update the list of common titles used by the Primo duplication detection vector?

                                          Primo uses the duplicate detection vector to determine whether or not records will be deduped and merged in Primo.

                                          https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Product_Documentation/Technical_Guide/030Duplicate_Detection_Process/030Duplicate_Detection_Vector

                                          One of the match criteria is full title. If two records have the same title and the title is not in the list of common titles, the records are assigned 600 points. (800 points or higher means the records will be dedupe/merged.)

                                          The list of common titles is provided here: https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Product_Documentation/Technical_Guide/180Files_Used_by_the_Dedup_Algorithm#wwconnect_header

                                          It includes common titles such as annual report, bulletin, transactions... Unfortunately it does not include other common titles such as news, poems, plays... (See attached Excel file.)

                                          My request…

                                          16 votes
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