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  1. Add Science direct French national Elsevier to Primo Central

    Add Science Direct (French National Licences Elsevier) to Primo central is very important for all french libraries working with Primo and Primo VE.

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      0 comments  ·  Primo VE  ·  Admin →
    • Launch Primo Studio from back office and auto-generate your own view

      There is the option from the UI customization Package Manager page in the Primo back office to launch Primo Studio, but at the moment you have to manually adjust the URL and view code in order to see your own version of Primo. On top of this, you also have to manually upload your own view package in order to see your own customisations. I'd like this to be improved so that the launch button from the Primo BO automatically launches Primo Studio with your own UI and all of its customisations so that changes can be applied immediately

      2 votes
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      • Change order of availability in "Get it" tab

        We would like the order of availability in the "Get it" tab to be different. Instead of "x copies, x available, x requests" we would prefer "x available, x requests, x copies". The users frequently misunderstand and think that "copies" are available on shelf.

        199 votes
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        • Tags Management in consortium level environment

          The Tags Management page is only available to institution level in a non-sharing environment and this is not available in a consortium level environment.

          So staff users can't delete tags, which is a problem.

          Please make it available for all environment.

          9 votes
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          • Preferred Primo Central record should be “Full text available”

            “Full text available” records should be ranked higher when determining the preferred record in Primo Central FRBR groups. This is the preferable behavior since this facilitates access to full text of articles for users. Thanks!

            3 votes
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            • Ability to set Primo into read-only mode (e.g. for closing times)

              It would be nice to have a comfortable ability to set Primo into read-only mode (= customers can not make an order) like a button or checkbox in the backend.
              Reason: many institutions have closing times in summer (for revision, etc.) and the customers should not be able to make an order. Another reasons are major system changes (e.g. switch from Aleph to Alma) where read-only mode is mandatory.

              Until now (classic and new UI) we avoid orders by modifying the CSS file (by using 'display:none;' in several places).

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              • Show availability of ER thanks to IP analysis

                Primo could analyse the IP address of the PC accessing Primo in order to determine whether or not a electronic resource is available or not.
                This would take into account the actual IP address and not the hypothetical one via campus management.
                No idea if this is technically feasable.
                It would diminish the frustration of patrons who click on electronic resources shown as available but the destination page wants 35 dollars to access the resource (because the patron is in the wrong IP range).

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                • Ability to add labels for saved record/favorites in brief view

                  Currently, one has to go the favorites menu, search the record in the list and categorize via labels.

                  It would be nice when user could perform a search and categorize/labels favorite records directly in the brief view.

                  7 votes
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                  • Primo VE: Return to classic Primo method of allowing you to jump through attached holdings

                    In the old Primo interface, there are buttons for jumping through the holdings attached to a record (see the attached image from UCONN's catalog). In Primo VE, all you can do is click on "show more items" to expand the list to include about 15 more items (see the image from the UC Hastings catalog). If you want to see the latest item received and there are a number of records, you have to click on "show more items" many, many times to get to the end of the list. It would be great if Primo VE could go back…

                    17 votes
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                    • Make the New Primo UI more CSS friendly

                      While the new Primo interface gave us more power to extend functionality via JavaScript it does not do the same for modifications via CSS due to the lack of properly marked up content.

                      In some parts of the New UI the content is well described, often with custom HTML elements, but there are also many places, often in the higher levels in the DOM tree, where better described selectors (preferably through classes) are needed.

                      For example, there is currently no selector that show the current system that is being displayed. The <prm-explore>-element could have the current system being shown as…

                      36 votes
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                      • Displaying the pre-filters used, as the used facets are dispalyed

                        It would be very useful to display the pre-filters used in Primo New UI (from both simple search screen - as of May release and advanced search screen). Pre-filters used should be displayed in the brief results list just as the facets used are displayed, at the top of the column. Thus the patron can always see and be aware of all the active filters in the session

                        56 votes
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                        • Adding a "requester note" in Primo for a patron when making a purchase request

                          There is no possibility in Primo for a patron to add a note to explain why a they would like the library to purchase an item, when making a purchase request.

                          However, In Alma there is a "requester note" where you can state the reason the patron has requested the item, but this cannot be done in Primo.

                          So I suggest adding a requesters note in Primo, so the library will have more information as to why they should purchase an item for a patron.

                          70 votes
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                          • Primo Analytics - Ability to report on all search strings, not just Popular and Zero Results

                            Primo Analytics currently only includes search string data for Popular and Zero Results subject areas. It would be a vast improvement to be able to see all search string results.
                            Note: This functionality is available via BIRT, but only by individual reports by first letter of the alphabet, which are unwieldy and essentially unusable in loading so slowly (and often not at all).

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                            • In Primo restrict resource type to just magazines

                              The librarians would like to limit searches to just magazines. This can be very helpful when teaching students about search capabilities. I understand this will require further differentiation in Primo Central; subdividing the articles document type to journal articles vs magazine articles and potentially trade journal articles. However, the subdivisions would be very helpful in providing more relevant search results for our patrons.

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                                0 comments  ·  Primo VE  ·  Admin →
                              • My Library Account: add Recalled Loans Tab

                                It would be very beneficial for library patrons to be able to view their recalled loans, at a glance, when checking their library account in Primo; please could you add a Recalled Loans tab to the Overview section of My Library Account

                                99 votes
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                                • Don’t reload the app when clicking ‘new search’!

                                  Instead of reloading the entire primo-explore app, we would like to wipe the search query and search results without reloading the app. This would improve mobile experience and also speed responsiveness for the desktop version.

                                  Allen

                                  7 votes
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                                  • Add MODS template as Date Source for OAI-PMH harvest

                                    Currently, there is no MODS template for OAI-PMH harvesting of external collections. As an example, we have many collections in an Islandora repository and have very rich metadata in MODS format. We lose most of that metadata when the collection is harvested because we must use the DC template as the Source format.

                                    46 votes
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                                    • Allow read-only access to PCI activation wizard

                                      Others within our institution would like the ability to see what collections are activated PCI. However, Alma does not allow such access without granting users the role of Discovery Admin. It would be great if there was a way to grant read-only access so other users can view (but not edit) active and available PCI collections.

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                                      • Switching the scope, within a tab, should invoke automatic search

                                        When switching a scope, within a tab, automatic search is not invoked (if the Primo View is configured for automatic search when switching tabs).

                                        This is counter-intuitive because the two dropdowns for tabs and scopes are next to each other but do not behave in the same way. Users are confused when nothing happens after they change the scope.

                                        Here is an example of a Primo View with tabs and scopes. You'll see that changing CSUSM Collection to Media Library does not update the search results automatically. However, changing Books and More to CSU+ invokes the automatic search.

                                        https://csusm-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/search?query=any,contains,history%20japan&tab=default_tab&search_scope=01CALS_USM&vid=01CALS_USM_DEV&lang=en_US&offset=0

                                        10 votes
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                                        • Allow users to choose how many results to see

                                          With a lot of online retail sites, users are able to choose how many search hits they see per page.

                                          Would this be a helpful addition to Primo?

                                          After all, since the new UI was introduced, the subject of infinite-scrolling vs paging has been contentious amongst Ex Libris customers. It has already led to the addition of the 'Next Page' widget.

                                          Allowing users to choose how many hits they would like to see might take a lot of the debate from us, and put the decision directly into the hands of the end user.

                                          2 votes
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