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  1. Pre-load images

    Patrons have reported latency for loading search results in Primo. And our observation shows that:
    - Images are always loaded at the last and it normally take a few seconds to be loaded completely
    - The thumbnails are likely meaningful only for books (book covers) while other types are loaded with default icons
    Our suggestion: Pre-load image for non-book items (e.g., article, video and etc) in hope to improve user experience with search.

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  2. 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.

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  3. Provide LibGuides Type Functionality in Studio

    Expand the new Primo Studio functionality to include an ability to create content like many of us are using through LibGuides. A simple content management system that would allow us to create simple web pages would allow us to replicate things like subject guides directly in Primo. If that content can also be indexed and searchable through the Primo VE search box that would be even better! This would avoid the need for seperate systems like LibGuides.

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  4. 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.

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  5. Resource Sharing

    When a patron is trying to request an ILL and has located and signed in, make the "Resource Sharing" link under How to Get It, show as a link in blue and display more prominently.

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  6. Folders to organize Save Query searches in Primo

    I'd like to see a way to organize my Save Query searches in Primo when I'm signed into my account.

    Prior to our go live date, I'm doing a lot of test searches in Primo to analyze results so we can tweak it for the best results. Having the ability to save different searches and variations of them in folders would be a great option, both for us and for our students when we complete our rollover before the Fall semester.

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  7. 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

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  8. [Primo] - Add an enabled / disabled status field to pipes

    It would be useful to have an enabled / disabled status field in the Pipe definition.
    For example delete pipes or rarely used pipes could be disabled and enabled only when needed, thus minimizing the risk of launching/scheduling them by mistake.
    This would also mitigate the current lack of the possibility to deleted old / unused pipes (see https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308176-primo/suggestions/19994728-allow-deletion-of-old-unused-pipes ). Disabling them would be an improvement.

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  9. A-Z option in Primo VE Journal Search

    Add an A-Z browse option for Primo VE Journal Search, like the one available for Primo Classic as of the May 2017 release: https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Product_Documentation/030Highlights/028Primo_May_2017_Highlights#Support_of_Alma_Journal_Search_%28New_UI%29

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  10. Friendly EERROR Message should be displayed when customer input a wrong primo URL

    When user inputs a wrong primo URL such as: http://discovery.lib.shanghaitech.edu.cn:1701/primo_library/libweb/uploaded_files/shtech/index.php?s=captcha

    By now Primo displays a messy page(See attachment)

    We would like to see a more friendly ERROR message page without the messy information

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  11. fergusons

    Please add Fergusons Career Guidance Center to Primo Central Index and Alma Activation

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  12. "science full text select"

    Please add HW Wilson Science Full Text Select to Primo Central Index and Alma activation

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  13. Provide PCI collection batch updator (e.g. uploading .xlsx files, etc.)

    PCI collections can be activated/inactivated one by one manually. It's too time-consuming and inefficient to repeat search-click-tick-back-search-again.
    Please provide a batch update function, such as, uploading an .xlsx file, etc.

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  14. 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.

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  15. Saved Records Print out in Brief Display

    A second print option should be added so that saved records can be printed as a list, with the same brief display elements in the Pinned record display (title, author, citation). The current print option include the entire record (notes, abstracts, ToC etc.) and if one is part of a consortium, all the holdings in the other member libraries.

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  16. Suppress dedup/FRBR for external records in Primo VE

    Following the introduction of support for FRBR and dedup for external records in the February Primo VE release, it should be possible to apply suppress rules for FRBR and dedup to external data, in the same way you currently can for local records.

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  17. Reasons for non-renewal in Primo

    In Primo, when the renewal is not possible from My library-loans, it don’t show the exact reason, the message should be much more explicit and understandable.

    At the moment we have put a message in the header including all possible reasons to give the user some clue. “May be that in any of the materials loaned, RENEWALS ARE NOT ALLOWEDdue to the user in sanctioned, has any book overdue, maximum renewal date is reached or another user has a request.”

    This message also appears when we consult the historical loans and in that case it should not appear.

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  18. Multiple versions of Books not showing as format BOOKS

    In both Primo VE and Primo when there are multiple versions of a book , it is not clear that the format is BOOKS. When the multiple version is an ARTICLE this is indicated. Can this be fixed please.

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  19. Notes in My Favourites

    Classic interface Primo offered a Note bubble in eShelf, that allowed users to annotate their references. Something our students have found useful.

    The new interface however, neither contains migrated eShelf Note bubble data, or alternative functionality to capture annotations.

    Labels can be used as a workaround, but this isn't really the functionality our students seek.

    I invite others to comment and support this idea.

    Thanks

    Wayne

    4 votes
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  20. sort order for result list

    Dear all,

    in the new UI in Primo exist only the sort order year (ascending). Please add the sort order descending (oldest on top).

    Best Regards

    Michael Voss

    6 votes
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