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  1. Email results in new interface - records too long and not currently configurable

    With the new UI, the emailing function appears to have been altered from a minimised style that we have in the classic primo to a very full view in the new one.

    - in the Classic UI, indeed, the different formats have been used when user was sending results by email:
    (a) sending from Brief View or Full View creates a long version of formatted content
    (b) sending from eShelf creates a brief list of formatted content

    However, in both cases, there is no configuration available as to define which fields should be part of the format, this is currently…

    16 votes
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    • New UI - allow full results to be opened in a new tab

      In the old interface and in summon it is possible to open full details pages in a new tab while keeping the full results list open.

      In the new ui this is not possible. As one of our academics says
      "I prefer to review the results page first, opening potentially useful results in new tabs (using 'ctrl+click' ) so that they load 'in the background'. Then I can review each tab without disrupting the original search results (and come back to them later if necessary). "

      In the new UI the full record opens over the results list and has…

      2 votes
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      • Search Compendex in Primo Central

        Please add Compendex to Primo Central. Ei Compendex is an engineering bibliographic database published by Elsevier. It indexes scientific literature pertaining to engineering materials. Beginning in 1884, it was compiled by hand under the original title of Engineering Index

        https://www.engineeringvillage.com/search/quick.url

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        • Add Archives of Sexuality & Gender to PC

          We would like to request that Primo Central include the database "Archives of Sexuality and Gender" http://gale.cengage.co.uk/archivesexualitygender.aspx

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          • Add an Abstract resource type for the Primo Central Index

            Primo Central Index contains many records for abstracts of conference papers that have been published in journal issues/supplements.

            These records are given the Article resource type in Primo. This confuses users, who when they find these items expect a full-length article instead of a short abstract.

            It also creates problems with link resolvers, which attempt to generate article-level links and fail (publishers usually do not provide these abstracts as individual articles).

            To fix this, Primo Central should be given a new resource type for abstracts.

            The sources for these records are usually large indexes such as Scopus or Web of…

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            • Add a prm-alma-mashup-after angular directive

              It's hard to work with the alma-mashup without the prm-alma-mashup-after directive and the lack of the directive is inconsistent with the rest of the markup in Primo.

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              • Sort date of FRBR groups in date-sorted results lists

                When sorting a brief results list by date, obviously always the sort date of the earliest member of a FRBR group is taken to represent the whole group. We would expect that in sort order "year (ascending)" the publication date of the earliest member record is taken, and in sort order "year (descending)" the publication date of the latest member.

                3 votes
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                • Reinstate timeout url in Primo New UI

                  We would like Primo to timeout to our Library home page instead of the Primo homepage. This was possible in the Classic UI but is not available in the new UI. Please make the Timeout URL option work in the new UI

                  3 votes
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                  • my account - loans sort options

                    User should be able to sort their loans not only by title and due date, but also by author, location, maximum renewal date and status (renewable or not) -> all columns shown should be sortable.

                    6 votes
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                    • Allow deletion of old unused pipes

                      We've got a long list of pipes, including some from an old repository we don't have anymore, and one I accidentally created with the wrong type (regular instead of delete-and-reload). These clutter up the list and make it harder to find the ones I actually use. It would be really good if we could delete the ones we don't want anymore.

                      (Or at least to be able to hide them, or if nothing else then to be able to rename them to "zzz_DON'T_USE" or something.)

                      7 votes
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                      • "Save query" for zero results

                        Add the "Save query" option to zero-results pages (similar to how it already appears on results pages) for when you want to be notified of expected future results. For example, you might want an alert for a recently published article not yet in PCI, or an emerging topic that nothing has yet been written about.

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                        • Sort loans by "Due date--earliest" and "Due date--latest"

                          Under the “loans” section in Primo user accounts, two of the most important sort options are labelled “Due date--newest” and “Due date--oldest”.

                          “New” and “old” isn't how folks usually describe due dates (correct me if I'm wrong). Rather, you talk about what's due sooner/earlier and what's due later.

                          Could Primo either allow institutions to customise the labels, or relabel the sorting options as “Due date--earliest” and “Due date--latest”, or some such contrast (closest/farthest)?

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                          • Ignore call number prefix (subfield k) when indexing for Call Number Browse

                            Primo's browse search "By Library of Congress Call Numbers" includes the call number prefix (holdings record field 852 $k) when generating the browse list. At UGA, we use that prefix for oversize volumes (Folio, Ff), and for a variety of branch locations, special statuses and shelving areas (Juv, Ref, Vet Med, etc.).

                            As a result, any holdings with a prefix do not show up alongside holdings in the same call number range, essentially hiding many titles from patrons interested in browsing the shelf list. (This would be an issue for staff as well, but shelf list browsing works correctly in…

                            81 votes
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                            • Actions - email record function - Please give indication an email has been sent

                              When emailing a record (via Actions - email ) it would be great if there was some indication that an email was sent. We often get several emailed records from clients regarding the same item – and one has mentioned it would be great to know it’s been successfully sent. Currently the pop box for entering email details just disappears once submitted.

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                              • Only show "starts with" for relevant fields

                                Currently, the "starts with" functionality is only available for title searching. There are already some posts here about adding it for other fields, like call number and subject, which I support. This post is about the current behavior though. If I choose to search by another field, such as author/creator or subject, then the next dropdown allows me to choose "starts with" even though it's not available, and it immediately switches to a title search. I'd prefer that, if a user has selected a field other than Title, that "starts with" just wouldn't show up at all. If the task…

                                14 votes
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                                • Book covers images for generic FRBR result

                                  In the result list a generic FRBR document does not show a cover image but only the generic FRBR icon. The result list would look much more attractive if also FRBR results had real cover images. Ideally, the real covers images of the top 3 FRBR results were used to form a fan of covers. So, the FRBR icon would only be used if there are no real covers images.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Is there anyway that all holdings can be displayed in a "paragraph" format, instead of a line-by-line format.

                                    At present time, Primo displays some holdings records in "paragraph" format, and others in line-by-line format. This is inconsistent, and makes the catalog appear sloppy. When items are in the line-by-line format it becomes time consuming to have to scroll down to find out if an institution holds an item. It would be much better for all holdings to appear in the "paragraph" format and this would then give a much needed consistency to the catalog.

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                                    • Add citation capabilities to the email function

                                      The email and citation functions should not be exclusive of each other. Users are used to emailing themselves citations from databases and other library systems. Please add citation capabilities to the email function, so that a citation can be included in the email sent.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Feature in advanced search to retrieve all records in a certain language

                                        It should be possible in advanced search to choose a language and submit search and get all books in that language without having to write a word to search. As it works now it's impossible to retrieve exactly ALL books in a language in one result list. Check this feature in Libris: http://libris.kb.se/form_extended.jsp?f=ext

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                                        • proximity search operator for fulltext search in Primo Central

                                          A strong argument for a discovery index compared to a bibliographic database is the incorporation of full text in the index. I have not found an actual number or a percentage how many Primo Central collections are full text searchable. But we all know: it is significant. Since this year all Primo Central searches will always expand to full text.
                                          https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Knowledge_Articles/Primo_Central_Full-Text_Searching

                                          The most powerful feature for full text search is proximity.
                                          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proximity_search_(text)

                                          Aleph was able to support proximity for small hitsets
                                          https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Aleph/Knowledge_Articles/Proximity_doesn't_work_for_larger_results.

                                          ... and Summon has a proximity feature
                                          https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Summon/Product_Documentation/Searching_in_The_Summon_Service/Search_Features/Summon%3A_Boolean%2C_Phrase%2C_Wildcard_and_Proximity_Searching#proximity

                                          Proximity search is currently not supported nor planned in…

                                          23 votes
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