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  1. Allow configuration of multiple email addresses in back office

    In primo's general configuration, there is a field for a staff email address. This address is used for emails which are generated by primo in response to an issue (e.g. when an IP is automatically blocked because it is suspected of being the source of a DoS attack) and is also displayed to users of primo when an error page is shown. We would ideally like to be able to send these to different email addresses so they can be processed differently. Would it be possible to add a second email address into the primo configuration and use that for…

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    • Add *before* directives in the new UI

      While it's great that the new UI includes directives for us to target when we do customizations, we're generally limited to only putting things AFTER what we may want to manipulate. It would be good to have an easier way to inject our customizations before.

      For example, I'd like to place some helper text before our Online Access tab on some items based on the PNX. Right now, I have to put the message below and then do some DOM manipulation. I'd prefer to avoid the DOM manipulation altogether.

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      • Index Ebsco API "abstract" Results so they don't appear in Primo "Full-Text" Results

        All Primo results from the EBSCO API are searched and displayed "on the fly," and there's no option to sort the abstract-only content from full-text in Primo results.

        So even though our default in Primo is to display ONLY "full text" results -- Primo is returning EBSCO "abstract only" or "may be full text" links in our Full-Text searches. Our users are confused, and call us wondering why they don't have full-text access in our Primo full-text search results.

        Finding a way to sort the Ebsco abstract-only content from the full-text content, so it's working correctly within the Primo search…

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        • Citation generator is inaccurate

          The citation in the existing and new UI for books is not valid MLA or APA.

          The PNX information that populates the citations is stored in a hidden mapping table that cannot be edited. For example, I can see that series information for a book comes from addata/seriestitle. Primo will use the entirety of the field in the citation. For this particular record, this is the content of that section:

          Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter Ser. ; 2.

          Likewise, book titles come from addata/btitle. For this record, this is the entirety of the section:

          Harry Potter and the Chamber of…

          11 votes
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          • Could the "not needed after" date when requesting an item using Primo become a required field.

            Could the 'not needed after' date field that the patron sees when attempting to request a physical item using Primo become a required field?

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            • Create link for patron to report issue with Primo Central Record

              This idea comes from a ticket submitted by a professor last week regarding a journal article resource that was marked as "peer reviewed" in PCI incorrectly. She reported it to us and we reported it to ExLibris, but it would seem more efficient to include a link that could report the problem directly to ExLibris for PCI content. I imagine something similar to the "report an issue" link found in google books: https://www.screencast.com/t/BdLZo2tR6D

              8 votes
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              • "Did you mean" has no option for selecting, "No."

                A librarian submitted the following question:

                "If you do a search in the catalog for Andrew Lyght (he's an artist), you get the message "Do you mean Andrew Light?" and a whole bunch of results that have lyght spelled "light". There is no option to say "No, I mean Lyght."

                I think the Google-like functionality of "did you mean..." is a good
                direction to go in, but there needs to be an option to respond to that question, especially when what the catalog is guessing is wrong. Overall, this isn't a helpful implementation as it currently works."

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                • [Primo] - frbr - improve algorythm - consider all keys and not only the first matching key

                  In Primo FRBR documentation is explained that (I added ** signs):
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                  In the FRBRization process, the keys are compared. If a record has a matching key with another record, it is added to the same FRBR group. **Once a match is found, the system does not continue searching** for matches since a record can belong to one FRBR group only.
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                  In our experience this may lead to false positives. When comparing keys between frbr candidates, the system should consider instead the whole set of matching keys, not just the first matching one. And for example do not group…

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                    1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow users to personalize default scope for them

                    Option to allow a Primo user to select which scope they prefer to work with when multiple scopes. Two possibilities - allow this to be set for as a saved option for signed-in users only, or allow this to be set as a cookie for guest users and be saved as a cookie on that computer. This could apppear as a "Personalize" selection.

                    This will truly empower users - e.g. if they don't want to see Primo Central results most of the time, they will not be hampered by the library's choice of "All" as a default scope. Or if…

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                    • Remove or de-emphasize reference entries in Primo Central results

                      I was told by someone at Ex Libris that the only way to get rid of "Reference entries" (such as a single word definitions from a dictionary, or an encyclopedia entry) showing up at the top of search results, would be to de-activate the subscription to the source item (the dictionary).

                      This is upsetting. If you happen to subscribe to several encyclopedias and dictionaries that reference a term, the "Reference Entry" items multiply and crowd out the books and articles, which is probably what users are searching for.

                      We should be able to set the results ranking level for these…

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                      • Set default language(s) in PBO

                        When managing the various mapping and code tables in the PBO, it gets complicated because I'm constantly having to set the language column. It would be great if we could have that narrowed by default to just the ones we need. To support multilingual institutions, it would need to allow for multiple defaults if possible.

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                        • Set default language in Primo Back Office

                          It would be useful if Primo Back Office users were able to set their own default language preferences (e.g. for content of the code tables) rather than have to select the language every time.

                          6 votes
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                          • Set default encoding level for Export RIS in New UI

                            In the New Primo User Interface the Export RIS functionality requires users to select an encoding level.
                            In the classic UI UTF-8 was selected by default.
                            Can the default encoding level please be an option in the New UI.
                            Many of our users are confused by which encoding level to select, and we would like to present them with a default option selected to help ease the confusion.

                            8 votes
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                            • EBSCO Database HR Source

                              Please add to the collection

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                              • Add a true "exact" search to Advanced search type

                                The available search types do not include a true "exact" search, where the results inlcude the query term(s) *and only* the query term(s). This type of search is very useful for one-word queries, especially when it is a common word. Using "begins with" in these situations can still result in dozens of results. We can construct a search, but it's not something the average user would know how to do, e.g.:

                                Title begins with intervention
                                NOT
                                Title begins with intervention?

                                This is a convoluted construction, and we'd prefer a true "is exactly" search type.

                                4 votes
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                                • Modify Primo display to use standard MARC holdings.

                                  We're migrating well-formed MARC holdings with 85x/86x pairs but Primo cannot use them for generating displays. Instead Alma must run a job to copy that data into 866 fields for Primo to be able to display them. Primo displays should make use of standard MARC fields/subfields (our 15 year old current system's public interface can do this)

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                                  • New books link in Primo home page

                                    We would love seeing in the Primo home page link to new books added to the collection. after developing the new book facet it'll be easier to implement this feature using the data added to the PNX.

                                    51 votes
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                                    • • Records without a date at the bottom of results list when sorting on date oldest

                                      At this moment, the sort option “Date oldest” displays the records without a date on top of the results list. This is confusing and not relevant for users; when there are several records without a Creation Date they probably conclude that sorting on date oldest doesn’t work. Our request is to display the records without a date always at the bottom of the results list when a sort option on date is used (thus as well for date oldest as for date newest)

                                      56 votes
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                                      • Add 'search' feature in e-shelf

                                        Users should be able to search for references in their eShelf lists based of any <search> field contents in the PNX and wherever the references may be (not sensitive to folders).

                                        16 votes
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                                        • Institutions are able to choose how a record is selected as the record to appear in the results list as part of the frbr process

                                          Where there are different editions of a work available, Primo groups these and uses the record with the richest metadata to display as the top record in the results list. Often this is not the most recent edition of the work. This can be misleading for users who believe the edition appearing in the results list to be the latest edition and so seek this out. For us, this has meant requests for items held on off-campus stores have been requested rather than a more recent edition held on the open stacks. I would like to suggest, therefore, that institutions…

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