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  1. Add the option to restrict PCI results for resources when only a physical manifestation of those resources exist in the library’s inventory

    If we have a physical book/journal in stock (item status could be anything: lost / on loan / available etc.)
    and we have PCI collections activated that happen to also include these titles,
    then
    Primo will display the PCI results for the electronic version of these Books + their chapters & Journals + their articles and present them as ‘Full text available’ with ‘View online’ tabs – even when we do not have access to the online version of the titles.

    This leads to an error message + makes for a confusing experience for staff and students. We understand from…

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      2 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
    • Untick the box "specific edition only" on the resource sharing form

      On our user's resource sharing form, the box "specific edition only" is automatically ticked.

      It's not efficient and helpful because almost nobody untick this box. And when we search the book and don't find the "right" edition, we don't know if the tick is desired or just by default.
      So each time we meet this situation, we have to contact our user and it's a waste of time.

      If the box "specific edition only" is untick at the beginning, we know that we could trust in.

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      • Improve RTA Holdings status information for checked out / unavailable items for Alma consortiums

        For Alma / Primo customers in a consortial resource sharing network, when an item in an institutional view is checked out, in the brief results display, an RTA availability statement is replaced with a "Check Holdings" link. Upon clicking on the title and viewing the full display of the record, RTA is checked for all institutions, including the institution of the view the user is in, updating the RTA status. When the user clicks out of the full record, the correct status (e.g., Checked Out) displays in the RTA section of the brief record in the results list.

        Users should…

        61 votes
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        • Improve Misleading Links/Terminology in Results

          The prominent "Use Get It To Request" link on results with multiple versions, in the case where another version is an immediately available local copy, is not a good thing to have displayed.

          We have also noticed the new interface offers direct "Online access" links from the results page (even with direct linking deactivated) which arbitrarily lead to what can be one of several possible destinations, each with different date coverage ranges. So in the case of embargoed content, for example, a user can be misled to think current access is unavailable.

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          • copy a normalization rule set from sandbox to production server

            We need the possibility to tranfer NR testet in the sandbox environment to the production server.

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            • Incorporate e-resources in the Virtual Browse tab

              We would very much like the option to have the Virtual Browse carousel interfile e- and print resources. Currently the carousel only includes print resources.

              Curtin University (http://catalogue.curtin.edu.au/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do) seem to have achieved this (see the 'Further Reading' tab under the search results) and you can clearly identify which are online and which are print resources.

              21 votes
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              • Total number of records in PCI

                In Summon, one can leave the search box blank and press enter. The result page will indicate the number of total records in the central index and the Resource Type facet also provide a breakdown of record numbers by material type. It allows institutions to track the growth of their content and their distribution by format. It will be great the Primo can offer such statistics.

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                • New books Carousel

                  Hello, we all saw EDS New books Carousel and liked it.
                  We want Ex Libris to develop new books carousel for Primo customers. please look at AUR Library - The American University of Rome page [https://www.aur.edu/], from the university main page choose the library and you'll get to EDS.
                  I'm attaching a screen capture of the library home page with the new books carousel.
                  Thank you!

                  33 votes
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                  • Place in queue for hold requests is confusing for users

                    Can the queue numbering begin with 1 rather than zero? The zero is confusing to users when an item request is made. Users interpret this as not available. It's hard to explain the queue is for those waiting not those who placed the first request.

                    120 votes
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                    • Track the date of when a record is deleted

                      If primo is given a record to be deleted, it is removed from the source record table. This means that there is no indication that Primo ever had the record. Continuing to track the record id would allow the search PNX tool to tell the user when the record was deleted. This would be useful in tracking down problems of missing records that are expected to be in Primo.

                      5 votes
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                      • account request date

                        Add the request's date on the user's account

                        We would like that the user can see the date when he makes a request (hold or ILL) on his account.

                        We think that's will be an improvement for the users.

                        60 votes
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                        • unix-like tool for working with normalization rule sets

                          to compare two normalization role sets or for finding spezial references in a rule set we need some tools:

                          - to compare 2 rule sets we need a tool like the diff command in unix
                          - to find references to a (mapping) table or occurences of fields in a NR we need a tool like grep in unix

                          12 votes
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                          • exclude/include reviews from resultlist

                            There should be an option "expand my results to include book reviews", similarly to the option "expand my results beyond library collection" in the facets. While having reviews in the list is helpful for some tasks (e.g. acquisitions) they appear misleading to our students and we wish to exclude them by default.

                            76 votes
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                            • 41 votes
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                              • Secondary sorting of records in the results list

                                Primo is designed to sort the results list by one parameter only (relevancy, title etc.).
                                Currently, it is not possible to define a secondary sort. Thus records with the same ranking will appear in no particular order.
                                It would be beneficial to be able to configure a secondary and third sort options. For example, first sorting by Relevancy, secondary by Publishing Year and third by Title.

                                421 votes
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                                • Use an alternative to reCAPTCHA that's word based.

                                  Our patrons are having a hard time using the reCAPTCHA because of it being picture based. It's problematic to use it in Firefox and IE especially which we use on all of the campus computers. If we need a robot detector, can we switch to something that's word-based? These are also difficult for visually impaired patrons, but better than the photo test.

                                  18 votes
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                                  • Add starts with functionality to Call Number field in the advanced search

                                    "starts with" functionality should be added to the Call Number field in the advanced search in Primo.

                                    56 votes
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                                    • Create a Tableau Web Data Connector for Primo Analytics

                                      Primo Analytics users who also use Tableau would benefit from a generic Tableau Web Data Connector (WDC) available via a Primo Integrations page to integrate Primo Analytics into Tableau vizes via the Ex Libris API.
                                      The WDC could generate report-specific field structure based on the schema/xsd section of the API report XML, making the addition of Primo Analytics report data to Tableau as easy opening an Excel spreadsheet.
                                      Since I do not have Primo, I have not been able to test these as I did with Alma, but this idea is based on the assumption that Primo Analytics reports API…

                                      27 votes
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                                      • Ability to choose more granular subject links and not just the entire string, as in: "Comic books, strips, etc -- Social aspects -- United"

                                        Ability to choose a section of a subject links and not just the entire string. E.g. "Comic books, strips, etc -- Social aspects -- United States" can only be selected as a whole, but not as individual parts, such as "Comic books, strips, etc."

                                        47 votes
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                                        • Review content type in Primo is confusing

                                          Currently the Review content type in Primo / Primo Central seems to contain both Book Reviews such as
                                          http://shu-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/44SHU_VU1:default_scope:TN_sciversesciencedirect_elsevierS0261-5177(06)00203-2

                                          and Review Articles such as
                                          http://shu-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/44SHU_VU1:default_scope:TN_proquest1373464971

                                          It would be better if these were in separate content types.

                                          27 votes
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