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  1. Results for e-resources when narrowing down to IZ

    The users expect that with the facets, you would be able to filter electronic resources by library and/or IZ that licensed them. This is currently not the case. When filtering by location, e-resources (incl. external data sources) are not delivered as results.

    Electronic resources should be recognized by Primo as owned by libraries and institutions like physical resources. We would highly appreciate if Ex Libris could make this possible.

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  2. Improve Display Logic in Alma Uresolver to show all variant coverage statements in a collapsed menu

    Ideally, Alma should be able to display ALL unique variant coverage statements when showing a collapsed menu.

    If a library uses the Display Logic rules to for example show Proquest as an option only once in a services menu, this works very well where a journal may be in 12 Proquest databases with the same coverage.

    However, when the coverage varies significantly between these databases, Alma uresolver will still just show one of the coverage statements and a user will only see a subset of holdings and believe this is all the library has. (eg Nursing standard in Proquest is…

    159 votes
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  3. Configure fields included in Course Information

    We would like to be able to modify the default configuration of Course Information field displayed in the details view of the full record in Primo VE, adding to or deleting the default elements (Course ID, Department Name, Course Instructor Name) or changing their order. For example, an institution may want to include only Course ID and Instructor Name but not Department Name here. This is not currently possible.

    156 votes
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    Hi,

    This is to update that this issue is still not planned to be developed in the current road map. We will continue to evaluate it for a future release.

    Therefore we are keeping this under "Under review" status.


    Best regards,

    Yael.

  4. Allow patrons to order a specific item in a fulfillment network

    Hi

    We are in a consortium with a fulfillment network.

    Which in many cases means that the patrons can not pick which copy of a book they want to order.

    While this may make sense as the default (1), it is frustrating for many patrons, myself included.

    • When more than one copy is available, I want to be able to decide which one to get
    • When a book is on loan I may prefer to wait for the copy of my favorite library to come back instead of getting the book from somewhere else

    This is especially relevant when I'm…

    155 votes
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  5. Add filter for "Available Now" (i.e. not checked out etc.) to Availability filter/facet

    The Availability filter/facet in Primo VE currently includes options to limit by "Available online" and "Held by library". It would be helpful if these options could be further refined to enable filtering to materials that are actually currently fully available/accessible -- for example, not checked out to another user or in another out-of-library processing status. This is functionality that I see in other library catalogs, especially for electronic resources/ebook collections.

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  6. Add fields for Name and email address to the Action>Email option

    Our students have started using the Action>Email option which is available when displaying a record in Primo to ask questions about that title/item.

    Unfortunately they don't realise that their Name/email address isn't being included and so we are receiving messages to our library email from Primo asking us to help without details of the patron!

    If you could add fields for Name and email address to the Action>Email form that would resolve the issue.

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  7. Allow Primo to comply with the "force password change on next login" setting in Alma for internal users

    Alma has the internal user setting "Force password change on next login". Primo does not comply with this setting, so there is no way to force patrons to change their passwords in Primo. This is problematic, because our internal user accounts have a very insecure default password initially set for them. Please consider implementing this feature for Primo

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  8. 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…

    145 votes
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  9. Primo VE: add option to mark all Display Fields for Search and Facet

    Primo VE has a standard out of the box mapping of Display Fields, Search Fields and Facets (see https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Product_Documentation/020Primo_VE/050Other_Configuration/Mapping_to_the_Display%2C_Facets%2C_and_Search_Sections_in_the_Primo_VE_Record). Customers cannot adapt or create Search fields and Facets. This is only possible now for Local Fields. I don't understand why this is not possible. Please provide options to mark Display Fields for Search and Facet and to create Search Fields and Facets, just like for Local Fields.

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  10. Remove the character limit for the Resource Recommender Description field

    Currently, there is either no limit or a large limit on the Description field of the Resource Recommender when files are uploaded from Excel.

    However, if you open an existing Recommender to edit something (fix a typo, add additional keywords, update a URL), you are not permitted to save unless the Description field has fewer than 300 characters. This means I opt not to fix my typos, and I have to spend the time to rewrite the description to fit into <= 300 characters in order to update a URL. I find this limitation very frustrating.

    Please either remove or…

    140 votes
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  11. Active Links in Journal Record when Searching in Journals

    Currently when you search for a journal in a general search the full record will have links to the author, subject heading, etc. When you use the actual Journal Search this links are not available. It would be nice to have active links in this record as well.

    135 votes
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  12. Several items in a single request

    In the current context of global health crisis and containment, many of our libraries can only offer Click&Collect service for physical documentation access. Then, it seems critical to make the request service evolve in Primo (and Alma for the tracking).
    Indeed, a reader who wants to request several documents must do so one by one from the bibliographic record by selecting the "pickup location", possibly a "start date", an "end date" and a "comment".
    Couldn't you consider the possibility of creating a basket and then being able to request the entire basket at once?
    Thanks

    This new demand could also…

    135 votes
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  13. Determine source for Autocomplete-suggestions in a blended scope

    In Primo you can activate autocomplete to get suggestions for search-queries based on what the end-user begins to type in the search-box.

    We have tested the functionality and see that it could be useful for the end user to get these suggestions. However we see that the suggestions from the central index in some cases are a little strange and that you get suggestions from the entire index and not only the sources the institution has activated. This means that the end-user could get suggestions that gives 0 results.

    The local index suggestions seems to be a lot more accurate…

    135 votes
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  14. Adjust number of results Collection Discovery

    Collection Discovery pages are great but loading 10 at a time is not enough. Would like to see adjustable results dial similar to what was recently released in Alma. Perhaps even up to 100 results on a page would be sufficient.

    129 votes
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  15. Ranking of search results by Resource Sharing Library

    Concerning search results in Primo : could it be made possible to rank different holdings of the same title by Resource Sharing Library of the patron? This way the patron would see on top of the list the item that is the easiest accessible to him. At present patrons often request items from another library because they did not notice the title is also available at their own library.

    126 votes
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  16. Improve usability of exclude/include facet options

    Based on recent usability testing of the new UI we have found that our users appeared to be confused about how to include and exclude facet options from their results set. One of the main pain points seemed to be that they did not know that they were able to exclude a specific facet option (for example to exclude English items from the results set most of our users ticked all options under the language facet other then English rather then just excluding the English option).

    At the moment the option to exclude only appears when someone hovers over the…

    125 votes
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  17. Add DOI and PMID to Advanced Search Indexes in Primo VE

    DOI and PMID searching can be augmented for enhancement in keyword searching in Primo VE, so that these identifiers can be searches as keywords. It would be very helpful to our researchers to be able to more efficiently and exactly search within Advanced Search fields for DOI and PMID. These fields can be searched within unique fields in the Citation Linker, so the indexes exist, but they are not available for inclusion in Advanced Search settings. We would like to be able to add DOI and PMID as options in Advanced Search settings in Primo VE.

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  18. We would like patrons to be able to view their library barcode in Primo.

    Under My Library Account > Personal Details, we think patrons should be able to view their library barcode number. We use ours in additional systems, and we think it would be helpful to point someone to their library account details.

    119 votes
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  19. Display all blocks and patron limits in Primo My Account

    The My Account page in Primo only displays blocks of the blocks tab in the Alma user details page so that a patron who logs in Primo and unsuccessfully attemps to renew an item from the library isn’t notified about blocks that are applied based on patron limits/ library-definied rules such as maximum cash limit. The My Account page should display all blocks.

    118 votes
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  20. Please make the MARC bib. 245 subfield p from the bibliographic record available.

    The MARC 245 subfield p from the bibliographic record is not exposed to Primo. This means that the data in the b245p is not available to display to users in the My Account section of Primo, as part of the requesting process and on pull slips for items. This becomes important when the items have 245a data that is the same. For example, when a video game has the same name with more info in the 245p like the ones below.
    b245a b245p
    Angry birds. Star Wars
    Angry birds. Trilogy
    Assassin's creed. Brotherhood
    Assassin's creed. Revelations
    Batman. Arkham Asylum
    Batman.…

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