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  1. fergusons

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

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  2. Allow for integration with the PaperPile citation manager to Primo VE

    PaperPile is a citation manager that integrates with Google Docs. We'd love to see citations that are available to be scraped by it in Primo.

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  3. Allow the view code field to be editable

    To enable seamless updates to the Primo interface it would be useful for the Code for the view to be editable.

    This would allow you to continue to use the same public address for your Primo instance, but switch the view to a new one by changing the code in the Back Office. For example, it would allow you to switch from a the current live view to a new one.

    Currently the field cannot be edited (see screenshot).

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  4. Primo VE : possibility to search /filter by code or label within a label table

    In Primo VE, it is currently possible to search for labels and code, but this just allows you to search for, and access to the good label table. Once inside a given table, it is only possible to filter by label language. We would like to add the possibility to search or filter within the tab by code or label, such as what is currently possible on Primo BO, where you can search and display only the line you are looking for, without scrolling along the whole table or using a Ctrl+F. This would be much more effective for administrators.

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  5. fix Primo's proxying functionality so it can handle encoding

    Propose a solution to this problem: When people try to access content from Primo to Artstor, they are being authenticated into our proxy. After initial authentication into proxy, patrons are not linked to the Artstor result; they are shown an error page (Artstor error), or a generic Artstor resource page--not the actual result. Now that they are logged into the proxy, if they try to access the same link from Primo again, they can get to the result in Artstor properly.

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  6. Ability to save phone number in "my account"

    I would love it if I could save my phone number in my account so I don't have to type it in every time to send a record to my phone.

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  7. Field labels in Brief Record Displays

    It would help the user to make sense of what they are reading in the Brief Record Display if we could include labels for some of the fields -- particularly for "Subject" and "Is part of".

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  8. Mask Patron ID

    Currently, only the password is masked in the sign-in form in the new Primo UI and we'd like the Patron ID (username) to be masked in the sign-in form as well.

    Thanks,

    Ryan

    Ryan Edwards
    Digital Access and Systems Librarian
    Getty Digital – Collection Management Systems
    Getty Research Institute
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles, CA 90049-1688
    reedwards@getty.edu
    310.440.7398

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  10. Provide an option for users to see all items in an electronic collection

    Alma allows us to make the bib record for an electronic collection like Wiley e-Books viewable by customers in Primo. We would like the contents of the electronic collection to be displayed when the user clicks on the electronic collection name in Primo.

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  11. 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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  12. Use non-LC call numbers for journal categories

    This affects Primo/PrimoVE; but the job is in Alma.

    The new feature (as of Nov 2019) to browse a list of journals by category depends on the 050$a. This should be expanded to use the 055$a, 060$a, 070$a, 080$a, 082$a, 083$a, 084$a, 085$a, and 086$a. Additionally, libraries should be able to pick which of the subfields to use.

    This is an example of the lack of support for non-LC libraries.

    This idea cross-posted as Alma idea.

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  13. Resultados de la búsqueda por índices

    La página de resultados de la búsqueda por indices cuando el número de resultados es mayor de 20, no muestra el número de resultados sino que pone 20+. Para saber el múmero de resultados tienes que clickear y pasar a la siguiente pantalla. La propuesta de mejora es que mostrase el número de resultados desde la primera pantalla de respuesta.
    Ejemplo: https://fama.us.es/discovery/browse?vid=34CBUA_US:VU1&browseQuery=historia%20de%20espa%C3%B1a&browseScope=subject.1&innerPnxIndex=-1&numOfUsedTerms=-1&fn=BrowseSearch

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  14. Allow more than four fields to display in the Brief Record Display

    Please allow more than 4 fields to display in the brief record display. We would like Course Informaton to display for our Course Reserves. Why is there a limit? We should be able to add as many fields as we would like to the brief record display.

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  15. 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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  16. Display order: side by side instead of top-down

    In Primo, allow the option to display to show print and electronic results side-by-side instead of one after the other. Also apply to link resolver results.
    (Currently using Alma and Primo, not Primo VE.)

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  17. future publication date

    Allow users to search for items with publication dates beyond the current year. It is not uncommon for libraries to have items in their collection with publication dates set in the future. However, these items cannot be found using the date filter because Primo rejects as invalid any year beyond the current one. This enhancement would remove that restriction.

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  18. bX: Display dates for recommended articles in Primo VE brief results

    Article dates do not display in brief results related to bX article recommendations. The dates display in the bX sidebar, but when a user clicks on a bX recommended title, the date is missing from the brief results. It was noted that this configuration is currently hard coded and not configurable.

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  19. Please display university in dissertation abstracts records

    Please display university in dissertation abstracts records

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  20. an "I Want It" button

    The Penn State library has an “I want it” feature in its catalog, in the search results. It struck me as very direct and to the point. When you click it, it prompts you to sign into their system but I assume it would take you to a request form. I don’t know why they hide it under that three dot icon. I would like to see in Primo, if possible, an “I want it” button, not buried in a menu but right next to every book title in the Primo search result. The idea being that clicking “I want…

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