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  1. Allow customer configuration of the types of links in view online section

    We have finding aids that are not using linktorsrc because they are properly cataloged. However, we would like the finding aid link to have the same prominence as ‘view online’. Of course we could change the norm rules to include finding aids as linktorsrc, but there may be other reasons customers want the ‘view online’ block to appear that include add link, linktofa or other link category. I think the most flexible solution is to make this block configurable in back office.

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  2. Add 562 data from holding record to Primo GetIt tab

    Additional Holdings Information can be displayed in Primo GetIt tab, but only some fields of holding record can be used : 867-868-541-561-563-852t.
    We would like to have also 562 holding field, which permit us to give a Copy and Version Identification Note for an item. (Subfields $a $b $c would be fine.)

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  3. Number of items excluding EBSCO would be shown in PCI facet

    When I set a mixed search of Primo PCI and EBSCO API on Primo VE, facet doesn't display number of items of each facet and the sort of facet is out of control. I have heard that this is due to the specification of the EBSCO API. I think that if it is impossible to show the number of EBSCO results, as a second solution, only the number of PCI results, excluding EBSCO, should be displayed.

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  4. Show "multiple sources" in PCI records, instead of hiding the field

    When more sources provide PCI with the description for the same bibliographic entity, in Primo Details tab no source is specified.
    If the library doesn't have access to all the involved sources, the field is missing and no "View all versions" link is available.
    A compromise could be to always show Source: multiple sources or something like that, instead of totally suppressing the field.

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  5. The ability to customized Worldcat link in Worldcat search API

    It would be great if the worldcat link in the Worldcat search scope (enabled via Worldcat search API) could be customized to allow either 1. a proxy prefix or 2. for replacement with a worldcat discovery link.

    We're looking into this because when we were on campus, the link was able to - via IP recognition - offer users the option of going to our Worldcat Discovery instance, which brings together worldcat records with our services (i.e. ILL) We would like to somehow replicate that experience now that our services have all gone remote.

    Sample record: https://umbrella.lib.umb.edu/primo-explore/search?query=any,contains,bear%20extinction&tab=worldcat&searchscope=WorldCat&vid=01MAUMB&offset=0&pcAvailability=true

    Thank…

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  6. Add spacing between multiple entries of same marc field

    Often, and especially in archival description, we use the same marc fields several times in the same record. So, more than 1 520 (description/scope&content) or more than 1 545 (bio/hist note) and many others.

    The current display in primo ve kinda "smooshes" them all together. Would be great for readability if there was at least a space between multiple entries of the same field in any given record. Attachment has example in primo ve and one in - believe it or not - digitool, where there are extra spaces between each of the repeated fields. Much easier to read.

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  7. Our Library has decided to activate in Primo Central Index (1) resources that are free to all users in search and delivery as well as (2) re

    Our Library has decided to activate in Primo Central Index (1) resources that are free to all users in search and delivery as well as (2) resources that are restricted in delivery but not restricted in search. As there are new collections added to PCI from time to time, in order to save manpower, is it possible to configure our PCI to automatically activate all newly added resources that either have no restrictions at all or is restricted for delivery only but not restricted for search in our production PCI and staging PCI?

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  8. Ability to use other fields instead of interface name for View Online fields

    We are looking to change the display of the "View Online" space. At the moment, if a resource does not have an Interface name, it displays "view full text". I would like to suggest to have the ability to use the Electronic Portfolio name as an option.

    Reasoning behind this: We have hundreds of vendors as well as use Ebsconet as our subscription manager. It is clunky to go in to every single vendor just to add an Interface name.

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  9. Primo new UI - My Account - Title List - adding a link to all the titles

    In the Primo new UI, we would like to have URLs on each title list in My Account, linking to the full record in the new UI. Pls see the attachment for screen capture.

    William NG
    Assistant Librarian II, The Open University of Hong Kong

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  10. Number of location codes that can be included in a scope.

    Scopes currently allow only 3 location codes. We would like to have that limit increased.

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  11. "Load more results" button in My account / Loans / Previous and historic loans

    In the same way as there is now a 'load more results' button in My favorites / Saved records, we would like to see a 'load more results' button in My account / Loans / Previous and historic loans.
    Thank you!

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  12. Newspaper search featured collections autosearch should be optional

    As currently implemented, clicking a Featured Newspaper collection link will "display all matching results for the selected category, From these results, users can then search within the selected category to narrow the search."

    However, this can result in an enormous results set. As an example, we have a featured set that contains just two newspaper titles: the historic Los Angeles Times archive and the historic New York Times archive. Clicking the featured collection returns over 48 million results. There is nothing useful a patron can do with 48 million results.

    Suggested alternative behavior: Upon clicking a Featured link, the search…

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  13. marcit loads of e-journals should have a peer-reviewed/open-access subfield

    Since there is no sfx ideas exchange, I will post this idea here since there is no trigger/flag for open access or peer-reviewed as part of the MARCIt profile. This would be helpful for journal loads. Seems to me that if you're sitting on the article data, you might be able to flag the journal record within the marcit profile, no?

    Thanks,
    Allen

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  14. Expand timeout to include more features

    Expand the features offered through "timeout" by including additional features such as clearing sticky facets and redirecting the timeout to load the Primo home screen.

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  15. Add more citation styles to Primo VE

    I propose to add JEL (Journal of Economic Literature) citation style to support researchers in Finance and Economics.

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  16. Highlight one result from each Resource Recommender type in brief results

    We can create multiple types of Resource Recommenders, but if multiple items within a particular type match the tags a user searches for, multiple items are returned from a single Recommender and some Recommenders are hidden. We would like to be able to highlight one result from each matching Recommender.
    For example, display in Primo seems to support highlighting 3 items from Resource Recommenders in brief results, with additional items displayed under link to "See all [#] suggested resources." We currently have three Recommender types: Library Guides, Databases, and a Custom recommender for Librarians (enhanced version of Person recommender). No…

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  17. Collection Discovery tiles should display the pub dates of items

    A pub date should appear on the tile even if there is no room for a long title and it would need to be abbreviated. Then, complete bibliographic citation information (at least title, author, publisher, date) should appear when the user mouses over the tile. Also, LC order to simulate a bookshelf browse would be nice.

    Our plan is to use Collection Discovery to create collections of new and significant publications in the disciplines to encourage browsing. Providing just the book cover and title and not in LC order is limiting.

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  18. Subject words also in brief display

    We would like to have the option to show subject words in the brief display mode. This would help users determine if hits are relevant faster.

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  19. User management - Admin User can make a default "Patron has institutional record" as "Yes" or "No"

    There is no possibility for an Admin User to set up the external or internal user account to be a default value (in "Patron has institutional record" as "Yes" or "No"). As we mostly create user accounts for our organization, we would like to have "Yes" as a default value. The settings update is currently considered as enhancement.

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  20. Como generar listado de búsqueda completa descargable

    Estimados, al realizar búsqueda en Primo queremos descargar listado del resultado de la búsqueda completa, descargar o imprimir listado de todos los resultados.
    Formato excel o csv.

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