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  1. 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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  2. Barcode search in Primo

    It would be extremely helpful it we could search Primo VE by item barcode. We often want to quickly locate a bib record in Primo and scanning a barcode is the simplest and quickest search.

    114 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Primo VE  ·  Admin →
  3. 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.…

    114 votes
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  4. In Primo VE and in consortial Alma setup, display print and electronic inventory even if dedupe/frbr is enabled

    In a consortial Alma setup with a Network Zone and with Primo VE, our consortia has noticed that if an Institution Zone (IZ) has enabled dedupe/frbr in a Primo View and there is print and electronic inventory for a title, the print inventory of other IZ’s is completely hidden and only the electronic displays.

    See “enabled dedupe frbr1.png” https://wrlc-gwu.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/search?query=any,contains,doing%20bayesian%20data%20analysis%20a%20tutorial%20with%20r%20jags%20and%20stan&tab=WRLCPMyInstAll&searchscope=WRLCPMyInstAll&vid=01WRLCGWA:test&offset=0

    As you can see in “enabled dedupe frbr2.png” only the electronic inventory displays.
    https://wrlc-gwu.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01WRLC_GWA/1b1hkge/alma9912376416404101

    Compare with an IZ in the same consortia which has disabled dedupe/frbr to prove that physical inventory exists.

    See…

    113 votes
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  5. Available Online link should be configurable to link directly to full text from full item record page, not just brief results list

    We would like it so the green Available Online link on the item record could be made to link directly to the full text, since we have the green available online link to go directly to full text on the results list (direct linking turned on).

    113 votes
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  6. Improve logic for Consortial/AFN and ILL requests

    If all holdings across the Network Zone (NZ) are unavailable, we want to be able to suppress the option to place a Consortial loan request (ie. a resource sharing request in an automated fulfillment network), thus directing the user to ILL.

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    7 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
  7. Primo Central Index ( PCI ) - more granularity in excluding content from activated resources - e.g. exclude from index by resource type

    Right now in Primo Central Index the customer can either activate or not a resource. But sometimes more granularity would be appreciated. Namely adding a filter by resource type allowing inclusion or exclusion in the index would be very useful. Please note: it's not a matter of adding a resource type in PCI. It's a matter of excluding records with a specific resource type from activated resources.

    For example, some resources/data sources contains not only articles, but also journals and other resource types we actually catalogue. Since right now dedup does not work between local records and PCI, this ends…

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  8. Real Time Availability for Electronic Resources

    If a resource from Alma is unavailable to a end user due to a campus or IP restriction and receives the "No Full Text available" message, then update the "Online Access" green dot to "No Full Text/Red Dot" or "Sign In for access options/ Yellow dot"

    111 votes
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  9. Add facets into the Collection Discovery UI

    While we are really happy that the functionality to search withing collections is planned, we propose to implement the facets also for the Collection Discovery.

    Facets are very useful to limit results in big collections for discovery and browsing, when the user doesn't know exactly what he is looking for. We do have several big collections.
    Also, functionality would be more consistent with the Primo Search interface.

    110 votes
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  10. 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.

    106 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Primo VE  ·  Admin →
  11. Show/hide password in the login screen

    On the Primo new UI login screen, we would find useful to have an "eye" symbol beside the password field, which would allow to show/hide the password.

    106 votes
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  12. 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/ProductDocumentation/020PrimoVE/050OtherConfiguration/MappingtotheDisplay%2CFacets%2CandSearchSectionsinthePrimoVE_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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    1 comment  ·  Primo VE  ·  Admin →
  13. 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.

    104 votes
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  14. 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…

    102 votes
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  15. 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.

    101 votes
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  16. In Primo restrict resource type to just magazines

    The librarians would like to limit searches to just magazines. This can be very helpful when teaching students about search capabilities. I understand this will require further differentiation in Primo Central; subdividing the articles document type to journal articles vs magazine articles and potentially trade journal articles. However, the subdivisions would be very helpful in providing more relevant search results for our patrons.

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    12 comments  ·  Primo VE  ·  Admin →
  17. Adding 'Issue' as a new resource type in Primo Central

    Resource types used in Primo Central are limited to 23 (book, article, journal, image...) [See pdf "Primo Central Index Resource Types" in the Documentation Center].

    For digitized journal issues, the type in use is 'journal'. Archive collections like HathiTrust may contain tens of thousands of digitized journal issues; institutional repositories may also contain complete issues… This is finally confusing for end-users for who see issues labelled as journals and for whom filtering by resource type has become useless.

    Adding a 24th type 'Issue' for this material would be welcome! ‘Journal’ would thus only remain for real journal records.

    96 votes
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  18. EZProxy (Primo institution wizard) more granular application against specific collections

    Currently in Primo institution wizard (Primo Home > Ongoing Configuration Wizards > Institution Wizard > Delivery Base URLs) you can enter an EZProxy base URL. If a proxy is added it will be applied to all Link in Record type resources (though there is the option to exclude OA collections). I would like more granularity so that we could choose to apply the proxy to certain Link in Record type collections, but not to apply the proxy to others.

    96 votes
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  19. An option to move the send-to section in Primo VE

    We would like to be able to control the location of the send-to section in the Primo VE full record display.

    95 votes
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  20. Alerts in a consortium with NZ: send alerts for records added to the inventory of the institution of the user

    The alert functionality is not really functional in a library network with a Network Zone. Users get an alert when a new bibliographic record is created in the Network Zone, but most users don't care about new acquisitions in other institutions. What they want is to be alerted on new acquisitions in their own institution. This means: to get an alert when a new bibrecord is added to the inventory of of their IZ (not only by creating a new record but also by adding a holding or portfolio to an existing record in the NZ).
    Our request is to…

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