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  1. Generate citation on multiple pinned items

    Our users make heavy use of the generate citation button, but they currently have to do this one record at a time. It would make things easier for them if they could pin all the relevant items, and then go into My Account, select all their pinned items, and generate a citation for all of them.

    They can currently perform several actions by batch on all pinned items - email results, export to Refworks and so on - but the generate citation action is not yet available to them.

    The citation that appears could be simply plaint text, with the…

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  2. Enable the Hebrew Acronym file in CDI

    I would like the Hebrew Acronym file to work in the same manner for local and remote records and enable the correct retrieval of records with any of the many Hebrew words that are comprised of initials (eg פלמ"ח, תנ"ך, תשנ"א, אדמו"ר, בג"ץ, רמב"ם, מפא"י…….).

    Currently, searching a term either with or without the " sign will retrieve the term both with and without the quotation sign (") but ONLY for local records. Until this will work in CDI, many remote records will not be retrievable when searching terms that can be written in both ways (with or without the…

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  3. 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.

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  4. New books link in Primo home page

    We would love seeing in the Primo home page link to new books added to the collection. after developing the new book facet it'll be easier to implement this feature using the data added to the PNX.

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  5. Primo VE: Ability to use norm rules to specify which 856 (Marc) fields display in Links service

    In Primo Back Office (BO), it is possible to use normalization rules to specify which 856 Marc fields display in the "Links" section of the Primo full record view. (See attached screenshot.)

    We would like the same functionality in Primo VE to choose which 856 links to display based on the 856 first and second indicators and/or the subfields of the 856 field. Thank you.

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  6. Only show "starts with" for relevant fields

    Currently, the "starts with" functionality is only available for title searching. There are already some posts here about adding it for other fields, like call number and subject, which I support. This post is about the current behavior though. If I choose to search by another field, such as author/creator or subject, then the next dropdown allows me to choose "starts with" even though it's not available, and it immediately switches to a title search. I'd prefer that, if a user has selected a field other than Title, that "starts with" just wouldn't show up at all. If the task…

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  7. Correct citations for local Articles and Book chapters

    Articles and Book Chapters from local sources (externals sources as well as Alma) don't have complete citations because data are missing in the mapping. Volume, issue and pages are not mapped.
    Our request is to provide a mapping for these data elements so that they can be added to the Addata section of te record, or to allow sites to normalise the data in this section so that we can provide correct citations and export functionality.

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  8. We couldn't link a digital object to a reading list from our repository (DSpace).

    We found it very interesting that PRIMO could link a digital object from our DSpace repository to a reading list.

    Currently, this is only possible if we add the citation to the repository in ALMA and it is generating repeated references (since it collects our DSpace).
    It would be desirable that Primo to be able to view citations from reading lists that are not in the Alma repository.

    90 votes
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  9. Add Show Actions icons to My Favorites

    Option to add all the Show Actions icons to display on My Favorites, or at least some icons such as the print and e-mail icons, instead of just the ...

    Please see screen capture attached.

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  10. A-Z option in Primo VE Journal Search

    Add an A-Z browse option for Primo VE Journal Search, like the one available for Primo Classic as of the May 2017 release: https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/ProductDocumentation/030Highlights/028PrimoMay2017Highlights#SupportofAlmaJournalSearch%28NewUI%29

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  11. Primo VE: Please add 773x to the index on ISSN

    When searching on ISSN in Primo, not only journals are found, but also articles because articles in CDI have a data field ISSN.
    This is not the case for locally catalogued articles because following the MARC standard, the ISSN of the journal is catalogued in tag 773$x.
    Not only are locally catalogued articles not found when searching on ISSN, but also the facet on Journal title doesn't work for these local articles.
    Therefor, our question is to add tag 773$x to the index on ISSN to allow for a consistent search experience for local articles and CDI articles.

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  12. Browse by physical location in Primo

    In Primo, it is not currently possible to browse by physical location & in our previous system, we were able to do so. For instance, from http://primo.rollins.edu/primolibrary/libweb/action/search.do?fn=showBrowse&mode=BrowseSearch&vid=01RC&tab=bookstab&dscnt=0&dstmp=1467208388734 we would like to have the option to browse by one of our locations, for instance For example, I would like to see what titles we have in Rare Special or Rare Florida Collections, but I do not see from the browse menu.

    we would like to be able to somehow browse by a given physical location in Primo without doing a keyword or title search for a particular item.

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  13. 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!

    83 votes
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  14. Primo Analytics - Add Actions for clicks on View It links, for both Link in Record and Link Resolver

    There is a significant gap in Analytics recorded actions for user engagement with electronic resources directly in our Primo environment.

    In Classic UI, this was partially possible by GetIt Link 1 and GetIt Link 2 actions, but invoked by a user clicking on the Get It tab, rather than an actual link.

    This aspect is not even possible in New UI with a known gap for years for these GetIt actions.
    Link Resolver Usage data is partially recorded in Alma Analytics, dependent on configuration.
    This situation of data loss will be even more of an issue on CDI, with the…

    82 votes
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  15. Enhance the database search to include keyword searching

    Currently the Database Search in Primo VE is limited to searching for words from the title. This is unsatisfactory as many databases have vague and uninformative titles. We need broader search capabilities and would like the search to also include categories, subjects and descriptions.

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  16. proximity search operator for fulltext search in Primo Central

    A strong argument for a discovery index compared to a bibliographic database is the incorporation of full text in the index. I have not found an actual number or a percentage how many Primo Central collections are full text searchable. But we all know: it is significant. Since this year all Primo Central searches will always expand to full text.
    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/KnowledgeArticles/PrimoCentralFull-TextSearching

    The most powerful feature for full text search is proximity.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proximitysearch(text)

    Aleph was able to support proximity for small hitsets
    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Aleph/KnowledgeArticles/Proximitydoesn'tworkforlargerresults.

    ... and Summon has a…

    81 votes
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  17. Stop the difference in the item display between Alma and Primo when the description field is filled in

    I would like to see all monograph items display as such in the Primo location tab.
    Currently if an item (even if tagged elsewhere as a one time monograph) contains anything in the Items description field Primo is treating the item as a serial.
    For an explanation of how Primo does this see the following knowledge center article: https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/KnowledgeArticles/DifferenceintheitemdisplaybetweenAlmaandPrimowhenthedescriptionfieldisfilledin

    This is a problem as it prevents users from easily seeing the availability information.
    See for example the attached screenshot where the number of available…

    79 votes
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  18. • Records without a date at the bottom of results list when sorting on date oldest

    At this moment, the sort option “Date oldest” displays the records without a date on top of the results list. This is confusing and not relevant for users; when there are several records without a Creation Date they probably conclude that sorting on date oldest doesn’t work. Our request is to display the records without a date always at the bottom of the results list when a sort option on date is used (thus as well for date oldest as for date newest)

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  19. new option/checkbox: "expand my results with synonyms"

    The Primo Search Engine includes synonyms by default to expand the result list. This often leads to results which are fuzzy and hardly explainable.

    Instead of including synonyms by default we want to see an option to include synonyms by explicit user decision.

    This option ("expand my result using synonyms") could be included into the facets section or should be visible close to the search button.

    78 votes
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  20. Make the New Primo UI more CSS friendly

    While the new Primo interface gave us more power to extend functionality via JavaScript it does not do the same for modifications via CSS due to the lack of properly marked up content.

    In some parts of the New UI the content is well described, often with custom HTML elements, but there are also many places, often in the higher levels in the DOM tree, where better described selectors (preferably through classes) are needed.

    For example, there is currently no selector that show the current system that is being displayed. The <prm-explore>-element could have the current system being shown as…

    78 votes
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