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  1. Displaying the pre-filters used, as the used facets are dispalyed

    It would be very useful to display the pre-filters used in Primo New UI (from both simple search screen - as of May release and advanced search screen). Pre-filters used should be displayed in the brief results list just as the facets used are displayed, at the top of the column. Thus the patron can always see and be aware of all the active filters in the session

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  2. Copy citations to the clipboard in rich text format

    The "citation" tool copies citations to the clipboard in plain text format. Could Primo be modified to allow citations to be copied in rich-text format, in order to preserve the formatting in the citation?

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  3. Collection Discovery display items in a list view

    Currently Collection Discovery only offers users the ability to view collections as a Grid or a Gallery. These displays provide extremely limited information about the items making it impossible for users to decide which items they'd like to view.
    Please add the ability for users to view collection items as a list, similar to the search results view. This list view would present each record one after the other with basic bibliographic information such as title, author/creator, resource type, date.

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  4. Customizable RIS mapping table for Primo VE

    In Primo, customers could customize the RIS export table, to determine what PNX fields should be used for RIS fields. In Primo VE this is not possible:

    The mapping of the RIS fields to PNX fields is as follows:
    IS addata/issue
    TY addata/ristype
    N2 addata/abstract
    N1 addata/notes
    PB addata/publisher
    A2 display/contributor
    ET addata/edition
    KW display/subject
    EP addata/epage
    DO addata/doi
    PY addata/date ; display/creationdate
    JA addata/stitle
    VL addata/volume
    CY addata/cop
    AU display/creator
    T3 addata/seriestitle
    T2 addata/addtitle
    T1 display/title
    SP Addata/spage
    JF Addata/jtitle
    ID Alma MMS ID
    SN Addata/issn; addata/isbn; addata/eissn; addata/eisbn

    As most reference managers will read A2 as Series Editor,…

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    3 comments  ·  Primo VE  ·  Admin →
  5. Add HeinOnline collections to Primo Central Index

    HeinOnline articles currently not discoverable in Primo.

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  6. List of Loans - Indicate if item is Requested

    It should be possible to indicate in the patron's List of Loans in the Library Account whether an item is requested, otherwise, it is not clear if the due date is sooner than on other loans because it is a Reserved item or because it was Requested by another reader.

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  7. Primo Analytics - add the ability to monitor availability link clicks by availability category

    Currently usage statistics may be generated using the "Click on availability statement" Analytics action, however there is no way to differentiate clicks on say, "Available at" (for physical resources) and "Check online access".

    We would like the ability to extract availability clicks by category:

    Check online access
    Available at
    No full text
    etc.

    General use cases:

    To help us decide what types of links should display where and in what order in Primo.

    More specific use case:

    To help us understand how patrons are accessing electronic resources. For instance, we have added the BrowZine PDF fulltext link to Primo. We…

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  8. Add the PNX creator field to records in the Collection Discovery interface

    The brief display of the items records in the Collection Discovery interface contains only the document type and the document title, We propose to add at least the creator PNX field to give the user more information about the document without having to open the full display. Ideally, we would like to be able to customize whjch fields appear in the brief display as we already do for the brief display in the result list.

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  9. Provide Statistics about use of Primo Central Collections

    It would be great if we can asses the usage of our licensed content via Primo. This will be valuable for our licensing decisions, as well it would be interesting for the hosts (Thomson Reuters, ProQuest...).

    For instance, we like to know:


    • how often users view metadata (i.e. open details tab) of records from ProQuest's Collection for Dissertations & Theses


    • what is the ratio of view metadata to request fulltexts from the collection?


    • which providers (Thomson Reuters, ProQuest, ...) are used most (view + download), what are the top collections of each provider?


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  10. Allow libraries to review PCI metadata in collections

    We would like the ability to not only see more information about the collections (which is already another idea on here) but also the ability to see the metadata for each collection. For example, for Kanopy, we have loaded the MARC records into Alma, but would like to review what the metadata for the PCI collection looks like so we can make a decision about whether or not to enable it. We have no way to know what the PCI collection will add or do until we turn it on in production Primo.

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  11. Usage Statistics view on the Library Search/Primo for Alma D

    We know we can run usage statistics via alma analytics. The usage report is for the internal library staff to decide on different collections. I want to propose to add the functionality to Alma D, where everyone will see the usage report on Primo in a different facet. This is an essential feature, especially for the end-users. If the function is added, the end-users will be able to see the statistical report about the document/resource, i.e., When was the document/resource last used?
    Yesterday:
    Past 30 days:
    Total Views:
    Total Downloads:
    Total Uses:

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    3 comments  ·  Primo VE  ·  Admin →
  12. When an item has representations for use in Leganto that are suppressed in Primo VE, remove the View Online section

    Currently we have print books with digital representations attached in Alma, for use in Leganto. We suppress these representations from Primo by using a note and display logic as this is the only option currently available. However this means that the book in Primo shows an "available online" status in the brief results, and when the full record is opened there is a View Online (GetIT tab) section that is just blank. Returning to the brief results then shows "Check available services". This is very confusing to users. We would like to have a different method of suppressing that means…

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  13. Add MODS template as Date Source for OAI-PMH harvest

    Currently, there is no MODS template for OAI-PMH harvesting of external collections. As an example, we have many collections in an Islandora repository and have very rich metadata in MODS format. We lose most of that metadata when the collection is harvested because we must use the DC template as the Source format.

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  14. Items loaned to Resource Sharing do not show as included in local scopes

    Primo indexes one location for each item - the current location. In the case of resource sharing, the current location for the item is the temporary location. Therefore, when you search from a local scope, items in the resource sharing location are not found.

    We would like to have the scope reflect the permanent location not the temporary location.

    We have a scope for our Teaching Materials Collection which is specifically geared to our Education major students. They are taught to use this scope in their instruction. Not finding materials in this scope that are on loan via R/S (as…

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    3 comments  ·  Primo VE  ·  Admin →
  15. The option to search the contents of My Collection/My Favorites

    Feedback from postgraduate Primo user:
    "I tend to save anything that looks interesting to My Collection, but now there is a lot there. I have arranged into folders, but still it would be useful to be able to search through the collection, rather than having to search the whole library."

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  16. Allow Google Analytics in Primo VE

    We would like to add GA to our new Primo VE instance, but received this message from support:
    "I have checked with our support team and also with documentation this is not possible. There is currently no supported way to embed Google Analytics code in Primo VE."

    We would really like to see this functionality added. We have a Primo search box on our homepage, and most users do search directly from our homepage. Without GA in Primo, our homepage shows a very high bounce rate and we're unable to determine if that's because users are actually leaving or if…

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  17. Visually Indicate Boolean AND Grouping of Facets

    This is in reaction to a discussion on the mailing list ("[Primo] facets - issue with selecting one-by-one vs. multiple") and to have an idea for the other option (in contrast to [0]) to resolve the dilemma described there:

    Instead of changing the system behavior it would be good to indicate what is happening. In general it makes sense that after selecting one facet, looking at the results and deciding to add another facet that the boolean connection of these two facets will be "AND", while selecting some facets in one go is likely intended to be an "OR".

    Forms…

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  18. Combine permalinks with citations in Primo

    In Primo, the ability to copy citations is very useful, as is the ability to copy permalinks for individual records. When helping a patron via virtual reference (chat or email), it is cumbersome to, first, open and copy the citation, and second, open copy the permalink. It would make more sense to either hyperlink the citation with a stable link, or include the permalink after the citation in the same window.

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  19. Hierarchical labels for sub-collections in Collections hierarchy

    When browsing the Collections hierarchy there is a separate label for top level collections and for sub-collections (at whatever level). We would like to be able to have separate labels according to values contained in the bib records. This would allow the different levels of a complex sub-collection hiearchy to be expressed appropriately: e.g. it would allow us to reflect transparently the structure of our archival collections: Collection - Series - File - Item. it could also allow the hierarchy of different types of collections to be expressed differentially.

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  20. Display Copy ID field in Get It

    Alma has a Copy ID field but it does not display in Primo in the Get It section. This value should display. It does not have to be in its own column, it could be concatenated with a label of "Copy" and show in the Description column. This was possible in the Aleph/Primo configuration.

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