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  1. Item - Searchability of Public note in Primo VE

    We use the Public note of the item for provenance information. For this reason, the field contents should be searchable in Primo VE.

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  2. Optimize call number Advanced Search

    Currently you can conduct an advanced call number search, but there are a few issues with it:

    -It doesn't properly search the entry as a call number like the Browse function does. It treats it like a regular word which results in severely incomplete results. For example, if I do advanced search > call number > contains > MT, I receive 90 results, though we have 3,578 items with call numbers that begin with MT.

    -The only way to see a mostly accurate number of holdings is to search partial numbers + an asterisk. For example, MT* returns most of…

    67 votes
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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.

    67 votes
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  4. Display number of loans in item record (Primo VE).

    It can be useful if Primo VE display the number of loans per item under the get It section.

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  5. 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…

    64 votes
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  6. Index MARC 250 (Edition Statement) in Primo VE

    The MARC 250 field is not included in the out-of-the-box indexing in Primo VE according to the documentation. Users frequently include the edition in their searches because it is referenced in a citation they've found. It seems like it would be a worthy inclusion in the keyword index.

    63 votes
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  7. Reconcile top-level facet selection (one by one vs. multiple)

    Currently, if you select top-level facets one by one (e.g. "Peer-reviewed Journals" then "Full Text Online"), you get different results than if you select both facets at once (using the checkboxes and clicking "Apply Filters".) The first applies a boolean AND and the second applies a boolean OR.

    Ex Libris support has confirmed that this intended and expected behavior.

    This functionality seems confusing to both our patrons and staff. I think I can see the argument if this occurs within certain other facets (e.g. Resource Type), but because this happens with top-level facets that do not otherwise seem like the…

    63 votes
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  8. Provide Toggle Checkbox When Including Results with No Full-Text

    Please provide a toggle checkbox when the setting is configured to include results with no full-text. We would like to present all results by default and then let a person remove unwanted results (i.e., results with no full text).

    The current setup is the reverse and is contrary to the idea of filtering. People use filters to narrow their search results, not expand them.

    Also, I know there is a Full-Text Online facet, but this only appears after you select a resource type facet. Therefore, this method is not convenient to achieve the same thing.

    Thanks,
    Blake

    63 votes
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  9. HTML Language Tag customizable for Screen Readers

    In order to improve the accessibility of Primo, it would be helpful if one would be able to choose country-specific language settings for screen readers by the HTML language tag. We would be interested in the language setting “de-AT” to be available to recognize the Austrian variety of the German language. This could also be interesting for a lot of other languages.

    63 votes
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  10. Add ability to select multiple options on Advanced Search drop down menus in Primo VE

    It is not currently possible to select multiple options on an Advanced Search drop down menu is Primo VE (ex: Material Type, Language); this functionality would be very helpful for users who wish to do more precise searching -- especially since Primo VE lacks the functionality of combining search results. This functionality is the HTML select multiple attribute (https://www.w3schools.com/tags/att_select_multiple.asp)

    62 votes
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  11. Personal name (600/610/611) should be included in Browse subject of Primo VE

    Currently Primo VE does not search 600/610/611 as part of a Browse subject search. That means that a patron cannot view or browse through all of the subject headings for books about “Luther, Martin” or “Morrison, Toni.” The 600/610/611 fields are searchable in Alma as “names” but not browsable in Primo VE as subjects. Leaving out personal names goes against the common expectation in library systems to find all subjects including those that describe people, companies, etc. A similar entry exists in the Alma part of Idea Exchange: https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308173-alma/suggestions/35782486-browse-by-subject-headings-to-include-600-610-611

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  12. 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

    61 votes
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  13. Alternative Coverage & Newspaper Search in PCI/CDI

    We rely on PCI alternative coverage for maintaining the best discovery layer as this enables full text access to results obtained from known-item searches and topic searches. Using both PCI alternative coverage and the Newspaper Search together present challenges. Using both of these options together result in too many false positives; false positives disappoint users and erode their trust in our discovery system.

    Please consider including the Newspaper Search with the regular Primo Central updates that are compared against our institutional electronic holdings file so the Availability statements are correct. As we look ahead to the introduction of CDI, please…

    61 votes
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  14. Field Pickup in Resource sharing form with default to leave blank

    Now in the Pickup field, the first library in alphabetical order always appears by default. Many users click ENTER without having correctly filled in the Pickup field.
    The best thing is that this field, even though it is mandatory, by default remains blank in opción, to force the user to choose.

    61 votes
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  15. Primo Header is cut off at a certain Window Size

    When one reduces the size of the browser window, the button for the advanced search moves into the “hidden” menu. Right before it disappears, it is cut off and can no longer be read. Furthermore horizontal scrolling is required in order to visually grasp the other menu items such as "Login" and "Menu". As far as we could check, this affects a browser window size from around 600px to 800px.

    This does not depend on local CSS modifications. It is a general UX issue that affects responsive design and furthermore is breaking with the WCAG accessibility guidelines (WCAG 2.1, 1.4.10, …

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  17. Configuring brief display for different formats

    It would be useful to be able to configure different fields to display in the brief results for different formats within Primo.

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  18. Embargoed resources displaying in Primo

    Currently records from within an embargo period are discover-able to end-users via Primo.
    The user then thinks we have access to the records and selects it only to be presented with No full text available.
    Embargoed records are outside of our coverage range and should not display in our discovery interface.

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  19. Index Item Level Information

    We have entered journal contents into item records. Currently, journal contents is only searchable if the title is available electronically. We would like users to be able to retrieve contents from our physical journal holdings when searching in Primo. This information is contained in the public note field of the item record - having the option to make this searchable would be of great benefit to our users.
    Public level notes can be seen in the Primo record, but they cannot be searched so users have to know what they're looking for before they look for it.

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  20. Show number of results in Search History

    It would be useful to display the number of results associated with a search query when viewing Search History in Primo VE.

    59 votes
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