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    Primo November 2017 Highlights


    Primo November Release Highlights Webinar

    To download the Webinar, click the following link: Primo November 2017 Release Highlights

    Search and Ranking Improvements

    The November release contains a number of improvements for search and ranking, most notably the treatment of searches for books by author name and citation searches.

    For author and author/title searches, the weight of the original book has been increased to ensure that it is ranked higher than material about the book. Similarly when searching for author names, the weight of the material written by the author has been increased above the material about the author. The latter is especially useful if the author is well-known and therefore the index contains more material about the author.

    The citation search improvement addresses cases where users search for a book and copy its citation into the search box. Because such searches often include text that does not match any metadata in the search index, the search engine has been enhanced to recognize the author, title, and date better and to find the item regardless of the extra metadata in the query.

    Syndetics Unbound

    This functionality integrates Syndetics Unbound, an online enrichment service, with Primo to showcase items and increase user engagement. When enabled, this information displays at the bottom of the record's full display in the new UI. Before you get started, you must subscribe to the service to get a license ID for your institution.

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    Syndetics Unbound Integration with Primo
    To enable this functionality:
    1. Edit your institution with the Institution Wizard (Primo Home > Ongoing Configuration Wizards > Institution Wizard).

    2. Under General Institution Attributes, enter you license ID in the Syndetics Unbound ID field.

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      Institution Wizard
    3. Click Deploy.

    4. Edit your view with the Views Wizard (Primo Home > Ongoing Configuration Wizards > Views Wizard).

    5. In the New UI only section under General View Attributes, select the Syndetics Unbound check box.

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      Views Wizard
    6. Click Save & Continue.

    7. Deploy your changes to the view.

    Enhanced Hypertext Linking

    Previously, both the old and new UIs supported hypertext linking in the following PNX display fields: creator, contributor, subject, and lds30-lds39 fields. When a link was clicked, the system performed an advanced search using the exact contents of the entire field, which was created from multiple subfields.

    This functionality includes the following enhancements:

    • Hypertext linking has been extended to the following PNX display fields: ispartof, unititle, and relation.

    • Each field continues to display all subfields, but advanced searches are performed using the subfields that are prefixed with the new $$Q parameter. For example:

      <creator>Fitzgerald-Jones, Sandra 1938- interviewer$$QFitzgerald-Jones, Sandra</creator>

    • Allow exact and contains search operations in the Advanced search. The Hypertext Linking Definitions mapping table has been added to allow you to configure the search operator used for each of the supported display fields. For more information, see Defining a Field's Search Operator.

    Back Office Configurations

    This section describes the configurations that are related to this functionality.

    Defining a Field's Search Operator

    The Hypertext Linking Definitions mapping table allows you define whether an exact or contains search is performed when users click the link provided for each type of display field. The Context field indicates whether the search is relevant to ANY (all scopes) or L (local scopes only) scopes.

    You may need to enable the rows that contain the following new hypertext linking fields: relation, unititle, and ispartof.

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    Hypertext Linking Definitions Mapping Table

    Default Normalization Rules

    The normalization rules in the table below have been added to the following MARC templates: Generic, Voyager, Aleph, Alma, Unicorn, and SFX. You will need to apply them to your normalization rules and run an update pipe to enable the new functionality. For more details, see items 36576, 36577, 36578, 36580, 36581, and 36582 in the Primo November 2017 Release Notes.

    • If the linking text (the portion of the display field that is prefixed with $$Q) is omitted, the system will use the entire display field for linking.

    • If you are using lateral links (lds30 - lds39), you will need to add normalization rules that include the $$Q parameter. For more information, see Creating Lateral Links for Local Fields.

    Source Tag Displayed Subfields $$Q (Subfields Searched)
    Display/creator:
    100, 880-100 a, b, c, d, e, j, q, u a, b, c, d, j
    110, 880-110 a, b, c, d, e a, b, c, d
    Display/contributor  
    700, 773-880 a, b, c, d, e, j, q, u a, b, c, d, j
    710, 880-710 a, b, c, d, e a, b, c, d
    Display/ispartof:   
    773, 700-880 all except for x, y, and z t
    Display/relation:     
    400, 400-880 Exclude x t
    410, 410-880 Exclude x t
    411, 411-880 Exclude x t
    440, 440-880 Exclude x a
    490, 490-880 Exclude x a
    800, 800-880 Exclude x t
    810, 810-880 Exclude x t
    811, 811-880 Exclude x t
    830, 830-880 Exclude x a
    840, 840-880 Exclude x a
    780, 880-780 Exclude w, x, y, 6, 7 t
    785, 880-785 w, x, y, 6, 7 t
    Display/unititle:
    240 a, d, m, n, p, r, s a
    130 a, d, m, n, p, r, s a

    In addition, the following rules were added to search/creatorcontrib to index the author in the same format as $$Q:

    • 100 – a,b,c,d,j

    • 700 – a,b,c,d,j

    Collection Discovery in the New UI

    The Collection Discovery functionality is now supported in the new Primo UI. It allows users to view digital collections that are defined in Alma, Rosetta, and external digital repositories. The Collections Lobby page, which opens after clicking the Collection Discovery button in the Main Menu Bar, displays all top-level collections. For each collection, up to four images from the collection are displayed.

    The Collections Lobby appears as follows in the new UI:

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    Collections Lobby in the New Primo UI

    Clicking a collection opens the Collections page, which displays a collection's subcollections and items using either a grid (default) or gallery view (which hides the item's title). On the Collections page, users can perform the following operations:

    • Click a subcollection to open the subcollection's Collections page.

    • Click an item to open the item's full display, which allows users to view the item's details and to open the item's digital representation in the browser.

    • Click the Pin icon to save an item to My Favorites.

    • Hover over an item to display its title (gallery view only).

    The Collections page appears as follows in the new UI:

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    Collections Page - Grid View

    The item's full display page allows users open the the item's digital representation in the browser and to view the items details, services, and collection path.

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    Item's Full Display Page

    Searching Collections

    Users can also search for collections and subcollections directly using Primo's search box.

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    Collection Search Using Primo's Search Box

    Deep Links

    Users can link directly to the Collections Lobby or Collections page using the following link format:

    <Primo base URL>/primo-explore/collectionDiscovery?vid=<view_ID>&collectionId=<collection_ID>&lang=<lang>

    Examples:

    • Collections Lobby: http://primo-demo.exlibrisgroup.com:1701/primo-explore/collectionDiscovery?vid=ROSETTA&lang=en_US
    • Collections page: http://primo-demo.exlibrisgroup.com:1701/primo-explore/collectionDiscovery?vid=ROSETTA&collectionId=17579453&lang=en_US

    Back Office Configuration

    This configuration uses the same configuration as used for the classic UI. For the configuration details, see Collection Discovery. The following table describes additional Back Office settings that support this functionality. For assistance with the integration of external digital repositories, contact Ex Libris Support.

    Collection Discovery Configuration
    Element Description
    Views Wizard - Main Menu tile (modified)
    Defines the Collection Discovery link that displays on the Main menu in the new UI. In the Create new Label section, specify the following fields and then click Add:
    • Label – Specify Collection Discovery, which automatically generates the correct value for the Code field. You can change the value of the Label field after creating the new row.

    • URL – Specify the following URL: /primo-explore/collectionDiscovery?vid=<View_Code>

    • Link should open in – Select current window from the drop-down list.

    Collection Discovery code table (modified)
    Additional codes have been added to this code table to support the labels in the new UI.
    Collection Discovery Configuration mapping table (modified)
    The Use Collection-specific display parameter has been added to this table to indicate whether to display collection-specific display lines in the brief results for records that have the following settings: display/type = collection and delivery/delcategory = Alma-C or collection. The valid values are:
    • Yes (default) – Displays a link to the collection and overrides the display line settings for the brief results in the Views Wizard and instead displays the following information:

      • Title: display/title

      • Description: display/description

    • No – Uses the display line settings for the brief results in the Views Wizard.

    Database Search for Alma (New UI)

    The new Database Search page allows users to search for Alma databases or to browse for Alma databases that start with either any number (0-9), a specific letter (A-Z), or all other non-Latin characters (OTHERS).
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    Database Search
    The number of results per page is 20 (not configurable), and each result contains the following information: resource type, thumbnail, title, creator, date, availability, and actions (such as Citation and Email).

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    Database Search Results Page

    Back Office Configuration

    The following table describes the Back Office settings that support this functionality.
    Configuration Options for Database Search
    Element Description
    Normalization rules

    The following rule was added to the Alma MARC Template to support this functionality. For more details, see the Primo November 2017 Release Notes.

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    Alma MARC Template - New Search Scope Rule

    If you have not already done so, add the following rule from the template.

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    Alma MARC Template - Add Resource Type
    Views Wizard - Main Menu tile (modified)
    Defines the Database Search link that displays on the Main menu in the new UI.
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    Views Wizard - Edit Main Menu Tile
    Search Tile code table (modified)
    The following codes have been added to support the display labels associated with Database Search:
    • default.nui.databasesearch.title: Database Search
    • default.nui.databasesearch.searchbox.helpabcChecked: Letter {0} is chosen. Presents titles starting with {0}
    • default.nui.databasesearch.searchbox.helpabcSearch titles starting with {0}
    • default.nui.databasesearch.searchbox.helpEnter database name
    View Labels code table (modified)
    The following codes have been added to support the display labels associated with Database Search in the Main menu:
    • default.nui.mainmenu.label.databasesearch: Database Search
    • default.nui.mainmenu.description.databasesearch: Database Search
    A to Z List code table (no change)
    Defines the labels that are associated with the A-Z links that display below the Database Search search box.

    Export to Leganto

    This enhancement adds the ability export citations from Primo to your reading lists in Leganto. This action can be performed from either the brief results or the full display of the record.
    To export a citation to Leganto:
    1. Perform a search to find the record that you want to export.
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      Reading List Action for Leganto
    2. In the record's full display or the brief results, click the Reading List action. Depending on the type of user, the following dialog box opens:
      • For instructors:

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        Reading List Action's Dialog Box for Instructors
      • For students:
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        Reading List Action's Dialog Box for Students
    3. For students, click ADD TO READING LIST In the Action's dialog box.
      For instructors, specify the following fields and then click ADD TO READING LIST.
      • Add to - Select either Collection (personal reading list) or List (class reading list).
      • Select list - If you selected the List option, select one of your class reading lists from the drop-down list.
      • Select section - If the selected reading list has sections, select a section from the drop-down list.

    Back Office Configuration

    The following table describes the Back Office settings that support this functionality.
    Reading List Action Configuration
    Element Description
    Actions List mapping table (modified)
    The Leganto action has been added to this table to allow you to enable/disable the Reading List action and to configure its order in the list of actions.
    Keeping this item Tile code table  (modified)
    The following codes have been added to support the new Reading List action:
    • default.fulldisplay.command.pushto.option.LegantoPushTo.noListsClick on the ‘Add to Reading List' button to add the citation
    • default.fulldisplay.command.pushto.option.LegantoPushTo.signInMessageSign in to add your citation to a reading list
    • default.fulldisplay.command.pushto.option.LegantoPushTo.addAdd to Reading List
    • default.fulldisplay.command.pushto.option.LegantoPushTo.getLists.errorThe system could not get your reading lists
    • default.fulldisplay.command.pushto.option.Leganto: Reading List
    • default.fulldisplay.command.pushto.option.LegantoPushTo.citationAdded.error: The citation could not be added to your reading list
    • default.fulldisplay.command.pushto.option.LegantoPushTolist.select: Please select a list
    • default.fulldisplay.command.pushto.option.LegantoPushTo.section.notExists: The list has no sections
    • default.fulldisplay.command.pushto.option.LegantoPushTo.collection: Collection
    • default.fulldisplay.command.pushto.option.LegantoPushTo.list: List
    • default.fulldisplay.command.pushto.option.LegantoPushTo.citationAdded.collection: The citation was successfully added to your collection
    • default.fulldisplay.command.pushto.option.LegantoPushTo.citationAdded.list: The citation was successfully added to your List
    • default.fulldisplay.command.pushto.option.LegantoPushTo.list.vocal: Additional dropdown with sections will appear right after selecting the requested list
    • default.fulldisplay.command.pushto.option.LegantoPushTo.pushToText: Add to
    • default.fulldisplay.command.pushto.option.LegantoPushTo.section.select: Please select a section

    More Parallel Login Profiles

    This enhancement allows you to provide up to five different user authentication links (which was previously limited to two links) on the User Login page.

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    User Login Page - Example with Four Login Links Active

    Back Office Configuration

    The following table describes the Back Office settings that support this functionality.
    Configuration Options for Parallel Login Profiles
    Element Description
    User Authentication Wizard - Login Profiles page (modified)
    Three more Profile drop-down lists have been added to the Login Profiles page (Primo Home > Ongoing Configuration Wizards > User Authentication Wizard) to provide additional user authentication options to users.
    User Login code table (modified)
    The following codes have been added to support the display labels associated with the new login links on the User Login page:
    • default.parallel.login.link3: Login Link 3
    • default.parallel.login.link4: Login Link 4
    • default.parallel.login.link5: Login Link 5

    Session Timeout Improvements (New UI)

    This enhancement adds the ability to configure session time outs at the view level for guest users and includes the following changes related to session time outs for the new UI:

    • Guest users - If a timeout value is configured and the session times out, the last page will continue to display until the next action is performed in the browser. At that time, the system will clear all parameters and refresh the page.

    • Signed-in users - If the session times out, the last page will continue to display until the next action is performed in the browser. At that time, the system will clear all parameters, sign the user out, and then display the home page. In the next release, we will add the ability to configure the session timeout value for signed-in users.

    Back Office Configuration

    The Timeout (in minutes) for guest users parameter was added to the Edit View Attributes page in the Views Wizard (Primo Home > Ongoing Configuration Wizards > Views Wizard) to specify a period of inactivity in which guest users' sessions will time out. By default, this parameter is set to 0, which indicates that the session will not time out for guest users.

    Zotero Support in the New UI

    As requested by NERS, this enhancement provides the ability to extract PNX fields from a record in the new Primo UI. With the cooperation of the Primo Working Group, Ex Libris is currently working with Zotero Support and Development to align the Zotero translator with the new Primo UI. Customers will be notified as soon as this integration is complete.

    Resolved Issues

    The following issues were resolved in this release:

    Cascading Login Profiles – are now supported in the new UI.

    Support Browse and Tag Configuration in the New UI – The Browse and Tag buttons on the Main menu in the Front End are now enabled and reordered from the Main Menu Tile in the Views Wizard (Primo Home > Ongoing Configuration Wizards > Views Wizard).

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