Skip to main content
  • Subscribe by RSS
  • Ex Libris Knowledge Center

    Primo February 2017 Highlights

    This information is not applicable to Primo VE environments. For more details on Primo VE configuration, see Primo VE.

    Primo February Release Highlights – Webinar

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

    Show Source Records

    This enhancement allows users to view a local record's source in the Links section in the classic and new Primo UIs. Clicking the link in the Links section displays the source in a readable format.
    Display Source Record Link in Links Section

    Output Format

    The following figure shows an example output for a MARC record.
    Leader 01320nam  2200277 i 4500
    008    780214s1977    nyu      b    00010 eng
    010    ##$a   77155699
    020    ##$c$3.00
    035    ##$a(Primo)notisABQ7500
    035    ##$a(Primo)PrimoG3710460-B
    040    ##$aDLC$cDLC$dPrimo
    043    ##$an-us---
    050    0#$aLB2367$b.M63
    082    ##$a378.1/6/64
    100    1#$aModu, Christopher C.$0PRM10000480499$PY
    245    14$aThe stability of the SAT-verbal score scale :$bprepared for the
           Advisory Panel on the Scholastic Aptitude Test Score Decline /$cChristopher C. Modu,
           June Stern ; jointly sponsored by the College Board and Educational Testing Service.
    260    ##$a[New York] :$bThe Board ;$aPrinceton, N.J. :$bavailable from College Board Publication Orders,$c1977.
    300    ##$a29 p. :$bgraphs ;$c28 cm.
    500    ##$aOne of 27 papers which supplement On further examination, by the Advisory Panel on the Scholastic
           Aptitude Test Score Decline of the College Entrance Examination Board.
    504    ##$aBibliography: p. 18.
    650    #0$aScholastic Aptitude Test.$20
    700    1#$aStern, June.$0PRM10000099369$PY
    710    2#$aCollege Entrance Examination Board.$bAdvisory Panel on the Scholastic Aptitude Test Score Decline.
           $tOn further examination.
    852    ##$aEXLU$bSMLAC$cGEN$j9ZAR10D26S12TEN$h378.166$iC6855m$xSpine: E$91
    945    ##$aCAT$b1987-07-28
    999    99$aABQ7500$bUL
    AVA    ##$aPRM50$bSMLAC$cGeneral collection$d9ZAR10D26S12TEN 378.166
    FMT    BK
    LDR    01320nam  2200277 i 4500

    Back Office Configuration

    To support this functionality, the following configuration changes have been made:
    • Views Wizard - The Display Source Record field has been added as an option to the Links to display in full results section of the Full Display > Full Results tile. Enabling this field allows you to display the Display Source Record link in the following section of the Primo Front End:
      • Classic UI: Links section in the record's Details tab.
      • New UI: Links section on the record's Full Display page.
    • Full Display Labels code tables - The following code allows you to modify the label of the link that displays in the Links section:
      default.fulldisplay.sourcerecordDisplay source record

    Support MetaLib Searches in the New UI

    This enhancement allow users to view the Find Databases dialog box, which allows users to perform remote searches of MetaLib with the new Primo UI. To enable this functionality, users must select a tab or search scope that allows remote searches. For more information, see Find Databases.

    Find Databases Link in New UI

    Unlike the classic UI, this link is not available on the Advanced Search page.

    Added Pagination to Search Results in the New Primo UI

    Previously, the new Primo UI used endless scrolling to view more search results automatically. To provide accessibility features and also allow researchers to track results on a per page basis, paging will now be used to load more results and to access specific pages within the results. In contrast to the pagination functionality in the classic UI, pagination in the new UI loads more results instead of just showing the results from the next page.
    No Back Office configuration is necessary to enable this functionality.
    Pagination Control Panel
    From the control panel, users can perform the following actions:
    • NextPage_icon.png – Scrolls down to the next page, or loads the next page of results (maximum of 10 records).
      To load more results, users can also scroll to the bottom of the page and click the LOAD MORE RESULTS link.
    • PrevPage_icon.png – Scrolls up to the previous page.
    • TopOfPage_icon.png – Scrolls to the top of the results
    • PageSelector_icon.png – Select a specific page of results, which may or may not have been loaded previously.
      Opened Page Selector
    Users can modify the offset parameter in the search URL to display results for a specific page. Each page contains up to 10 records. To display the second page, users would need to add the &offset=11 parameter to the URL. For example:

    Added Support for Citation Trails in the New Primo UI

    This enhancement enables the Citation Trails functionality in the new Primo UI. Citation trails is an exploration tool that helps users (such as researchers and graduate students) to find related articles and to explore the topic of the seed article further. Primo currently matches the metadata provided by CrossRef with the records in Primo Central to build the citation trails. Only records that belong to the collections that your institution has activated in PC will appear in the lists. By default, this functionality is enabled in the Back Office. For more configuration information, see Configuring Citation Trails.
    A citation trail may not include all references an author has used because the metadata is incomplete or too brief or because a collection is not active for your institution.

    Using Citation Trails in the New UI

    In the new Primo UI, accessing record's citations begins under the Citations section on the record's Full Display page. If Citation Trails functionality is enabled and citations are available, users can view related citations that are either cited in this record CitedByThisRecord_Icon.png or citing this record CitingThisRecord_Icon.png. For example:
    Citation Links in the Full Display (New UI)
    After clicking one of the citation links, users will see the results list, which contains the related citations. In addition, users can see the path of selected citations above the results list. From the citation path, users can click specific records in the path to return to selected record's citations.
    Citation Results and Path
    From the list of citations, users can extend the chain to the listed records by clicking a record's citation link.
    Citation Links in Results
    • Was this article helpful?