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    The May and October releases are maintenance-only releases.

    November Sneak Peek

    • Browse journals by category - Allow users to browse journals according to categories.

    • Short Permalinks for Records – Generate shortened permalinks for records to support the use of other tools (such as text messaging and other services).

    • Multi-Lingual Support - Support display and facets for multilingual authority and metadata.

    September Sneak Peek

    • Results Ranking Configuration 

    • Blank Patron Purchase Request Form

    • Discovery in Context: Show More Items from the Same Course or Collection

    • Consortia Union View

    August Sneak Peek

    • Support the normalization of local search and facet fields for UNIMARC records.
    • Display reason for non-renewable loans in My Library (NERS 5493).
    • Add Online Payment link to My Library Card.

    July Sneak Peek

    • Support Additional Browse Call Numbers – Allows you to enable the following new call number types: NLM, UDC and Shelving Control Number in Browse Search.

    • Test Tool for Normalization Rules – Provides a tool to test the normalization rules of local search and facet fields.

    • Configure Loans Display in My Library Card – Allows you to configure the brief and full display fields for loan items in My Library Card.

    June Sneak Peek

    Because the May release is a maintenance-only release, the next release will be in June.

    • Normalization for search and facet – ability to create local facet or search field from any bibliographic field using the drools.

    • Consortium – Create Custom Search Scopes for Other Institutions Based on Availability.

    • Support Locations Ordering Profile configuration in Get It.

    April Sneak Peek

    • Add the ability to search inside the collection – Users will be able to navigate and discover items within a collection using a new search option.

    • Utilize LDR and MARC Fixed Fields (006, 007, and 008) in Local Resource Type Configuration - Allow the use of regular expressions in local resource type configuration.

    • Display item requestability and loan availability – In the resource sharing request form, display an indication if the institution has an available copy of an item that the user can request.

    March Sneak Peek

    • Enhance Visualization in Collection Discovery – Support the selection of up to four high quality images per collection coming from Alma.
    • Reference Entry – Provide Users with an immediate topic overview for short topic searches.
    • Merging Locations That Are Associated with a Single Library and Have the Same Name

    February Sneak Peek

    • Integration with Leganto - Allow users to navigate from the Full Display page in Primo VE to Leganto's reading list.
    • Normalization of Display and Local Fields for UNIMARC – Allows you to define normalization rules for UNIMARC records to adjust the display of the out-of-the-box display and local fields.
    • Data source facet – The new 'Data source' facet will allow users to filter their results list by a specific external data source.
    • Adding a new option to allow users to browse by series.

    Features

    Results Ranking Configuration

    September 2019 URM-96602
    This enhancement allows you to configure various aspects of the ranking algorithm to affect the order of local records in the search results:

    • Fields Boosting – These settings allow you to provide more or less weight to records for which search terms are found in specific fields.

    • Date Boosting – These settings allow you to provide more or less weight to titles that were created in a specific year or a range of years. This is useful if you want to give more current titles a boost.

    • Resource Type Boosting – These settings allow you to provide more or less weight to records of a specific type of resource (such as book).

    In comparison to Field boosts, Date and Resource Type boosts have more influence and can significantly alter search results.

    Because the system applies changes immediately, you can perform searches to see that a change returns expected results.

    Too many ranking changes may adversely affect the out-of-the-box ranking mechanism. It is recommended that you make changes only for specific local needs.

    Configuration Options

    The Ranking Configuration page (Configuration Menu > Discovery > Search Configuration > Ranking Configuration) has been added to allow you to modify the out-of-the-box ranking algorithm used to order items in the results list. For more information, see Configuring the Ranking of Search Results in Primo VE.

    PVE_RankingConfiguration.png

    Ranking Configuration Page

    Discovery in Context: Show More Items from the Same Course or Collection

    September 2019 URM-103211
    This enhancement allows users to expand the search of the current title to items in additional collections and courses that also contain the current title. To provide this capability, the following sections may be configured to appear in the Full Display of a record:

    • More from the same Course – The top half of this section lists all courses to which this titles belongs. A maximum of six courses display initially. Users can select the View all courses icon to view the remaining courses. If the course is associated with Leganto, users can select the course to view its reading list in Leganto.

      The bottom half of this section allows users to browse items that belong to the item's related courses. Users can select any of the following:

      • the Previous/Next arrows to scroll through the list of items

      • an item in the list to open its Full Display.

      Primo_MoreFromCourse.png

      More from the Same Course Section
    • More from the same Collection – The top half of this section lists all collections to which this titles belongs. A maximum of six collections display initially. Users can select the View all collections icon to view the remaining collections. Users can select a collection to open its Collection page, which allows them to view a collection's items and subcollections.

      The bottom half of this section allows users to browse items that belong to the item's related collections. Users can select any of the following:

      • the Previous and Next arrows to scroll through the items.

      • an item in the list to open its Full Display.

      Primo_MoreFromCollection.png

      More from the Same Collection Section

    Configuration Options

    The following table lists the settings used to configure this functionality.

    Element Description

    Full Record Services tab in View Configuration

    The More from the same option has been added to the Full Record Services tab to allow you to configure the More from the same Course and More from the same Collection services. Select Configure and then select any of the following options in the Edit More from the Same Service dialog box:

    • More from the same Course – When selected, the system enables the More from the same Course section in the Full Display.

    • More from the same Collection – When selected, the system enables the More from the same Collection section in the Full Display.

    The above options are enabled by default.

    Aria Labels

    The following codes were added to support accessibility for this functionality:

    • nui.aria.moreFromTheSame.collection: Go to the item's collection: {{collectionName}}

    • nui.aria.moreFromTheSame.course: Go to the course reading list in Leganto, opens in a new window

    • nui.aria.moreFromTheSame.course.tab: Navigate to More From The Same Course

    • nui.aria.moreFromTheSame.collection.tab: Navigate to More From The Same Collection

    • nui.aria.moreFromTheSame.previous: click to previous Bulk

    • nui.aria.moreFromTheSame.next: click to next Bulk

    • nui.aria.moreFromTheSame.expandCourses: View all courses

    • nui.aria.moreFromTheSame.expandCollections: View all collections

    Analytics - More from the Same

    The following actions were added to the Action Usage subject area:

    Group Subgroup Action Description

    Document

     

    Navigation on menu

    Services Menu

    User selected the More from the same Course tab.

    User selected the More from the same Collection tab.

    General

    Display full record

    User selected a record from the More from the same bar.

    Exploration

    More from the same

    Navigate to More From the Same

    User selected the More from the same <type> tab, where the valid types are Collection and Course.

    Click on record from More From the Same

    User selected a record from the explore bar.

    Click Previous in More From The Same

    User selected the Previous arrow from More from the same bar.

    Click Next in More From The Same

    User selected the Next arrow on the More from the same bar.

    Go to Collection on Discovery from More From the Same

    User selected a title of a collection on the More from the same bar.

    Go to Leganto from More from the Same Course

    User selected a course link that navigated to Leganto.

    Blank Patron Purchase Request Form

    September 2019 URM-98365
    This enhancement allows you to add a link to the Main menu that allows signed-in users to fill in a blank Purchase Request Form and request titles missing from the catalog. For guest users, the system will prompt the user to sign in before displaying the request form.

    PVE_BlankPurchaseRequestForm.png

    Blank Purchase Request Form

    Configuration Options

    The following table lists the settings used to configure this functionality.

    Element Description

    Links Menu tab in View Configuration

    The Purchase Request code has been added to the Links Menu tab to enable the Purchase Request link on the Main menu in the UI. To enable the link, simply activate its code. If you want to modify or translate the display label and description, edit the new code.

    PVE_PurchaseRequestLink.png

    Purchase Request Link on Main Menu

    View Labels code table

    The following codes were added to support the configuration of display labels, which can be configured on the Links Menu tab in View Configuration:

    • nui.mainmenu.description.PurchaseRequest: Blank Purchase Request

    • mainmenu.label.PurchaseRequest: Purchase Request

    Contextual Relationships - New Ways to Discover More

    September 2019 URM-95425
    Recently, we have started building a graph database as part of our Central Discovery Index project (CDI) that contains relationships between items. This enhancement allows users to explore the following types of relationships easily from a record's full display.

    Supported Related Reading Relationships
    Relation from Relation to Usage

    Books (local and PC)

    Chapters of the book (PC)

    Allows users to view specific chapters from the book.

    Books (local and PC)

    Reviews of the book (PC)

    Allows user to view any related book reviews.

    Chapters (PC)

    Other chapters in the book (PC)

    Allows users to view other chapters from the book.

    After displaying a record's full details, one or more links to related reading information may appear for the record:

    Primo_RelatedReadingLinks.png

    Related Reading Links

    The number at the end of the link indicates how many relationships exist with the record.

    Selecting a related reading link displays the related items on a results page where user can decide which items to view.

    Primo_BookChapters.png

    Chapter Results Page

    Configuration Options

    Out of the box, this functionality is enabled. The following table describes the configuration options that support this functionality.

    Contextual Relationships Configuration
    Element Description

    General tab in View Configuration

    The Related records display field has been added to the General tab to allow you to enable the related reading links in the Full Display.

    Related Items Labels code table (new)

    This table defines the labels that are associated with this functionality:

    • nui.results.relatedItems.from_book_info: From book

    • nui.results.relatedItems.chapter2chapter.link: Other chapters of the same book  ({{counter}})

    • nui.results.relatedItems.chapter2chapter.title: Showing other chapters of the same book

    • nui.results.relatedItems.chapter2chapter.note: Please note that this is not necessarily a complete list of chapters

    • nui.results.relatedItems.book2chapter.note: Please note that this is not necessarily a complete list of chapters

    • nui.results.relatedItems.book2review.title: Showing book reviews for

    • nui.results.relatedItems.book2review.note: Please note that this is not necessarily a complete list of reviews.

    • nui.results.relatedItems.book2chapter.link: Chapters of this book ({{counter}})

    • nui.results.relatedItems.book2chapter.title: Showing chapters for

    • nui.results.relatedItems.book2review.link: Book reviews ({{counter}})

    Analytics - Contextual Relationships

    The following actions were added to the Action Usage subject area:

    Group Subgroup Action Description

    Document

    Related items

    Display Related items - Other chapters of same book

    User selected a link to display other chapters of the same book.

    Display Related items - Book chapters

    User selected a link to display the book's chapters.

    Display Related items - Book reviews

    User selected a link to display the book's reviews.

    Exclude External Data Source from Entire Network Search

    September 2019 URM-90663
    Previously for consortia, external resources were included in the 'Entire network' search scope as part of a member institution's catalog. With this enhancement, member institutions can specify which external data sources to exclude from the 'Entire network' search of other institutions to prevent other member institutions from searching materials from these external data sources. Searches from within the institution that holds the excluded external data sources will still find their records using the 'Entire network' scope.

    • The configuration option for this functionality is not visible by default. If you are interested in this functionality, please contact Exlibris Support.

    • Enabling/disabling this feature requires you to republish the external data source.

    Configuration Options

    The Share with Network field has been added to the Import Profile Details page (Configuration Menu > Discovery > Loading External Data Sources > Discovery Import Profiles) to allow institutions to exclude a specific external data source. For more information about import profiles, see Configuring Import Profiles for Primo VE.

    PVE_ImportProfileDetails2.png

    Import Profile Details Page

    Consortium Union View

    September 2019 URM-106238
    This enhancement allows a consortium to create a view that publicizes materials held by all member institutions. For guest users, this view allows users to search the entire network and request services (such as electronic and general electronic services) that are defined at the network level. After signing in to a specific member institution, users can then request services offered by that specific institution.

    Configuration Options

    The Union View check box has been added in the Network Zone institution to the General tab on the View Configuration page (Configuration Menu > Discovery > Display Configuration > Configure Views) to identify a view as the network's union view. Since this field is active only when creating a new view for the network institution, you cannot modify a view and switch between view and union view.

    You may create as many union views as you want. The code for each union view will include the _UNION suffix automatically when the view is saved (for example, EXLDEMO2_INST:MY_NETWORK_UNION).

    PVE_VC_GenTab_UnionView.png

    General Tab in View Configuration

    Open Access Indication for Dublin Core Records

    September 2019 URM-101846
    This enhancement allows you to display an Open Access indicator for Dublin Core records. Previously, this functionality was limited to Primo Central records and MARC records. This indication is based on whether the dcterms.accessRights parameter contains the following value: Unrestricted online access.

    PVE_DC_OpenAccessIndicator.png

    Open Access Indication in Brief Results

    For more information, see Open Access Indication in Primo VE.

    Reshelving Items

    September 2019 URM-109211
    If the Time to reshelve (hours) parameter has been configured in Alma, one of the following messages will appear in Get It for items that have been recently returned. This lets patrons know that an item is available for loan, but it may not be back on the shelf, yet. 

    • Item in place (awaiting reshelving until {0}) – Some items may need reshelving, but at least one copy is available on the shelf.

    • available (awaiting reshelving until {0}) – The title is available, but all of items need reshelving.

    • available (awaiting reshelving) – The title is available, but some items need reshelving.

    For information regarding this configuration in Alma, see Editing a LibraryAdding a Reshelve Without Transit Rule, and Adding a Circulation Desk.

    Watch the Reshelving Items Time video (2:07 min).

    Configuration Options

    You can use the GetIt Tile Labels code table to configure the item status in Get It.

    Code Description

    c.uresolver.getit2.item_list.status.ITEM_AWAITING_RESHELVING

    Item in place (awaiting reshelving until {0})

    c.uresolver.getit2.item_list.status.ALL_HOLDING_ITEMS_AWAITING_RESHELVING

    available (awaiting reshelving until {0})

    c.uresolver.getit2.item_list.status.SOME_HOLDING_ITEMS_AWAITING_RESHELVING

    available (some items awaiting reshelving)

    Show More Locations Option in Get It Service

    September 2019 URM-109101
    Previously, the Get It service displayed a maximum of 10 holdings on the Full Display page. With this enhancement, users can display additional holdings by selecting the Show More Locations link under the list of holdings in Get It on the Full Display page.

    PVE_ShowMoreLocationsLink.png

    Show More Items Link on Full Display Page

    Selecting the link, displays the remaining holdings up to the maximum number of holdings that are configured to display for your institution.

    PVE_ShowMoreLocations2.png

    Remaining Holdings Displayed

    Configuration Options

    Out of the box, the system displays a maximum of 10 holdings. To configure Primo VE to display more than 10 holdings, set the new parameter max_holding_per_record to a value greater than 10. You can configure a maximum of 100 holdings.

    In addition, the following code has been added to the Full Display Labels code table to support the new Show More Locations link: fulldisplay.holdings.showmore.

    View It and OpenURL Response Time Improvements

    September 2019 URM-96602
    We are continually improving the performance of Primo VE. With this release, several improvements regarding View It and OpenURL response times were rolled out. Additional improvements will be rolled out in future releases as part of our continuous effort to enhance the performance of Primo VE.

    UNIMARC Normalization for Local Search and Facet Fields

    August 2019 URM-101515
    A previous enhancement allowed you to create normalization rules that map any MARC21 field to local search and facet fields (maximum of 10) so that you can extend search queries and facets to additional metadata. With this enhancement, you can now extend this functionality to any UNIMARC field.

    Configuration Options

    To support this enhancement, the following changes were made to the Define a Local Field page (Configuration Menu > Discovery > Display Configuration > Manage display and local fields) for local fields that were added to the Local Fields using Search and Facet Normalization Rules page (see Configuring Local Search and Facet Fields for Primo VE):

    • The UNIMARC Fields section is hidden.

    • The UNIMARC normalization rule for search and facet rule is added under the UNIMARC Normalization Rules section to allow you to create normalization rules for the local search and facet field.

      PVE_DefineLocalField_NormRuleForSearchFacet.png

      Define a Local Field Page for Local Fields Allowing Custom Search and Facet Normalization Rules

      Edit the row to open the normalization rule editor for the local field. Make sure that your conditions specify a subfield.

      PVE_EditNormRuleUNIMARCLocalField.png

      Normalization Rule Editor

    For more information, see Adding a Local Field.

    Display Reasons for Nonrenewable Loans in My Library Card

    August 2019 URM-104833
    With this enhancement, a Not Renewable indicator will now appear next to items that cannot be renewed on the Loans tab in My Library Card. In addition, users can hover their cursors over a Not Renewable icon to display up to two reasons as to why the item is not renewable (such as a loan policy or block).

    Primo_MLC_NotRenewableIndicator.png

    Not Renewable Indicator on Loans Tab

    Configuration Options

    No additional configuration is necessary to enable this functionality. If you want to customize the display labels or provide translations, configure the following codes in the Library Card Labels code table:

    • nui.loans.notRenewable: Not Renewable

    • nui.loans.cannotRenewThisItem: Cannot Renew This Item  

    Add Pay Fine Link to My Account

    August 2019 URM-XXXXX
    Primo VE currently supports the WPM E-Payment system for which integration is built into Alma and Primo VE. With this enhancement, you can integrate other payment systems with Primo VE to allow users to pay their fines using the Pay Fine link in the Fines and Fees areas in My Library Card.

    PVE_MyLibraryCard_PayFineLink.png

    My Library Card - Fine and Fees Tab

    When users select the Pay Fine link, the system passes the user information in an encoded JWT (JSON Web Token) to your Web Service (as indicated by the online_payment_url). This JWT, which contains the user_id and other relevant parameters, can be used to invoke the Alma Rest APIs.

    To support this functionality, the online_payment_url parameter was added to the new Library Card Links mapping table (Configuration Menu > Discovery > Library Card Configurations > Payment Link Configuration). For more information, see Configuring the Pay Fine Link for Primo VE.

    PVE_LibraryCardLinks_OnlinePaymentURL.png

    Library Card Links Mapping Table (new)

    Improve Glanceability of Course Material in Search Results

    August 2019 URM-108453
    This enhancement increases the visibility of titles that are part of a course reserve by placing an indicator above the item's availability status in the Brief and Full Displays.

    Primo_CourseIndicator_BriefDisplay.png

    Course Reserve Indicator in the Brief Display

    Configuration Options

    The following changes were made to support the configuration of this enhancement:

    Element Description

    Results Tile Labels code table

    The following codes were added to support the Course icon:

    • nui.results.journalsearch.course: Course

    • nui.results.journalsearch.course.tooltip: Item is part of a course(s)

    My Library Card for Fulfillment Networks Across Alma Instances

    August 2019 URM-105865
    In a fulfillment network, linked users are permitted to view their account information per institution. With this enhancement, users can now see their information in member institutions that are located in other Alma instances.

    PVE_MyLibraryCard_Consortium.png

    My Library Card in a Fulfillment Network

    Search Response Time Improvements (August)

    August 2019 URM-XXXXX
    After rolling out several improvements in July, Search and Get It response times have been significantly improved in the production environment. Additional improvements will be rolled out in future releases as part of our continuous effort to enhance performance.

    Primo VE Analytics Enhancements (August)

    August 2019
    In addition to the Analytics support provided for usage actions in the August features, the following table lists the missing usage actions for features that were added in previous releases. In addition, referrer data is now supported in the new UI under the Action Usage table.

    Group Subgroup Action Description
    Featured Results:

    Exploration

    Featured Results

    Display All Results from Featured Results

    User displayed all results from Featured Results.

    Click on Record from Featured Results

    User selected a record from Featured Results.

    Click Previous in Featured Results

    User selected the Previous icon in Featured Results.

    Click Next in Featured Results

    User selected the Next icon in Featured Results.

    Virtual Browse:

    Exploration

    Virtual Browse

    Navigate to Virtual Browse

    User selected the Virtual Browse tab in Full Display.

    Click on Record from Virtual Browse

    User selected a record from Virtual Browse.

    Click Previous in Virtual Browse

    User selected the Previous icon in Virtual Browse.

    Click Previous in Virtual Browse

    User selected the Next icon in Virtual Browse.

    Links and Lateral Links:

    Document

    Lateral Linking

    Lateral Linking - ispartof

    User selected an is-part-of link in the record's details.

    Lateral Linking - relation

    User selected a relation link in the record's details.

    Lateral Linking - unititle

    User selected a unititle link in the record's details.

    Link

    Link to source

    User selected a link to the source.

    Database Search:

    Search

    Database search

    Database search

    User performed a Database Search.

    Click on the AZ list

    User selected an A-Z list category.

    Click on a category

    User selected a database category.

    Expanding a category

    User expanded a database category.

    Resource Recommender:

    Exploration

    Resource Recommender

    Click on resource recommender - <type>

    User selected one of the following recommender types: custom1, custom2, custom3, database, library guide, person, website, or library information.

    Sort in My Favorites:

    General

    My Account

    Sort eShelf by author

    User sorted favorites by author.

    Sort eShelf by date

    User sorted favorites by date.

    Sort eShelf by title

    User sorted favorites by title.

    Support Additional Browse Call Number Types

    July 2019 URM-94036URM-85725URM-104059
    In addition to the previously supported call number types, this enhancement allows users to browse and sort shelf listings using the following call number types: UDC, NLM, and shelving control number.

    PVE_BrowseSearch_NLM.png

    New Call Number Types for Browse Search

    The following example is based on the NLM Classification:

    PVE_BrowseSearchbyNLM.png

    NLM Browse Search

    Configuration Options

    The following table describes the changes needed to support this functionality.

    Browse Configuration
    Element Description

    Links Menu tab in View Configuration

    You can now specify the following call number types: callnumber.2 (NLM call number), callnumber.4 (Shelving control number), and callnumber.UDC (UDC call number).

    PVE_EditMenuLink_2.png

    Edit Menu Link Page

    Browse Search Labels code table

    Defines the display labels that are associated with new browse call number types:

    • nui.browse.callnumber.2 - NLM call numbers

    • nui.browse.callnumber.4 - Shelving control number call numbers

    • nui.browse.callnumber.UDC - UDC call numbers

    Normalization Rule Test Tool for Local Search and Facet Fields

    July 2019 URM-102386
    In the previous release, the ability to create normalization rules for local search and facet fields was added for the MARC21 format. This enhancement allows you to test your normalization rules with existing Alma records before applying your changes. To support this functionality, the Test action has been added to the MARC21 normalization rules for search and facet row under the MARC21 Normalization Rules section on the Define a Local Field page.

    PVE_DefineALocalField_TestRule.png

    Test Normalization Rules Action
    To test a rule:
    1. Edit a local field on the Manage Display and Local Fields page (Configuration Menu > Discovery > Display Configuration > Manage Display and Local Fields). The Define a Local Field page opens.

    2. Select the Test action in the MARC21 normalization rule for search and facet row. The Test Normalization Rules dialog box opens.

      PVE_TestNormalizationRules_DialogBox.png

      Test Normalization Rules Dialog Box
    3. In the first field, specify a record's MMS ID, which is entered either by:

      • Selecting the Recent icon PVE_RecentIcon.png and then selecting a previously entered MMS ID from the list.

      • Selecting the Quick Pick icon PVE_QuickPickIcon.png, performing a repository search, and then selecting a record from the results list.

    4. After entering an MMS ID, the results appear in the Normalized Local Field field.

    Support Configuration of Loan Request Fields in My Library Card

    July 2019 URM-83902
    This enhancement allows you to configure the following areas in My Library Card:

    • Brief display on the Loans and Overview tabs – You can configure which fields (up to three fields per line) will appear for the brief display on the Loans Tab and Loans section of the Overview tab. By default, each field per line is separated by a non-breaking space, which can also be configured.

      PVE_LoansTab_BriefDisplay2.png

      Brief Display on the Loans Tab

      PVE_BriefDisplay_OverviewTab.png

      Brief Display under Loans Section on the Overview Tab
    • Full display on the Loans tab – You can specify which fields will appear in the loan's full display.

      PVE_LoanFullDetails.png

      Full Display on the Loans Tab

    Configuration Options

     To support this functionality, the following options have been added to the new Library Card Configurations submenu under the Discovery configuration menu:

    • Loans Brief Display – For each of the first two lines in the loan's brief display, this new mapping table allows you to configure a maximum of three fields (such as the author) and the delimiter that separates each word. By default, the delimiter is a non-breaking space (&nbsp;). For more information, see Configuring the Loans Brief Display for Primo VE.

      PVE_LoansBriefDisplayMT.png

      Loans Brief Display Mapping Table
    • Loans Detailed Display – This new mapping table allows you to specify the fields and the order in which they will appear on the Loans tab. For more information, see Configuring the Loans Full Display for Primo VE.

      PVE_LoansDetailedDisplayMT.png

      Loans Detailed Display

    Search Response Time Improvements (July)

    July 2019 URM-?????
    Several improvements were rolled out gradually in June and completed in July, and we are seeing significant improvements in the search and Get It response times. One of our recent improvements, which included the splitting of the facets calculation from the initial results calculation, brings search results faster to users. As part of our continuous effort to improve performance, additional improvements will be rolled out in future releases.

    Change Primo Shortcut Icon in IOS/Android

    July 2019 URM-107886
    This enhancement allows you to change the Primo VE shortcut icon that displays on the home pages of IOS and Android devices.

    To change the shortcut icon:
    1. Create a 150x150 pixel image for the Primo VE shortcut and give it the following name: home-screen-icon.png.

    2. Edit your customization package and place the new shortcut image file under the img folder.

    3. Zip and upload your customization package.

    Support Usage Information for the Order of Main Menu Links

    July 2019 PRM-39229
    Primo Analytics now tracks the number of times each link position is clicked in the Main Menu. This usage information allows you to determine which links (up to 10 links) are used the most and to set the order of the links accordingly. This Primo Analytics enhancement was originated as an Idea Exchange suggestion. For more information, see Ordering Main Menu Links.

    Primo VE Analytics Enhancements (July)

    July 2019 URM-107711URM-107710URM-107709
    In addition to the Analytics support provided for action usage in the July features, this release includes Analytics support for the following features/actions added in previous releases:

    Group Subgroup Actions
    Next/Previous Result:

    Document group

    General

    Previous Result

    Next Result

    Contextual Relationships:

    Document

    Related Items

    Display Related items - Other chapters of same book

    Display Related items - Book chapters

    Display Related items - Book reviews

    Newspaper Search:

    General

    General

    Go to Newspaper Search from Main Menu

    Results List

    General

    Go to Newspaper Search from Results List

    Search

    Search

    Newspaper search

    Collection Discovery:

    Collection Discovery

    Linking to Collection Discovery

    Link to Collection Discovery

    Link to Collection from Results List

    Link to collection path from full display

    Collection Discovery

    Display a collection

    Display an item

    Add collection to favorites

    Add item to favorites

    Change view to <type>

    My Library Card:

    General group

    My Account

    Renew Loan

    Cancel Request

    Ordering Main Menu Links:

    General

    General

    Clicks on Main Menu link positions:

    Main Menu link 1–Main Menu link 10

    Metadata Normalization for Local Search and Facets Fields

    June 2019 URM-100313
    This enhancement allows you to create normalization rules that map any MARC21 fields to local search and facet fields (maximum of 10) so that you can extend search queries and facets to additional metadata. Previously, Primo VE allowed you to map only the following MARC21 fields with out-of-the-box normalization rules to local search and facet fields: 009, 09X, 490, 5XX, 69X, and 9XX.
     

    After normalization rules for local search/facet fields are added, updated, or deleted and then applied in Primo VE, the system will automatically index new and modified records. To apply these normalization rules to existing records, you will need to open a Support ticket to re-index all records or a set of records.

    To support this enhancement, the following changes have been made:

    • Added the Local Fields using Search and Facets Normalization Rules page (Configuration Menu > Discovery > Other > Local Fields using Search and Facet Normalization Rules) – This page defines which local fields (maximum of 10) require custom search/facet normalization rules. For more information, see Configuring Local Search and Facet Fields for Primo VE.

      PVE_LocalFields_SearchAndFacet_Normalization.png

      Local Fields Using Search and Facets Normalization Rules Page (New)
    • The following changes were made to the Define a Local Field page (Configuration Menu > Discovery > Display Configuration > Manage display and local fields):

      • The Bibliographic Local Field Mapping and Normalization Rules (for display) tabs were removed and all local field mappings and normalizations rules are now configured on the main page. For more information, see Adding a Local Field.

        PVE_DefineLocalField_NoFacetNormRules.png

        Define a Local Field Page for Local Fields - No Custom Search and Facet Normalization Rules
      • For local fields that were added to the Local Fields using Search and Facet Normalization Rules page, the Define a Local Field page appears as follows:

        • The MARC21 Fields section was omitted.

        • The MARC21 normalization rule for search and facet rule was added under the MARC21 Normalization Rules section to allow you to create normalization rules for the local search and facet field.

          PVE_DefineA_LocalField_SearchAndFacet.png

          Define a Local Field Page for Local Fields Allowing Custom Search and Facet Normalization Rules

          Edit the row to open the normalization rule editor for the local field. Make sure that your conditions specify a subfield.

          PVE_ExampleNormRuleForLocalSearchField.png

          Normalization Rule Editor

          Until the new normalization test tool is available in the July release, you can test your normalization rules by editing and saving records with Alma's Metadata Editor and then searching for the updated records immediately with Primo VE.

        For more information, see Adding a Local Field.

    Real-Time Availability Status on Resource Sharing Request Form

    June 2019 URM-84868
    This enhancement allows you to display an item's real-time availability status during resource sharing requests. When the new Item Availability field is enabled, the system will automatically perform a real-time availability check when a patron opens a Resource Sharing Request form.

    PVE_CheckItemAvailability.png

    Availability Check on Resource Sharing Request Form

    After the availability check, the availability indication appears at the top of the Resource Sharing Request form. If users modify any fields on the form, they may select the Check Availability button to check for any changes to the item's availability.

    PVE_ManualCheckAvailability.png

    Availability Indication on the Resource Sharing Request Form

    Configuration Options

    This feature is disabled by default. Refer to the following table to enable this feature and to customize any associated labels.

    Configuration Options
    Page Description

    Resource Sharing Form Customization page (see Configuring Request Forms for Primo VE)

    In the Book Request section, select the Visibility check box for the new Item Availability field to display the real-time availability status of items on the Resource Sharing Request form.

    Get It Service Labels code table (see Configuring Display Labels for Primo VE)

    Update the descriptions for the following codes if you want to customize or translate labels on the Resource Sharing Request Form:

    • nui.request.checkAvailability.checkButtonText: CHECK AVAILABILITY

    • nui.request.checkAvailability.inProgress: Checking item availability

    • nui.request.checkAvailability.available: Item Available for Request

    • nui.request.checkAvailability.notAvailable: No Item Available for Request

    • nui.request.checkAvailability.checkFailed: Could not check item availability

    Create Custom Search Scopes for Other Institutions – Based on Availability

    June 2019 URM-99710
    Previously for consortia, users were permitted to search for inventory based on the metadata of other libraries/locations. This enhancement allows you to configure custom scopes that provide a more granular search of available digital, electronic, and physical inventory from the entire network and other institutions.

    To support this functionality, the following changes have been made to the Define a Custom Scope page when the Entire Network option is selected (see Defining a Local Data Scope for more details):

    1. In the Add a Condition dialog box, the Entire Network Inventory scope has been added to allow you to limit searches to available digital, electronic, and physical inventory in the entire network.

      PVE_AddScopeCondition_EntireNetworkInventory.png

      Add Inventory Condition - Entire Network
    2. The name of the Network Inventory search index has been changed to Other Institution Inventory in the Add a Condition dialog box.

    3. The following inventory options now appear for the Entire Network Inventory > Other institution search index in the Add a Condition dialog box:

      • Available Digital – Allows you to limit searches to another institution's available digital inventory.

      • Available Electronic – Allows you to limit searches to another institution's available electronic inventory.

      • Available Physical – Allows you to limit searches to another institution's available physical inventory.

      PVE_AddScopeCondition_OtherInstitution.png

      Add Inventory Condition - Other Institution

    Merge Metadata from all Records in the Dedup Group

    June 2019 URM-94948
    For records that have been deduped and merged, the system previously displayed the preferred record's metadata and the merged availability status of all group members. This enhancement displays additional information regarding all records in the merged Dedup group:

    • On the merged record's Full Display page, the new Dedup Member IDs field displays the merged group's member IDs on separate rows in the details.

    • On the merged record's Full Display page, the Course Information field now displays merged information from all members in the group (not just the preferred record).

    PVE_Details_DedupMergeChanges.png

    Details Section on Full Display Page

    Configuration Options

    This feature is enabled by default. Refer to the following table to display the new Dedup Member Ids field and to customize its associated label.

    Configuration Options
    Page Description

    Edit Full Display Details page (see Configuring the Details Service)

    On the Edit Full Display Details page, add the new Dedup Member Ids field.

    If you omit this field, you can still view its information by appending the showPnx=true parameter to the record's full display URL in the browser. For example:

    https://sqa-na01.alma.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/fulldisplay?docid=alma991002342342503896&context=L&vid=MY_INST:MY_VIEW&lang=en&search_scope=MyInstitution&adaptor=Local Search Engine&tab=LibraryCatalog&query=any,contains,991002342342503896&offset=0&showPnx=true
    {
    "display" : {
        "source" : [ "Alma" ],
        "crsinfo" : [ "$$RPSYC 360$$VPSYC 360: BIO PSYCHOLOGY; SGVobWFuLVNjaG5pdGVy, SmVzc2ljYQ==", "$$RBIOL 201$$VBIOL 201: PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY; T2xzb24=, TGlzYQ==; U2lsdmVpcmE=, TGluZGE=; QXJvbnNvbg==, QmVuamFtaW4=" ],
        "type" : [ "journal" ],
        "language" : [ "eng" ],
        "title" : [ "Genes & genetic systems" ],
        "identifier" : [ "$$CISSN$$V1341-7568" ],
        "creationdate" : [ "2013" ],
        "publisher" : [ "Multiple Vendors" ],
        "mms" : [ "991002342342503896" ],
        "dedupmemberids" : [ "991002342347803896" ],
        "relation" : [ "$$Clater_title$$VGenes & genetic systems (Online)$$Z991002344285803896" ],
        "version" : [ "1" ]
      },

    Full Display Labels code table (see Configuring Display Labels for Primo VE)

    Update the description for the following code if you want to customize or translate the Display Member IDs field in the Details section of the record's full display:

    • fulldisplay.dedupmemberids: Dedup Member Ids

    Support the Ordering of Locations in Get It

    June 2019 URM-94744
    The following configurations on the Locations Ordering Profile page (Configuration Menu > Fulfillment > Discovery Interface Display Logic > Locations Ordering Profile) are now supported by Primo VE:

    • Use Alphabetical Sorting Only – When selected, this option indicates that locations are sorted alphabetically, and the remaining sort options are ignored.

    • Use "IP best location" sorting – When selected, this option displays the order of locations based on the user's IP address.

    • Prefer Remote Storage – When selected, remote storage locations are given preference over temporary and permanent locations.

    For more details, see Configuring the Order of Locations in Search Results.

    Search Response Time Improvements

    June 2019 URM-104775
    As with previous releases, we continually improve the performance of Primo VE. With this release, response time is improved by moving the availability calculation from the Search API to a separate Delivery call. In future releases, we will focus our attention on improving performance in the search and Get It areas.

    Additional Services for Digital Items in View It

    June 2019 URM-100694
    The Viewer Services page in Alma (Configuration Menu > Fulfillment > Discovery Interface Display Logic > Viewer Services) defines the supported digital content viewers, but Primo VE only supported the Alma Viewer. With this enhancement, Primo VE will support all viewers defined in Alma and display their services under the View Online section in the record's full display. In addition, it will support all related display logic rules (Configuration Menu > Fulfillment > Discovery Interface Display Logic > Display Logic Rules), which allow you to hide services based on many factors.

    PVE_DigitalViewersExample.png

    Multiple Viewers Options in View Online

    No configuration in Primo VE is necessary to display additional viewers.

    Improve Performance of Results in My Favorites

    June 2019 URM-105573
    The Load more results button has replaced endless scrolling in My Favorites (Saved Records) to improve the performance of viewing many records in Primo VE.

    Support Usage Information for the Order of Main Menu Links

    June 2019 URM-104850
    Primo Analytics now tracks the number of times each link position is clicked in the Main Menu. This usage information allows you to determine which links (up to 10 links) are used the most and to set the order of the links accordingly. This Primo Analytics enhancement was originated as an Idea Exchange suggestion.

    Support String Manipulation in Generic XML Normalization Rules

    June 2019 URM-105696
    This enhancement allows you to join strings from two child elements into a single element for generic XML normalization rules. To support this functionality, the concat action has been added to concatenate two elements. For more information, see Configuring Normalization Rules for Primo VE.

    For example:


    rule "copy creator"
         when
              true
         then
              copy "concat(//person[@pers_role='pau']/name/first/text(),' ',//person[@pers_role='pau']/name/last/text())" to "dc"."creator"
    end


    Support Indexing and Sorting of Spanish Special Characters

    June 2019 URM-93775
    This enhancement adds a Spanish-specific character conversion filter that allows the indexing and sorting of Spanish special characters. When the Spanish filter is enabled, the following characters will not be converted to basic Latin characters (such as n, c, and so forth) and will remain as is.

    • 00D1 00F1 #Ñ ->ñ 

    • 00F1 00F1 #ñ ->ñ 

    • 00C7 00E7 #Ç ->ç 

    • 00E7 00E7 #ç ->ç 

    • 0140 0140 #ŀ ->ŀ 

    • 013F 0140 #Ŀ ->ŀ

    To enable this functionality and schedule re-indexing, please open a Support case.

    Support Japanese Character Conversion Kana 2 to 2

    June 2019
    With this enhancement, Primo VE now supports the Japanese character conversion of two Kana characters to two characters. For example:

    • きゝ will be converted to: キキ

    • かゞ will be converted to:カガ

    Searching within a Collection

    April 2019 URM-98225
    This enhancement adds a dedicated search box to the Collections Page to allow users to search for and filter relevant items and sub-collections that are one level below the collection. This very helpful for collections that contain many items and sub-collections.

    Searches within a collection will not return any sub-collection's items and sub-collections.

    PVE_SubcollectionPage_SearchWithinBox.png

    Collection Page

    Search queries are matched against any search field (such as title, author, description, and subject) that is mapped from the collection's bibliographic records and may include any of the following search operators to provide a more complex search query: AND, OR, and NOT. In the following example, the search for the phrase art OR crook, john returns the following results:

    PVE_SearchWithin_Example2.png

    Matching Search Phrase Found in Search Fields

    Configuration Options

    The following table describes the configuration options that support this functionality.

    Collection Discovery Configuration
    Element Description
    View Configuration - General Tab (existing)
    The Enable Collection Discovery Features check box enables collection discovery at the view level.

    Collection Discovery Labels code table (modified)

    This table defines the labels that are associated with this functionality:

    • nui.colldiscovery.show: Showing items for

    • nui.colldiscovery.search: Search inside the collection

    Local Resource Type Normalization for MARC Leader and Fixed Fields

    April 2019 URM-97824
    The LDR and fixed fields (00X) are a primary source in MARC records for resource type identification. These identifications can be mapped to Primo VE to create new local resource types, which allow users to filter their search results with the Resource Types facet and to limit advanced searches to specific resource types. This enhancement extends the configuration of local resource types so that you can use regular expressions to normalize the LDR and MARC fixed fields (00X) as well as existing MARC field and subfields.

    Configuration Options

    To support this functionality, the Use Regular Expression check box has been added to the Edit Local Resource Type page (Configuration Menu > Discovery > Display Configuration > Local Resource Types). For more information, see Configuring Local Resource Types for Primo VE.

    PVE_EditLocalResourceType_RegExpr.png

    Edit Local Resource Type

    When the Use Regular Expression check box is cleared, the fields under the Mapping from MARC records section are configured as follows:

    • MARC field and subfield – Specify the MARC field and subfield in the source record that contains the resource type that you want to map to this local resource type: <field> $<subfield>. For example: 999 $a

    • Value in MARC field – Specify the specific value of the resource type that you want to map to this local resource type. If the field can hold several matching values, use a semicolon to separate the possible values. For example: exa;ex;Examination paper

    When the Use Regular Expression check box is selected, the fields under the Mapping from MARC records section are configured as follows:

    • MARC field and subfield – Specify the MARC field in the source record that contains the resource type that you want to map to this local resource type. The valid fields include any MARC field and subfield (<field> $<subfield>), or a MARC fixed field (00X), or LDR. For example: 999 $a or 008 or LDR

    • Value in MARC field – Specify the regular expression used to extract the resource type from the source field.

    Indexing Additional MARC 21 880 Fields

    April 2019 URM-100454
    This enhancement maps the following MARC 21 880 fields to support additional indexing:

    Primo VE Field: MARC21 fields

    Search/Alttitle

    880-210 all subfields

    880-246 all subfields

    Search/Addtitle

    880-247 all subfields

    880-440 all subfields; 880-490 all subfields

    880-700 f, k, l, m, n, o, p, r, s, t;  880-710 f, k, l, m, n, o, p, r, s, t; 880-730 a, d, f, k, l, m, n, o, p, r, s; 880-740 a,n,p; 880-760 s, t; 880-765 s, t; 880-770 s, t; 880-772 s, t; 880-774 s, t; 880-775 s, t; 880-776 s, t; 880-777 s, t; 880-780 s, t; 880-785 s, t; and 880-787 s, t

    880-800 f, k, l, m, n, o, p; 880-810 f, k, l, m, n, o, p, r, s, t, v; 880-811 f, k, l, n, p, s, t, v; and 880-830 a, d, f, k, l, m, n, o, p, r, s, t, v

    Search/General

    880-260 b; 880-264 b

    Search/Toc

    880-505 a

    Search/Contributor

    880-505 r

    880-720 a

    880-800 a-e, j, q, u; 880-810 a-e; 880-811 a-d, n

    Search/Subject

    880-600 a-z; 880-610 a-z; 880-611 a-z; 880-630 a-z; 880-650 a-z; 880-651 a-z; 880-653 a-z

    Support for Russian Display Language

    April 2019 URM-103045
    This enhancement adds support for the Russian display language. Users can either set their language per session or configure the default settings to display Russian text by default.

    PVE_RussianDisplay.png

    Russian Display Language

    Configuration Options

    To support this functionality, make sure that the Russian language is enabled for patron viewing in the Institution Languages mapping table. For more information, see Configuring Institution Languages.

    UNIMARC Improvements

    April 2019 URM-99499 URM-101530 URM-101914 URM-101650 URM-101966
    The following improvements have been made to support the discovery of UNIMARC records:

    • Allow records to be filtered with the Creator facet.

    • Support browse by author and subject for UNIMARC headings.

    • Enable hierarchical linking between the parent and child records.

    • For Italian customers, permit linking based on the 4XX $a and $e subfields instead of the 4XX $t.

    These improvements are applied to new and updated records that are created or updated after April 7. Browse changes will be effective immediately.

    Increase Facets to Retrieve up to 50 Values

    April 2019 URM-103461
    Previously, facets in Primo VE returned up to 20 facet values for local searches and up to 20 more facet values for Primo Central (PC) in blended searches. This enhancement allows you to increase the maximum number of facet values to 50 for local searches only. PC will continue to display a maximum of 20 values in blended searches.

    PVE_Max_TweakValues.png

    Support for 50 Facet Values

    Configuration Options

    To support this functionality, the discovery_facet_limit parameter has been added to the Discovery Customer Parameters mapping table (Configuration Menu > Discovery > Other > Customer Settings) to allow you to configure the maximum number of facet values (default = 20) that will display in the Tweak your Results section in the results. The valid values are 20-50. For more information on configuring Customer Parameters, see Discovery Customer Settings.

    Enhance Visualization in Collection Discovery

    March 2019 URM-97749

    This enhancement allows you to promote collections by specifying which images appear on each collection's and sub-collection's tile on the Collection Discovery page and in the banner on each collection's page.

    Previously, the collection tile displayed up to four images, but used the image that was defined as the collection thumbnail for the first image, and pulled the remaining images from the items associated with the collection. Now, you can use Alma's Collection Resource Editor to manage and select high quality images that you would like to display for the collection or sub-collections. You can specify locally-defined images and images defined within the collection. When images are configured, the following will display per page:

    • Collection Lobby - The first four images defined for each collection will display in the collection's tile.

      PVE_CollectionsLobby.png

      Collection's Tile (Maximum of 4 Images)
      • If fewer than four images are configured for a collection, only those images will appear in the tile.

      • As in previous releases, the system will display the images from the collection's thumbnails and items if no images are defined for a collection.

    • Collection page - The first image defined for the collection will display in its banner.

      PVE_Collection_Page.png

      Banner on a Collection's Page

    Configuration Options

    The Discovery tab on the Collection Resource Editor page (Resources > Manage Inventory > Manage Collections) allows you to add up to 20 image files to the Manage Discovery Thumbnails list. Currently, the system uses only the first four image files in the collection's or sub-collection's tile. There are future plans to enhance the display of collections and to use all the defined images. In addition to selecting image files that are attached to the collection in Alma, you can also add local image files to the list. For more information, see Managing Images for the Collections Lobby.

    PVE_CollectionResourceEditor_Discovery.png

    Discovery Tab

    Images must be in .jpg, jpe, or .png format with a maximum size of 500 KB.

    Provide Users with an Immediate Topic Overview for Short Topic Searches

    March 2019 URM-83334

    Many users start their quest for material with short topic searches, often by looking for keywords to help them to dive deeper into the subject. With this new feature, you can display a short topic overview, which is derived from a reference entry in a collection that you have active, on top of the results list. In the initial release, eligible source collections include the following: Credo, Encyclopedia Britannica, Gale Virtual Reference Library, Worldbook, Netadvance, and Wikipedia. Others will be added in future.

    Primo_RefEntryExample.png

    Reference Entry in Results

    Configuration Options

    This functionality is disabled by default. The following table lists the configuration options that are supported with this functionality.

    Configuration Options
    Page Description

    View Configuration page (General tab)

    Select the Highlight reference entry on top field on the Views Configuration page (Configuration Menu > Discovery > Display Configuration > Configure Views) to enable this feature.

    Reference Entry Labels code table

    The following codes were added to support the display labels for the reference entry:

    • reference_entry.button.view_more  ...View more

    • reference_entry.mediatype.about_the_topic  About the topic

    • reference_entry.source  Source:

    • reference_entry.button.view_less  View less

    Calculated Availability Text Labels code table

    The following codes were added to support the availability links for the topics:

    • delivery.code.fulltext_topic Full text available

    • delivery.class.fulltext_topic getItGreen

    • delivery.code.fulltext_linktorsrc_topic Full text available

    • delivery.class.fulltext_linktorsrc_topic getItGreen

    Merging Locations within a Single Library That Have the Same External Name

    March 2019 URM-851
    A library can have multiple locations with different names, but may have assigned them the same external name in Alma. With this enhancement, Primo VE merges all the locations that have the same external name into a single facet value so that users will now see a single facet entry for all of them. 

    • This functionality will take effect after the March release without having to reload or recalculate the data. Any change to a location's external name will be applied to the user interface immediately.

    • Locations with the same name in other libraries will be listed separately under the Locations facet.

    When a facet of this type is selected, the system invokes a facet search that includes all the facets that have the same external name. This is indicated by the existence of multiple mfacet parameters in the URL:

    &mfacet=location_code,include,<Institution ID>-<Library ID>-<Location Code>,1

    For example:

    &mfacet=location_code,include,496-13641020000541-biores,1&mfacet=location_code,include,496-13641020000541-bioper,1

    Display a User Blocks' Expiry Date in My Library Card

    March 2019 URM-98361
    This enhancement allows you to display the expiration date of user blocks in My Library Card. This can be beneficial for library patrons to view this information and to prevent related inquiries to the library staff.

    Configuration Options

    By default, this option is disabled. To enable this feature, change the following Description of the new nui.blocks.expiry.date code in the Library Card Labels code:

    NOT_DEFINED

    To something like the following, making sure that description includes the {0} placeholder to display the expiration date:

    Expires on {0}.

    PVE_ExpiryDateEnabled.png

    Expiry Date Enabled in My Library Card

    The block and the expiry date fields are separated by a period.

    Index Course's Searchable IDs Field

    March 2019 URM-92943
    In addition to course IDs provided by your CMS (Course Management System), this enhancement enables customers to search for course reserves based on any searchable IDs defined in Alma (see the Searchable IDs field in Managing Course Information).

    For information on how to add the Course Searchable ID field to Advanced Search, see Configuring Advanced Searches.

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    Searching for Course Searchable IDs in Advanced Search

    The rules for indexing searchable IDs are applied to all new records that are created or loaded into Alma, as well as any existing records that are modified.

    To index searchable IDs in relevant existing records:
    1. In Alma create a set for all the records that are associated with a course. For more information on how to create an Alma set, see Managing Search Queries and Sets.

      1. On the Manage Sets page (Admin > Manage Jobs and Sets > Manage Sets), select Add Set > Logical.

      2. On the Set Details page, specify the following fields and then select Next:

        • Set name – Enter a unique name for the new set.

        • Content Origin – Select Discovery to allow searching of Primo VE metadata.

      3. On the second page of the wizard, select Advanced.

      4. In the Advanced Search box, select Has Course and Exists, and then select Search to perform an Advanced Search.

        PVE_SetHasCourses.png

        Repository Search
      5. Select Save to save the new set.

    2. Edit the Recalculate Local Resource Types Job (Admin > Manage Jobs and Sets > Run a Job) and select the new set.

    Adding a Progress Indicator in the Get It Section

    March 2019 URM-100190
    This enhancement adds the diamonds progress indicator to the Get It section on the Full Display page to inform users that the system is determining whether holdings exist. This indication will appear for consortia in the main Get It and the Get It of other institutions.

    PVE_Diamonds_GetItOther.png

    Diamonds Progress Indicator in Get It Other Section

    Link to Leganto Reading List

    February 2019 URM-95708
    This enhancement allows users to access their Leganto reading lists by selecting the Course Information link under the Details section of a record's full display.

    PVE_CRSINFO_Details.png

    Course Information on the Full Display Page

    To support this functionality, the <crsinfo> normalization field, which contains all course related information (including the course code), will now store the course code in a new subfield $$R. For example:

    <crsinfo>$$RSOCPETS$$VSOCPETS: Sociology of Pets; Sociology; Braun, Connie</crsinfo>

    Configuration Options

    Out of the box, the ability to link to Leganto is disabled.

    To enable this feature:
    1. Open the Views List page (Configuration Menu > Discovery > Display Configuration > Configure Views).

    2. Edit your view and select the Full Record Services tab.

    3. Configure the Details code, which opens the Edit Full Display Details page.

    4. Select Add Field to open the Row Fields dialog box.

      1. Add the Course Information field.

        PVE_CRSINFO_LegantoOptions.png

        Row Fields Dialog Box for Course Information Field
      2. From the Enable Linking to Leganto field select one of the following options to enable linking:

        • Use a Permalink to the reading list – This option opens the Leganto My Lists page, which is prefiltered for this reading list.

        • Use a Link to the list on the Find Lists page – This option opens the Leganto Find Lists page, which preselects this reading list.

      3. Select Done to return to the Edit Full Display Details page.

    Dedup and FRBR Matching Points Improvements

    February 2019 URM-93132
    In comparison to Primo, the Dedup and FRBR processes used for Primo VE were much stricter and found fewer matches. This enhancement improves these processes by changing the following match criteria, which determine whether records in Primo VE are the same. For more details, see Understanding the Dedup and FRBR Processes (Primo VE).

    These improvements will be applied immediately for any new record added to Alma. For existing records, the system will apply these improvements gradually over the coming weeks.

    Process Field Description

    Dedup

    F3 (ISSN)

    In addition to field 022 subfields a and e, the ISSN is now also taken from field 776 subfield x.

     

    F3 (ISBN)

    In cases in which a record has more than one ISBN, an F3 key will now be generated for each ISBN. Previously, a key was generated after appending and separating the ISBNs with a semicolon, which prevented matches with records that had a single ISBN.

    In the following example of an eBook, an F3 key will be generated for each ISBN to allow a match:

    • Print record:

      020 __ |a 9781118850534 (pbk.) : |c 32.99

    • Electronic record:

      020 __ |a 9781118850541 (e-book)

      020 __ |a 9781118850534 (pbk.) :

      020 __ |z 9781118850565 (ePub ebook) :

      020 __ |z 9781118850541 (PDF ebook)

    FRBR

    K1 (Author)

    No longer check for subfield d (date) in all fields:

    100 a, b, c, q
    or 110 a, b, c, q
    or 111 a, b, c, n, q

    OR (in case no 100, 110 and 111 exist):
    700 a, b, c, q
    710 a, b, c, q
    711 a, b, c, n, q

    For UNIMARC, no longer check for subfield f (date) in the following fields: 700, 710, 720, 701, 711, 721.

    K2 (Uniform Title)

    No longer check for subfield s (version):

    130 a, d, m, n, p, r

    For UNIMARC, no longer check for subfield q (version) in field 500.

    K3 (Title)

    No longer check for subfield s (version) in field 240:

    240 a, d, m, n, p, r
    245 a, b, e, f, g, n, p
    242 a, b, f, g, n, p
    246 a, b, f, g, n, p
    247 a, b, f, g, n, p
    740 a, b, f, g, n, p

    Support Dedup and FRBR for DC Records

    February 2019 URM-82334
    As is done for MARC21 and UNIMARC records, this enhancement applies the Dedup/FRBR processes to Dublin Core (DC) records to reduce the display of duplicate records in search results. For more details, see Understanding the Dedup and FRBR Processes (Primo VE).

    Enable Dedup and FRBR Suppression Based on a Library

    February 2019 URM-98678
    This enhancement allows you create FRBR and Dedup rules that suppress records based on a specific library. To support this functionality, the Suppress Dedup/FRBR Rules page (Configuration Menu > Discovery > Other > Suppress Dedup/FRBR) has been updated to allow you to create rules based on a specific library's inventory. For more details, see Suppressing Groups of Records from Dedup/FRBR for Primo VE.

    PVE_SuppressRule_InventoryLibrary.png

    Suppress by Library's Inventory

    Extend Normalization for Display to Support UNIMARC

    February 2019 URM-88982
    This enhancement allows you to create UNIMARC normalization rules, which allow you to alter the presentation of the out-of-the-box display fields and any local display fields that you have created in Primo VE. The normalization rules are applied immediately to the records for discovery.

    To support this functionality, the Define a Display Field page (Configuration Menu > Discovery > Display Configuration > Manage Display Fields) now includes the UNIMARC Normalization Rule section, which allows you to update the normalization rules for specific display fields after selecting it in the Field to edit field. For more details, see Managing Display and Local Fields for Primo VE.

    PVE_Add_UNIMARC_NormRuleDisplay.png

    New UNIMARC Normalization Rule Section

    When editing a normalization rule for a local display field, Primo VE provides a normalization template to assist in the creation of the field's normalization rule.

    Add Data Source Facet for External Data

    February 2019 URM-85427
    This enhancement adds a new facet called Data Source, which allows users to filter search results by an external data source. The data source is based on the Data Source Label field on the Import Profile Details page (Configuration Menu > Discovery > Loading External Data Sources > Discovery Import Profiles).

    PVE_ImportProfileDetails_DataSourceLabel2.png

    Import Profile Details Page

    Configuration Options

    The new facet is disabled by default.

    To ensure that the correct label displays for the data source, you should reload your external data before enabling the new facet.

    To enable the Data Source facet:
    1. Open the View List page (Configuration Menu > Discovery > Display Configuration > Configure Views).

    2. Edit your view.

    3. Select the Brief Results tab.

    4. In the Facets section, edit and enable the Data Source facet.

    In addition, the following code tables have been updated to support the new facet: Facet Labels and Facets Code Fields Labels.

    Add Execution Logs for Import Profile Process

    February 2019 URM-95707
    This enhancement allows you to view the execution logs for discovery import profiles so that you can determine where any issues may have occurred during the import. This information is now available on the Events Report page.

    To view the execution logs for a discovery import profile:
    1. Open the Import Profiles page (Configuration Menu > Discovery > Loading External Data Sources > Discovery Import Profiles).

    2. For the profile that you want to monitor, select History to open the Job History page.

    3. To view a job's execution logs, select Events to open the Events Report page.

      PVE_EventsReportPage.png

      Events Report Page

    Enhance Link to Resource Functionality for External Data

    February 2019 URM-96235
    This enhancement improves the handling of MARC 856 fields that are used as link to resources in external records so that the links and their associated labels appear in the View It section of the record's full display. This enhancement includes the following changes:

    • Calculation of the link's label – if the link to resource is taken from a MARC 856 subfield u, the y, z, or 3 subfield's value will be used for the link's label. if the 856 field has no y, z, or 3 subfields, the system will use the defined link label. If the link label was not defined, the system will use the default label.

    • Display of links – All link to resources from MARC 856 fields that have different calculated labels will appear in the View It section of the record's full display. If multiple links have the same URL and calculated link label, only one of the links will appear in the Links section.

    Browse by Series

    February 2019 URM-73962
    This is an additional enhancement to the browse functionality, which now includes the ability to browse for records by series in Primo VE. A Series browse search returns an alphabetical list of headings. Each item in the results list returns a list of related records that can be sorted by title, author, date oldest, or date newest.

    PVE_BrowseBySeries.png

    Browse Page in Primo VE

    The following figure shows an example of the alphabetical list returned from a Series browse. Users can then click one of the items in the list to display the brief results for the item.

    PVE_BrowseSeries.png

    Browse by Series Example

    Configuration Options

    The following table describes the configuration that supports this functionality.

    Series Browse Configuration
    Element Description

    Links Menu tab in View Configuration

    Enables/Disables the Browse link that displays on the Main menu in Primo VE. To configure the Browse by Series option on the Browse Search page, edit the BrowseSearch code and then enable/disable the series option under the Browse List Options section.

    Browse Search Labels code table

    The following codes define the display labels that are associated with Browse by Series:

    • nui.browse.series: Series

    • nui.browse.back.to.series: Back to series from browse list

    Accessibility Ongoing Improvements

    February 2019

    We are continuously working to improve product accessibility to make it comply with the standard of WCAG 2.0 AA level. In this release, we have solved the remaining accessibility issues that were received from an external audit and customer cases. Some of these fixes include the following:

    • Search fields now have a programmatically determinable label.

    • Fixed the Skip to Search link in Advanced or Browse Searches.

    For JAWS users:

    • Login options are now labeled.

    • The arrow keys are now enabled to allow users to navigate between page selector links in the Brief Results.

    • Ctrl+ENTER  and Ctrl+left click were enabled on various pages in the new UI to allow links to be opened in a new window.

    • For screen reader users, added titles and labels to Resource Recommender page.

    • Removed unnecessary elements such as the "Show more filters" at the end of Tweak My Result section.

    • Added "search results" to the number followed by the facet value to make clearer for screen readers.

    • Changed the labels of the search scope drop-down control to make then clearer.

    • Fixed the aria-labels in the User area menu.

    • In various places in the new UI (such as brief results and full display), patrons cannot right-click links and open them in a new tab. This has been fixed.

    We will soon publish the accessibility alignment plan for 2019, which is based on our accessibility audit and customer cases and reports that were communicated to the working group.

    Improve Availability Status and Delivery Options for Electronic Items in Multicampus Configuration

    February 2019 URM-100512
    This enhancement improves the accuracy of the availability status and proposed delivery services for electronic items in multicampus configurations:

    • Availability status – If any of the following conditions are met, the available online status will display for items to which the user has access to its full text:

      • A record has been activated for the campus to which the view is affiliated.

      • The user is on campus at any of the campuses for which the record is available.

      If none of the conditions are met, the status will display check for available services.

    • Delivery options – In the View It section of the record's full display, users will see links to which they have access. If there are no available links, the How to get it section will appear in the record's full display.

    Support Auto Complete for Consortia

    February 2019 URM-99624
    This enhancement allows member institutions in a consortium to enable the Auto Complete feature for their users. When this feature is enabled for a view, Primo VE requests suggestions from the Auto Complete service as users type in their queries, and then displays the suggestions under the search box. For example:

    PVE_AutoCompleteExample.png

    Auto Complete Example

    To enable this functionality, select the Auto Complete Enabled field on the General Tab in the View Configuration Wizard. For more details, see Defining a View.

    Improve Display of UNIMARC Items

    February 2019 URM-97955
    This enhancement includes the following changes to the UNIMARC mapping include missing punctuation and subfields:

     

    Display Field
    Old Mapping New Mapping

    Creator

    700 $a $b $c

    701 $a $b $c

    710 $a $b $c

    711$a $b $c

    700 #1 $a, $b <$c> $d <$f>

    700 #0 $a <$c> $d <$f>

    701 #1 $a, $b <$c> $d <$f>

    701 #0 $a <$c> $d <$f>

    710 01 $a <$c> : $b

    710 02 $a <$c> : $b

    710 12 $a : $b : <$c> <$d>, $f, $e

    711 01 $a <$c> : $b

    711 02 $a <$c> : $b

    711 12 $a : $b : <$c> <$d>, $f, $e

    Example:

    700  #1$aHume $bDavid $f1711-1776

    Contributor

    701 abcf

    702 abcf

    7110 abcgh

    7120 abcgh

    7111 a-g

    7121 a-g

    702 #1  $a, $b <$c> $d <$f>

    702 #0  $a <$c> $d <$f>

    712 01 $a <$c> : $b

    712 02 $a <$c> : $b

    712 12 $a : $b : <$c> <$d>, $f, $e

    Example:

    702  #1$aSaltel $bPhilippe $f1960-.... $ced. scientifique $ctrad.

    Title

    200 $a,$e,$h,$i

    200 $a,$b,$c,$d,$e,$f,$g,$h,$i

    Punctuation will appear as follows:

    200$$a [200$$b]. 200$$c = 200$$d : 200$$e / 200$$f ; 200$$g. 200$$v. 200$$h. 200$$i

    If multiple $$a subfields exist, they will be separated by a <space><semicolon><space>. For example:

    200$$a : 200$$e ; 200$$a [200$$b]. 200$$c = 200$$d : 200$$e / 200$$f ; 200$$g. 200$$v. 200$$h. 200$$i

    Support NDC Classification

    February 2019 URM-94043
    With this enhancement, the following capabilities have been added to support the Nippon Decimal Classification (NDC), which is stored in the MARC 084 field:

    • Filtering results with the new Classification NDC facet in the brief results.

    • Performing advanced searches with the new Classification NDC search index.

    • Display the NDC in the details section of the record's full display. The NDC classification is mapped to the Identifier field.

    To configure this enhancement, enable the new Classification NDC fields in the Brief Results and the Advanced Search Configuration tabs on the Views Configuration page. For more information, see Configuring Discovery Views for Primo VE.

    Kana to Romaji Transliteration

    February 2019 URM-96451
    This enhancement allows users to search in Kana (either Hiragana or Katakana) and find results with the matching Romanji value. For Japanese customers, During indexing, documents with Japanese language will be expanded to index the Katakana value based on the Romaji value.

    Polish Language Search and Sort Issues

    February 2019 URM-98551
    This enhancement utilizes the alphabetical order of Polish characters to get proper results upon the following:

    • Searches – Searches for letters with diacritics should return matches for diacritics, not the regular letters. Letters with diacritics will not be normalized.

      For example:

      Search for: Will search for the phrase: Will NOT search for:
      ławica ławica lawica
      chłopiec chłopiec chlopiec
      źrebna źrebna zrebna
    • Sorting – Search results will be sorted in relevance to the Polish Alphabetical order. This means that a character with a diacritic will be sorted after the character that does not have a diacritic.

    New Premium Sandbox Policy

    February 2019 URM-98760
    As previously announced, Ex Libris is updating the premium sandbox policy for all of the products that run on the cloud platform (Alma, Primo VE, Leganto, and Esploro) and upgrading the premium sandbox environment’s underlying technology. For detailed information on the new policy, see Ex Libris New Premium Sandbox Policy: Frequently Asked Questions.

    As a result of the new policy, the Sandbox Management page in the Configuration menu and the sandbox widget on the Alma home page were removed. Instead, in your production environment, there is now a link to your premium sandbox from the Help menu:

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    Premium Sandbox Link in Help Menu

    In your sandbox environment, the date of the last clone from production appears:

    PVE_clone.png

    Date of Last Clone from Production

    New Primo Central Activation User Interface

    February 2019 PRM-38580
    The Primo Central Activation user interface has been given a new look and feel and improved performance. The new UI allows users to select collection criteria (such as subscription and access information) and to perform searches on provider and collection names to help manage the activation of your library's collections. In addition, users now have the ability to add notes to collections to provide additional information regarding their activation or deactivation.

    The new user interface will be released on January 27, 2019.

    PC_CollectionActivationPage_NUI.png

    Provider List

    After selecting a Provider's link in the Provider List, the Collection List opens, allowing you to activate/deactivate collections individually or in bulk. In addition, you can select collection filters and search further on the collection name to narrow your results.

    PC_CollectionActivationPage_NUI.png

    Collection List per Provider

    For additional information, see Primo Central Collection Activation.

    Support Citation Style Language (CSL)

    January 2019 URM-94633
    Out of the box, Primo VE supports the following citation styles: APA (6th edition), Chicago/Turabian (16th edition), Harvard, MLA (7th edition) and MLA (8th edition).

    PVE_OTB_CitationStyles.png

    Send to Citation Action

    With this enhancement, institutions can use the new Citations Styles List page (Configuration Menu > Discovery > Other > Citations Styles) to manage and include additional citation style languages, which are stored in GitHub's CSL Style Repository.

    PVE_CitationsStylesList.png

    Citations Styles List Page (Out-of-the-Box Styles Shown)

    For configuration details, see Managing Citation Styles for Primo VE.

    Pre-Filter Search

    January 2019 URM-83340
    This enhancement allows users to limit their initial search results by selecting the following filters prior to executing a search using Primo VE's basic search:

    • Resource Type – This filter allows users to narrow their searches to a specific type of resource (such as books or journals). If disabled, searches include all resource types.

    • Search Type – If filtering by search field is enabled, this filter allows users to select from the following options:

      • that contain my query words – The search terms must be found in the selected search field.

      • with my exact phrase – The exact phrase must be found in the selected search field.

      • begins with – The search terms must be found at the start of the search field.

    • Search Field – This filter allows users to narrow their searches to a specific search field (such as the author or title) using the operation selected in the Search Type drop-down list. If disabled, searches include all search fields in the record.

    PVE_BS_PreFilters.png

    All Pre-Filters Enabled

    Configuration Options

    To support this functionality, the Enable for Basic Search check box has been added to the following sections on the Advanced Search Configuration tab of the View Configuration page.

    • List of Indexes – When selected, this option displays the Search type and Search Field drop-down lists below the basic search box.

    • List of Resource Types – When enabled, this option displays the Resource Type drop-down list below the basic search box.

    PVE_BS_EnablePreFilters.png

    Advanced Search Configuration Tab on View Configuration Page

    Labels for the Pre-filter drop-down lists are defined in the Basic Search Pre-Filters Labels code table. For more information, see Configuring Display Labels for Primo VE.

    Improve Renew Selected in My Library Card

    January 2019 URM-95424
    This enhancement adds the ability to renew selected loans from the list with one click in My Library Card. The following renew options are supported in the Loans tab:

    • RENEW SELECTED (new) - This button appears at the top of the loan list if any but not all loans have been selected in the list. When selected, only the selected loans will be renewed.

    • RENEW ALL (existing) – This button appears at the top of the loan list when there is a single loan in the list, when no loans are selected in the list, and when all of the loans are selected in the list. When selected, it will attempt to renew all loans in the list.

    • RENEW (existing) – This button appears for a loan in the list if it can be renewed. When selected, only that loan will be renewed.

    PVE_MyLibraryCard_Loans_RenewSelected2.png

    Loans Tab in My Library Card

    Configuration Options

    The following table lists the configurations that are supported with this functionality.

    Configuration Options
    Page Description

    Library Card Labels code table

    The following code was added to define the new Renew Selected button in the Loans tab:

    • nui.loans.renewselected Renew Selected

    Loans Lists Labels code table

    The following codes were added to define the messages used in the Loans tab:

    • nui.loans.renewselected.success.fetchall The selected loans have been successfully renewed
    • nui.default.loans.renewselected.fail.fetchall Renew has failed for the selected loans

    Aria Labels code table

    The following codes were added to define the new renew buttons in the Loans tab:

    • nui.aria.account.loans.renew Renew
    • nui.aria.account.loans.renewall Renew All
    • nui.aria.account.loans.renewselected Renew Selected

    Increase Visibility of Citation Trail

    January 2019 URM-96527
    This enhancement allows users to access the Citation Path page from the Brief Results page. Previously, the following citation links were available only on the Full Display page:

    PVE_CitedInRecord_Link.png – View records that this record cites.
    PVE_CitedByRecords_Link.png – View records that cite this record.

    Now the links also appear on the Brief Results page:

    PVE_CT_BriefResults.png

    Citation Links in Brief Results (NEW)

    Selecting a citation link, opens the Citation Path page, which contains the list of citations and the path to the selected record.

    PVE_CT_Path.png

    Citation Path Page (Existing)

    Configuration Options

    The Citation Trail option on the Full Record Services Tab of the View Configuration page allows you to activate citation trails in the UI. For more information, see Configuring the Citations Service.

    Transport Layer Security (TLS) Support

    January 2019
    TLS is a cryptographic protocol that provides authentication and data encryption between different endpoints (for example, the user’s desktop and the application server). Various vulnerabilities (such as POODLE and DROWN) have been found in TLS versions 1.0 and 1.1 in recent years. 

    To avoid security vulnerabilities and to align with industry standards, Ex Libris is removing its support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 in both Alma and Primo. This will occur on all sandbox environments as of the March release (February 17th, 2019) and on all production environments as of the May release (May 5th, 2019). Effective May 6, 2019, Ex Libris will support only TLS 1.2 or later.

    You can find additional information on TLS at:

    Resolved Issues

    • September 2019 SF: 00680463 URM-109241
      A typographical error appeared for a French label in the My Account > Requests tab. The label for the following code has been fixed on the Discovery Interface Labels page (Configuration Menu > Fulfillment > Discovery Interface Display Logic > Labels): c.uresolver.getit2.item_list.status.HOLDSHELF.with_expected_date.
    • September 2019 SF: 00674064 URM-108816
      Hyperlinks in display fields did not work when the link contained highlighted search terms. This has been fixed.
    • September 2019 SF: 00574532 URM-96522
      The label for the Resource Sharing Citation Type was mistakenly used for the Citation Type on the Purchase Request Form. This has been fixed.
    • September 2019 SF: 00556278 URM-82153
      Changing the label for the Syndetics Unbound code in the Results Tile code table did not work. This has been fixed. The following codes are used for Syndetics Unbound:
           -  Results Tile Labels code table: brief.results.tabs.syndeticsunbound
           -  Aria Labels code table: nui.aria.fulldisplay.exploreButton
    • September 2019 SF: 00571288 URM-103442
      "Did You Mean" suggestions did not display when expected. This has been fixed by providing suggestions when results for blended searches (local and PC) contain less than the 15 record threshold for either local records or PC records. Previously, the total results had to be less than 15 records for both sources.
    • September 2019 SF: 00691497 URM-111154
      In some cases, a gray screen appeared on the Full Display page after selecting a record in the search results. This has been fixed.
    • September 2019 SF: 00616275 URM-103996
      Discovery import profile could not import oai_dc records with default namespace. This has been fixed.
    • September 2019 SF: 00629798 URM-102443
      In some cases, an availability status for online records appeared when the record contained only physical holdings. This has been fixed.
    • September 2019 SF: 00579953 URM-95714
      Social authentication was not working from Services page in some cases. This has been fixed.
    • September 2019 SF: 00665691 URM-108313
      Advanced search for call number that included Katakana did not return correct record. This has been fixed.
    • September 2019 SF: 00666625, 00694750 URM-107556
      When pinning multiple records from a FRBR group, only one appeared in the Saved Records list. This has been fixed.
    • September 2019 SF: 00627181, 00647452 URM-107653
      When exporting records to BibTex, commas were missing after values in the .bib file. This has been fixed.
    • September 2019 SF: 00622270, 00640308 URM-104742
      It was not possible to create a local resource type code that already existed in the system (such as PC resource type: government_documents). The system now allows you to create such local resource types for your local data. The new labels will override the existing labels for the local resource type.
    • September 2019 SF: 00637393, 00653139, 00666179 URM-107567
      For the Resource Sharing Request Form, the UI was using a different code for "Issue" than the Resource Sharing Labels code table. This has been fixed by adding the following code: almaResourceSharing.issue.
    • September 2019 SF: 00647299, 00690335, 00692091, 00712279 URM-105062
      The Primaws API was returning '400 Bad Request' on the Services page unless ctx_id was removed from openURL. This has been fixed.
    • September 2019 SF: 00573797, 00666437, 00680468, 00680682, 00695003 URM-95146
      Records from external sources could not be sent by email. This has been fixed.
    • September 2019 SF: 00520552, 00576270, 00628555, 00643094, 00673537, 00696299 URM-90536
      In Resource Recommender, auto-generated link to electronic collection led to a blank page. This has been fixed.
    • September 2019 SF: 00633204, 00670706, 00687802, 00691201, 00694570, 00710745, 00711040, 00619528
      In some cases, searches were failing when records that were removed from an institution's database still existed in the network index. This has been temporarily fixed by replacing each of these records with a dummy record in the UI to prevent the search from failing. With an upcoming fix, the records will be removed from the index completely.
    • August 2019 SF: 00680833 URM-111846
      Browse search could not open full display of records due to missing availability. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00694367, 00696079 URM-111747
      Sign in banner does not appear when silent login is enabled in some cases. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00686065, 00694729 URM-111611
      Custom local data scopes were not working for local fields. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00678772, 00683598, 00683813, 00684073, 00684093, 00684621, 00684993, 00685488, 00686158, 00686175 URM-109510
      The View Online section disappeared after consecutive searches. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00564542, 00667978 URM-108998
      Increasing the discovery_facet_limit parameter to 50 did not affect local fields. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00658931, 00659901, 00662554, 00689295 URM-108966
      Topic Overview (Reference Entry) did not work if the view is configured to include results with no full-text. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00499252 URM-106980
      Digitization request did not work correctly in some cases. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00667208 URM-106819
      Digitization requests at the item level failed. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00654525, 00666249 URM-106001
      Resource types in Full display were not translated. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00653776 URM-105487
      Library name and location under MY Library Card were in English instead of Hebrew. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00631580 URM-105299
      Local fields were not fully searchable when their data included a colon. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00571290 URM-103639
      Direct linking was not working properly for multicampus environments. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00627308 URM-103448
      The User JWT API did not work properly. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00637651 URM-103098
      Lost and Paid status label was incorrect in some environments. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00570574, 00640744, 00645452, 00658842 URM-100778
      Some location names were not translated correctly in availability and facets. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00619046, 00644201 URM-99500
      The Permalink action was not working for Primo Central records that contained special characters. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00579162 URM-94898
      The following message erroneously displayed before availability services were completely loaded: This Item cannot be Requested. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00580375, 00593366, 00594599, 00636693, 00650986, 00675516 URM-94437
      The Open Access facet included records that did not have an Open Access indicator. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00598649, 00614282, 00614655 URM-81642
      Collection Discovery loaded very slowly. This has been fixed.
    • July 2019 SF: 00617082 URM-106049
      In some cases, keyword searches that did not include an AND operator returned redundant records in the results. This has been fixed.
    • July 2019 SF: 00659916 URM-107127
      Pre-filters under simple search does not clear after clicking the logo. This has been fixed.
    • July 2019 SF: 00669501, 00670522 URM-108248
      The label for the item.serviceNotAvailable code was mispelled. This has been fixed.
    • July 2019 SF: 00658568 URM-107107
      Show license - values/content displayed as one HTML tag with a colon as a delimiter. This has been fixed.
    • July 2019 SF: 00664093 URM-106989
      No configuration table for Loan Status Labels in Primo VE. This has been fixed.
    • July 2019 SF: 00659529 URM-106805
      The pickup location name for Home Address was not translated on the Resource Sharing Request Form . This has been fixed.
    • July 2019 SF: 00623372, 00624032, 00628165, 00629385, 00635235 URM-101494
      ILL links were missing metadata. This has been fixed.
    • July 2019 SF: 00606846, 00646878 URM-101422
      Primo Central and manual records added to "My collection" in Leganto did not display in Primo VE. This has been fixed.
    • July 2019 SF: 00515738 URM-88180
      Historic loan records were shown without any information. This has been fixed.
    • July 2019 SF: 00505558 URM-87723
      The top-level facet counts were lower in Primo Analytics after migration to Primo VE. This has been fixed.
    • July 2019 SF: 00659025 URM-106104
      FRBR versions were not displayed when using Korean interface. This has been fixed.
    • July 2019 SF: 00620235 URM-103939
      Users that were explicitly associated with a campus were not able to view Campus resources. This has been fixed.
    • July 2019 SF: 00651090 URM-105254
      Some filters did not work for local scopes. This has been fixed.
    • July 2019 SF: 00587428, 00597470, 00660970, 00683651 URM-99302
      No items could fulfill the submitted request. This has been fixed.
    • July 2019 SF: 00667855 URM-107519
      Incoming OpenURL parameters are changed to 'undefined' when values contained unicode codes. This has been fixed.
    • July 2019 SF: 00604254 URM-100614
      For consortia, the loading of labels on the Login page was very slow. This has been fixed.
    • July 2019 SF: 00526169 URM-111434
      The option to select the vocabulary for Browse search was not working. This has been fixed.
    • July 2019 SF: 00593571 URM-97513
      For Basic searches, journals did not show all locations prior to refresh. This has been fixed.
    • June 2019 SF: 00631015 URM-103247
      Database Search categories appeared for records that had been suppressed in Alma. This has been fixed.
    • June 2019 SF: 00674854, 00675965 URM-108591
      EZproxy did not allow off-campus access of Primo resources. This has been fixed.
    • June 2019 SF: 00670199 URM-108578
      In some cases, title-level requests failed and returned the following message for consortia: No items can fulfill the submitted request. This has been fixed.
    • June 2019 SF: 00665683 URM-107772
      Korean searches in Primo VE returned far fewer results than searches in the Alma repository. This has been fixed.
    • June 2019 SF: 00627308 URM-107501
      An issue with user parameters in the Primo User JWT API has been fixed. For more information about the API's parameters, see Primo User JWT.
    • June 2019 SF: 00445356 URM-107358
      In some cases, the date for saved records in My Favorites displayed null. This has been fixed.
    • June 2019 SF: 00635583, 00664198 URM-105297
      Searches for the author's name in Hebrew did not retrieve any results in basic search. This has been fixed.
    • June 2019 SF: 00619870 URM-104113
      Information that included parentheses in local MARC fields was not displayed correctly in local display fields. This has been fixed.
    • June 2019 SF: 00639838, 00662874 URM-103854
      In some cases, Primo VE searches were taking too long (see Search Response Time Improvements). This has been fixed.
    • June 2019 SF: 00575235, 00641071, 00575235, 00641071 URM-101869
      In some cases, HTML information appeared in the highlighted portion of the result's snippet. This has been fixed.
    • June 2019 SF: 00630976, 00630977, 00630978 URM-101810
      In some cases, the normalization rules were not applied correctly for Kanji. This has been fixed.
    • June 2019 SF: 00631011 URM-101809
      Sort ranking of Japanese searches has been improved.
    • June 2019 SF: 00631009 URM-101806
      Exact searching in Japanese has been improved.
    • June 2019 SF: 00594829, 00659634 URM-100180
      In some cases, article full text linking failed. This has been fixed.
    • June 2019 SF: 00582886, 00590408, 00607105, 00659972 URM-96633
      In some cases, the following error message appeared when authentication failed: User is unauthorized in Alma. This has been fixed.
    • June 2019 SF: 00556581, 00566745, 00608112, 00631442 URM-95946
      The custom label for partial digitization requests did not display. This has been fixed.
    • June 2019 SF: 00526169, 00545911, 00631459 URM-91455
      In some cases, expected author names were missing in results for Author Browse. This has been fixed by allowing you to select which vocabulary to use for Author Browse in View Configuration.
    • April 2019 URM-102339
      If a lateral link (such as creator or is part of) included a semicolon in the text, the link was broken. This has been fixed.
    • April 2019 SF: 00573383, 00583600, 00597207, 00623084, 00624364, 00630812 URM-96068
      Bibliographic records with only suppressed holdings were appearing in Primo VE when the SupressBibsWithSupressedHol customer parameter was set to true. This has been fixed.
    • April 2019 SF: 00643458, 00644683, 00645888, 00656444 URM-96919
      The Loading data message box stayed open in the MD Editor after selecting Normalization rules for External Data sources from the Discovery configuration menu. This has been fixed.
    • April 2019 SF: 00511160 URM-97135
      The following issues with JAWS were corrected:
           1. After reaching the search box with the down arrow, JAWS returns "Search anything", and Enter allows users to type a query.
           2. There is only one sign-in link, and it had a bad aria-label.
    • April 2019 URM-99813
      When using JAWS, Skip to Advanced Search did not work for advanced searches. This has been fixed.
    • April 2019 SF: 00601545 URM-99343
      The OpenURL for bX recommendations was not working in Internet Explorer. This has been fixed.
    • April 2019 SF: 00624034 URM-100738
      The Discovery import profile did not delete records with LDR pos. 5='d'. This has been fixed.
    • April 2019 SF: 00642344 URM-103934
      Typographical errors were corrected in the out-of-the-box Spanish labels.
    • April 2019 URM-105511
      Direct Linking was not working properly for PC link to resource records and external data source records. This has been fixed.
    • March 2019 SF: 00631236 URM-101611
      The Database Search label continued to display after switching from Database Search to Journal Search. This has been fixed.
    • March 2019 SF: 00642017 URM-103544
      Unable to import MARC records when the 035 field was missing in the source record. This has been fixed so that the system uses the 001 field when the 035 field is missing.
    • March 2019 SF: 00625319 URM-102583
      The Journal Search label continued to display after switching from Journal Search to Database Search. This has been fixed.
    • March 2019 SF: 00560398, 00570898, 00629891 URM-94692
      Physical records would not display in the results unless the "Held at My Library" facet was selected. This has been fixed.
    • March 2019 SF: 00568280, 00647954, 00648582 URM-95106
      The display_specific_related_items parameter was set to true, but sometimes Primo VE displayed all items instead of a specific item. This has been fixed.
    • March 2019 SF: 00516756, 00585475, 00586810, 00622673, 00637262 URM-91217
      When commas were included in the Journal Search, expected results were not returned. This has been fixed.
    • March 2019 SF: 00591428 URM-102345
      In some cases, incorrect results were returned after selecting the "available online" and "physical copies available in library" facets. This has been fixed.

      This fix is applied to all new records that are created or loaded into Alma, as well as any existing records that are modified.

    • March 2019 SF: 00621480, 00621828, 00622907, 00625732, 00627302, 00628920, 00629395, 00629998, 00630850, 00631467, 00633261, 00635327 URM-100372
      In some cases, the "available online" status changed to no inventory when switching to the record's full details. This has been fixed.
    • February 2019 SF: 00633662 URM-101926
      Korean searches were not working. This has been fixed.
    • February 2019 SF: 00535641, 00582529, 00600845, 00604091 URM-89668
      General electronic services were not displaying for guest users. This has been fixed.
    • February 2019 SF: 00569611, 00620046, 00621055, 00624158, 00626306
    • Clicking RSS from saved searches sometimes returned a HTTP 500 error. This has been fixed.
    • February 2019 SF: 00543559, 00565440, 00613156, 00623003, 00624699, 00637715 URM-91426
      Searches for ISSN and ISBNs without hyphens returned no results. This has been fixed.
    • February 2019 URM-93976
      When using the Journal search link from the classic Primo UI, the deep link redirection configuration was not applied and users received a 400 error. This has been fixed.
    • February 2019 SF: 00556880, 00563368, 00582989, 00599192, 00635318 URM-96079
      For 6XX fields, subfield information was displayed in the incorrect order in the record's full details. This has been fixed.
    • February 2019 SF: 00593507 URM-97760
      The full text of an item's public note was not displaying. This has been fixed.
    • February 2019 SF: 00595736 URM-97888
      Searches with Swedish characters that had diacritics returned incorrect results. This has been fixed.
    • February 2019 SF: 00602322 URM-98436
      Consortia were unable to request library items outside of their instances because request was not an option. Fulfillment network request options in Primo VE appeared incorrectly in some of the titles. This has been fixed.
    • February 2019 URM-98620
      For consortia, eJournals were not searchable with Journal Search. This has been fixed.
    • February 2019 SF: 00580522, 00610898, 00611748 URM-98952
      In some cases, the View It section was missing for consortia. This has been fixed.
    • February 2019 SF: 00529209 URM-99979URM-100020URM-100031
      For purchase requests, the following issues were fixed:
           - All information was not filled in automatically in the Purchase Request Form.
           - The label for the end page was missing in the Requester note.
           - A space was missing between the title and the start page and between the start and end pages in the Requester note.
           - The issue number was missing in the Requester note.
    • February 2019 URM-100091
      Databases categories were sorting by rank instead of by title. This has been fixed.
    • February 2019 SF: 00622417, 00622903, 00623423, 00623786, 00624602, 00624648, 00624925, 00625005, 00625502, 00625900, 00626101, 00626198, 00627074, 00628203, 00629875, 00632772 URM-100597
      In some cases, links to articles were not returning the correct article. This has been fixed.
    • February 2019 SF: 00584630, 00629448 URM-101491
      Copyright statement was not visible after submitting request. This has been fixed.
    • January 2019 SF: 00512565, 00552108, 00579396, 00610006 URM-92206
      In some cases, the system referred to the address as mandatory field and displayed the The Field Address line 1 is mandatory message when users attempted to change their passwords from My Library Card > Personal Details. This has been fixed.
    • January 2019 SF: 00585974, 00588416, 00595254, 00601454, 00607315 URM-97052
      The physical version of an item did not display when there was an electronic version. This has been fixed.
    • January 2019 SF: 00591138 URM-97377
      Exact searches for an author in Advanced Search returned results that did not contain the author. This has been fixed.
    • January 2019 SF: 00590414, 00594332 URM-97546
      In a fulfillment network, users were not able to pick up an item provided by another institution from their own institution. This has been fixed.
    • January 2019 SF: 00607622 URM-98220
      In some cases, the Available in library facet did not display when the results contained physical items. This has been fixed.
    • January 2019 URM-98620
      For collaborative networks with no Network Zone, eJournals were not searchable in Journal Search. This has been fixed.
    • January 2019 SF: 00616366,00618295 URM-99431
      For digital resource sharing requests in a fulfillment network, the patron's email address was replaced with the library's email. This has been fixed.
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