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    Primo Quarterly Update Webinar - July 2019

    To download other formats of the presentation, select the following links:

    • Primo Quarterly Update - July 2019 (WebEx)
    • Primo Quarterly Update - July 2019 (PDF)

    November Sneak Peek

    • Apply actions to a group of records in the Brief Results.

    • Support search by voice.

    • Improve email template and support its customization.

    • Support display of subject chains in Full Display of records.


    Primo Quarterly Update Webinar - May 2019

    To download other formats of the presentation, select the following links:

    • Primo Quarterly Update - May 2019 (WebEx)
    • Primo Quarterly Update - May 2019 (PDF)

    August Sneak Peek

    • Link to Leganto Reading List – Link from course details in Full Display to reading lists in Leganto.

    • More from the same Courses/Collections – Enable users to discover more items easily in the same context as the current item.

    • Export to Mendeley – Add Send To action to support the export of items to the Mendeley reference manager.

    • Display reason for non-renewable loans in My Library (NERS 5493).


    Primo Quarterly Update Webinar - January 2019

    To download other formats of the presentation, select the following links:

    • Primo Quarterly Update - January 2019 (WebEx)
    • Primo Quarterly Update - January 2019 (PDF)

    May Sneak Peek

    • Exploration for Related Reading – Provides users with tools to explore connections between related items such as a books and book reviews, chapter to other chapters.
    • Link to Leganto Reading List – Allow users to navigate and access course reading lists.
    • Enhanced Collection Discovery:
          -  Add the ability to search inside the collection.
          -  Support the selection of up to four high quality images per collection coming from Alma.
    • Short Permalinks for Records (NERS) – Generate shortened permalink for records to support sending using other tools (such as text messaging and other services).

    Features

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

    August 2019 PRM-40340
    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

    Views Wizard

    To enable this functionality in the new Primo UI, the following fields were added to the General section of the Views Wizard:

    • More from the same Course – Enables the More from the same Course section in the Full Display.

    • More from the same Collection – Enables the More from the same Collection section in the Full Display.

    Aria Labels

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

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

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

    GetIT! Tab1 code table

    The following codes were added to support this functionality:

    • More from the same course:

      • default.nui.brief.results.tabs.moreCourse: More from the same Course

      • default.nui.brief.results.tabs.courseTab: Course

      • default.nui.brief.results.tabs.expandCourses: View all courses

    • More from the same collection:

      • default.nui.brief.results.tabs.moreCollection: More from the same Collection

      • default.nui.brief.results.tabs.collectionTab: Collection

      • default.nui.brief.results.tabs.expandCollections: View all collections

    Normalization Rules (More from same course only)

    In the Alma MARC Template and Alma UNIMARC Template normalization rule templates, the course information is now mapped to following subfields in the display/crsinfo field, but it will not display in the Primo UI:

    • $$R – The course code and section are mapped from CNO $$k.

    • $$N – The course section ID is mapped from CNO $$l.

    • $$M – The course name is mapped from CNO $$j.

    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.

    Improve Glanceability of Course Material in Search Results

    August 2019
    PRM-40992This 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

    To display the indicator, you must map the course information from the source to the display/crsinfo field in the PNX (see Configuring Course Reserves in Primo). The following changes were made to support the configuration of this enhancement:

    Element Description

    Display Constants code table

    The following codes were added to support the Course icon:

    • default.fulldisplay.constants.course_icon: COURSE

    • default.fulldisplay.constants.course_tooltip: Item is part of a course(s)

    Link to Leganto Reading List from Full Display

    August 2019 PRM-39508
    This enhancement improves the integration between Primo and Leganto by allowing users to select a link from a record's full display and view the relevant reading list in Leganto.

    Primo_LinkToLegantoExample.png

    Course Links in Full Display

    Configuration Options

    This feature is disabled by default. The following table lists the configuration options associated with this functionality.

    Element Description

    Views Wizard

    To enable this functionality in the new Primo UI, the following field was added to the Edit Full Details Attributes page in the Views Wizard: Enable Linking the Course Information to Leganto.

    Templates mapping table

    The following code was added to create the links to Leganto for Alma customers:

    • leganto_url – {{alma_base}}/leganto/public/{{alma_institution}}/lists?courseCode={{course_code}}&primo=true

    Normalization Rules

    In the Alma MARC Template and Alma UNIMARC Template normalization rule templates, the course information is now mapped to following subfields in the display/crsinfo field, but it will not display in the Primo UI:

    • $$R – The course code and section are mapped from CNO $$k.

    • $$N – The course section ID is mapped from CNO $$l.

    • $$M – The course name is mapped from CNO $$j.

    Analytics - Link to Leganto

    The following action was added to the Action Usage subject area:

    • Link to Leganto from course information

      • Group: Document

      • Subgroup: Link

    Display Reasons for Nonrenewable Loans in My Library Card

    August 2019 PRM-36348
    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. For Alma environments only, users can also 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:

    • default.nui.loans.notRenewable: Not Renewable

    • default.nui.loans.cannotRenewThisItem: Cannot Renew This Item

    Support More Exact Search for Hypertext Links

    August 2019 PRM-40840
    Previously, the Hypertext Linking Definitions mapping table allowed you to specify only the following enhanced search operators for display fields in the Full Details of a record: exact or contains. With this enhancement, you can specify a new option called facet exact, which provides a more precise search by adding the value of the corresponding facet field to the advanced search query when users select an enhanced hypertext link in the record's full details. For example:

    http://primoqa13.exlibrisgroup.com:1701/primo-explore/search?query=creator,exact%2CDrath%2C%20Wilfred%2CAND&vid=weston&facet=creator,exact%2CDrath%2C%20Wilfred&mode=advanced

    When using the facet exact option, it is recommended that you use the same normalization rules for the facet field as you do with the $$Q subfield in the display field.

    For more information, see Facet Exact Operator.

    Export to Mendeley

    August 2019 PRM-35805
    This enhancement allows users to export records from various places (such as from the brief and full displays and My Favorites) in the new UI to their Mendeley accounts.

    Primo_Mendeley_PushTo_Action.png

    Mendeley Export Action in Brief Display (New UI)

    For more details about this new export option, see the following pages:

    Configuration Options 

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

    Element Description

    Actions List mapping table

    The Mendeley mapping row enables the Mendeley export action in the new Primo UI. It is disabled by default.

    Mendeley API Configuration mapping table (new)

    This table under the Front End subsystem configures the connection between your Primo server and the Mendeley application. After you have registered your Primo server with the Mendeley application (see Registering Your Primo Institution), specify the following fields and then save and deploy your changes:

    • Mendeley application ID – Enter your Mendeley application ID.

    • Mendeley secret – Enter the secret value for your Mendeley application.

    • Mendeley redirect URI – Enter the redirect URL for your Mendeley application. Use the following format for your Primo server: 

      <Primo host name>/primo_library/libweb/mendeleyPost

      For example:

      http://il-primo.corp.exlibrisgroup.com:1701/primo_library/libweb/mendeleyPost

    Keeping this Item code table

    The following codes support this functionality:

    • default.nui.mendeley.message.exported: Exported to Mendeley:

    • default.nui.mendeley.message.failed: Export to Mendeley failed

    • fulldisplay.command.pushto.option.Mendeley: Mendeley

    • default.nui.mendeley.message.exporting: Exporting to Mendeley

     

    Search Engine Optimization Friendliness

    August 2019 PRM-XXXXX
    As part of our ongoing effort to make your library's catalog visible on the Web, this enhancement applies the following Search Engine Optimization (SEO) best practices:

    • Canonical URL – To prevent duplicate content issues and to signify the preferred version of a page, the rel=canonical tag was added to the head section on Primo's Full Display pages using the following format:

      <link rel="canonical" href="http://<Primo_DNS>/primo-explore/fulldisplay/<doc_ID>/<view_ID>">
    • Support Schema.org in the Full Display – This schema is now applied to the Full Display instead of only for specific deep links.

    • Add Metadata to Collection Lobby and Collection pages – To help identify the collection pages, the title and description metadata tags were added to these pages.

    These enhancements were made in preparation for the Dynamic Page Rendering feature that routes requests from Web crawlers to a renderer to apply static HTML. This feature will be released by the end of the year and will provide a significant improvement to search engine optimization.

    Manage Your Customization Labels in One Place

    August 2019 PRM-38471
    Primo uses many code tables to configure display labels and translations used throughout Primo, but using these these tables to translate labels for functionality that you developed yourself may be difficult to manage. With this enhancement, you can manage your custom display labels with a single code table called Custom Code.

    To utilize this new table, add a row for each label and then deploy the changes to your view. For example:

    Primo_CustomCode_CodeTable.png

    New Row Added to Custom Code

    Customize Primo Shortcut Icon in IOS/Android

    July 2019 PRM-38412
    This enhancement allows you to change the Primo 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 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.

    Primo 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 Next in Virtual Browse

    User selected the Next icon in Virtual Browse.

    Push to Leganto:

    Document

    Actions

    Push to Leganto

    User selected the Leganto export action.

    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 review

    User selected a link to a review.

    Link to TOC

    User selected a link to a Table of Contents.

    Union catalog

    User selected a link to a union catalog.

    Link to source

    User selected a link to the source.

    Native interface

    User a selected a link to the native interface.

    Additional link

    User selected link to additional information.

    Local link <xx>

    User selected a local link (1-50).

    Link to abstract

    User selected a link to a record's abstract.

    Link to Finding aid

    User selected a link to a finding aid.

    Link to price

    User selected a link to a price.

    openURL

    User selected a link to an OpenURL.

    openURL FT

    User selected a link to an OpenURL with full text.

    Link to times cited

    User selected a link to times cited.

    Link to request

    User selected a link to a request.

    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.

    Contextual Relationships - New Ways to Discover More

    May 2019 PRM-31655
    With the May release, 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 these relationships with the new Primo UI. This functionality will be fully available on May 14, 2019.

    Currently, the following relationships are supported:

    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
    Related Items mapping table (new)
    This mapping table allows you to disable the Related Reading functionality for your view. To disable this functionality, create a new mapping row using the following fields:
    • View – Select the view for which you want to disable this functionality.

    • Related Items – Select No to disable the view. You can either remove the mapping row or select Yes to enable this functionality.

    • Description – You can specify an optional description for this mapping row.

    Results Tile code table (modified)

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

    • default.nui.results.relatedItems.chapter2chapter.link: Other chapters of the same book

    • default.nui.results.relatedItems.book2review.link: Book reviews

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

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

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

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

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

    • default.nui.results.relatedItems.book2chapter.link: Chapters of this book

    Short Permalinks for Records (NERS 5845)

    May 2019 PRM-39878
    Customers have indicated that our permalinks for records are too lengthy and are not easily sent to users, especially when sending text messages using a service such as Ask Us!. With this feature, the Send To action Permalink, which appears on both the Brief and Full Display pages, will now create a shortened URL that includes the type (f or np), record ID, and a key:

    <Primo Domain>/permalink/<type>/<key>/<record_ID>

    When the shortened URL is entered in a browser, Primo will convert the URL to its full URL and display the record's full details.

    Full Display example:

    • Short format –
      http://il-primoqa02.corp.exlibrisgroup.com:1701/permalink/f/ubs98m/primo_alma214849700001021

    • Long format –
      http://primoqa02.corp.exlibrisgroup.com:1701/permalink/f/ubs98m/primo_alma214849700001021

    Newspaper Search example:

    • Short format –
      http://primoqa02.corp.exlibrisgroup.com:1701/permalink/np/a0v6bj/BM_ePnHCXMwYwKdT2pqDCz5LE1ZYEc3GRsbciCf6cTJYAheEJGYowDagg7K5Yl56sUKIaALo1IVgksyc3IUwNfPKSSWKDiWAs3P42FgTQPGSCovlOZm0HNzDXH20AWVpPGg6CgpSkxOhK4qz89LBR1sFO8IrB7NgM0Mc1ChS6IGAFNwPGw

    • Long format –
      http://primoqa02.corp.exlibrisgroup.com:1701/primo-explore/npfulldisplay?docid=BM_ePnHCXMwYwKdT2pqDCz5LE1ZYEc3GRsbciCf6cTJYAheEJGYowDagg7K5Yl56sUKIaALo1IVgksyc3IUwNfPKSSWKDiWAs3P42FgTQPGSCovlOZm0HNzDXH20AWVpPGg6CgpSkxOhK4qz89LBR1sFO8IrB7NgM0Mc1ChS6IGAFNwPGw&vid=BC_VIEW&lang=en_US&context=NP

    This enhancement is enabled by default. If you would like to revert to the long format, see Disabling Short Permalinks in the New UI.

    Enhance Visualization in Collection Discovery (Alma)

    May 2019 PRM-36350
    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. Note that this is still the case for Rosetta collections. For Alma collections, you can now 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. The editor allows you to 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 in Alma (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.

    Searching within a Collection

    May 2019 PRM-378
    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
    Institution Wizard (no change)
    For information on how to configure collection discovery, see Collection Discovery.

    Collection Discovery Labels code table (modified)

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

    • default.nui.colldiscovery.show: Showing items for

    • default.nui.colldiscovery.search: Search inside the collection

    Add Unsubscribe Link to Alert Emails

    May 2019 PRM-39642
    Without having to access and sign in to Primo, this enhancement allows users to unsubscribe from search alerts by selecting the unsubscribe link that now appears at the bottom of alert emails. When this link is selected, a message indicating whether the request has succeeded or failed appears on a new page.

    Configuration Options

    This enhancement is enabled by default. To configure the labels associated with this enhancement, customize the following codes in the Send Email and SMS code table:

    • default.alert.unsubscribelink Click here to unsubscribe:

    • default.alert.unsubscribesuccess You are now unsubscribed.

    • default.alert.unsubscribefailed Something went wrong. Please try again.

    Support Localized Links in the Main Menu

    May 2019 PRM-39806
    Previously, Primo allowed you to create translations for the labels of the Main Menu links, but you could not create separate links for each language. The following changes have been made to allow you to create separate links per language for the new UI only.

    • Main Menu tile in the Views Wizard (modified) – The name of the URL field has changed to Default URL. It defines the English link and the default link for other languages.

      Primo_DefaultURL_MM_Tile_ViewsWizard.png

      Main Menu Tile in Views Wizard
    • Main Menu URLS for the New UI mapping table (new) – At the institution level only, this mapping table allows you to define the Main Menu links per language in the new UI. To create a link for a menu item, create a new mapping row using the following fields:

      • Code (required) – Specify the code of the menu option defined in the Main Menu tile of the Views Wizard.

      • View (required) – Specify the view.

      • URL – Specify the URL for the menu option.

      • Language – Specify the language.

      Primo_MM_URLs_NewUI.png

      Main Menu URLs for the New UI Mapping Table (New)

    For more information, see Configuring Main Menu Links for the New Primo UI.

    Support Usage Information for the Order of Main Menu Links

    May 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.

    Primo Analytics Enhancements (May)

    May 2019
    In addition to the Analytics support provided for action usage in the May features, this release includes Analytics support for the following features/actions added in previous releases:

    Group Subgroup Actions
    PRM-39854Next/Previous Result:

    Document group

    General

    Previous Result

    Next Result

    PRM-40404Contextual Relationships:

    Document

    Related Items

    Display Related items - Other chapters of same book

    Display Related items - Book chapters

    Display Related items - Book reviews

    PRM-36389Newspaper Search:

    General

    General

    Go to Newspaper Search from Main Menu

    Results List

    General

    Go to Newspaper Search from Results List

    Search

    Search

    Newspaper search

    PRM-36389Collection 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>

    PRM-40045My 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

    Ongoing Accessibility Enhancements (May)

    May 2019
    We are continuously working to improve product accessibility to make it comply with the standard of WCAG 2.0 AA level. This release includes the following accessibility improvements:

    • When more than five disciplines were selected on the Personalize My Results page, an error message was not displayed. This has been fixed.

    • PRM-40179After selecting the Copy the citation to clipboard option in Citations, no notification was provided. This has been fixed.

    • PRM-40178PRM-39816After selecting the Citation button, the tabbed interface is not correctly implemented. This has been fixed by ensuring that the appropriate elements and attributes (such as role).

    • PRM-39848In the Tweak my results section, the Exclude button could not be reached using the keyboard. This has been fixed.

    • The action controls were disabled when the My Favorites page was displayed. This has been fixed by adding instructions—for example, Select Items below to enable controls.

    • PRM-39825In the Advanced Search panel, the listbox controls at the bottom of the page (such as Title, Contains, and so forth) were unlabeled. This has been fixed with aria-labels.

    • The following label for the Add to favorites button was not clear: Keep item number X to favorites. This has been fixed.

    • PRM-39290Error messages in the Sign In dialog box were not associated with the fields, and fields are not marked as invalid. This has been fixed.

    • PRM-39289After selecting the Sign In link, focus was not placed on the dialog box that opened, and when the dialog box was closed, focus was not returned to the activating element. This has been fixed.

    • After selecting the Sign In link, the dialog box did not contain a main heading and Change language and Access Library Card buttons. This has been fixed.

    Improve Performance of Results in My Favorites

    May 2019 PRM-35433
    To improve performance for the new UI, the Load more results button has replaced endless scrolling in My Favorites (Saved Records).

    Deprecate BIRT Reports for Primo Cloud Customers

    May 2019 PRM-38163

    To support the deprecation of BIRT Reports and the switch to Primo Analytics, the User Reports mapping table and the Primo Dashboard have been hidden and the link to access the Primo Reports page in the Primo Back Office has been deprecated for Primo cloud customers. For more information about Primo Analytics, see Overview of Primo Analytics.

    Primo_Deprecated_BIRT_Link.png

    Deprecated Link to BIRT Reports

    SAML Certificate Renewal

    May 2019 PRM-39649

    The SAML signed certificate will expire in October 2019. If you are using SAML user authentication and utilizing the SAML signed certificate in your Primo authentication profile, please check with your administrator to see if the certificate requires renewal. Most IDP systems will respect expired certificates according to section 2.2 Profile Overview in the SAML V2.0 Metadata Interoperability Profile specification document. For more information on how to check and renew your certificates, see Replacing a Certificate.

    For Total-Care customers, please open a Support case with Ex Libris if you require any actions on this topic.

    Reduce Broken Links for Primo Central

    May 2019 PRM-38957
    In case links in Primo Central and local records are missing the http/https prefix, this enhancement will make sure that each link is prefixed to reduce the number of broken links.

    Support Citation Style Language (CSL)

    February 2019 PRM-36870
    Out of the box, Primo 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 Citation Style Language mapping table (Primo Home > Advanced Configuration > All Mapping Tables > Front End > Citation Style Language) to manage and include additional citation style languages, which are stored in GitHub's CSL Style Repository.

    PrimoBO_CitationStyleLanguageMT.png

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

    For configuration details, see Managing Citation Styles for Primo.

    Provide Users with an Immediate Topic Overview for Short Topic Searches

    February 2019 PRM-26447
    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.

    This feature will not be fully available until February 12, 2019.

    Primo_RefEntryExample.png

    Reference Entry in Results

    Back Office Configuration

    This functionality is disabled by default. You can enable this feature by selecting the Highlight reference entry on top field in the Views Wizard (Primo Home > Ongoing Configuration Wizards > Views Wizard).

    If you want to modify the display labels that are associated with this functionality, update the new Reference Entry code table.

    Add up to Five Ebook Collections from Primo Central to Your Local Search Scope

    February 2019 PRM-38580
    Previously, you could define search scopes that included all collections from Primo Central. With this feature, you have the ability to add specific Primo Central ebook collections (such as HathiTrust) to your search scopes, which are defined in the Back Office with the Views Wizard. For your convenience, the Views Wizard will display your active Primo Central e-book collections so that you add them to your local search scopes easily.

    This feature will not be fully available until February 5, 2019.

    Primo_Add_eBookCollections_SearchScopes.png

    Edit Search Scope in Views Wizard

    To ensure good performance for this release and to keep the selection manageable, you can combine to up to five Primo Central collections per search scope.

    Increase Visibility of Citation Trail

    February 2019 PRM-39314
    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)

    The Enable Citation Trail option in the Views Wizard allows you to activate citation trails in the UI. For more information, see Configuring Citation Trails.

    Improve Renew Selected in My Library Card

    February 2019 PRM-39200
    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 Back Office 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

    Ongoing Accessibility Improvements (February)

    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.

    Transport Layer Security (TLS) Support

    February 2019 PRM-40053

    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 31, 2019, Ex Libris will support only TLS 1.2 or later. For more information, see Security Update - Deprecation of Obsolete TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 Versions – Updated April 16, 2019.

    You can find additional information on TLS at:

    Deprecation of BIRT Reports for Primo Cloud Customers

    February 2019 PRM-XXXXX
    Starting with the Primo May 2019 release, BIRT reports will be deprecated for Primo Cloud customers. It is recommended that you begin the migration to Primo Analytics. For more information, see Overview of Primo Analytics.

    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.

    Resolved Issues

    • August 2019 SF: 00563641, 00661574, 00022667, 00047951, 00047952, 00047954, 00047955, 00047956, 00047958, 00047965, 00047963, 00047966, 00047967, 00078310, 00098348, 00106622, 00110203 PRM-17313
      For cases in which a search term included digits and a period, expected results were not returned. This has been fixed.

      Note: It is necessary to re-index the database from scratch to ensure that Primo searches will work properly after this fix. For instructions, refer to the Re-Indexing the Database section in the Primo System Administration Guide.
    • August 2019 SF: 00590157, 00025988, 00068634, 00122993, 00129167, 00134698, 00140001 PRM-22635
      RSS updates were limited to 10 records. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00129736 PRM-25733
      The following change was made to the addata/date field in the Alma MARC Template:
      "Check that string exists" changed to "Check that string not exists"
    • August 2019 SF: 00151828 PRM-27324
      Changed the normalization rule for the search:addtitle field in the Dublin Core NR template to use dcterms:isFormatOf instead of dcterms:isFormat of.
    • August 2019 SF: 00127887 PRM-27824
      In the Snippet Display Preferences Mapping Table, the values in the Type, Priority, and Field columns were duplicated. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00533557, 00179388 PRM-28504
      The following change was made to the FRBR section of the Voyager NR template: In Field k1 > 5th rule > first condition, Lower Case was changed to Check that string exists.
    • August 2019 SF: 00654936 PRM-30953
      All Links defined in the User Login Links mapping table were not appearing on the Sign In page. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00582698, 00226306, 00237854 PRM-31504
      In some cases, the Date slider could not be refined beyond the current year. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00239317 PRM-32804
      In the new UI, display labels were truncated when viewing the record's full display. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00390154 PRM-34022
      The Display Source Record link does not display the icon to open page in a new window. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00473801, 00568960, 00569767, 00585901, 00617354, 00664740, 00400923 PRM-34904
      For the new UI, Referrer data was missing from Primo Analytics > Primo Action Usage. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00586489 PRM-34962
      For Browse Search in the new UI, there is no clear search term "X" option. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00402318 PRM-35910
      In the new UI, there is no space between links in My Account. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00435082 PRM-35927
      The condition for the search/subject field in the Alma MARC template now uses the MARC 880 field instead of the 611 field. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00571638 PRM-36103
      Added an action to Primo Analytics to support the push to Leganto.
    • August 2019 SF: 00467383 PRM-37348
      On the Services page, the values of incoming parameters were changed to undefined if they contained special encoded characters. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00461169, 00476605, 00485703, 00488185, 00492622, 00519443, 00526980, 00531333, 00532741, 00542769, 00544622, 00545748, 00551983, 00377250, 00428003 PRM-37711
      The url tag was added to rft_dat in the following Alma Delivery Templates: Almaviewit_remote and Almasingle_service_remote.
    • August 2019 SF: 00414896 PRM-37828
      In Primo Central, a question mark (?) is regularly interpreted as a wildcard. For example, clos?d may return closed.
      An exception to this rule can occur when the '?' shows up at the end of the word. In such case, it is interpreted as both a wildcard and a lone term without the question mark. For example, the search term close? may return both titles that have close or closed.
      For cases in which a punctuation mark immediately followed a question mark (such as close?:), the system interpreted the term only as a wildcard word close?: and did not return titles that had the term close. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00510137 PRM-38478
      If facet_lang is nor, nob, and nno for a given query, it will be merged in to the nor facet.
    • August 2019 SF: 00450478, 00585154, 00580418, 00606278, 00611370, 00633568, 00635426 PRM-38952
      Guest users received "request not available" for items instead of no message. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00557055, 00564619, 00565020, 00591788, 00641554 PRM-39017
      Special characters in customization packages were not encoded correctly. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00508285 PRM-39105
      For Chrome users in the new UI, the Overview tab in My Library Card did not expand to four columns. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00615545 PRM-39368
      Changed the "wildcard expansion" error message to the following message: Partial results found.
    • August 2019 SF: 00612816, 00612863, 00631439 PRM-39499
      In the new UI, the Peer Reviewed indicator appeared for newspapers. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00585780, 00679457 PRM-39581
      An incorrect tooltip displayed for the Close Actions option. This has been fixed by adding the "Close Actions Options" description to the following code in the Results Tile code table: default.eshelf.close_send_to.tooltip.
    • August 2019 SF: 00574758 PRM-39609
      In the new UI, no Tooltip displayed for the Back to Top button (up arrow button), and the aria label for this button could not be changed. This has been fixed by adding the following code to the Results Tile code table: default.nui.results.backToTop.tooltip.
    • August 2019 SF: 00591246 PRM-39695
      In the Add Labels Dialog box in My Favorites > Saved Records, items in the Available Labels section were not sorted. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00584772 PRM-39759
      In the new UI, labels for radio buttons on the ILL Request Form could not be translated. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00593960, 00598988, 00621175 PRM-39933
      Sandbox data was incorrectly reported in Primo Analytics yielding higher than expected results. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00625811 PRM-40020
      For mobile devices using the new UI, the Renew button in My Library Card > Loans overlapped the record's details. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00628918 PRM-40163
      In the new UI, long labels on the Full Display page overlapped the content. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00629369 PRM-40164
      Language codes for Russian and Turkish were missing from the Interface Language code table. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00631132, 00634144, 00634978, 00640664, 00644930, 00649334, 00652091, 00659378 PRM-40197
      For advanced searches in the new UI, the Language drop-down list had no entries. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00606688 PRM-40254
      The IsPartOf field was disappearing (inconsistently) from the brief display after refreshing the page. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00574493 PRM-40306
      Added the following actions to Primo Analytics for Virtual Browse:
      - Navigating to Virtual Browse from navigation bar in full view.
      - clicking on record in Virtual Browse.
      - Next action.
      - Previous action
    • August 2019 SF: 00619148 PRM-40488
      When searching in some CJK languages (mainly Japanese), the query may ignore a unicode full space (U+3000) and not refer to it as a normal space (U+0020). This has been fixed to identify the unicode full space as a space and return the corresponding results. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00500517, 00668762 PRM-40508
      "Lateral Linking" and "Link" Actions in the new UI did not have data in Primo Analytics. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00678533 PRM-40511
      PCI records from Taylor & Francis often had wrong dates. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00511459, 00535000, 00653249, 00592332, 00609211, 00646285, 00648493, 00649565, 00649745, 00650023, 00651244, 00656550, 00657847, 00659199, 00660272, 00669071, 00674898, 00687189, 00688846 PRM-40518
      The export to Citation action did not italicize the title of the record for CSL citations. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00603264 PRM-40549
      Links from collection records failed to display the collection. This has been fixed by updating the following rules for the control/colldiscovery field in the Alma MARC template:
            - rule 12, condition 1, changed Match last to Match current
            - rule 13, condition 1, changed Match last to Match current
    • August 2019 SF: 00632311, 00659836, 00704042 PRM-40551
      Added actions to Primo Analytics to support Resource Recommender.
    • August 2019 SF: 00635457, 00698760 PRM-40571
      Apache Tomcat was upgraded to 7.0.92 in the August release.
    • August 2019 SF: 00492003 PRM-40757
      The following details have been updated in the Alma MARC template:
           addata/isbn is pulled from 020$a
           if not exists 776 $z
           addata/isbn is pulled from 776$z
           if exists 020 $a
           addata/eisbn is pulled from 020$a
           if exists 776 $z
    • August 2019 SF: 00462398, 00634277 PRM-40668
      Added actions to Primo Analytics to support Database Search usage: A-Z, category, sub-category.
    • August 2019 SF: 00521537 PRM-40791
      If the value of a MARC subfield contained words from both RTL and LTR languages, the words displayed in the wrong order. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00642243 PRM-40801
      The library_server log was overloaded with c-NuiUtils entries. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00656878 PRM-40847
      For Alma fulfillment networks, My Library Card did not display information for all institutions in the network when the institutions did not share the same Alma instance or data center. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00603883, 00604218, 00660364 PRM-40947
      Custom media icons were loading too slowly. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00375842 PRM-41227
      Hebrew terms were wrongly identified as author names. This has been fixed by adding the following words to the Author dictionary exception list:
          -  ספריה
          -  הספרייה
    • August 2019 SF: 00689776 PRM-41311
      A security vulnerability issue for jmx has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00663886 PRM-41483
      In Primo Analytics the sign-in numbers dropped to zero between releases. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00704047 PRM-41504
      The counts for the related book chapters and reviews were inconsistent. This has been fixed.
    • August 2019 SF: 00698774 PRM-41588
      In some cases, there was a security vulnerability issue when sending email. This has been fixed.
    • May 2019 SF: 00551601, 00587441, 00593765, 00594113, 00594483, 00594883, 00594997, 00595082, 00597771, 00600956, 00603916, 00610970, 00617498, 00639368, 00645087, 00658041, 00664659 PRM-39676
      In some cases, the View It section did not display after performing repeated searches and opening the record's full view. This has been fixed.
    • May 2019 SF: 00589704 PRM-40130
      Adding CSL Styles with the new Citation Style Language mapping table was very slow in all supported browsers. This has been fixed.
    • May 2019 SF: 00621114, 00627410 PRM-39595
      For mobile phones, no databases display by category when "Tweak my results" is below the brief results. This has been fixed.
    • May 2019 SF: 479398 PRM-21966
      The algorithm used to identify a search query's language has been updated. Previously, the algorithm used the dictionary of the UI language first to determine whether 50% or more of the words in the query matched that language before attempting to identify other languages. With this release, the algorithm will first identify the language of each stop word and use the appropriate dictionary to determine whether 50% of the query matches that stop word's language.

      Using the following search query "Le petit prince" as an example, the changes are described below:
      - Before: The search query's language was determined to be English because the UI language was set to English and 50% of the words ("prince" and "petit") appeared in the English dictionary.
      - Now: Even when the UI language is set to English, the search query's language is determined to be French because "le" is a French stop word and more than 50% of the words in the search query are found in the French dictionary.
    • May 2019 SF: 453291, 533154, 556928, 556930, 586890, 598185, 142879, 159000, 173998, 217463, 408736, 420923, 447520, 63756, 78604, 107575, 112803, 114868, 136469 PRM-22952
      For searches in blended scopes that include EBSCO, clicking facets that were not supported by the EBSCO search API returned the wrong results from EBSCO. This has been fixed.

      For non-supported facets or facet values, searches are no longer sent to EBSCO. The following list shows the supported facets for EBSCO deep searches:
      - Journal title
      - Topic
      - Resource type

      In addition, the search pre-filter by resource type is mapped to EBSCO's resource type index.
    • May 2019 SF: 587915, 152511, 225235 PRM-27859
      if the call number started with the institution name (in uppercase letters), the browse search did not return results. This has been fixed.
    • May 2019 SF: 525266 PRM-31231
      Different results returned for the same query when the UI language had changed. This has been fixed.
    • May 2019 SF: 457991, 462067, 463729, 469250, 470844, 472238, 513046, 520970, 579249, 606785, 206095, 217349, 227407, 358818, 359967, 399511, 428577, 430427, 430960, 448271, 110301, 122858 PRM-34454
      In some cases, Virtual Browse was not using the full call number and returned incorrect results. This has been fixed.
    • May 2019 SF: 520272, 551176, 574858, 621053, 430445 PRM-35364
      While printing from the new UI, print output was either blank or incomplete. This has been fixed. In addition, the following improvements were made to the print output:
      - Removed the sidebar on the brief results to expand the results to the full width of the page.
      - Removed the search bar from the record's full view.
    • May 2019 SF: 446917 PRM-36511
      The language detection algorithm is now using the configured locale (set in "general configuration" in BO). This should prevent inaccuracies in language detection.
    • May 2019 SF: 464523 PRM-36736
      Search and 'did you mean' use normalized terms that are based on 'Character Conversions' that are set by the system and customized by customers. The 'did you mean' used to return in the normalized format. For example, a search for løveboka would return the suggestion oevoboka. This has been changed to suggest øveboka

      Note: Because the 'Did You Mean' suggestion is based on the user's local data, the term 'løveboka' might not produce a suggestion for some users.
    • May 2019 SF: 482145, 567110 PRM-37189
      WorldCat records were not blended as expected in the search results. This has been fixed.

      Note: The ranking service is enabled by setting primo_services/primo_rank to true in the Deep Search Plugin Parameters mapping table.
    • May 2019 SF: 482478, 620140, 638532 PRM-37551
      The preferred email address defined in Alma did not appear in Primo when EMAIL_OVERRIDE=true. This has been fixed.
    • May 2019 SF: 499267 PRM-37745
      User names that contained white space were not recognized during authentication. This has been fixed by adding encoding for spaces in the following parameters: library, id, username, password, and verification.
    • May 2019 SF: 621244, 384351 PRM-37753
      The multilingual language code was displayed when part of a search term was found in a field with a multilingual language code. This has been fixed.
    • May 2019 SF: 483095, 512038, 578026 PRM-37767
      The location of the Paging bar switches sides when more results are requested. This has been fixed.
    • May 2019 SF: 474293, 578308 PRM-37803
      Pre-Filter facet was not reported in Primo Analytics, but information had been sent to Beacon. This has been fixed.
    • May 2019 SF: 500010, 526076, 532631, 549263, 561057, 572054, 586795 PRM-38091
      In some cases, search term matches in author field had higher than expected rank of matches in title field. To resolve this issue with ranking:
      1. Queries with all words in title will rank higher than a single word in the Title field and all others in the Author field.
      2. Queries containing a name such as Harry Potter, which are more commonly known as a title, will rank higher for Title matches.
    • May 2019 SF: 511184, 616341, 636657 PRM-38277
      In some cases for SAML, an error was returned when the user signed out. This has been fixed by encoding the LogoutResponse.
    • May 2019 SF: 529568 PRM-38345
      A wildcard error message was returned when searching for a "starts with title" query and any of the search terms was a single-letter word. This has been fixed.
    • May 2019 SF: 451074, 451077, 500116 PRM-38368
      Configuration changes to the Library Card Alerts mapping table were not appearing in the new UI. This has been fixed.
    • May 2019 SF: 538069, 549737 PRM-38425
      In some cases, the number of saved records displayed above the list saved records in My Favorites did not match the number of items saved in My Favorites. This has been fixed.
    • May 2019 SF: 512634 PRM-38502
      When queries were not stemmed, words with '/' were not searched in local fields higher than lsr04. This has been fixed."
    • May 2019 SF: 527545, 587097 PRM-38555
      There was a security vulnerability issue. This has been fixed.
    • May 2019 SF: 475362 PRM-38869
      In the new UI, Get It and View It content and services were not appearing as expected despite the User Area showing logged in status. This has been fixed by increasing the silent login delay from 1.5 seconds to 4.5 seconds.
    • May 2019 SF: 546679 PRM-38958
      In some cases, search terms were not highlighted as expected in new UI results. This has been fixed."
    • May 2019 SF: 546182, 593603, 623954 PRM-38977
      For records with restricted online delivery and a physical item, the availability statuses were swapped for View It and Get It. This has been fixed.
    • May 2019 SF: 470844, 567574, 601360, 656865 PRM-39148
      In some cases, previous records disappeared from Virtual Browse. This has been fixed.
    • May 2019 SF: 567240 PRM-39178
      After navigating from Collection Discovery, users were unable to display FRBR versions by clicking the link in the record's full display. This has been fixed.
    • May 2019 SF: 506222 PRM-39195
      Results for basic searches that included either the "press" or "print" term did not contain any results with that term. This has been fixed so that these terms are no longer removed in search queries that contain three or more terms.
    • May 2019 SF: 549758 PRM-39256
      In the new UI, users were redirected back to Advanced Search mode after switching from Basic to Advanced Search mode and refining the results. This has been fixed.
    • May 2019 SF: 516854 PRM-39258
      For words that can contain an apostrophe (such as T`ien), searching for the word with and without the apostrophe did not return the same results. This has been fixed, but you will need to re-index all relevant records to see the change.
    • May 2019 SF: 573845, 574477 PRM-39277
      For JAWS users, the Skip to Search link did not work in Advanced or Browse Searches. This has been fixed.
    • May 2019 SF: 577666, 603233 PRM-39348
      In some cases, users were redirected to the top of the page after loading more results or closing the full display. This has been fixed.
    • May 2019 SF: 577666, 588826, 588841, 589113 PRM-39437
      After executing some actions in the Full View dialog, the page number was reset to 1. This has been fixed.
    • May 2019 SF: 497936, 609309, 647305, 650853 PRM-39547
      To improve the performance of loading the Collection Discovery Lobby, the collection discovery cache is now refreshed twice daily by the scheduler (18:00 and 06:00).

      Note: You can still use the Refresh Collection discovery cache option in the Institution Wizard to refresh the Collection Discovery Lobby's cache manually.
    • May 2019 SF: 475362, 594057, 603310, 624634 PRM-39853
      In the new UI, Get It and View It content and services were not appearing as expected despite the User Area showing logged in status. This has been fixed by increasing the silent login delay from 1.5 seconds to 4.5 seconds.
    • May 2019 SF: 615807 PRM-39909
      Selecting the Library Search button from the Advanced Search page did not return users to the basic search page. This has been fixed.
    • May 2019 SF: 614133 PRM-39926
      In the new UI, loans after the first bulk were not displayed when there were several different Aleph libraries. This has been fixed.
    • May 2019 SF: 591827, 593365, 630503 PRM-40026
      Syndetics Unbound did not display while scrolling down in the record's Full Display. This has been fixed.
    • May 2019 SF: 459373, 607472, 448271 PRM-40061
      In some cases, previous records disappeared from Virtual Browse in the new UI. This has been fixed.
    • May 2019 SF: 590819, 669366 PRM-40083
      In the new UI, the alignment was incorrect when using the "Print" Send To action for RTL language (such as Hebrew) records. This has been fixed."
    • May 2019 SF: 614793 PRM-40171
      In some cases, search term matches in author field had higher than expected rank of matches in title field. To resolve this issue with ranking:
      1. Queries with all words in title will rank higher than a single word in the Title field and all others in the Author field.
      2. Queries containing a name such as Harry Potter, which are more commonly known as a title, will rank higher for Title matches.
    • May 2019 SF: 618616 PRM-40370
      In the new UI, PCI records with hash marks in record identifiers were not displayed in My Favorites. This has been fixed.
    • May 2019 SF: 645463 PRM-40432
      When the PCI link resolver had multiple services, an unexpected scrollbar displayed in View It. This has been fixed.
    • May 2019 SF: 628550 PRM-40435
      In the new UI, DB category names with a comma were truncated in the title above the Database Search results. This has been fixed.
    • May 2019 SF: 618178 PRM-40442
      For Hebrew interfaces, some terms were wrongly identified as author names. This has been fixed by adding new words to the author exception list.
    • May 2019 SF: 654363 PRM-40629
      Added new synonyms to the Hebrew synonym file.
    • May 2019 SF: 568872, 653247, 652550, 655853, 661803, 665979 PRM-40641
      In some cases, the facets scroll bar appeared above the search box section. This has been fixed.
    • February 2019 SF: 00631015, 00622019 URM-103247
      Database Search categories appeared for records that had been suppressed in Alma. This has been fixed in Alma.
    • February 2019 SF: 553217, 535429, 418011, 446083 PRM-30384
      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.
    • February 2019 SF: 535429, 418011, 446083 PRM-33451
      In various places in the new UI (such as brief results and full display), patrons cannot CTRL+click links and open them in a new tab. This has been fixed.
    • February 2019 SF: 507049, 508892, 525820, 542481, 343811, 344983, 448668, 116179 PRM-33477
      The Refworks Send to option results in duplicate Publisher fields and no publication date in Refworks. This has been fixed by changing the PNX field in Refworks Fields mapping table from publisher to addata_publisher.
    • February 2019 SF: 464266, 511414, 578131, 590984, 408917, 423294, 427084, 445299 PRM-35274
      The APA citation format was not including the DOI information for journal articles. This has been fixed.
    • February 2019 SF: 460459, 515386, 522515, 535524 PRM-36252
      In the new UI, long strings typed in the search box on mobile devices overlapped the search button. This has been fixed.
    • February 2019 SF: 456781, 473279, 570386, 587037 PRM-36367
      In the new UI, the local author ($$I) displayed inconsistently in the brief and full views. This has been fixed.
    • February 2019 SF: 528306, 134460 PRM-36699
      After switching to Melingo, searches for some Hebrew words were incorrectly recognized as authors. This has been fixed.
    • February 2019 SF: 479408 PRM-36761
      In various places in the new UI (such as brief results and full display), patrons cannot CTRL+ENTER links and open them in a new tab. This has been fixed.
    • February 2019 SF: 477682 PRM-36904
      Featured Results displayed vertitle (vernacular title) instead of normal title. This has been fixed by displaying both the title and vertitle if both exist.
    • February 2019 SF: 458543, 471789, 491577, 506379, 506564, 511003, 523772, 523860, 524000, 524362, 529698, 535464, 539390, 596836 PRM-36962
      In the new UI, the sort by "Date added" option in My Favorites did not work properly. This has been fixed.
    • February 2019 SF: 485886, 489764, 574315, 580491, 587051 PRM-37139
      In some cases, valid searches were not returning results. This has been fixed by increasing the size of acceptable headers in REST calls.
    • February 2019 SF: 496084, 511774, 515859, 552620, 565016, 579606, 598019, 603655 PRM-38572
      In the new UI, clicking on Loans in My Library Card briefly displayed the "There are no loans" message when loans existed. This has been fixed. An indication (loading icons) now displays while the system is loading the loans.
    • February 2019 SF: 497096, 616422 PRM-38717
      Hebrew words separated by dots were treated differently in the index and searching. This has been fixed. Now the system will Index all letters together instead of indexing each letter separately.
    • February 2019 SF: 558073, 558244, 567213 PRM-38950
      After making a search using pre-filters and then clicking a DYM suggestion, the pre-filter was ignored. This has been fixed.
    • February 2019 SF: 520522 PRM-38996
      In some cases, incorrect results were returned from Exact Author searches. This has been fixed.
    • February 2019 SF: 574395, 574490 PRM-39273
      In the new UI, the page selector (pagination) is not fully accessible with NVDA/JAWS Screen readers. This has been fixed. The following arrows can now be used to navigate between the page number links:
          -  Up/Down arrows for NVDA users
          -  Left/Right for JAWS users
    • February 2019 SF: 573845, 574477 PRM-39277
      For JAWS users, the Skip to Search link did not work in Advanced or Browse Searches. This has been fixed.
    • February 2019 SF: 577721, 620410 PRM-39352
      It is possible to create javascript using a URL parameter. This has been fixed by providing validation for the 'lang' parameter.
    • February 2019 SF: 565723 PRM-39424
      In the new UI, the scroll bar was missing in View It for Chrome and FireFox browsers. This has been fixed.
    • February 2019 SF: 505784 PRM-39523
      In the new UI, search terms were not highlighted in snippets. This has been fixed.
    • February 2019 SF: 587513 PRM-39600
      Increased the maximum number of local display fields (lds) to 250 from 200.
    • February 2019 SF: 621063, 623022 PRM-40037
      In the new UI, facet counters are no longer in bold font.
    • February 2019 SF: 00574053 PRM-39779
      As part of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) best practices, the system will use HTTP code 301 as the redirect from the classic UI to new UI to let search engines know that this is permanent redirection.
    • February 2019 SF: 00492003, 00530971 PRM-38987
      If there is both a print and electronic identifier in an electronic bibliographic record, the electronic identifier is stored in the 020 or 022 $a, and the print identifier is stored in the 776 $z (ISBN) or $x (ISSN) since last August in Alma. In order to support this change, the following NR additions have been added to the Alma MARC template:
           - If 776 $x does not exist, addata/issn is pulled from 022 $a.
           - If 022 $a exists, addata/issn is pulled from 776 $x.
           - If 776 $x exists, addata/eissn is pulled from 022 $a.
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