2023 Primo Enhancement - Second Round Voting - June 4-18

June 4 – June 18If necessary, a second round of voting takes place on pointed requests (2 weeks)

For more details go to 2023 Alma and Primo Enhancement Requests 


Update May 30, 2023:

An update on the 2023 Primo enhancements cycle

We are currently in the pointing phase for the top submissions from the March voting.
This process is continuing with in-depth discussions with Primo Product Management, requiring additional time.
As such, please be advised that we will not be opening a voting round on 4 June.
It is not yet determined if an additional round of voting will be necessary.
We’ll continue to update as the process continues.


Full 2023 timeline



January 28

Deadline to submit new enhancement requests in NERS (New Enhancements Request System) for the 2023 round

January 29 – March 11

The Primo Enhancements Team* reviews and vets the submissions. This includes dedup’ing, rewrites for clarity, contacting submitters if needed, withdrawing if already in-product, on the Roadmap (if certain) or a bug rather than an enhancement, transferring to Alma and vice versa, and setting up the vote (6 weeks)

Help us! The Enhancements Team are volunteers who do this work on top of their ‘real’ jobs. When submitting requests, please keep in mind the reviewing activities noted above, and make sure to write good clear submissions. See guidelines and examples here

March 12 – April 2

Voting round (3 weeks)

Note: This is a longer period to allow for consideration of the full list of submissions, and avoids the Easter holiday period 7-10 April

April 3 – April 6

The Enhancements Team reviews the results, and they’re sent to Ex Libris to assign development points

Note: The top 20 are requested to be pointed, per the Product Development Collaboration Agreement, but the full list of results are sent as a good opportunity for Ex Libris to see community interests

April 7 – June 1


Ex Libris assigns development points and the Enhancements Team determines if a second round of voting is needed, such as if there is doubt over community preference with rejected requests or no clean alignment of assigned points for top submissions against the available points (8 weeks)

Reminder: We borrowed 5 points last year, so we have 195 for Primo in 2023

TBD date and necessity

June 4 – June 18

If necessary, a second round of voting takes place on pointed requests (2 weeks), or otherwise we’ll advise of the successful accepted submissions to be delivered

And then? 

Ex Libris delivers the accepted enhancements within one year, customarily by the next September