Primo Enhancements Project Group (PEPG)

The Primo Enhancements Project Group is tasked with supporting Alliance participation in ELUNA’s Primo enhancements cycle.


The charge of the project group is defined in the ELUNA Membership Proposal adopted by the Alliance Board early in 2015. In brief, the process outlined by that document includes the following steps:

  • During the first two weeks of the review period (when the enhancement list has gone out but voting has not yet begun), the Alliance forms a team that will review the full list of enhancement requests to determine which ones are important for the Alliance to move forward. These will be enhancements that impact all or most Alliance libraries, so they reflect our shared needs.
  • A survey will be sent out to all member institutions. Institutions will be asked to prioritize Alliance-identified enhancement requests.
  • The survey will provide a text-entry opportunity for institutions to identify any enhancement requests that didn’t make the Alliance list but are a high priority for that institution. This will allow the Alliance team to identify any areas where votes might cancel each other out and handle those on a case-by-case basis.
  • The Alliance will analyze the resulting data and provide Alliance libraries with a list of enhancements to vote on, and a recommendation on how to distribute the 80 points allotted to the Alliance vote.
  • Institutions will be free to use the remaining 20 vote points for either institutional needs or to further support the Alliance-identified shared interests.


These items were added to the Alliance ballot, and made it to production. Our consolidated votes helped to make these enhancement requests a reality!

  • 2021
    • 6693 Advanced search: add support for “exact only”
  • 2020
    • 6718 Add Journal Coverage Dates to Brief Results Page
    • 4457 Fix indexing of words with hyphens
  • 2019
    • 6125 Sticky facets by default
    • 6411 Improve Logic for Consortial/AFN and ILL Request
    • 6290 Improve NUI user actions on mobile devices
  • 2018
    • 5845 Short permalinks for records and searches
    • 5493 Add user’s ability to select multiple items for renewal
    • 5610 Citation trail indicator back on brief display
    • 5877 Customizations for emails generated in the new UI


Eli Gandour-Rood

University of Puget Sound

Term: January 2020 – June 2022

Jessica Martinez

University of Idaho

Term: January 2021 – June 2022

Perri Moreno

University of Idaho

Term: January 2021 – June 2022

Lorena O’English

Washington State University

Term: January 2021 – June 2022

Kimberly Willson-St. Clair

Portland State University

Term: July 2018 – June 2022

Hui Zhang

Digital Services Librarian

Oregon State University

Term: July 2020 – June 2022


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Lori Hilterbrand

Program Manager, Resource Sharing & Fulfillment and Discovery & User Experience

Orbis Cascade Alliance

Work Phone: (541) 246-2471

Pronouns: she/her/hers