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  1. Expand the 500 row limit on usage reports in Summon OBI

    Hello all,

    I have recently had to extract some statistics from the OBI interface and found out that there is a limit of 500 rows at a time. This seems like a tiny amount of rows, given that I used to extract 50,000 - 100,000 at a time from the old stats platform. For libraries that have to extract statistics in order to do analysis, etc, it seems like a good idea to expand this limit from 500 to a much higher number.

    When extracting statistics for March 2017 for one particular report (Zero Search Results), I had to extract…

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      0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
    • Would love to be able to change the order of the content types on the left sidebar of the results page

      Instead of content type facet displaying the content types with the highest number of results, make it customizable so admin. can decide which ones show (and in which order) in the abbreviated list.

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      • Make Open Access facet statistics available in OBI

        It would be great to be able to look at usage stats for Open Access facet(s) in Summon searches. Since the "Is Open Access" facet is already available in the OBI interface, it makes sense for this functionality to be added to the enhancement list. Considering that Open Access materials are becoming more important globally, and in our library we are looking into raising the profile of our Open Access resources in general, being able to report on statistics would be great for us.

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          3 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
        • Add a Searchable Author Affiliation Index for Summon (Advanced Search)

          Most commercial databases offer a searchable author affiliation index. Summon does not in the Advanced Search screen, nor is this information indexed in the Author field contents.

          Since they must already have this information in their records, why not create a separate searchable index for Author Affiliation??

          For our current awareness, we would like to create RSS feeds for journal articles written by professors from other engineering universities.

          Thanks!

          18 votes
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          • Add the option to hide the Widget Builder in hamburger menu.

            We're concerned about having these widget builders on the public side.

            We'd prefer to offer our faculty code for search widgets with more functionality for embedding in their course materials.

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            • Add the option to hide the Widget Builder in hamburger menu.

              We're concerned about having these widget builders on the public side.

              We'd prefer to offer our faculty code for search widgets with more functionality for embedding in their course materials.

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              • French topics be expanded to include other sources even if In other words, in the French language Summon interface, it is currently by desi

                French topics be expanded to include other sources even if we use a French language Summon interface.

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                • Make "Best Bets" show up when tag keywords are present in search, not just when there's an exact match

                  Right now, Best Bets show up when there's an exact match on tags, e.g., our job search assistance information shows up when someone searches "jobs" or "job search," etc., but not when someone searches "how can i look for jobs," etc. (unless we anticipate every situation where that tag word might be used). Could the Best Bets be brought up whenever keywords are present in the search, not just when there's an exact match?

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                  • Springshare Chat Widgets in Summon Mobile Friendly

                    We have noticed with the Springshare v2 chat widget (LibAnswers) found in our Summon search page, it completely disappears when accessing it in a mobile device. With most of the links found in the Summon interface (such as the "Advanced Search" and "Add results beyond your library's collection"), they automatically get pushed into the hamburger menu.

                    Is it possible for the LibAnswer’s chat widget (link) to be automatically pushed there also?

                    We feel like users using mobile devices should be able to access our Library chat just in case they come across a reference question or would like to report…

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                    • Integrate BrowZine with Summon

                      When searching for a specific journal it would be nice to have a link such as ‘View latest articles from this journal’ or ‘View table of contents’ and have the latest articles display in the right pane (with a link at the bottom to view all issues) - this could be similar to how bX Recommender is integrated via the ‘Related articles’ link. This could work nicely with a service such as BrowZine.

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                      • Discover the DOIs not registered with CrossRef: problems with searching the italian titles by DOI numbe

                        It would be really helpful to search for an article or chapter book, edited by italian publisher, through DOI number inside the relative eJournal Portal box or Citation Linker box
                        Now, if I insert an "italian DOI number" a syntax error is showed or nothing happens (the page remain the same)

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                        with Casalini - Torrossa, is it possible reach directly the landing page through DOI URL -> ex. http://dx.doi.org/10.1400/209193

                        with DarwinBooks and RivisteWeb both by il Mulino, the landing page is showed after clicking on a link inside a pop-up page generated by the "mEDRA engine"
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                        http://dx.doi.org/10.978.8815/145901

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                        • Support the use of French boolean operators

                          Searching using the French boolean operators - et/ou/sauf -- is not currently fully supported in Summon. This would be a useful addition to those libraries who provide a French interface to their instance of Summon.

                          28 votes
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                          • Add Swank film database to Summon

                            Swank is in the Knowledge Base but not available to track in Summon. Can we make it available to track?

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                              0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                            • Be able to limit bX Recommendations to fulltext holdings in your library to avoid too many "not available" results

                              Smaller academic libraries like community colleges will not have a lot of the recommendations suggested by bX Recommender, leading to too many "not available" results for students. For big university libraries who subscribe to 10 times the amount of content, this won't be an issues. For us smaller folks, it would be nice if we could limit bX recommendations to our own fulltext holdings so students would get usable results most or all of the time. bX recommender is otherwise a great tool for even the student who is new to college.

                              3 votes
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                              • Make new Summon Usage Statistics Dashboard publicly viewable

                                There is currently no way to share a dashboard of Summon usage statistics in the new "Current" interface viewable for all users within our institution. Please create a way for Summon administrators to send a publicly viewable link to others at our institution without having to make everyone log in through the Client Center.

                                11 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                                • New Acquisitions listing for our library

                                  Our library users have expressed great interest in having access to a New Acquisitions listing for our Library. This would display print books received and eBooks purchased in recent weeks, and would refresh on a regular basis. (It would be a bit different to limiting search results by publication date, as we sometimes purchase older publications).

                                  Considering that we already send our catalogue records to Summon, and that we activate new eBook titles via the Client Centre, could there be an option or a facet in the Summon search interface to provide a listing of our new acquisitions?

                                  We would…

                                  14 votes
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                                  • Bento Box design for Summon Search results based on Content Type

                                    Have search results display in a Bento Box design based upon content type...(like Vufind...)

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                                    • Be able to search Journal/magazine titles consistently

                                      It would be really helpful to search for journal/magazine titles like we do books. Sometimes we need the title not the articles within.

                                      30 votes
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                                      • 360 link customisation

                                        Add the ability to customize the "Sorry, this item is not available onlie. Please use options below to get it:" message in 360 link

                                        5 votes
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                                        • "Exact" search for certain fields

                                          Add the functionality to do an "exact" search on certain fields. For example there are very short titles which can be search much better this way. Also signatures in the LCCallNumber field could be found much easier. We are api users (Backend Summon, Frontend VuFind) and are helping ourselves at the moment with "constructed" values for the (for example) LCCallNumber to simualte the possibility of an exact search - but this is far from optimal.

                                          30 votes
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