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  1. Add Unpaywall database to the Summon index

    Unpaywall is a service which harvests Open Access content directly from over 50,000 repositories. It's rapidly becoming the leading source of information about legal OA content across the web.

    Unpaywall offer a 'database snapshot', a complete dump of everything we know about every Open Access DOI that exists.

    I think it would be a great idea for Summon to incorporate this data in its index. It would allow a much greater level of direct linking to Open Access content for all Summon users.

    (It's already possible to integrate Unpaywall's API with 360link for individual, article-by-article requests.)

    109 votes
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      4 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
    • Add 'date last updated' to database details

      In the Data Management section of Serials Solutions, it would be useful if the database details screen displayed when the metadata was last updated for each database. This could be accomplished by having a 'date last updated' field in the database details screen.

      This would be helpful for finding out how current the database's included titles, URLs, etc. are in the knowledgebase.

      176 votes
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      • Distinguish between author and editor in Summon results and citations

        Before RDA, catalogue records did not clearly distinguish between the author and editor of a work, so Summon could not do this either. We would like Summon results and citations to separate author and editor, where this is possible. This would be particularly helpful when exporting citations to reference manager software such as RefWorks. Currently editors are always imported into the author field. This has caused our users problems as it means their references are inaccurate, unless they notice the problem and manually fix it.

        In RDA, terms such as author and editor can be added to the names given…

        38 votes
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        • Allow admins. to add more links to hamburger menu

          Allow for custom links to be added to the hamburger menu

          11 votes
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          • export search results

            It would be helpful if users could export an entire set of search results without first having to send them to the folder one by one. If it's too complicated to engineer a way to "select all" with any quantity of results, perhaps just being able to "select and export all" when there are fewer than 100 results would be of some use.

            9 votes
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            • Stop match and merge different editions from local catalog

              In the local catalog different editions have their own records, and it is important for our users to find the right edition. In Summon sometimes local catalog records merge with other local catalog records so that several editions are shown as one. This makes it difficult for our users to see what edition they are looking at. We would very much like Summon not to merge different catalog records from the local catalog with each other.

              36 votes
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              • Have the option to download usage statistics for the number of "Report a Problem" emails sent broken down by month.

                To be able to download the number of "Report a Problem" emails sent, broken down by month, in the Client Centre. This will help with problems tracking and with seeing if changes to the Summon environment have an impact on the number of "Report a Problem" emails sent.

                7 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                • Ability to add custom filters/facets on the advanced search screen and result set screen

                  Hi --

                  Can someone include a way to search within databases in both the advanced search screen and a facet to narrow by database? This way if a result is returned, we can then narrow results down by db?

                  10 votes
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                  • Topic explorer enable when advanced search.

                    Using advanced search, topic explorer is not displayed now.
                    I think it will be convinient if topic explorer is display when we using advanced search too.

                    5 votes
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                    • Make it easier to add hyperlinks to custom panels

                      At present, URLs can only be added to custom panels with HTML. It would be good to have the option of using the rich text editor (or, failing that, adding a URL below the panel's main text, as is possible with Best Bets)

                      4 votes
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                      • Ability to add custom pre-set publication date to facets, e.g. "Ten years".

                        It is currently possible to use pre-set publication filters in the Publication Date facet, with "Last 12 months", "3 years" and "5 years" as options. However, it would be useful to toggle, i.e. both add and remove, pre-set publication filters for this facet in the Summon admin centre for Search Results and Advanced Search.

                        2 votes
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                        • I would like Summon to have the functionality to connect to Endnote via Z39.50 allowing users to search all our resources.

                          I would like Summon to have the functionality to connect to Endnote via Z39.50 allowing users to search all our resources. Currently, we can only set up a connection to our Voyager catalog in EndNote, and our Voyager catalog does not have records for all the journals and databases we subscribe to.

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                          • Provide a full list of failed records with my Content Ingestion Report

                            As a Summon administrator at a library, I would like to fix all of the records that fail Summon ingestion because of encoding errors, etc. Current Content Ingestion Reports only send information about the first 100.

                            7 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                            • "Citation Online" + Open Access logo in Summon

                              In the Summon results page, the mention "Full Text Online" is replaced by "Citation Online" for results beyond library collection.

                              I suggest an exception where this mention "Full Text Online" is not replaced for results beyond library collection, when these results are Open Access and when the Open Access logo is displayed.

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                              • Keep search refinements when moving to Advanced search

                                Reported by our Business librarians ...

                                I lose my search refinements if I jump from search results into advanced. For example, run a default search for something like, apple company profile, then refine it to reports. Click the link to advanced search, change the drop down to Title and press search. The report refinement is gone and has to be selected again.

                                If there is a way to keep your existing refinements, I would like that.

                                1 vote
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                                • Show the details of contract with publishers concerning search target

                                  Contents which are searchable in Summon differ per publisher or database.
                                  It will be helpful for librarian if they could confirm the details of contracts about search target or the breakdown of search target in ClientCenter.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • En la Base de Datos Ingebook que está indexada en Summon, no recupera todos los libros que tiene suscritos.

                                    En la base de datos de Ingebook que está indexada en summon, no están bien indexados todos los libros de Ingebook. Solicito que se contacte con la empresa Ingebook y se le pida los metadatos correctos para que se recuperen todos los libros de Ingebook a través de Summon

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Label peer-review results as such

                                      On the results page, add a label to each entry that is peer-reviewed (like you do for "open access" content).

                                      17 votes
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                                      • 1 vote
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                                          0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add Summon API Usage Reports

                                          My library is using Summon API with other third-party system. I would like to see Summon API usage reports(such as basic searches, sessions, facets etc.) in Summon OBI platform

                                          21 votes
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