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  1. Facets usage - request to view 'excludes' as well as 'includes'

    A while back I was looking at our facet usage stats for 2017 to date, and I noticed that although we have Newspaper Articles excluded from searches by default, this facet has the highest amount of 'uses'. I asked Ex-Libris Support if this was because every search a user runs is, by default, including the exclusion of Newspapers as a facet use. I also asked if there was a way to get stats on the number of people who remove the exclusion of newspaper articles after running their first search.

    For an example, this was our top-used facet at the…

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      4 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
    • 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

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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.

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          • Summon topics should yield Credo topics--not just Credo articles--when relevant

            For example, a Summon search on "cyberbullying" in our instance retrieves the Credo article "Taking on the School Bullies." The Credo topic page "Cyberbullying" is more relevant, but Ex Libris reports, "Showing the Credo topic page is out of scope for the topics feature."

            I would like Summon topics to retrieve Credo topics results, especially when they're more relevant than Credo article results.

            2 votes
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            • 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?

              2 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).

                15 votes
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                • Have the "search within" work for magazine or newspaper titles in the same way as it does for journal titles

                  We just learned that only journal titles are linked in the results records to allow for easy "search within". I would like the same functionality for magazines and newspaper titles. This would support easier classroom instruction.

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                  • Add links to OA version in the citation record

                    In the citation record, please add links to the OA version or make possible to add widgets for alternative searches. Ex: Google Scholar, OA button https://openaccessbutton.org/ , EmbedOA https://openaccessbutton.org/embedoa etc

                    3 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.

                      35 votes
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                      • Add 'Resource' to the facet menu

                        To narrow down the Summon result by the valuable resource (database), please add 'Resource' to the facet menu.

                        8 votes
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                        • DB recommender - tags export feature

                          We would like to be able to export the list of databases and the tags used for the recommender.
                          Furthermore, it would be nice if we can import the completed list.

                          6 votes
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                          • Clearing search will not let the user enter a new search directly

                            When the user clicks the x that clears the search-field in order to make a new search, the cursor is not placed in the search field. The user has to click in the search field in order to write something. The way this works it is quicker to just select the text in the search field and erase it by hitting the Back space.

                            8 votes
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                            • 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.

                              34 votes
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                              • Make Summon support Baidu for search history function

                                Summon added search history function on May release 2018, which is great. The data is stored in Google. Unfortunately, Google is not working in China. so could you add the capability of supporting Baidu (the largest search engine vendor in China)?

                                Baidu supports oauth 2.0. Here is the online doc:

                                http://developer.baidu.com/wiki/index.php?title=docs/oauth

                                21 votes
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                                • DB recommender - html formatting

                                  We would like to be able to apply HTML formatting in the "database's description" field.
                                  For the moment, it doesn't recognise the tags unlike the public database note field.
                                  Furthermore, we would like to see the "public database note" displayed in the Database recommender.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Make Link Out(Summon Direct Linking) statistics of each database available in OBI

                                    We would like to be able to see the click-through (or call it Link Out) usage of each database via Summon IEDL in Summon OBI and the total click-throughs so that we can understand how Summon contributes to the usage of the e-resources we subscribe to.

                                    48 votes
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                                    • 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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                                      • Offer the option of having the library location facet expanded by default

                                        We would like to be able to have the libraries under LIBRARY LOCATION visible by default on the Summon results page

                                        7 votes
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                                        • open the "search within a journal" results in a new tab or window

                                          Clicking on a journal title to use the "search within a journal" feature eliminates the original search. It would be helpful to have this open as a search in a new window or browser tab so that the original search is not lost.

                                          7 votes
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