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  1. 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…

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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.

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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).

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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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          • 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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            • 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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                      1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                      • 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.

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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.

                          6 votes
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                          • Altmetric Filter and the ability to sort search results with Altmetric Score

                            As often said, Altmetric does not necessarily indicate the absolute value of a paper.
                            However, Altmetric is an effective indicator for initial scholars to find interesting papers out of a large amount of search results.
                            Through Summon, if users can easily search for documents with Altmetric granted, more use and effect will be expected.

                            8 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

                              6 votes
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                              • Usability of Advanced Search

                                Certain elements of the advanced search screen are very difficult to use on mobile devices, particularly the 'Content type' and 'Discipline' multiple check-box options, where scrolling through a long list is problematic.
                                Is there a way to improve this, perhaps by using a larger pop-out box that can be scanned at a glance?

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                                • Improve handling of duplicates with common titles

                                  Currently, Summon prevents certain common titles from participating in the match & merge process if they are on the "Bad titles" list or the reach a certain count in the "Overmatch" algorithm. This process should be improved so that "real" titles are allowed to merge.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                                  • Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology

                                    Can you please index the individual titles from Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology & ULLMANN'S Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry within Summon.

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                                    • Add free book cover images from OpenBD to Summon.

                                      "OpenDB" is a book cover image database that mainly contains those of Japanese books.
                                      Everyone can use them for free regardless of the user type(individual, company and so on).
                                      EDS seems to have already integrated it. Please consider integrating it to summon.

                                      More details(in Japanese) are here.
                                      https://openbd.jp/

                                      5 votes
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                                      • Support IPv6

                                        Our Institution just added a few IPv6 addresses and will expect more in future, we hope Summon can support IPv6 so that our patrons can be authorized by Summon via IPV6 addresses.

                                        6 votes
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                                        • Create an Alexa skill and Google Home app to run (or at least launch) Summon searches.

                                          "Hey Google, search [my library] for [topic]"
                                          "Alexa, search [my library] for books by [author]"

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