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  1. 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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    • 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

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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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          0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
        • 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.

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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 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/

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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                        1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                      • Consistent link back to search results

                        The user leaves the search result and goes to detail page, advanced search or saved items. Then when the user wants to return to search results this is done in three different ways. We would like the link back to search results look the same in all three situations. The one we prefer is the one in the detail page.

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                        • Make searches with ‘query expansion’ customisable

                          We would like to be able to add, remove or edit query expansion topic matches to improve the topic and subject matches and prevent incorrect query expansion.

                          Query expansion is supposed to link synonymous subjects and topics, so the user doesn’t have to enter all terms in their search (e.g. ‘heart attack’ and ‘myocardial infarction’). Sometimes the query expansion function gives incorrect or unhelpful topic matches. For example a search for ‘civil litigation’ automatically expands to include ‘jurisprudence’. These are not synonymous terms.

                          ExLibris tell us that currently it isn’t possible to change or remove specific instances of query expansion,…

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                          • Make it a higher priority to work with Ebook Central on deduplication, titles missing from Summon etc.

                            Some Ebook Central titles do not appear in Summon, while others appear multiple times. Some are not linked with the library's print title. Work with Ebook Central to reduce the incidence of these errors.

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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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                              • Exclude other libraries' LibGuides from "Add results beyond your library's collections" by default

                                The "Add results beyond your library's Collection" facet should by default exclude other libraries' LibGuides so their Circulation, ILL, and other library services LibGuides are not shown to my library's patrons. It is confusing for patrons to search for interlibrary loan only to find dozens of other libraries' LIbGuides.

                                31 votes
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                                • Display edition and publication year in brief results, for books and ebooks

                                  I have been told by Ex Libris support that Summon only exposes the edition in the short summary for records that have a content type of 'Book'. This makes it difficult for patrons to determine which edition is the most recent, where both books and ebooks are available. See attached image for an example of how both can be displayed, to reduce confusion.

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                                  • Add the ability to reflect access frequency to relevancy ranking

                                    A mechanism that automatically takes records from databases with high access frequency to the top of the search results preferentially.

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                                    • Use data from subfield e in MARC fields 1XX and 7XX (i.e. relator terms) to enhance Refworks output

                                      Use data from subfield e in MARC fields 1XX and 7XX (i.e. relator terms) to enhance Refworks output, so that the references generated distinguish between authors and editors.

                                      With implementation of RDA authors and editors are assigned relator terms in subfield e (e.g. $eauthor or $eeditor). Back in 2013, we received communications from ProQuest that “Product management is currently investigating how best to use new relationship data from 1xx/7xx$e, but we have not established a timeline for changes”.

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                                      • Use data from subfield e in MARC fields 1XX and 7XX (i.e. relator terms) to enhance Refworks output

                                        Use data from subfield e in MARC fields 1XX and 7XX (i.e. relator terms) to enhance Refworks output, so that the references generated distinguish between authors and editors.

                                        With implementation of RDA authors and editors are assigned relator terms in subfield e (e.g. $eauthor or $eeditor). Back in 2013, we received communications from ProQuest that “Product management is currently investigating how best to use new relationship data from 1xx/7xx$e, but we have not established a timeline for changes”.

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                                        • filter results by vendor and/or database name

                                          The ability for Summon to filter results by vendor and/or database name (IEEE, ProQuest, Taylor...).

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