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  1. 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.

    163 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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      • 360 Link citations - add Harvard style

        We would like to add the Harvard style as an option when exporting citations in 360 Link.

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        • Allow admins. to add more links to hamburger menu

          Allow for custom links to be added to the hamburger menu

          9 votes
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          • Allow full replacement marc uploads without having to approve the load in the content ingestion interface.

            Allowing for full marc record loads without additional approval in the admin interface would decrease the number of steps needed for libraries who wish to always do full marc record replacements. It would also make record upload automation possible through custom scripting or services such as Innovative Interface's Scheduler.

            2 votes
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            • API HEAL-Link database Direct ingtestion in Summon

              The customer University of Aristotle in Greece, needs an API which make direct ingestion for Heal -Link database. This database is importante for Aristotle.
              The customer knows this database is ingested and updated automatically into EDS

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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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                • 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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                  • 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.

                    9 votes
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                    • Improvements to manage larger sets of volatile Best Bets

                      To manage Best Bets more rigourously I would offer this additional functionality:
                      a) Export all current best bets to Excel (Much simpler to manage and check for currency outside of admin interface)

                      b) Provide a way to mark all existing Best Bets for deletion with one click so that the updated spreadsheet (from point a) can be imported to Summon without requiring every existing Best Bet to marked for deletion to prevent duplications.

                      22 votes
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                      • Show whether "We only subscribe to some titles" is an option.

                        When you search a title and need to choose a database to subscribe in, it is not clear until you subscribe to the database whether "We only subscribe to some titles" is an option. It would be great if we could see in advance whether we are going to be able to select that option before subscribing to that database, either in the list of database options or in the database details. This would prevent a lot of extra clicking and frustration.

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                        • 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.

                          19 votes
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                          • Initiate Best Bets from the Resource.

                            It would be simpler to add a check-box for Best Bet and text box to insert the description to the resource activation, than to enter that same information separately. Also, the Best Bet would then use the same version of the URL that the link resolver uses, and it would be updated when that URL changes in the Knowledge base.

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                            • 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.

                              12 votes
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                              • Stop match and merge for client catalog records.

                                We suggest a fully supported, optional, product feature to stop match and merge for client catalog records.

                                In the result list of Summon where there are several links to resources, the titles are linked to only one resource, which most of the time is good. However when a print record from the local catalog is merged with an e-book, the link most often lead to the e-book and we have noticed that the print version of the book is very often not noticed by the user. Our library have no e-books in our local catalog so we would very much…

                                19 votes
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                                • Open Access filtering and restriction

                                  Open-access resources should not need to be selected in a library's Intota instance to reliably indicate that they are accessible to the Summon user.

                                  Currently, when a user checks both the OA filter and the 'include outside sources' box, some resources present in results with the ambiguous message that they are open-access, but are unavailable or only obtainable via ILL (according to what text the library displays in this circumstance.) Users can't know which to believe- is it accessible or not?

                                  Since open-access resources brought into search results come from either a library's Intota selections or the Summon index, it…

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Ability to add Google Tag Manager information instead of Google Analytics

                                    Google Tag Manager is a Google Analytics toolf ro managing multiple tags for a single page or site. The ability to add the Google Tag Manager to the institution's site via the admin console.

                                    13 votes
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                                    • Add language translation export/import tool to Summon, 360 Link

                                      Often translations are incomplete in non-english languages. A facility to export/import translated terms would allow us to easily send text files (XLS) to translators and import into other Summon instances. Allow us to see translated text used by other Summon users. eg. sharing these files across the user community would save a lot of work. Flagging new items added between releases would also help.

                                      2 votes
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