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  1. New LexisNexis / Nexis Uni linking solution

    It feels like a very small minority of links to Nexis Uni content resolve successfully. I've opened a number of support tickets without much progress, only to be told that LexisNexis/Nexis Uni simply doesn't work well with the OpenURL resolver. I'd like more development work to go into this connection as it renders a large amount of content in a very popular database inaccessible.

    34 votes
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  2. Ability to remove the long URL when exporting from Summon to RefWorks

    When bibliographic data is exported from Summon into RefWorks the Summon link is included.

    Is it possible to not include this link for books specifically?
    Or to have an option to exclude the link.

    Currently they look like this: and as you can imagine this does not look good in a bibliography (We have to tell students to remove the links, which is far from ideal)

    Goleman, D. (2005). Emotional intelligence (10th anniversary ed.). New York: Bantam Books. Retrieved from http://staffs.summon.serialssolutions.com/2.0.0/link/0/eLvHCXMwY2AQNtIz0EUrE0D9Qg_TgABLtygjJ8RyJ-j4GrAdlJZWDN08BesUZudnJII7jrqQxZTQHWk5QOdC7soAdr_NTYGlLyP4yHxjP8TQiqUJsNQ1AO9MNQV3wQxhZ-3A-Magk0HBtiLVJm6CDCygHQZCDEypecIMXPAiqFKEQcwVcqtOYo5CJtJZmaIMMm6uIc4euhDD4qFjLvEQtxmJMfAmghaq55WAN7SlSDAoGCYlW6SlpqQap6ZamFiagfo7KRbAOtIoMdnSwsQ4RZJBFKtZUjjEpRm4wKeJgkcFZBhY04CpNlUW5js5cMgAAHTYbd8

    62 votes
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  3. Licence terms displayed in Summon search results

    We would like to see the same functionality in Summon as is currently available in Primo - licence terms being visible in search results within the Summon interface.

    As we are on Intota for our ERM, we would want to see Intota licence content linked to Summon search results and displaying there.

    14 votes
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  4. Improve holdings display for journals in Summon or turn off catalog details page based on material types

    We're looking for ways to improve the way holdings display for journals in Summon.

    We're screen scraping Real Time Availability for our books, but our journals just display "Check availability" and link through to the OPAC (because the records have a different structure).

    We would like to turn on the catalog details page, but this adds an additional click for users before they can actually see our journal holdings.

    For example, here is a journal record in our OPAC (we have print and electronic on the same record):
    http://librarycatalogue.griffith.edu.au/record=b1551062~S1

    and in Summon preview

    http://griffith.preview.summon.serialssolutions.com/#!/search/document?ho=t&l=en-AU&q=landscape%20architecture%20australia&id=FETCHMERGED-griffith_catalog_b155106213

    Whereas the ebook displays a bit…

    11 votes
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  5. Mechanism for Best Bets to 'harvest' LibAnswers FAQs (from SpringShare)

    LibAnswers FAQs have topics, keywords, titles and serve a similar purpose to best bets (in our approach anyway).

    An automated regular harvest of these merged with existing best bets makes it easy to share the workload managing this sort of content and pushes us closer to the idea that searching Summon is literally searching the Library.

    9 votes
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  6. Add link to local e-content that is owned by the library and may not be part of a subscription or database.

    Local e-content (pdf of purchased document; link to digitized image collections; link to proprietary capstone papers; etc.) should be easily located with a SUMMON search.

    4 votes
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  7. Minimise requests by patrons for locally subscribed content by filtering via Summon Citation Linker

    As a small team processing many document delivery requests, it would be good to minimize the number of requests for items already held in locally subscribed e-journals. Proposing that citation details entered via a local online form could be submitted to the Summon Citation Linker for checking and identification of subscribed content. If held, a return to the patron of a link to the full-text content would be provided. If item is not subscribed, form information is forwarded to library staff as usual. Would greatly benefit both the requester who can receive access to required content instantly and also library…

    8 votes
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  8. 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…

    57 votes
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  9. Integrate NII's "cites/cited by" Information to Citation Trail

    NII(National Institute for Informatics) provides "cites/cited by" Information.
    https://support.nii.ac.jp/ja/cia/manual_result
    It is very desireble to integrate this "cites/cited by" information to "Citation Trail", for there is not much Japanese article information in current "Citation Trail".

    4 votes
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  10. Make Ulrich smarter in 360 EJP

    When a user selects the arrow to see "Journal Details" information from Ulrichs is presented, along with an option to see "More from Ulrichsweb.com." When the link is selected, however, it opens Ulrich and you have to re-enter the title. The suggestion is the title should be retained.

    3 votes
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  11. 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.

    4 votes
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  12. Fix EZproxy rewriting on altmetric links

    Citation count links to Web of Science and Scopus are rewritten under an EZproxy session but links to altmetric are not. The stanza needs updating: https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Summon/Product_Documentation/Overview_of_The_Summon_Service/The_Summon_Administration_Console/Summon%3A_Web-Based_Proxy_Support

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  13. 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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  14. The ability for Summon libraries to edit the MARC records in 360KB would be very useful

    The ability for Summon libraries to edit the MARC records in 360KB would be very useful.

    6 votes
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  15. Add union catalog as limiter/filter

    Summon does a great job searching our local catalog. I'd like to be able to add our statewide union catalog (OhioLINK) as a second, separate catalog and allow users to click a filter to "add in" results from that catalog if they don't find the book they're looking for in their initial search. Right now we have to have users link out to OhioLINK and do a separate search - I'd like to keep them in Summon for union catalog searching.

    6 votes
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  16. Create an LTI for Summon so that it can be integrated into LMS (Canvas or others).

    We want to integrate Summon into our Learning Management Ssystem (LMS) which is Canvas. The easiest way to do this is if we use an existing library service that has an LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability').

    Libraries who add search option are using some kind of library LTI product. That's the only way to add something in the sidebar of a Canvas course. Our ILS/catalog does not off an LTI application for connecting it to an LMS. It would be a great improvement if Summon offered an LTI.

    29 votes
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  17. Add Mendeley on 'Export to...' drop-down list of reference managers

    ...instead of using the web importer, just like RefWorks.

    7 votes
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  18. Integrate LibGuides Database A-Z list into Summon search

    We add all our databases and library resources as Best Bets so that users can find them when they search Summon. This doesn't work particularly well as the Best Bets search and display functionality is minimal.

    We also maintain a complete Database A-Z list in LibGuides. It would save staff time and provide a better user experience if these could be indexed in Summon using the LibGuides API (as our LibGuides are indexed in Summon), instead of relying on Best Bets which isn't suited to this task.

    84 votes
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  19. Create system agnostic ways to integrate with the UI e.g. chat and readings

    At the moment, you have to cross your fingers and hope ProQuest/ExLibris partner with the system you want integrated. For example Summon supports LibraryH3lp, Springshare's LibAnswers or OCLC's QuestionPoint chat widgets. We use a different system. I would like to see fields in the Admin console that are not provider specific. e.g. Enter your chat widget code here. Similarly we would like to see integration with our course readings system. That system has APIs that would allow us to link out to lists based on a course/unit code search. It would be great if there was a way to introduce…

    27 votes
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  20. Integrate BrowZine with Summon

    When searching for a specific journal it would be nice to have a link such as ‘View latest articles from this journal’ or ‘View table of contents’ and have the latest articles display in the right pane (with a link at the bottom to view all issues) - this could be similar to how bX Recommender is integrated via the ‘Related articles’ link. This could work nicely with a service such as BrowZine.

    5 votes
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