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  1. Create widgets that include limits by publication

    Currently you can create widgets with filters by discipline, content type, etc., but it would be very handy to create widgets that could search within a set of publications--for example, if you could add a query for a string of ISSNs and limit the search to certain highly specialized journals. This would be great for niche fields or some disciplines that are not represented in the list of disciplines (like rhetoric and composition).

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    • export search results

      It would be helpful if users could export an entire set of search results without first having to send them to the folder one by one. If it's too complicated to engineer a way to "select all" with any quantity of results, perhaps just being able to "select and export all" when there are fewer than 100 results would be of some use.

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      • Signature search

        Our users search directly for the signature of a book. It would be a good supplement if this search option were supplemented.

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        • Make "Best Bets" show up when tag keywords are present in search, not just when there's an exact match

          Right now, Best Bets show up when there's an exact match on tags, e.g., our job search assistance information shows up when someone searches "jobs" or "job search," etc., but not when someone searches "how can i look for jobs," etc. (unless we anticipate every situation where that tag word might be used). Could the Best Bets be brought up whenever keywords are present in the search, not just when there's an exact match?

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          • Ability to prioritize databases in the Database Recommender

            We want to prioritize the list of databases in the Database Recommender so that we can emphasize certain databases over others.

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            • 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

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              • LC Call Number Browse Relevance Searching

                When searching by LC call number in Summon, it matches to the Cutter number as well as to the LC call number. The default "relevance" ordering doesn't put the call numbers that begin with the LC call number at the top of the list. There isn't a choice to force that ordering. In Alma, it is possible to search by shelf list, so it shouldn't be that difficult to do the same on the public side of a shelf list.

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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?

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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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                    • 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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                      • 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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                        • 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.

                          30 votes
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                          • Make combination of "Fulltext Online" and facet "Library Location" results possible

                            Many of our patrons are interested in setting the filters to results available in the specific library location they are actually working in. They miss a functionality to combine fulltext results with the specific library holdings.

                            13 votes
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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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                              • Add the ability to accept online payments, for example fines, via WPM on Summon over Alma

                                Currently there is no option to accept online payments with instances of Summon over Alma (unlike Primo over Alma). This ability would enable us to improve our self service functionality.

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                                • Display more than 1000 records in a result

                                  This is the most requested improvement from our faculty and graduate students. They find it frustrating that they are not able to view more than 1000 of the results.

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                                  • Retrieve similar documents using the native 'MoreLikeThis' Lucene feature

                                    Lucene's 'MoreLikeThis' feature retrieves similar documents based on a seed, which can be either a piece of text, or an already retrieved document (syntax-free search).

                                    https://lucene.apache.org/solr/guide/6_6/morelikethis.html

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                                    • Avoid redundancy and outdated data while displaying results

                                      Availability of "Display latest editions only" and "Remove the duplicates" options.

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                                      • Add option to force 360 Link to load over HTTPS

                                        In October, Google Chrome release 62 will begin labeling any website loaded over http and containing a form (i.e. every library webpage ever) as "Not Secure." You can read more about that here: https://security.googleblog.com/2017/04/next-steps-toward-more-connection.html

                                        We currently route traffic from Summon and other services we control to 360Link over HTTPS, but we can't force all our users onto HTTPS (especially those coming from Google Analytics). Since the *.search.serialssolutions.com wildcard certificate covers every instance of 360 Link, why not add an option to force all connections to use HTTPS? (Or just make it the default.)

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                                        • Higher relevance for local language and English

                                          At Swedish universities, both English and Swedish is used, but not really other language (unless, of course, you study that language). I guess this situation is quite common in several countries - items in English + in the local language are welcome, but items in other languages should be ranked lower.
                                          Example: If we search for "Manuel Castells", our books in Swedish by this author are ranked much lower than, for instance, articles in Spanish about the author.

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