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  1. 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

    15 votes
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    • Add the option to force Summon 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 have all our links to and search forms use HTTPS to access Summon, but we can't force all our users onto HTTPS. Since the *.summon.serialssolutions.com wildcard certificate covers every instance of Summon, why not add an option to force all Summon connections to use HTTPS? (Or just make it the default.)

      While you're at it, why not add your exlibrisgroup wildcard certificate to your…

      96 votes
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      • Avoid redundancy and outdated data while displaying results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.)

          79 votes
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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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            • Expand Best Bets Characters to include :

              This would enable best bet recommendations for book and article titles that have a subtitle.

              At the moment tags for best bets have limitations on the types of characters that can he used i.e. letters, numbers or any of the following symbols (-_ .&/'@#). Colons (:) cannot be used. It would be very helpful to be able to use colons because of how common they are in titles. Our zero result usage stats show that our users are searching article titles that include a colon.

              7 votes
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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?

                66 votes
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                • Relevancy rankings

                  Change relevancy rankings to push articles above books and e-books (or at least not favor books). Most Summon users want articles more than books.

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                  • Be able to search Journal/magazine titles consistently

                    It would be really helpful to search for journal/magazine titles like we do books. Sometimes we need the title not the articles within.

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                    • "Exact" search for certain fields

                      Add the functionality to do an "exact" search on certain fields. For example there are very short titles which can be search much better this way. Also signatures in the LCCallNumber field could be found much easier. We are api users (Backend Summon, Frontend VuFind) and are helping ourselves at the moment with "constructed" values for the (for example) LCCallNumber to simualte the possibility of an exact search - but this is far from optimal.

                      34 votes
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                      • New Acquisitions listing for our library

                        Our library users have expressed great interest in having access to a New Acquisitions listing for our Library. This would display print books received and eBooks purchased in recent weeks, and would refresh on a regular basis. (It would be a bit different to limiting search results by publication date, as we sometimes purchase older publications).

                        Considering that we already send our catalogue records to Summon, and that we activate new eBook titles via the Client Centre, could there be an option or a facet in the Summon search interface to provide a listing of our new acquisitions?

                        We would…

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                        • Add "Apply" button at the bottom of the facet selection window

                          Add another "Apply" button at the bottom of the facet section on the left of the Summon screen along with the current location (found at the top of the facet selection).

                          Users have a habit of not applying facets because they forget that they must apply the changes at the top. Typically most "apply" buttons are found at the bottom of filter/facet selections.

                          27 votes
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                          • Create a facet for Abstracts (or Conference Abstracts)

                            Abstracts are currently classified as Journal Articles, which causes confusion as readers are expecting to be able to read the full text of a published article that does not exist. Creating a facet for Abstracts would allow them to be correctly classified and would improve the user experience

                            9 votes
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                            • Discover the DOIs not registered with CrossRef: problems with searching the italian titles by DOI numbe

                              It would be really helpful to search for an article or chapter book, edited by italian publisher, through DOI number inside the relative eJournal Portal box or Citation Linker box
                              Now, if I insert an "italian DOI number" a syntax error is showed or nothing happens (the page remain the same)

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                              with Casalini - Torrossa, is it possible reach directly the landing page through DOI URL -> ex. http://dx.doi.org/10.1400/209193

                              with DarwinBooks and RivisteWeb both by il Mulino, the landing page is showed after clicking on a link inside a pop-up page generated by the "mEDRA engine"
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                              http://dx.doi.org/10.978.8815/145901

                              6 votes
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                              • Create a method for searching an exact word which does not apply corrected spelling

                                Create a method for searching an exact word which does not apply corrected spelling. Sometimes there are specific words that are not "normal" spelling which get change to variants and the term you are looking for disappears within a sea of results.

                                e.g. frocta - a latin word gets changed to frota

                                and you get 18,000 results - none of them the word we searched upon.

                                6 votes
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                                • Add search history and allow searching with sets from the search history

                                  Filter options and relevance ranking is one way to search, explore and discover, but it has limitations. To combine previous searches is standard in all kind of bibliographic and full text databases and would be a true enhancement. Most professional information specialists lack confident in search systems that only rely on filter and relevance ranking. Give us boolean search using sets from the search history!

                                  137 votes
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                                    Currently reviewing for possible implementations. Main concern is how to manage ongoing access. Currently Summon does not use a user profile or store any personal information. We are reviewing possible ways to give access to users without causing privacy concerns, such as use of a cookie or existing user logins.

                                  • 2 votes
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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.

                                      31 votes
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                                      • Add Chicago Notes-Bibliography Style as an option for the citation generator.

                                        Chicago Notes-Bibliography (NB) style is the preferred citation style for historians, but Chicago Author-Date is the only option available in the automatic citation generator in Summon. As the formats are noticeably different, it would be useful to have both options available for users to choose from.

                                        4 votes
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                                        • Provide the ability to separate books and ebooks when searching.

                                          Currently, we cannot search print books only. We can separate ebooks/books if we want ebooks only be either selecting the full text limiter or the electronic books subject limiter. However, we can't do the same for print (hard copy books).

                                          65 votes
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