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  1. 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.

    44 votes
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  2. Avoid redundancy and outdated data while displaying results

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

    5 votes
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  3. 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…

    29 votes
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  4. Exclude Content Type Newspaper Article should include Online Newspaper Content

    The Newspaper facet in Summon should also include/exclude online content from newspapers. Online newspaper content is currently coded as a Web Resources

    If you do a search for "Devos education" with newspaper articles excluded, 25 of the first 30 citations are from:

    Washington Post - Blogs

    Washington Post (Online)

    New York Times (Online)

    44 votes
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  5. Exclude Newspaper Articles and Book Reviews in default basic search

    The ability to configure the exclusions of either newspaper articles, book reviews or both from the default search for an institution. Any search conducted would begin with these excluded, and the user could turn off these filters via the user interface.

    94 votes
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  6. 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.

    39 votes
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  7. More cleary identify between full-text articles and full-text abstracts

    As an electronic resources librarian, I often get patron-confusion reports when they believe they cannot access a full-text article; often enough the full-text of the article is not available online, but the article's abstract is. Icons in Summon often represent these abstracts as full-text articles.

    71 votes
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    Due to limitations in the metadata associated with some content sources, there are cases where content that is full text is marked as being only an abstract, or where an abstract is marked as full text. Currently the system errs on marking it as full text, which provides some false positives. We could flip the priority which would reduce if not eliminate full-text icons appearing for abstracts, however, this would result in some full text being erroneously marked as abstract only.

  8. 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

    13 votes
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  9. 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)

    In details
    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"
    ex.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.978.8815/145901

    11 votes
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  10. The publication date filter is currently designed to allow filtering within the last 100 years, insufficient to finding U.S. primary sources

    The publication date filter is currently designed to allow filtering within the last 100 years. This is insufficient when trying to limit results to find primary source documents, e.g., related to the U.S. Civil War, 1861-1865.

    18 votes
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  11. Automatically searching for the corrected spelling

    Google-like searching using misspellings; automatically searching for the corrected spelling with a link to search the original misspelled terms; current behavior presents results using misspelling and link to search on corrected terms

    41 votes
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  12. Make citation formats customisable

    We would like to be able to customise the Harvard citation format to our house style, and to add custom citation formats to the list.

    15 votes
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  13. Add autocomplete to search widget

    The widget should make suggestions for words and phrases as the user types into the search box. This should be the same functionality as is present on the default Summon search box.

    5 votes
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  14. 8 votes
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  15. 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.

    3 votes
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  16. 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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  17. 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,…

    1 vote
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  18. 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.

    1 vote
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  19. 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.

    3 votes
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  20. 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

    19 votes
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