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  1. Sorting results by citation counts

    Some databases have an option to sort results by citation counts. This function is also beneficial for Summon user. In fact, I have received requests for this function from some of end users .

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  2. Apply Open Access Indicator only when link in search result is open access

    Because article-level linking is not yet available for some open access databases, Summon is providing links in to non-open access sources while displaying the Open Access Indicator which is confusing for those searching Summon without the credentials for accessing licensed resources. Example: http://tinyurl.com/yd6qc22w Levasseur, T. J. (2012). THE ENVIRONMENT CONTAINS NO "RIGHT" AND "LEFT": NAVIGATING IDEOLOGY, RELIGION, AND VIEWS OF THE ENVIRONMENT IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN SOCIETY. Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies, 11(33), 62-88.

    Either include in the Summon result a link to the open access database where a publication is available open access, or remove the Open…

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  3. Allow configurable for "Export To" function

    HKPL suggested to be configurable for "Export To" function, allow enable/disable it, as well as enable/disable different export types (that is RefWorks, EasyBib, EndNote, Zotero, BibTeX, Citavi).

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  4. 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.

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  5. Correcting Status of "online-first" Citations

    Aggregators, such as EBSCOhost, post articles on their websites only after the publisher adds the content in a journal issue. However, they do not take this information into account when providing their coverage dates.

    Because of this issue, citations in Summon for such "online-first" articles (such as the ones at https://www.tandfonline.com/action/showAxaArticles?journalCode=tsri20) may link to an error message if the institution subscribes to the journal via an aggregator and not the publisher.

    Since "online-first" records have a publication (SSID) and a publication date, if you subscribe to the journal and the article publication date falls within your dates of coverage,…

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  6. Improving the timing of the SpringShare chat prompt appearing in Summon

    We're delighted that we could integrate SpringShare Chat functionality into our Summon interface. However, we feel it could be improved by delaying the appearance of the chat prompt message for this functionality on screen.

    As you can see from the file, a message appears asking users whether they'd like to chat to one of the Library Team - that's great! - but the speed of which it appears is almost instantaneous and often before users have had chance to look at their results.

    Is there any way that you could make a fix for Summon to delay this slightly so…

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  7. 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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  8. Option to toggle WoS / Scopus citation counts in search results

    It would be good if we could choose to make either WoS or Scopus citation counts visible in Summon, instead of having to have either both or neither switched on.

    Because we no longer subscribe to WoS but do subscribe to Scopus, the only way we could get WoS citation counts removed from the Summon search results was to untrack Web of Science in Intota. We don't like to untrack resources that we've previously subscribed to, because doing so means we can't see any of the historical data attached to Web of Knowledge collection databases. This is just how Intota…

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  10. Open Access databases on the 360 KB

    Please provide a filter or category to look up Open Access databases on the 360 Client Center.

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  11. Filter search results in the Ebook and Journal portal (EJP)

    The EJP is a good way to find full text journals by subject area, however, once you have searched or browsed to a subject, there is no way to narrow your search any further except to show only open access titles. It would be helpful to restrict results to recent books or journals with current access, or to peer-reviewed sources, for example.

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  12. Add OSCOLA as a referencing output option

    We have a Law school who use OSCOLA (https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/research-subject-groups/publications/oscola) as their referencing style.
    Would any other Summon users find it helpful if this referencing style could be added to the output options?

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  13. 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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  14. Related items functionality should be implemented separately for journal articles and book chapters so you can opt in separately.

    We need the ability to turn off Chapters until it works properly. The book Reviews tab isn't an issue.

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  15. add "film review" content type

    Summon has a "book review" content type, but no "film review" content type.
    There is no intuitive way to find film reviews, which may be tagged as "book review." This can be confusing when searching for reviews of a book that was made into a movie.

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  16. 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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  17. Add ability to apply your EZproxy to the DOI field links in Summon search results

    Currently in Summon search results, the DOI field provides a link that does not include EZproxy. So users might get to the item via this DOI link but since they have not arrived there through EZproxy, they might not be properly authenticated for access. Please give the option to prepend your EZproxy URL to the DOI links.

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  18. 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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  19. Add options in advanced search

    Improve advanced search by enabling
    1. Option to exclude Open Access content (see only subscribed content)
    2. Option to exclude library collection (see only non-subscribed content)

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  20. Allow to limit search results by word or page count, or a document length range

    This should get rid of minor articles such as might appear when searching in newspapers. Also, it might help in further weeding-out book reviews. Plus, there are times users want articles that discuss an issue in-depth and they don't want a 2-page article from some journal. Conversely, I've helped users who get huge articles from journals who would like to find articles that are just 3-4 pages in length, etc.

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