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  1. Link to all full-text options from within Summon results, alongside 1-click

    Given the new issues with framed resources and the sidebar, I'd like to suggest the option to add a link to all full-text sources for a given article directly within the Summon results. That way, even with the sidebar turned off, users can still find alternative sources of full-text if the "top" source from 1-click doesn't work as expected.

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  2. afry@bgsu.edu

    Stop indexing Ebsco "abstract" results so they no longer appear in Summon "Full-Text" Results with broken links

    One persistent problem we have between Summon and EBSCO is abstracts indexed as articles in Summon. Some journals index these abstracts as individual titles, which is why they get pulled into Summon as standalone full text articles, but EBSCO (which is where we have full text) does not index them at all. So not only does the openURL break, if you search for them in EBSCO you often get zero hits. Since we have so much full text in EBSCO, this accounts for…

    53 votes
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  3. Display all 5xx note fields as the default in Summon

    Make display of all 5xx note fields the default in Summon in the Catalog Detail page, results screen and elsewhere. These fields already appear in Primo, with various labels (General note for 500, Language note for 546, Awards note for 586, Bibliography for 504, etc.). With these omitted from Summon, patrons are missing vital, helpful information from bibliographic records, such as: accessibility features for patrons with disabilities (532, 546); detailed language information--not just the languages themselves, but whether they’re for subtitles, described video, certain articles in anthologies, etc. (546); awards won for picture books, Academy Award winning movies, etc. (586);…

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  4. Display all 300 subfields as the default for all media

    Make display of all subfields from the 300 physical description field the default in Summon for all types of materials, in the catalog detail screen, results screens, and elsewhere. Currently, Summon only displays 300 MARC physical description information for books in search results and catalog detail pages; and even for books, only subfield “a” (pagination) is included. This means that patrons can’t see information like: number of DVDs or CDs in a set; whether movies are in black-and-white or color; playing time of DVDs or CDs; any accompanying materials like booklets with DVDs or CDs in book-and-CD sets; types and…

    43 votes
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  5. Opt out of Catalog Match-and-Merge but Keep Full-Text Augmentation

    One of the most valuable features of Summon is the full-text indexing augmentation of physical collection catalog records. The feature allows discovery of many items that wouldn't be found otherwise.

    Unfortunately, if a site opts out of catalog match-and-merge, it loses full-text indexing of its physical collection. I propose separating the configuration of the two features so that a site could opt out of merging its metadata with metadata from other sources but still take advantage of the full-text augmentation.

    43 votes
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  6. Make ORCID ID available via Advanced Search

    Put ORCID ID in the dropdown options

    11 votes
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  7. Take "Language" field information from 546 and not 041

    Please take information for the “Language” field in Summon and the Alma Display Services page from the 546 language note bibliographic field, instead of the 041 language codes bibliographic field. The 546 language note contains more detailed information about the languages included in a resource than the 041, including whether they’re for subtitles, described video, summaries as opposed to full articles, translations, etc. The current information in the Language display is not helpful for patrons. Not only does it not give details about how the languages appear in a resource, the displayed languages aren’t consistent with the language of the…

    34 votes
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  8. Fix book review linking

    There's no consistent format for book review titles appearing in various periodicals. Across the Summon index, one sees entries like:


    • {author name} {book title}

    • {book title}

    • Review: {book title}

    and all manner of different combinations of these elements. Unfortunately, OpenURL linking to destination databases fails unless both sources agree upon the format of the title. Summon describes book review titles one way and it might match some databases, many it will not. Links from Summon to ProQuest databases don't even work consistently (see attachment).

    Summon needs an approach superior to naive OpenURL linking or poorly formed searches using title metadata.…

    45 votes
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  9. Add A-Z list for databases

    Add A-Z list for databases or allow A-Z order from the list of results in Summon to set a query for custom link.

    80 votes
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  10. Allow facet for "Online" (electronic) vs "In the Library" (physical)

    A simple facet that helps users distinguish between electronic materials online and physical materials in the library.
    Using the current "Refine your Search" facet for this purpose feels problematic: "Full text online" feels jargony in our context and also isn't intuitive that it would include non-textual electronic resources such as streaming audio and video, while "Library Catalog" feels similarly jargony and includes electronic records that exist in our catalog. This facet also includes other options that are valuable, but in the facet I am proposing simplicity in having only those two options would be ideal.

    102 votes
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  11. "Littel Navigator" for Topic Explorer

    "Littel Navigator" is a discovery support tool which is used in libraries in Japan. With it, user can check the conceptual relations between search words and other related words. The ralations are presented like network diagram.
    It would be helpful for users to expand their knowledge, if it can be integrated into Topic Explorer in Summon result page.
    https://www.kinokuniya.co.jp/03f/denhan/littel/littel.htm

    "Yewno" integration in the following website is close to our image.
    https://koral.summon.serialssolutions.com/#!/search?ho=t&l=en&q=darkweb

    11 votes
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  12. Do not allow Book Chapter and Journal Article records to match and merge with each other

    When the Book Chapter facet is applied, in multiple searches the majority of top results listed appear as Journal Article format. My understanding is that this is because Journal Articles an Book Chapters are allowed to match and merge, specifically in order to allow merging of serial monographs. However, many of the top results do not appear to be serial monographs, but actual journal articles. This is confusing for users, and the merges may be causing more frustration than good.

    4 votes
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  13. Keeping stop words as part of phrase searching

    Currently, there is a limitation to phrase searching in that if a stop word appears at the end of a phrase it is dropped. This has greatly affected gender studies researchers specifically, in that the phrase "coming out" is unable to be searched - as "out" is considered a stop word in English. If a researcher is conducting a phrase search, what is included within the quotations should be searched. The idea is that phrase searching should conduct searches on what is within paragraphs regardless of stop words.

    20 votes
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  14. 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.

    2 votes
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  15. Make the 50-item limit on Saved Items in Summon configurable.

    You can only save 50 items in the saved folder in Summon. It is not configurable.

    1 vote
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  16. Publication date slider or histogram

    Please would it be possible to have the option to choose between the existing slider or a histogram/graph for refining Summon search results by their publication date?

    13 votes
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  17. About customizing the contents of the simple record displayed at the top of the Summon over Alma service page.

    Currently, the contents of the brief record displayed at the top of the Summon over Alma Service Page are not customizable. We would like to be able to define this display freely, as in Primo VE.

    For example, in addition to the fields currently displayed, we would like to add Record type, Statement of responsibility (author from 245 $c), Publisher name and place, Series name and number, etc.

    Example (parts in brackets are not displayed in current service page)

    [BOOK]
    Winnie-the-Pooh[ / A.A. Milne ; with decorations by Ernest H. Shepard ]
    Milne, A. A. 1882-1956 Alan Alexander; Shepard, Ernest…

    1 vote
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  18. Custom Panel Sections

    Can it allow upload of image in the future?
    a picture is worth a thousand words sometime.

    7 votes
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  19. Statistics for custom panels

    It would be nice to have statistics for custom panels, to know how often people click on the links in them.

    2 votes
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  20. Database recommendations based on content type facet

    Currently the database recommender is powered by tags (and an algorithm based on the result set?). We would like for the content type facet to also power database recommendations. For example, if the music facet is selected, Naxos is recommended. If the standards facet is selected, Standards Australia is recommended. The new database facet assists with this to a degree, but it is not foolproof.

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