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  1. 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.

    92 votes
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  2. 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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  3. Change the 'Citation Online' feature for the content type=Report for ASFA records when full text is available

    I would like to propose that the content type=Report for Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) records are changed so that ASFA records with Full text links can be shown instead of 'Citation Online' which is misleading to the client. We have inputted thousands of government document records in ASFA which have a full text link but these links are not currently displayed in the Summon Brief results. ASFA is no longer just an abstract and indexing database as it now includes links to full text publications and grey literature. This should be changed as it can impact all users…

    24 votes
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  4. 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.

    60 votes
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  5. Add library location and genre to advanced search options

    Several facets are already on the advanced search option screen, but we'd like to see added the library location facet and genre for those that use the advanced search feature regularly.

    24 votes
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  6. Filter search results by original research and review article

    To be able to filter search results by original research and review article category from Summon search facet.

    2 votes
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  7. Library Locations > Translation in english

    The library's locations are currently displayed in German only. We would like to add the English terms.

    With the language setting "German" the locations should be displayed in German - as it is currently. In addition, the terms of the locations should be displayed in English in the language setting "English".

    22 votes
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  8. Make the Saved items folder permanent when authenticated

    At the moment, the saved items folder is temporary, even when you are logged in via your Microsoft or Google account.

    We'd like it if users could retain their saved items (as well as their searches) when authenticated.

    6 votes
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  9. 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.

    1 vote
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  10. 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).

    4 votes
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  11. Add "Search within journals"

    I'd like to cross-search between multiple journals I designate.
    There is "Search within a journal," but it's only for one journal. Please add the facet for multiple journals or the function something like that.

    13 votes
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  12. 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 .

    3 votes
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  13. Allow users to browse the "Virtual Shelf"

    The Virtual Shelf tab would appear for each record on the search results page. It would allow users to browse items based on the location of an item in the search results. Then the user could navigate through items "on the shelf".

    14 votes
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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.

    3 votes
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  15. Include MARC 505 and 511 fields in the Details Page

    For music recordings and films, it is particularly important to include the 505 and 511 fields to identify the unique aspects of an item. These fields are currently indexed in Summon, but not displayed, and Syndetics is not complete enough to replace them. Additionally, it can be confusing to users to have items in the search results for key terms found in the 505 and 511, but not displayed in the record.

    14 votes
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  16. ability to disable message for the public display of A&I "not available"

    Allow library to choose whether to display or not display the "not available
    " message

    Can this portion of the A&I Detail page be configurable - while useful for the librarians, not so great a recommendation for the public, telling them all the places where their article *isn't* available.

    cf case # 00710757

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  17. 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…

    5 votes
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  18. Automatic holdings update message

    Change the link behind the 'New!xx/xx/2019' message that displays when Ebook Central Perpetual and DDA automatic holdings have been updated so that the link displays the updated titles themselves, not the summary screen of total titles held in the package.

    It's not possible currently to easily identify which titles have been added on that date to match against Libcentral & ensure all the titles we have access to display in Summon

    5 votes
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  19. Add SAML / federated / "Shibboleth" login option for saved searches

    As the Summon Saved Searches function is being developed, options for authentication and storage using external web-scale identity systems have been added - Google account authentication / Google Drive, and Microsoft account authentication / Microsoft OneDrive.

    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Summon/Product_Documentation/Searching_in_The_Summon_Service/Using_Results/Summon%3A_Saving_Searches

    My institution has avoided promoting this new feature because we have a strong policy of requiring all authentication to institutional systems, to be via institutional login.

    I would like to see a SAML-based, federated (i.e. UK Access Management Federation) authentication option for this feature.

    10 votes
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  20. 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?

    14 votes
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