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  1. No information on the necessity to use parentheses in complex queries on Summon Search Query Help

    Currently, there is no information about the necessity to use parentheses in case of more complex search queries in the Summon Search Query help (at least in our library and I was told that the help page is the same around the world). Users who often use Google Scholar as a rule of thumb do not use parentheses because Google works well even without them but in case of Summon, the use of parentheses in more complex queries is essential.
    Even on ExLibris Knowledge Center web (page Summon: Phrase, Field, Boolean, Wildcard and Proximity Searching - https://tinyurl.com/2fy5sx2h) it is…

    35 votes
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  2. Add an option to limit "Print resource"

    Summon has the refinement to filter the results to print books. We need an option to limit "Print resource" (not only book, but also, print journals, microfilms ...).
    Especially, Print journal is important for the customer Summon over Alma, since former ILS had it.

    8 votes
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  3. Remove double separator for more identifiers (hardcoded)

    Remove double separator when the bib record has more same identifiers:

    I.E.: for two ISBN, Summon display the separator ;,
    ISBN 0521451639;, ISBN 0521466903 (pbk.)

    The display of the identifiers in the Summon Over Alma services page is hard coded by design, so it is not possible to modify the display of the delimiter in the Brief record.

    6 votes
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  4. Request for indexing the articles of Journal of oncology navigation & survivorship to CDI

    Please index the articles of Journal of oncology navigation & survivorship to CDI.

    Journal title: Journal of oncology navigation & survivorship
    ISSN: 2166-0999
    Platform: https://www.jons-online.com/issues
    Publisher: Green Hill HealthCare Communications, LLC

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  5. Allow merging of duplicate metadata records for newspaper articles prior to January 1, 2000.

    I reported a case of 12 metadata records for the same NYT newspaper article. Search: "carmichael oregon high desert"

    This was the response from support:

    Records with the resource type "newspaper articles" from before January 1, 2000 - CANNOT MERGE.
    Unfortunately it seems that CDI is currently not designed to provide the functionality described.
    The next step is to pursue this as an enhancement.

    3 votes
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  6. resizeable Logo in Saved Search Email

    It would be great if the email sent when a user clicks on the Saved Search option used a size appropriate logo.
    At present it looks like it uses the largest logo imaginable and makes the whole thing look like it was made in GCSE computing class. Its not very professional looking.
    At least a Saved Searches email logo option in the Summon admin would be a start.

    1 vote
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  7. Add the ability to reorder locations in Real Time Availability Results

    Real time availability results display only one available location in the search results and the location name is in alphabetical order. We would like to order those locations so that our circulating collection locations appear first. Right now Archives (which is non-circulating) location displays first and users don't notice the arrow to click to see other locations/copies we have available. They often give up and assume we don't have the item in our main circulating collection. When users limit a search to a specific circulating location, but the results that appear say they are in Archives it is confusing.

    2 votes
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  8. SAML authentication

    We would like to login with SAML through eduGAIN

    There is a "new" interfederated login with SAML through eduGAIN

    Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) is a member of the Swedish Academic Identity Federation – Swamid.
    There are similar solutions for universities around the world.
    Swamid is a member of the Interfederation eduGAIN (https://edugain.org/).

    Our IdP is published through the Swamid Metadata and eduGAIN interfederated Metadata.
    The metadata for the IdP (supplied through Swamid/eduGAIN) is stripped, so it only contains the necessary information for the federated authentication.
    We prefer that all federated authentication and Metadata exchange are handled through…

    3 votes
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  9. 2 votes
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  10. Statistics for Best Bets

    I would love to get data on how effective our Best Bets are in Summon -- to get a sense of how often users are engaging with a Best Bet to find information or a resource, based on certain anticipated searching behavior. Such data would help me to decide how much time to invest in crafting future Best Bets -- particularly the tags. But I could also include the data in annual reporting.

    16 votes
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  11. 'eBook Full Text Online' on Advanced Search option

    We'd like to add 'eBook Full Text Online' to 'Limit to' of Advanced Search option.

    4 votes
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  12. Option to rename CSL citation styles in admin console

    At this moment, the name of citation styles provided by RefWorks can be changed in Translataions tab in Summon Admin Console.
    As we can now load citation sytles from CSL styles repository, it would be great if library can customize the name of the CSL styles as well.style as well.

    5 votes
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  13. Make use of BL or LC Name Authority Headings

    Users would like to be able to differentiate between authors of the same name when searching Summon, using the Name Authority headings already available in the BL or LC catalogues/name authority indexes:

    https://lccn.loc.gov/n2007182995
    HEADING: Kelly, Daniel, 1959-

    They can do this in our library catalogue, and expect the same in Summon

    1 vote
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  14. "Time Period" facet / filter > needs Reverse Alpha Sort

    The "Time Period" facet / filer has sorts by numeric occurrence and by alphabetical sort; however, since many of the terms in the subfield are dates, the ability to find current dates requires you to scroll through way too many entries, since it begins with 1 AD. Request to provide a Reverse Alpha Sort (most recent - call it what you may) - so that users can on demand begin with the current era and work backwards.

    4 votes
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  15. User defined facet

    Please add the feature "User defined facet".

    As Summon over Alma user, we feel current default facets sometimes are not enough to filter library records. For exmaple, there is no way to filter Print Journal. If Summon prepares "User difined facet", we can provide the detailed library records via Summon to our patrons.

    3 votes
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  16. Ebook Usage Report

    We can see e-Journal usage by title on 360 usage report but for e-Books, we only see Database lebel usage.
    It would be better if we can check e-Books title lebel usage.

    4 votes
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  17. Add "Include matches in Full Text" to "some suggestions to improve your search"

    It would be helpful if user can re-search by "Include matches in Full Text" on the "some suggestions to improve your search" screen that appears when there are zero results,

    4 votes
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  18. custom panel collapse by default

    Allow for the custom panel to be collapsed by default. Instruction Librarians feel that displaying custom panel's create too much distraction on screen.

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  19. Sierra via Summon

    Enable the admin to remove the "Request" (Place Hold) button and functionality from the search results.

    1 vote
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  20. Sierra via Summon

    Include the number of checked outs, requests, messages, reading history in the title on the left.
    Include the total fees in the title on the left.
    See attached mobile screenshot.

    1 vote
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