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  1. Increase limit on collected search strings in OBI usage statistics

    OBI usage statistics keep track of the 200 - 500 search strings per month performed by users. These are available in the Summon Popular Searches report available in OBI.

    It would be useful to have access to a more complete list of search strings each month though, in order to perform analysis such as subjects of interest to users or search trends over time.

    This enhancement request proposes to increase the amount of search strings recorded. A preferred options would be to allow institutions to set how many search strings would be recorded per month (ie. ranging from none to…

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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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  4. Label Kind of Open Access item linked to

    Identify the kind of open access version being linked to -- preprint author submitted copy, same-as-published, post-print, etc. While it may not always matter if the open version of a published work is the same as the peer-reviewed, published version, when it does matter, it can be critical -- especially in health sciences. But it's also important for novice researchers to understand what is "almost published" and what was actually reviewed and published.

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  5. 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.…

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  7. Ability to exclude a facet value on the results page

    At present you can only exclude a facet value by going into the "More" option. For example the Book Review content type is probably not that useful. So it would be ideal if the was a way to exclude them when the results are displayed. The default action when clicking on the Book Review content type would be to just include this type.
    This is something available in Primo and would be a great addition to Summon.

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  8. Allow the brief results from your catalogue to be configurable

    It would be useful if the fields available in the brief results could be configurable. It would be useful to be able to either remove fields altogether, or to at least have labels displaying, such as "Series" , "Pub Date" etc

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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.

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  12. 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,…

    4 votes
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  13. 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.

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  14. Enable Summon to retrieve results from Percipio (Skillsoft)

    Percipio contains eBooks, videos and online video based courses. Currently, results cannot be displayed in Summon due to Percipio not using MARC records. It was determined that an API from Percipio would contain the requisite metadata to make the materials available as results in Summon. The functionality is currently not available in Summon but it would be a useful update.

    3 votes
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  15. 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.

    3 votes
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  16. "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

    13 votes
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  17. 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.

    6 votes
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  18. 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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  19. 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…

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  20. Make Institutional Google Scholar content searchable within Summon

    It would be great to see Summon integrated with Google Scholar, allowing for our institution's Google Scholar content to be searchable within Summon.

    This would eliminate many access issues that stem from users searching for open-access content that we either don't get from our providers, or that hasn't been indexed yet.

    16 votes
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