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  1. Add "sent from" box in "email this item."

    Currently, if you want to email an item to another person, there is no space to indicate who the sender is.

    14 votes
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  2. 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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  3. Add Section number to Course ID in Course Reserves page

    The Course Reserves page in Summon is a nice improvement for Summon Over Alma customers. In Summon, only the Alma course code is displaying as the Course Number. In the attached example, you can see that Bio 220 has 3 sections. It is not clear in Summon which section number corresponds to which course number. Please add the section number to course number in Summon.

    5 votes
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  4. sorting results by publication date

    The sort by publication date newest/oldest in Summon does not sort by the displayed publication date but by the merged record date which is invisible to the end user.

    The user is seeing the results screen and so it seems really odd to provide a publication date sort and then not allow the user to sort by the date that they can see since the behavior on the backend is entirely and completely transparent to them and doesn't seem to serve the user well by any stretch.

    There needs to be a true publication date sort that uses the displayed

    11 votes
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  5. Make Ulrich smarter in 360 EJP

    When a user selects the arrow to see "Journal Details" information from Ulrichs is presented, along with an option to see "More from Ulrichsweb.com." When the link is selected, however, it opens Ulrich and you have to re-enter the title. The suggestion is the title should be retained.

    3 votes
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  6. Label peer-review results as such

    On the results page, add a label to each entry that is peer-reviewed (like you do for "open access" content).

    29 votes
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  7. Merge Reference & Newsletter Types

    Often we will see duplicate records because one is labeled Reference and the other is labeled e-book, or one is labeled an Article and the other is labeled a Newsletter. Allow multiple categories on a record and merge them.

    1 vote
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  8. Make Link Out(Summon Direct Linking) statistics of each database available in OBI

    We would like to be able to see the click-through (or call it Link Out) usage of each database via Summon IEDL in Summon OBI and the total click-throughs so that we can understand how Summon contributes to the usage of the e-resources we subscribe to.

    50 votes
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  9. Clearing search will not let the user enter a new search directly

    When the user clicks the x that clears the search-field in order to make a new search, the cursor is not placed in the search field. The user has to click in the search field in order to write something. The way this works it is quicker to just select the text in the search field and erase it by hitting the Back space.

    14 votes
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  10. DB recommender - tags export feature

    We would like to be able to export the list of databases and the tags used for the recommender.
    Furthermore, it would be nice if we can import the completed list.

    15 votes
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  11. Keep search refinements when moving to Advanced search

    Reported by our Business librarians ...

    I lose my search refinements if I jump from search results into advanced. For example, run a default search for something like, apple company profile, then refine it to reports. Click the link to advanced search, change the drop down to Title and press search. The report refinement is gone and has to be selected again.

    If there is a way to keep your existing refinements, I would like that.

    3 votes
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  12. filter results by vendor and/or database name

    The ability for Summon to filter results by vendor and/or database name (IEEE, ProQuest, Taylor...).

    38 votes
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  13. Display edition and publication year in brief results, for books and ebooks

    I have been told by Ex Libris support that Summon only exposes the edition in the short summary for records that have a content type of 'Book'. This makes it difficult for patrons to determine which edition is the most recent, where both books and ebooks are available. See attached image for an example of how both can be displayed, to reduce confusion.

    24 votes
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  14. Offer the option of having the library location facet expanded by default

    We would like to be able to have the libraries under LIBRARY LOCATION visible by default on the Summon results page

    8 votes
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  15. Make "Best Bets" show up when tag keywords are present in search, not just when there's an exact match

    Right now, Best Bets show up when there's an exact match on tags, e.g., our job search assistance information shows up when someone searches "jobs" or "job search," etc., but not when someone searches "how can i look for jobs," etc. (unless we anticipate every situation where that tag word might be used). Could the Best Bets be brought up whenever keywords are present in the search, not just when there's an exact match?

    169 votes
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  16. Improvements to manage larger sets of volatile Best Bets

    To manage Best Bets more rigourously I would offer this additional functionality:
    a) Export all current best bets to Excel (Much simpler to manage and check for currency outside of admin interface)

    b) Provide a way to mark all existing Best Bets for deletion with one click so that the updated spreadsheet (from point a) can be imported to Summon without requiring every existing Best Bet to marked for deletion to prevent duplications.

    40 votes
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  17. Add the option to force Summon to load over https

    In October, Google Chrome release 62 will begin labeling any website loaded over http and containing a form (i.e. every library webpage ever) as "Not Secure." You can read more about that here: https://security.googleblog.com/2017/04/next-steps-toward-more-connection.html

    We currently have all our links to and search forms use HTTPS to access Summon, but we can't force all our users onto HTTPS. Since the *.summon.serialssolutions.com wildcard certificate covers every instance of Summon, why not add an option to force all Summon connections to use HTTPS? (Or just make it the default.)

    While you're at it, why not add your exlibrisgroup wildcard certificate to your…

    95 votes
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  18. Provide the ability to separate books and ebooks when searching.

    Currently, we cannot search print books only. We can separate ebooks/books if we want ebooks only be either selecting the full text limiter or the electronic books subject limiter. However, we can't do the same for print (hard copy books).

    409 votes
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  19. Usability of Advanced Search

    Certain elements of the advanced search screen are very difficult to use on mobile devices, particularly the 'Content type' and 'Discipline' multiple check-box options, where scrolling through a long list is problematic.
    Is there a way to improve this, perhaps by using a larger pop-out box that can be scanned at a glance?

    1 vote
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  20. Indicate when content is freely available (but not tracked)

    When searching with 'add results beyond your library's collection' ticked, all non-tracked content is labelled 'Citation Only'. However some of this content is in fact freely available, for example lots of content in institutional repositories.

    Summon should have a way to indicate that content may be freely available even when not tracked, for content in non-tracked open access journals or open repositories. If it's too difficult for Summon to know when something is available, maybe we could have a third label (other than 'full text online' and 'citation only') for content from repositories where there is a high probability of…

    23 votes
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