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  1. Add Unpaywall database to the Summon index

    Unpaywall is a service which harvests Open Access content directly from over 50,000 repositories. It's rapidly becoming the leading source of information about legal OA content across the web.

    Unpaywall offer a 'database snapshot', a complete dump of everything we know about every Open Access DOI that exists.

    I think it would be a great idea for Summon to incorporate this data in its index. It would allow a much greater level of direct linking to Open Access content for all Summon users.

    (It's already possible to integrate Unpaywall's API with 360link for individual, article-by-article requests.)

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  2. WhatsApp, Skype for business available in right pane

    At the moment only a few chat programs can be integrated. I would love to integrate WhatsApp or Skype for Business, or common chat functionalitied in the right pane.
    So the library can use the chat software of the organisation instead of buying edxtra software

    24 votes
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Add option to force 360 Link 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 route traffic from Summon and other services we control to 360Link over HTTPS, but we can't force all our users onto HTTPS (especially those coming from Google Analytics). Since the *.search.serialssolutions.com wildcard certificate covers every instance of 360 Link, why not add an option to force all connections to use HTTPS? (Or just make it the default.)

    80 votes
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  10. Make Open Access facet statistics available in OBI

    It would be great to be able to look at usage stats for Open Access facet(s) in Summon searches. Since the "Is Open Access" facet is already available in the OBI interface, it makes sense for this functionality to be added to the enhancement list. Considering that Open Access materials are becoming more important globally, and in our library we are looking into raising the profile of our Open Access resources in general, being able to report on statistics would be great for us.

    48 votes
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  11. Include Oxford Reference content in the Topic Explorer

    Oxford is an important reference source that would add scope and value to the topic explorer.

    5 votes
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  12. Summon Advanced Search for Courses and Instructors

    It would be great to have "instructor" and "course" fields as an advanced search for patrons via Summon/Alma, as we currently offer that option as part of Voyager.

    26 votes
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    In 2018, in addition to the instructor and course facets in Summon/Alma, we added the ability to browse or search by instructor or course. This can be found on a separate course reserves page via a tab at the top of the Summon search results page.

    The page lists all courses by default, but these can be filtered down by typing in your search term.

  13. Add public note text to Summon results

    Display public note text onSummon results to show users access restrictions or special instructions that users should be aware of before clicking on an eResource link. This same info on the preview pane may be an option.

    106 votes
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  14. Better Facet controls

    The ability to set expand or collapse as default by facet; ability to add facets, remove facets and change facet order

    54 votes
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  15. Add visibilty of local notes to item detail view

    Many libraries add additional notes to MARC records to enhance the findability of items and relevance of search results (e.g., a ToC or chapter listing when not already part of the record). Make these visable to the user.

    12 votes
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    This functionality has been added. To turn on public notes, go to the Admin Console under Settings > Search Results. At the bottom, there are options to “Display eResource Public Notes” and “Display eResource Location Notes”. Change the setting from Default to Custom and set the option to Yes, then scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save.

  16. Improve handling of duplicates with common titles

    Currently, Summon prevents certain common titles from participating in the match & merge process if they are on the "Bad titles" list or the reach a certain count in the "Overmatch" algorithm. This process should be improved so that "real" titles are allowed to merge.

    1 vote
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  17. In search results, make the journal title a link that takes you to a "Search Within the Journal" search page

    This would be similar to clicking on the author name to find additional articles by that author, but with the added "search within" capability.

    39 votes
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  18. 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…

    96 votes
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  19. Relevancy rankings

    Change relevancy rankings to push articles above books and e-books (or at least not favor books). Most Summon users want articles more than books.

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  20. Making available a list of the resources indexed in Summon Index

    It would be great to have an up-to-date list of what is in the Summon Index. Or have a new column in the Center Center for each database, indicating if it is in the Index or not.
    Today, when we select a database as "subscribed" in the Client Center, we are not sure whether this database is in the Summon Index or not. So we have to check in Summon by clicking "Add results beyond your library's collection" and see what shows up in the results. This is tedious.

    106 votes
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