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  1. 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.

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    • 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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      • Have the option to download usage statistics for the number of "Report a Problem" emails sent broken down by month.

        To be able to download the number of "Report a Problem" emails sent, broken down by month, in the Client Centre. This will help with problems tracking and with seeing if changes to the Summon environment have an impact on the number of "Report a Problem" emails sent.

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        • index Films on Demand transcripts

          One of Films on Demand's best features is that it provides transcripts for a lot of its videos, which are searchable while on Films on Demand. Indexing theses transcripts in Summon will help our college's students find relevant information more often and more easily.

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          • Create widgets that include limits by publication

            Currently you can create widgets with filters by discipline, content type, etc., but it would be very handy to create widgets that could search within a set of publications--for example, if you could add a query for a string of ISSNs and limit the search to certain highly specialized journals. This would be great for niche fields or some disciplines that are not represented in the list of disciplines (like rhetoric and composition).

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            • Make it easier to add hyperlinks to custom panels

              At present, URLs can only be added to custom panels with HTML. It would be good to have the option of using the rich text editor (or, failing that, adding a URL below the panel's main text, as is possible with Best Bets)

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              • Ability to add custom pre-set publication date to facets, e.g. "Ten years".

                It is currently possible to use pre-set publication filters in the Publication Date facet, with "Last 12 months", "3 years" and "5 years" as options. However, it would be useful to toggle, i.e. both add and remove, pre-set publication filters for this facet in the Summon admin centre for Search Results and Advanced Search.

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                • "Scholarly & Peer-Review" and "Peer-Review"

                  The filter "Scholarly & Peer-Review" and just "Peer-Review" are both in the "REFINE YOUR SEARCH" facet. It would be confusing when users want to search for peer-reviewed articles. It should be "Scholarly items" and "Peer-Review."

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                  • 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.

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                    • Signature search

                      Our users search directly for the signature of a book. It would be a good supplement if this search option were supplemented.

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                      • En la Base de Datos Ingebook que está indexada en Summon, no recupera todos los libros que tiene suscritos.

                        En la base de datos de Ingebook que está indexada en summon, no están bien indexados todos los libros de Ingebook. Solicito que se contacte con la empresa Ingebook y se le pida los metadatos correctos para que se recuperen todos los libros de Ingebook a través de Summon

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                        • Show the details of contract with publishers concerning search target

                          Contents which are searchable in Summon differ per publisher or database.
                          It will be helpful for librarian if they could confirm the details of contracts about search target or the breakdown of search target in ClientCenter.

                          4 votes
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                          • Topic explorer enable when advanced search.

                            Using advanced search, topic explorer is not displayed now.
                            I think it will be convinient if topic explorer is display when we using advanced search too.

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                            • Ability to remove the long URL when exporting from Summon to RefWorks

                              When bibliographic data is exported from Summon into RefWorks the Summon link is included.

                              Is it possible to not include this link for books specifically?
                              Or to have an option to exclude the link.

                              Currently they look like this: and as you can imagine this does not look good in a bibliography (We have to tell students to remove the links, which is far from ideal)

                              Goleman, D. (2005). Emotional intelligence (10th anniversary ed.). New York: Bantam Books. Retrieved from http://staffs.summon.serialssolutions.com/2.0.0/link/0/eLvHCXMwY2AQNtIz0EUrE0D9Qg_TgABLtygjJ8RyJ-j4GrAdlJZWDN08BesUZudnJII7jrqQxZTQHWk5QOdC7soAdr_NTYGlLyP4yHxjP8TQiqUJsNQ1AO9MNQV3wQxhZ-3A-Magk0HBtiLVJm6CDCygHQZCDEypecIMXPAiqFKEQcwVcqtOYo5CJtJZmaIMMm6uIc4euhDD4qFjLvEQtxmJMfAmghaq55WAN7SlSDAoGCYlW6SlpqQap6ZamFiagfo7KRbAOtIoMdnSwsQ4RZJBFKtZUjjEpRm4wKeJgkcFZBhY04CpNlUW5js5cMgAAHTYbd8

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                              • 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.

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                                • 360 Link citations - add Harvard style

                                  We would like to add the Harvard style as an option when exporting citations in 360 Link.

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                                  • Add scroll bar for faset column

                                    When scroll to the bottom of the search results, it will make the facets invisible, so I would like to add a scrollbar to the facet column.

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                                    • Ability to match language settings of Summon with those of linked contents

                                      At present, the interface language of Summon and that of linked content has no connection at all.
                                      So, sometimes abroad students have to change both language settings of Summon and those of contents.
                                      It is troublesome and loses comfort in research.

                                      11 votes
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                                      • LC Call Number Browse Relevance Searching

                                        When searching by LC call number in Summon, it matches to the Cutter number as well as to the LC call number. The default "relevance" ordering doesn't put the call numbers that begin with the LC call number at the top of the list. There isn't a choice to force that ordering. In Alma, it is possible to search by shelf list, so it shouldn't be that difficult to do the same on the public side of a shelf list.

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                                        • 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*…

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