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  1. Higher relevance for local language and English

    At Swedish universities, both English and Swedish is used, but not really other language (unless, of course, you study that language). I guess this situation is quite common in several countries - items in English + in the local language are welcome, but items in other languages should be ranked lower.
    Example: If we search for "Manuel Castells", our books in Swedish by this author are ranked much lower than, for instance, articles in Spanish about the author.

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    • Better Summon display for serial publications

      In Summon, series titles and volume numbers are not being displayed for publications from monographic series with content type such as ebook, book, and Government Document. To display the series title and volume number, users have to click on the Preview link.

      Users often identify or search series publications by the title and number of the series and not necessarily by the title of the monograph publication within that series. This is particularly true with grey literature or when a publication is being published annually or periodically under the same or very similar title. By not showing this information on…

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      • Avoid redundancy and outdated data while displaying results

        Availability of "Display latest editions only" and "Remove the duplicates" options.

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        • Utilizing Talis Aspire Item linking API

          Talis Aspire Reading lists have an 'item linking API' which can be used to improve Summon search features. This linking API can provide information whether search results items are part of the Reading lists. It will hugely benefit Talis Aspire customers if this integration can be achieved. Thank you.
          More information can be found at:
          https://support.talis.com/hc/en-us/articles/205715012-Item-linking-API

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          • Retrieve similar documents using the native 'MoreLikeThis' Lucene feature

            Lucene's 'MoreLikeThis' feature retrieves similar documents based on a seed, which can be either a piece of text, or an already retrieved document (syntax-free search).

            https://lucene.apache.org/solr/guide/6_6/morelikethis.html

            15 votes
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            • bX Recommender statistics

              We would like to be able to see analytics for the bX recommender tool to evaluate usage and return on investment (given that the is an additional fee on top the the Summon subscription).

              At minimum, we would want to know how many times the "Related articles" link was clicked on, but ideally also, how many times an article in the right-hand panel was subsequently clicked on.

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              • 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.

                37 votes
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                • Define content types non-exclusively

                  Define content types non-exclusively, i.e., allow multiple content type definitions to apply to a single resource -- for example, the same resource might be both a "catalog" and a "book." Defining it as a "catalog" should not mean it is excluded in a search limited to "books."

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                    1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                  • Add ability to share via SMS items in "Saved Items" folders

                    Please add the ability to share via SMS items saved to "Saved Items" folders, (either temporary or permanent folders). Right now it seems we are limited to using Print and Email. SMS would be helpful for quick transactions, and finding items in the physical collection.

                    See this support page and the attached mockup image for more detail.
                    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Summon/Product_Documentation/Searching_in_The_Summon_Service/Using_Results/Summon%3A_Saving_Items_(Citations)

                    Thanks for considering this idea.
                    -Chris

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                    • Add Mendeley on 'Export to...' drop-down list of reference managers

                      ...instead of using the web importer, just like RefWorks.

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                      • 7 votes
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                        • 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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                          • Expand Best Bets Characters to include :

                            This would enable best bet recommendations for book and article titles that have a subtitle.

                            At the moment tags for best bets have limitations on the types of characters that can he used i.e. letters, numbers or any of the following symbols (-_ .&/'@#). Colons (:) cannot be used. It would be very helpful to be able to use colons because of how common they are in titles. Our zero result usage stats show that our users are searching article titles that include a colon.

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                            • 5 votes
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                              • Allow Custom Link to change based on Summon UI language

                                Allow text and URLs for Custom Link to change based on Summon UI language,
                                so a different Custom Link may be used based on the language chosen by Summon user.

                                3 votes
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                                • Make OA Content excludable

                                  Right now you can include OA content, which we like. But can we make a way to exclude it for the users who get confused when they expect to see an article and (for most OA articles) are dropped at the home page of the website?

                                  2 votes
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                                  • add OverDrive to Summon

                                    A lot of universities are using OverDrive[https://www.overdrive.com/].
                                    Please add this to Summon's KB.

                                    12 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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.)

                                      79 votes
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                                      • 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…

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                                        • Initiate Best Bets from the Resource.

                                          It would be simpler to add a check-box for Best Bet and text box to insert the description to the resource activation, than to enter that same information separately. Also, the Best Bet would then use the same version of the URL that the link resolver uses, and it would be updated when that URL changes in the Knowledge base.

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