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  1. Allow users to browse the "Virtual Shelf"

    The Virtual Shelf tab would appear for each record on the search results page. It would allow users to browse items based on the location of an item in the search results. Then the user could navigate through items "on the shelf".

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  2. Library Locations > Translation in english

    The library's locations are currently displayed in German only. We would like to add the English terms.

    With the language setting "German" the locations should be displayed in German - as it is currently. In addition, the terms of the locations should be displayed in English in the language setting "English".

    4 votes
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  3. Option to toggle WoS / Scopus citation counts in search results

    It would be good if we could choose to make either WoS or Scopus citation counts visible in Summon, instead of having to have either both or neither switched on.

    Because we no longer subscribe to WoS but do subscribe to Scopus, the only way we could get WoS citation counts removed from the Summon search results was to untrack Web of Science in Intota. We don't like to untrack resources that we've previously subscribed to, because doing so means we can't see any of the historical data attached to Web of Knowledge collection databases. This is just how Intota…

    4 votes
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  4. 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.

    27 votes
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  5. Add library location and genre to advanced search options

    Several facets are already on the advanced search option screen, but we'd like to see added the library location facet and genre for those that use the advanced search feature regularly.

    7 votes
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  6. Add "Search within journals"

    I'd like to cross-search between multiple journals I designate.
    There is "Search within a journal," but it's only for one journal. Please add the facet for multiple journals or the function something like that.

    10 votes
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  7. Automatic holdings update message

    Change the link behind the 'New!xx/xx/2019' message that displays when Ebook Central Perpetual and DDA automatic holdings have been updated so that the link displays the updated titles themselves, not the summary screen of total titles held in the package.

    It's not possible currently to easily identify which titles have been added on that date to match against Libcentral & ensure all the titles we have access to display in Summon

    4 votes
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  8. Include MARC 505 and 511 fields in the Details Page

    For music recordings and films, it is particularly important to include the 505 and 511 fields to identify the unique aspects of an item. These fields are currently indexed in Summon, but not displayed, and Syndetics is not complete enough to replace them. Additionally, it can be confusing to users to have items in the search results for key terms found in the 505 and 511, but not displayed in the record.

    12 votes
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  9. 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.

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  10. 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.

    6 votes
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  11. 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).

    6 votes
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  12. 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.

    37 votes
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  13. Signature search

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

    4 votes
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  14. 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.

    3 votes
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  15. Ability to add custom filters/facets on the advanced search screen and result set screen

    Hi --

    Can someone include a way to search within databases in both the advanced search screen and a facet to narrow by database? This way if a result is returned, we can then narrow results down by db?

    12 votes
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  16. Make Summon support Baidu for search history function

    Summon added search history function on May release 2018, which is great. The data is stored in Google. Unfortunately, Google is not working in China. so could you add the capability of supporting Baidu (the largest search engine vendor in China)?

    Baidu supports oauth 2.0. Here is the online doc:

    http://developer.baidu.com/wiki/index.php?title=docs/oauth

    21 votes
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  17. Make searches with ‘query expansion’ customisable

    We would like to be able to add, remove or edit query expansion topic matches to improve the topic and subject matches and prevent incorrect query expansion.

    Query expansion is supposed to link synonymous subjects and topics, so the user doesn’t have to enter all terms in their search (e.g. ‘heart attack’ and ‘myocardial infarction’). Sometimes the query expansion function gives incorrect or unhelpful topic matches. For example a search for ‘civil litigation’ automatically expands to include ‘jurisprudence’. These are not synonymous terms.

    ExLibris tell us that currently it isn’t possible to change or remove specific instances of query expansion,…

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  18. Altmetric Filter and the ability to sort search results with Altmetric Score

    As often said, Altmetric does not necessarily indicate the absolute value of a paper.
    However, Altmetric is an effective indicator for initial scholars to find interesting papers out of a large amount of search results.
    Through Summon, if users can easily search for documents with Altmetric granted, more use and effect will be expected.

    12 votes
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  19. Add the ability to reflect access frequency to relevancy ranking

    A mechanism that automatically takes records from databases with high access frequency to the top of the search results preferentially.

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  20. Add the ability to accept online payments, for example fines, via WPM on Summon over Alma

    Currently there is no option to accept online payments with instances of Summon over Alma (unlike Primo over Alma). This ability would enable us to improve our self service functionality.

    3 votes
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