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  1. Allow to limit search results by word or page count, or a document length range

    This should get rid of minor articles such as might appear when searching in newspapers. Also, it might help in further weeding-out book reviews. Plus, there are times users want articles that discuss an issue in-depth and they don't want a 2-page article from some journal. Conversely, I've helped users who get huge articles from journals who would like to find articles that are just 3-4 pages in length, etc.

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  2. Add options in advanced search

    Improve advanced search by enabling
    1. Option to exclude Open Access content (see only subscribed content)
    2. Option to exclude library collection (see only non-subscribed content)

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  3. There is no way to mass unapply database filters (except by clearing all filters).

    When you apply database filters to a search term and then start a new search, those databases still show as selected and you have to untick them one by one. The only way to clear them is either manually or by using "Clear all filters", but that also clears other filters such as fulltext online, etc.

    Can we have an option to mass unapply database filters?

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  4. Correcting Status of "online-first" Citations

    Aggregators, such as EBSCOhost, post articles on their websites only after the publisher adds the content in a journal issue. However, they do not take this information into account when providing their coverage dates.

    Because of this issue, citations in Summon for such "online-first" articles (such as the ones at https://www.tandfonline.com/action/showAxaArticles?journalCode=tsri20) may link to an error message if the institution subscribes to the journal via an aggregator and not the publisher.

    Since "online-first" records have a publication (SSID) and a publication date, if you subscribe to the journal and the article publication date falls within your dates of coverage,…

    4 votes
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  5. Add Coachlink (O.I) to the index

    Please index this Dutch e-book collection for Summon.

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Admin →
  6. Include "Research Guides" as one of the available Content Types in the advanced search.

    This was prompted by Alan Cockerill's suggestion in the Summon mailing list for limiting search results to libraries LibGuides by using the "Research Guides" content type. It can be done via post-search faceting, but the advanced search form doesn't show "Research Guides" as a checkbox option for content types. It'd be nice to see that there.

    30 votes
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  7. Make ORCID ID available via Advanced Search

    Put ORCID ID in the dropdown options

    17 votes
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  8. Make the 50-item limit on Saved Items in Summon configurable.

    You can only save 50 items in the saved folder in Summon. It is not configurable.

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  9. About customizing the contents of the simple record displayed at the top of the Summon over Alma service page.

    Currently, the contents of the brief record displayed at the top of the Summon over Alma Service Page are not customizable. We would like to be able to define this display freely, as in Primo VE.

    For example, in addition to the fields currently displayed, we would like to add Record type, Statement of responsibility (author from 245 $c), Publisher name and place, Series name and number, etc.

    Example (parts in brackets are not displayed in current service page)

    [BOOK]
    Winnie-the-Pooh[ / A.A. Milne ; with decorations by Ernest H. Shepard ]
    Milne, A. A. 1882-1956 Alan Alexander; Shepard, Ernest…

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  10. Database recommendations based on content type facet

    Currently the database recommender is powered by tags (and an algorithm based on the result set?). We would like for the content type facet to also power database recommendations. For example, if the music facet is selected, Naxos is recommended. If the standards facet is selected, Standards Australia is recommended. The new database facet assists with this to a degree, but it is not foolproof.

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  11. Stop indexing Ebsco "abstract" results so they no longer appear in Summon "Full-Text" Results with broken links

    One persistent problem we have between Summon and EBSCO is abstracts indexed as articles in Summon. Some journals index these abstracts as individual titles, which is why they get pulled into Summon as standalone full text articles, but EBSCO (which is where we have full text) does not index them at all. So not only does the openURL break, if you search for them in EBSCO you often get zero hits. Since we have so much full text in EBSCO, this accounts for a good many of our bad urls in Summon and it is frustrating and confusing for librarians…

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  12. Make View Changes in Client Center Exportable

    We'd really appreciate if the View Changes in Client Center had an exportable format, such as Excel.

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  13. Make the Summon search box widget a responsive design

    I want to embed the Summon search box widget on a Moodle page. Search box length is 'static'. It can be set to particular length but it is then not responsive in different screen sizes. The Summon preview pane widget is already responsive i.e. you can set length to 'fluid' and it changes width in different screens. I would like to see this also for the search box.

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  14. Do not allow Book Chapter and Journal Article records to match and merge with each other

    When the Book Chapter facet is applied, in multiple searches the majority of top results listed appear as Journal Article format. My understanding is that this is because Journal Articles an Book Chapters are allowed to match and merge, specifically in order to allow merging of serial monographs. However, many of the top results do not appear to be serial monographs, but actual journal articles. This is confusing for users, and the merges may be causing more frustration than good.

    8 votes
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  15. Add NoodleTools to the Citation export option in the Summon results list

    INclude NooleTools Citation platform under the "export to" options for items int he results list.

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  16. Match & Merge Duplicates in Video Type

    Match & Merge duplicates in the video Type. They don't do it because "there hasn't been much duplication in video." Well, we have some and they won't merge them. Ideally we should have no duplicates in any type.

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  17. Allow publishers ability to search their content in Summon

    Publishers whose content is uploaded into Summon should be able to view how these records look from a librarian's perspective. Can a publisher receive some sort of admin account for this? This would make answering our accounts' questions about our records much simpler.

    3 votes
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  18. Add "Council of Science Editors" (CSE) to Cite this Item options

    Faculty has requested that Council of Science Editors (CSE) formatting style be added as an option in Summon's "Cite this Item" drop-down menu.

    2 votes
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  19. add "film review" content type

    Summon has a "book review" content type, but no "film review" content type.
    There is no intuitive way to find film reviews, which may be tagged as "book review." This can be confusing when searching for reviews of a book that was made into a movie.

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  20. Link to all full-text options from within Summon results, alongside 1-click

    Given the new issues with framed resources and the sidebar, I'd like to suggest the option to add a link to all full-text sources for a given article directly within the Summon results. That way, even with the sidebar turned off, users can still find alternative sources of full-text if the "top" source from 1-click doesn't work as expected.

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