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  1. Add "Search" functionality to Selected Online Resources

    Add search functionality to Selected Online Resources so users do not have to click through page after page of resources.

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  2. 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?

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  3. Expanding the Credo content connected to records used by Summon Topic Explorer.

    Credo has content that should be showing up in the Topic Explorer box, but it's not because that content isn't connected to the records Summon searches for Topic Explorer content.

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  4. Yordam automatic content update at Summon

    This is a request to have the possibility to automatically download/upload local content from Yordam to Summon rather than the librarians upload the files manually to Summon FTP. This can be done by a script and for some OPAC, this is already happening e.g, SirsiDynix automatically uploads at Summon. Can this automation be also done for Yordam?

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  5. 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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  6. Fix EZproxy rewriting on altmetric links

    Citation count links to Web of Science and Scopus are rewritten under an EZproxy session but links to altmetric are not. The stanza needs updating: https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Summon/ProductDocumentation/OverviewofTheSummonService/TheSummonAdministrationConsole/Summon%3AWeb-BasedProxy_Support

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  7. "Automatic holdings management" process for database "eBooks on EBSCOhost" (CZZ)

    We buy single title e-books from ebsco regularly and have to activate the titles manually in the Client Center (database "eBooks on EBSCOhost"). It would make things much easier if there is a "automatic holdings management" process for this database.

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  8. Increase limit on collected search strings in OBI usage statistics

    OBI usage statistics keep track of the 200 - 500 search strings per month performed by users. These are available in the Summon Popular Searches report available in OBI.

    It would be useful to have access to a more complete list of search strings each month though, in order to perform analysis such as subjects of interest to users or search trends over time.

    This enhancement request proposes to increase the amount of search strings recorded. A preferred options would be to allow institutions to set how many search strings would be recorded per month (ie. ranging from none to…

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  9. 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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  10. Usability of Advanced Search

    Certain elements of the advanced search screen are very difficult to use on mobile devices, particularly the 'Content type' and 'Discipline' multiple check-box options, where scrolling through a long list is problematic.
    Is there a way to improve this, perhaps by using a larger pop-out box that can be scanned at a glance?

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