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  1. Add 'date last updated' to database details

    In the Data Management section of Serials Solutions, it would be useful if the database details screen displayed when the metadata was last updated for each database. This could be accomplished by having a 'date last updated' field in the database details screen.

    This would be helpful for finding out how current the database's included titles, URLs, etc. are in the knowledgebase.

    249 votes
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  2. Integrate LibGuides Database A-Z list into Summon search

    We add all our databases and library resources as Best Bets so that users can find them when they search Summon. This doesn't work particularly well as the Best Bets search and display functionality is minimal.

    We also maintain a complete Database A-Z list in LibGuides. It would save staff time and provide a better user experience if these could be indexed in Summon using the LibGuides API (as our LibGuides are indexed in Summon), instead of relying on Best Bets which isn't suited to this task.

    104 votes
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  3. Add A-Z list for databases

    Add A-Z list for databases or allow A-Z order from the list of results in Summon to set a query for custom link.

    80 votes
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  4. Distinguish between author and editor in Summon results and citations

    Before RDA, catalogue records did not clearly distinguish between the author and editor of a work, so Summon could not do this either. We would like Summon results and citations to separate author and editor, where this is possible. This would be particularly helpful when exporting citations to reference manager software such as RefWorks. Currently editors are always imported into the author field. This has caused our users problems as it means their references are inaccurate, unless they notice the problem and manually fix it.

    In RDA, terms such as author and editor can be added to the names given…

    61 votes
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  5. Add "Apply" button at the bottom of the facet selection window

    Add another "Apply" button at the bottom of the facet section on the left of the Summon screen along with the current location (found at the top of the facet selection).

    Users have a habit of not applying facets because they forget that they must apply the changes at the top. Typically most "apply" buttons are found at the bottom of filter/facet selections.

    43 votes
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  6. Label peer-review results as such

    On the results page, add a label to each entry that is peer-reviewed (like you do for "open access" content).

    29 votes
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  7. Mechanism for Best Bets to 'harvest' LibAnswers FAQs (from SpringShare)

    LibAnswers FAQs have topics, keywords, titles and serve a similar purpose to best bets (in our approach anyway).

    An automated regular harvest of these merged with existing best bets makes it easy to share the workload managing this sort of content and pushes us closer to the idea that searching Summon is literally searching the Library.

    12 votes
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  8. Provide a full list of failed records with my Content Ingestion Report

    As a Summon administrator at a library, I would like to fix all of the records that fail Summon ingestion because of encoding errors, etc. Current Content Ingestion Reports only send information about the first 100.

    11 votes
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  9. 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/ProductDocumentation/SearchinginTheSummonService/UsingResults/Summon%3ASavingSearches

    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.

    10 votes
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    Researcg for the planning and design of this feature is included on the 2020 Summon Roadmap courtesy of the ELUNA / IGELU New Enhancement Request System (NERS).

    Research outputs will include:
    - Initial analysis and planning
    - Outreach to Summon community to determine needs and priorities
    - Recommendation for development of functionality and project milestones / phases

    Timing for delivery of any functionality to be determined based on inputs from analysis

    This will cover the login option. There is a separate Idea Exchange entry for saved searches that would tie this functionality to that feature.

  10. Add Section number to Course ID in Course Reserves page

    The Course Reserves page in Summon is a nice improvement for Summon Over Alma customers. In Summon, only the Alma course code is displaying as the Course Number. In the attached example, you can see that Bio 220 has 3 sections. It is not clear in Summon which section number corresponds to which course number. Please add the section number to course number in Summon.

    5 votes
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  11. 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.

    3 votes
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  12. Consistent link back to search results

    The user leaves the search result and goes to detail page, advanced search or saved items. Then when the user wants to return to search results this is done in three different ways. We would like the link back to search results look the same in all three situations. The one we prefer is the one in the detail page.

    2 votes
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  13. Merge Reference & Newsletter Types

    Often we will see duplicate records because one is labeled Reference and the other is labeled e-book, or one is labeled an Article and the other is labeled a Newsletter. Allow multiple categories on a record and merge them.

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