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 in MARC fields 1XX and 7XX, using subfield e. Now that RDA enables you to clearly indicate a person’s role in this way, we would like Summon to separate authors and editors too.
Back in 2013, we received communications from ProQuest that “Product management is currently investigating how best to use new relationship data from 1xx/7xx$e, but we have not established a timeline for changes”.
This feature is included on the 2020 Summon Roadmap courtesy of the ELUNA / IGELU New Enhancement Request System (NERS).