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  1. Add Unpaywall database to the Summon index

    Unpaywall is a service which harvests Open Access content directly from over 50,000 repositories. It's rapidly becoming the leading source of information about legal OA content across the web.

    Unpaywall offer a 'database snapshot', a complete dump of everything we know about every Open Access DOI that exists.

    I think it would be a great idea for Summon to incorporate this data in its index. It would allow a much greater level of direct linking to Open Access content for all Summon users.

    (It's already possible to integrate Unpaywall's API with 360link for individual, article-by-article requests.)

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  2. Add DOI registered by other registration agencies than CrossRef to "Citation Trail".

    It seems that recent "Citation trail" is referring DOI registered by CrossRef.
    But there are many publishers and universities in the world which use DOI registered by other registration agencies like JaLC, KISTI, CNKI and so on. It would be beneficial for Summon users in the world if it could be realized.

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  3. Add ability to exclude specific citations from full text rights based on 'advance online' - epub ahead of print - status.

    Add ability to exclude specific citations from full text rights based on 'advance online' - epub ahead of print -status.

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  5. Make it a higher priority to work with Ebook Central on deduplication, titles missing from Summon etc.

    Some Ebook Central titles do not appear in Summon, while others appear multiple times. Some are not linked with the library's print title. Work with Ebook Central to reduce the incidence of these errors.

    10 votes
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  6. Define content types non-exclusively

    Define content types non-exclusively, i.e., allow multiple content type definitions to apply to a single resource -- for example, the same resource might be both a "catalog" and a "book." Defining it as a "catalog" should not mean it is excluded in a search limited to "books."

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  7. Books that have popular alternative titles (i.e. 'Civil Procedure' = 'The White Book') should be searchable under those titles

    Books that have popular alternative titles (i.e. 'Civil Procedure' = 'The White Book' in most law libraries) should be searchable under those titles. At the very least Summon should prioritise the 246 alternate title field more than it currently does.

    27 votes
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  8. Solving the issue of Inconsistent search results and “disappearing” articles on Summon

    We often find that identical searches performed on consecutive days come up with different numbers of results, and articles found when doing the search on one day don’t appear when doing the search on another day. The explanation we have been given is that it depends which server you hit with your search, but shouldn't the contents of each server be identical? This is especially problematic if you are running a workshop where students are completing a worksheet where they are asked to give numbers of results. The missing content is obviously an issue if you find something useful one…

    32 votes
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  9. Improve handling of duplicates with common titles

    Currently, Summon prevents certain common titles from participating in the match & merge process if they are on the "Bad titles" list or the reach a certain count in the "Overmatch" algorithm. This process should be improved so that "real" titles are allowed to merge.

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  10. Prioritise published articles over repository content

    Where there is a published version of an article in a journal and the same article in our open access repository, we would like Summon to put the published version first in the search results.

    This request has come from our academics who are concerned that people are choosing the top result (the pre-publication version in our repository) and missing the published version. This is particularly a problem when the repository version is only available on request or has limited access.

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  11. French topics be expanded to include other sources even if In other words, in the French language Summon interface, it is currently by desi

    French topics be expanded to include other sources even if we use a French language Summon interface.

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  12. Partial Summon data loads should be ingested into the index within one to two days

    Instead of waiting for a weekend data load to be indexed live on Friday and weekday loads to be indexed live on wednesday, it would be best to have all partial data loads added to the index within 1 to 2 days of submission.

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