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  1. export search results

    It would be helpful if users could export an entire set of search results without first having to send them to the folder one by one. If it's too complicated to engineer a way to "select all" with any quantity of results, perhaps just being able to "select and export all" when there are fewer than 100 results would be of some use.

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    • Ability to add custom filters/facets on the advanced search screen and result set screen

      Hi --

      Can someone include a way to search within databases in both the advanced search screen and a facet to narrow by database? This way if a result is returned, we can then narrow results down by db?

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      • 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.

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        • 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/Product_Documentation/Searching_in_The_Summon_Service/Using_Results/Summon%3A_Saving_Searches

          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.

          3 votes
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          • Create widgets that include limits by publication

            Currently you can create widgets with filters by discipline, content type, etc., but it would be very handy to create widgets that could search within a set of publications--for example, if you could add a query for a string of ISSNs and limit the search to certain highly specialized journals. This would be great for niche fields or some disciplines that are not represented in the list of disciplines (like rhetoric and composition).

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            • Signature search

              Our users search directly for the signature of a book. It would be a good supplement if this search option were supplemented.

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              • Add option to force 360 Link to load over HTTPS

                In October, Google Chrome release 62 will begin labeling any website loaded over http and containing a form (i.e. every library webpage ever) as "Not Secure." You can read more about that here: https://security.googleblog.com/2017/04/next-steps-toward-more-connection.html

                We currently route traffic from Summon and other services we control to 360Link over HTTPS, but we can't force all our users onto HTTPS (especially those coming from Google Analytics). Since the *.search.serialssolutions.com wildcard certificate covers every instance of 360 Link, why not add an option to force all connections to use HTTPS? (Or just make it the default.)

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                • Make combination of "Fulltext Online" and facet "Library Location" results possible

                  Many of our patrons are interested in setting the filters to results available in the specific library location they are actually working in. They miss a functionality to combine fulltext results with the specific library holdings.

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                  • Make "Best Bets" show up when tag keywords are present in search, not just when there's an exact match

                    Right now, Best Bets show up when there's an exact match on tags, e.g., our job search assistance information shows up when someone searches "jobs" or "job search," etc., but not when someone searches "how can i look for jobs," etc. (unless we anticipate every situation where that tag word might be used). Could the Best Bets be brought up whenever keywords are present in the search, not just when there's an exact match?

                    84 votes
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                    • Provide the ability to separate books and ebooks when searching.

                      Currently, we cannot search print books only. We can separate ebooks/books if we want ebooks only be either selecting the full text limiter or the electronic books subject limiter. However, we can't do the same for print (hard copy books).

                      135 votes
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                      • Avoid redundancy and outdated data while displaying results

                        Availability of "Display latest editions only" and "Remove the duplicates" options.

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                        • Be able to search Journal/magazine titles consistently

                          It would be really helpful to search for journal/magazine titles like we do books. Sometimes we need the title not the articles within.

                          39 votes
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                          • New Acquisitions listing for our library

                            Our library users have expressed great interest in having access to a New Acquisitions listing for our Library. This would display print books received and eBooks purchased in recent weeks, and would refresh on a regular basis. (It would be a bit different to limiting search results by publication date, as we sometimes purchase older publications).

                            Considering that we already send our catalogue records to Summon, and that we activate new eBook titles via the Client Centre, could there be an option or a facet in the Summon search interface to provide a listing of our new acquisitions?

                            We would…

                            21 votes
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                            • Exclude Newspaper Articles and Book Reviews in default basic search

                              The ability to configure the exclusions of either newspaper articles, book reviews or both from the default search for an institution. Any search conducted would begin with these excluded, and the user could turn off these filters via the user interface.

                              90 votes
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                              • Ability to prioritize databases in the Database Recommender

                                We want to prioritize the list of databases in the Database Recommender so that we can emphasize certain databases over others.

                                37 votes
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                                • More cleary identify between full-text articles and full-text abstracts

                                  As an electronic resources librarian, I often get patron-confusion reports when they believe they cannot access a full-text article; often enough the full-text of the article is not available online, but the article's abstract is. Icons in Summon often represent these abstracts as full-text articles.

                                  74 votes
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                                  • Discover the DOIs not registered with CrossRef: problems with searching the italian titles by DOI numbe

                                    It would be really helpful to search for an article or chapter book, edited by italian publisher, through DOI number inside the relative eJournal Portal box or Citation Linker box
                                    Now, if I insert an "italian DOI number" a syntax error is showed or nothing happens (the page remain the same)

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                                    with Casalini - Torrossa, is it possible reach directly the landing page through DOI URL -> ex. http://dx.doi.org/10.1400/209193

                                    with DarwinBooks and RivisteWeb both by il Mulino, the landing page is showed after clicking on a link inside a pop-up page generated by the "mEDRA engine"
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                                    http://dx.doi.org/10.978.8815/145901

                                    11 votes
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                                    • Make citation formats customisable

                                      We would like to be able to customise the Harvard citation format to our house style, and to add custom citation formats to the list.

                                      12 votes
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                                      • Add autocomplete to search widget

                                        The widget should make suggestions for words and phrases as the user types into the search box. This should be the same functionality as is present on the default Summon search box.

                                        5 votes
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                                        • 8 votes
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