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  1. Ability to remove the long URL when exporting from Summon to RefWorks

    When bibliographic data is exported from Summon into RefWorks the Summon link is included.

    Is it possible to not include this link for books specifically?
    Or to have an option to exclude the link.

    Currently they look like this: and as you can imagine this does not look good in a bibliography (We have to tell students to remove the links, which is far from ideal)

    Goleman, D. (2005). Emotional intelligence (10th anniversary ed.). New York: Bantam Books. Retrieved from http://staffs.summon.serialssolutions.com/2.0.0/link/0/eLvHCXMwY2AQNtIz0EUrE0D9Qg_TgABLtygjJ8RyJ-j4GrAdlJZWDN08BesUZudnJII7jrqQxZTQHWk5QOdC7soAdr_NTYGlLyP4yHxjP8TQiqUJsNQ1AO9MNQV3wQxhZ-3A-Magk0HBtiLVJm6CDCygHQZCDEypecIMXPAiqFKEQcwVcqtOYo5CJtJZmaIMMm6uIc4euhDD4qFjLvEQtxmJMfAmghaq55WAN7SlSDAoGCYlW6SlpqQap6ZamFiagfo7KRbAOtIoMdnSwsQ4RZJBFKtZUjjEpRm4wKeJgkcFZBhY04CpNlUW5js5cMgAAHTYbd8

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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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      • LC Call Number Browse Relevance Searching

        When searching by LC call number in Summon, it matches to the Cutter number as well as to the LC call number. The default "relevance" ordering doesn't put the call numbers that begin with the LC call number at the top of the list. There isn't a choice to force that ordering. In Alma, it is possible to search by shelf list, so it shouldn't be that difficult to do the same on the public side of a shelf list.

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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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          • Make Summon support Baidu for search history function

            Summon added search history function on May release 2018, which is great. The data is stored in Google. Unfortunately, Google is not working in China. so could you add the capability of supporting Baidu (the largest search engine vendor in China)?

            Baidu supports oauth 2.0. Here is the online doc:

            http://developer.baidu.com/wiki/index.php?title=docs/oauth

            21 votes
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            • Altmetric Filter and the ability to sort search results with Altmetric Score

              As often said, Altmetric does not necessarily indicate the absolute value of a paper.
              However, Altmetric is an effective indicator for initial scholars to find interesting papers out of a large amount of search results.
              Through Summon, if users can easily search for documents with Altmetric granted, more use and effect will be expected.

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              • Make searches with ‘query expansion’ customisable

                We would like to be able to add, remove or edit query expansion topic matches to improve the topic and subject matches and prevent incorrect query expansion.

                Query expansion is supposed to link synonymous subjects and topics, so the user doesn’t have to enter all terms in their search (e.g. ‘heart attack’ and ‘myocardial infarction’). Sometimes the query expansion function gives incorrect or unhelpful topic matches. For example a search for ‘civil litigation’ automatically expands to include ‘jurisprudence’. These are not synonymous terms.

                ExLibris tell us that currently it isn’t possible to change or remove specific instances of query expansion,…

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                • Exclude other libraries' LibGuides from "Add results beyond your library's collections" by default

                  The "Add results beyond your library's Collection" facet should by default exclude other libraries' LibGuides so their Circulation, ILL, and other library services LibGuides are not shown to my library's patrons. It is confusing for patrons to search for interlibrary loan only to find dozens of other libraries' LIbGuides.

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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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                    • Add the ability to reflect access frequency to relevancy ranking

                      A mechanism that automatically takes records from databases with high access frequency to the top of the search results preferentially.

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                      • Add the ability to accept online payments, for example fines, via WPM on Summon over Alma

                        Currently there is no option to accept online payments with instances of Summon over Alma (unlike Primo over Alma). This ability would enable us to improve our self service functionality.

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                        • Display more than 1000 records in a result

                          This is the most requested improvement from our faculty and graduate students. They find it frustrating that they are not able to view more than 1000 of the results.

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                          • Retrieve similar documents using the native 'MoreLikeThis' Lucene feature

                            Lucene's 'MoreLikeThis' feature retrieves similar documents based on a seed, which can be either a piece of text, or an already retrieved document (syntax-free search).

                            https://lucene.apache.org/solr/guide/6_6/morelikethis.html

                            18 votes
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                            • Avoid redundancy and outdated data while displaying results

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

                              4 votes
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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.)

                                77 votes
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                                • Higher relevance for local language and English

                                  At Swedish universities, both English and Swedish is used, but not really other language (unless, of course, you study that language). I guess this situation is quite common in several countries - items in English + in the local language are welcome, but items in other languages should be ranked lower.
                                  Example: If we search for "Manuel Castells", our books in Swedish by this author are ranked much lower than, for instance, articles in Spanish about the author.

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                                  • Expand Best Bets Characters to include :

                                    This would enable best bet recommendations for book and article titles that have a subtitle.

                                    At the moment tags for best bets have limitations on the types of characters that can he used i.e. letters, numbers or any of the following symbols (-_ .&/'@#). Colons (:) cannot be used. It would be very helpful to be able to use colons because of how common they are in titles. Our zero result usage stats show that our users are searching article titles that include a colon.

                                    13 votes
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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?

                                      73 votes
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                                      • Relevancy rankings

                                        Change relevancy rankings to push articles above books and e-books (or at least not favor books). Most Summon users want articles more than books.

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                                        • "Exact" search for certain fields

                                          Add the functionality to do an "exact" search on certain fields. For example there are very short titles which can be search much better this way. Also signatures in the LCCallNumber field could be found much easier. We are api users (Backend Summon, Frontend VuFind) and are helping ourselves at the moment with "constructed" values for the (for example) LCCallNumber to simualte the possibility of an exact search - but this is far from optimal.

                                          44 votes
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