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  1. filter results by vendor and/or database name

    The ability for Summon to filter results by vendor and/or database name (IEEE, ProQuest, Taylor...).

    17 votes
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    • 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.

      9 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.)

        80 votes
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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.

          14 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?

            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.

                5 votes
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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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                  • 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.

                    23 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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                      • Language selection

                        We have received complaints about the difficulty in changing the language on the Summon-page. It's not intuitive to have to click on the language you already see in order to get the other alternative/s. We would like the alternative you click on first to be called Change language or maybe just "language". As it is now, if I want to change language from Swedish to English, I first have to click on Swedish to get to the Language-menu and be able to chose English.

                        27 votes
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                        • Add public note text to Summon results

                          Display public note text onSummon results to show users access restrictions or special instructions that users should be aware of before clicking on an eResource link. This same info on the preview pane may be an option.

                          99 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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                                • 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.

                                  67 votes
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                                  • Summon results not displaying custom coverage dates

                                    On Summon results, show custom coverage dates next to links so researchers know what they should have access to before clicking on an e-Resource. The EJP seems to do this. Without this feature this is causing much frustration and confusion for users.

                                    55 votes
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                                    • Better Facet controls

                                      The ability to set expand or collapse as default by facet; ability to add facets, remove facets and change facet order

                                      54 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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