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  1. 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.

    12 votes
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  2. 360 Link citations - add Harvard style

    We would like to add the Harvard style as an option when exporting citations in 360 Link.

    2 votes
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  3. filter results by vendor and/or database name

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

    31 votes
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  4. ability to add custom announcements to main page of our summon instance

    ability to add custom announcements to main page of our summon instance. For example, a planned outage for 360 services

    20 votes
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  5. DB recommender - tags export feature

    We would like to be able to export the list of databases and the tags used for the recommender.
    Furthermore, it would be nice if we can import the completed list.

    8 votes
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  6. bX Recommender statistics

    We would like to be able to see analytics for the bX recommender tool to evaluate usage and return on investment (given that the is an additional fee on top the the Summon subscription).

    At minimum, we would want to know how many times the "Related articles" link was clicked on, but ideally also, how many times an article in the right-hand panel was subsequently clicked on.

    44 votes
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  7. 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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  8. Display edition and publication year in brief results, for books and ebooks

    I have been told by Ex Libris support that Summon only exposes the edition in the short summary for records that have a content type of 'Book'. This makes it difficult for patrons to determine which edition is the most recent, where both books and ebooks are available. See attached image for an example of how both can be displayed, to reduce confusion.

    15 votes
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  9. open the "search within a journal" results in a new tab or window

    Clicking on a journal title to use the "search within a journal" feature eliminates the original search. It would be helpful to have this open as a search in a new window or browser tab so that the original search is not lost.

    6 votes
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  10. Improvements to manage larger sets of volatile Best Bets

    To manage Best Bets more rigourously I would offer this additional functionality:
    a) Export all current best bets to Excel (Much simpler to manage and check for currency outside of admin interface)

    b) Provide a way to mark all existing Best Bets for deletion with one click so that the updated spreadsheet (from point a) can be imported to Summon without requiring every existing Best Bet to marked for deletion to prevent duplications.

    24 votes
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  11. Customising LibGuides integration so they only appear in the right-hand column and not in the results

    We are just looking into integrating our LibGuides with Summon, but we would like to just have the librarian and guide link appearing in the right-hand panel and not at the top of the search results. It doesn't appear to be possible to have one without the other at present. Although we would like to promote our guides, we don't want to distract the students from their results by making them the top result. Please vote if you would find this useful too!

    23 votes
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  12. 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?

    99 votes
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  13. 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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  14. Better Summon display for serial publications

    In Summon, series titles and volume numbers are not being displayed for publications from monographic series with content type such as ebook, book, and Government Document. To display the series title and volume number, users have to click on the Preview link.

    Users often identify or search series publications by the title and number of the series and not necessarily by the title of the monograph publication within that series. This is particularly true with grey literature or when a publication is being published annually or periodically under the same or very similar title. By not showing this information on…

    26 votes
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  15. Indicate when content is freely available (but not tracked)

    When searching with 'add results beyond your library's collection' ticked, all non-tracked content is labelled 'Citation Only'. However some of this content is in fact freely available, for example lots of content in institutional repositories.

    Summon should have a way to indicate that content may be freely available even when not tracked, for content in non-tracked open access journals or open repositories. If it's too difficult for Summon to know when something is available, maybe we could have a third label (other than 'full text online' and 'citation only') for content from repositories where there is a high probability of…

    18 votes
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  16. Make Open Access facet statistics available in OBI

    It would be great to be able to look at usage stats for Open Access facet(s) in Summon searches. Since the "Is Open Access" facet is already available in the OBI interface, it makes sense for this functionality to be added to the enhancement list. Considering that Open Access materials are becoming more important globally, and in our library we are looking into raising the profile of our Open Access resources in general, being able to report on statistics would be great for us.

    45 votes
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  17. Show whether "We only subscribe to some titles" is an option.

    When you search a title and need to choose a database to subscribe in, it is not clear until you subscribe to the database whether "We only subscribe to some titles" is an option. It would be great if we could see in advance whether we are going to be able to select that option before subscribing to that database, either in the list of database options or in the database details. This would prevent a lot of extra clicking and frustration.

    8 votes
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  18. 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).

    181 votes
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  19. 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."

    19 votes
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  20. Add a custom JS/CSS field to simplify UI customization

    If you want to apply custom CSS currently, you need to use the Summon 2.0 External Script URL field in the Admin Consol, then call the CSS from that script. The files then need to be hosted somewhere. A better solution for us would be to incorporate a custom JS/CSS field in the Summon Admin Console to allow you to directly enter your script or CSS; or a file upload facility like the Springshare products (see attached screenshot from the LibGuides admin area). This would speed up our ability to fix issues and make usability changes.

    94 votes
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