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  1. Clearing search will not let the user enter a new search directly

    When the user clicks the x that clears the search-field in order to make a new search, the cursor is not placed in the search field. The user has to click in the search field in order to write something. The way this works it is quicker to just select the text in the search field and erase it by hitting the Back space.

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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

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      • DB recommender - html formatting

        We would like to be able to apply HTML formatting in the "database's description" field.
        For the moment, it doesn't recognise the tags unlike the public database note field.
        Furthermore, we would like to see the "public database note" displayed in the Database recommender.

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        • Make Link Out(Summon Direct Linking) statistics of each database available in OBI

          We would like to be able to see the click-through (or call it Link Out) usage of each database via Summon IEDL in Summon OBI and the total click-throughs so that we can understand how Summon contributes to the usage of the e-resources we subscribe to.

          51 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
          • Add Summon API Usage Reports

            My library is using Summon API with other third-party system. I would like to see Summon API usage reports(such as basic searches, sessions, facets etc.) in Summon OBI platform

            21 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
            • Offer the option of having the library location facet expanded by default

              We would like to be able to have the libraries under LIBRARY LOCATION visible by default on the Summon results page

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              • 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.

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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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                  • Usability of Advanced Search

                    Certain elements of the advanced search screen are very difficult to use on mobile devices, particularly the 'Content type' and 'Discipline' multiple check-box options, where scrolling through a long list is problematic.
                    Is there a way to improve this, perhaps by using a larger pop-out box that can be scanned at a glance?

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                    • 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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                        1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                      • Create an Alexa skill and Google Home app to run (or at least launch) Summon searches.

                        "Hey Google, search [my library] for [topic]"
                        "Alexa, search [my library] for books by [author]"

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                        • Support IPv6

                          Our Institution just added a few IPv6 addresses and will expect more in future, we hope Summon can support IPv6 so that our patrons can be authorized by Summon via IPV6 addresses.

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                          • Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology

                            Can you please index the individual titles from Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology & ULLMANN'S Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry within Summon.

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                            • Add free book cover images from OpenBD to Summon.

                              "OpenDB" is a book cover image database that mainly contains those of Japanese books.
                              Everyone can use them for free regardless of the user type(individual, company and so on).
                              EDS seems to have already integrated it. Please consider integrating it to summon.

                              More details(in Japanese) are here.
                              https://openbd.jp/

                              5 votes
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                              • Consistent link back to search results

                                The user leaves the search result and goes to detail page, advanced search or saved items. Then when the user wants to return to search results this is done in three different ways. We would like the link back to search results look the same in all three situations. The one we prefer is the one in the detail page.

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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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                                  • 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.

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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.

                                      30 votes
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                                      • Include Oxford Reference content in the Topic Explorer

                                        Oxford is an important reference source that would add scope and value to the topic explorer.

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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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