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  1. "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.

    48 votes
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  2. 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.

    44 votes
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  3. Avoid redundancy and outdated data while displaying results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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  4. Would love to be able to change the order of the content types on the left sidebar of the results page

    Instead of content type facet displaying the content types with the highest number of results, make it customizable so admin. can decide which ones show (and in which order) in the abbreviated list.

    23 votes
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  5. Displaying all links available in Summon results page

    We would like to suggest ExLibris to enhance in Summon results page by displaying all fulltext links subscribed in the knowledgebase. Having only one fulltext link available when there are multiple sources available to choose from can help maximize the use of the library’s resources and most important offer users a solution when the 1st link presented doesn’t work. EJP is already doing this.

    It’s kind of a problem also. The situation happened this week when the Proquest research platform was experiencing connectivity issue and performed a temporary maintenance. Because Proquest fulltext links are direct linking, the user was not…

    62 votes
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  6. 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…

    25 votes
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  7. 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.

    27 votes
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  8. 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.

    30 votes
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  9. Exclude Content Type Newspaper Article should include Online Newspaper Content

    The Newspaper facet in Summon should also include/exclude online content from newspapers. Online newspaper content is currently coded as a Web Resources

    If you do a search for "Devos education" with newspaper articles excluded, 25 of the first 30 citations are from:

    Washington Post - Blogs

    Washington Post (Online)

    New York Times (Online)

    44 votes
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  10. 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.

    92 votes
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  11. 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.

    39 votes
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  12. Better Branding Options

    Current option to add a logo is a recommended 312x53 size for the large logo. This seems like an odd size, but it also limits a library's ability to brand their Summon instances. It would be nice to offer a more flexible option so we can better brand our Summon instance so its clear to the user what they are searching and make our admin happy because we can use our official library/campus logo.

    28 votes
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  13. Add Mendeley on 'Export to...' drop-down list of reference managers

    ...instead of using the web importer, just like RefWorks.

    6 votes
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  14. 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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    Due to limitations in the metadata associated with some content sources, there are cases where content that is full text is marked as being only an abstract, or where an abstract is marked as full text. Currently the system errs on marking it as full text, which provides some false positives. We could flip the priority which would reduce if not eliminate full-text icons appearing for abstracts, however, this would result in some full text being erroneously marked as abstract only.

  15. 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.

    77 votes
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  16. Create a facet for Abstracts (or Conference Abstracts)

    Abstracts are currently classified as Journal Articles, which causes confusion as readers are expecting to be able to read the full text of a published article that does not exist. Creating a facet for Abstracts would allow them to be correctly classified and would improve the user experience

    16 votes
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  17. 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.

    61 votes
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  18. Integrate BrowZine with Summon

    When searching for a specific journal it would be nice to have a link such as ‘View latest articles from this journal’ or ‘View table of contents’ and have the latest articles display in the right pane (with a link at the bottom to view all issues) - this could be similar to how bX Recommender is integrated via the ‘Related articles’ link. This could work nicely with a service such as BrowZine.

    8 votes
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  19. Make new Summon Usage Statistics Dashboard publicly viewable

    There is currently no way to share a dashboard of Summon usage statistics in the new "Current" interface viewable for all users within our institution. Please create a way for Summon administrators to send a publicly viewable link to others at our institution without having to make everyone log in through the Client Center.

    16 votes
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  20. 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)

    In details
    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"
    ex.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.978.8815/145901

    11 votes
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