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  1. 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

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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.

      3 votes
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      • 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.

        22 votes
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        • 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.

          4 votes
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          • Include the journal impact factor in the results display

            To help our students judge the quality of the results it would be good if the journal's impact factor could be displayed in the results. Or even better, provided as a sorting or limiting option so that students could view results in those journals with the highest impact factor, in the same way they can limit by peer review. Although impact factors are not a perfect tool, it would help get the message across that not all journals are equal. This feature would probably need to be restricted to those libraries with a subscription to JCR.

            2 votes
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            • Expanding the Credo content connected to records used by Summon Topic Explorer.

              Credo has content that should be showing up in the Topic Explorer box, but it's not because that content isn't connected to the records Summon searches for Topic Explorer content.

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              • Summon Content: Include BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine) data for Open Access documents

                BASE (https://www.base-search.net/) is one of the most comprehensive search engines for scientific documents and especially contains valuable information on open access documents (flagged as such). If Summon would include this part of the BASE data many if not most of the open access repositories wouldn't have to be addressed individually. As a competing index contains the BASE data it shouldn't be impossible to get them for Summon.

                11 votes
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                • 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!

                  15 votes
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                  • The ability for Summon libraries to edit the MARC records in 360KB would be very useful

                    The ability for Summon libraries to edit the MARC records in 360KB would be very useful.

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                    • Include PMID in Advanced search

                      Add PMID explicitly as an option under Advanced Search along with DOI and others. PMID is heavily used by health sciences fields.

                      13 votes
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                      • 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…

                        25 votes
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                        • Prioritise published articles over repository content

                          Where there is a published version of an article in a journal and the same article in our open access repository, we would like Summon to put the published version first in the search results.

                          This request has come from our academics who are concerned that people are choosing the top result (the pre-publication version in our repository) and missing the published version. This is particularly a problem when the repository version is only available on request or has limited access.

                          3 votes
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                          • Summon Advanced Search for Courses and Instructors

                            It would be great to have "instructor" and "course" fields as an advanced search for patrons via Summon/Alma, as we currently offer that option as part of Voyager.

                            25 votes
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                            • Add a French Dictionary/Encyclopedia (3rd search results pane)

                              As a francophone (French-speaking) library, we would like to be able to add an authoritative dictionary/encylopedia whose topics can be displayed in the 3rd search results pane. Much like Wikipedia and other encyclopedias.....

                              Suggestions - Universalis.fr, Larousse.fr, etc.

                              5 votes
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                              • 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…

                                12 votes
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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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                                  • Add union catalog as limiter/filter

                                    Summon does a great job searching our local catalog. I'd like to be able to add our statewide union catalog (OhioLINK) as a second, separate catalog and allow users to click a filter to "add in" results from that catalog if they don't find the book they're looking for in their initial search. Right now we have to have users link out to OhioLINK and do a separate search - I'd like to keep them in Summon for union catalog searching.

                                    5 votes
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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

                                      19 votes
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                                      • Utilizing Talis Aspire Item linking API

                                        Talis Aspire Reading lists have an 'item linking API' which can be used to improve Summon search features. This linking API can provide information whether search results items are part of the Reading lists. It will hugely benefit Talis Aspire customers if this integration can be achieved. Thank you.
                                        More information can be found at:
                                        https://support.talis.com/hc/en-us/articles/205715012-Item-linking-API

                                        9 votes
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                                        • Primo Style Search Profile

                                          We would love to see a feature similar to the Primmo Search Profile (https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Product_Documentation/Primo_VE/010Configuring_Search_Profiles) included in Summon. As a Summon over Alma customer, we would love to more easily be able to link out to WorldCat, highlight our Course Reserves, and more.

                                          4 votes
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