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  1. 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.

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  2. Show DVD covers in search results

    Summon should show DVD covers as well as book covers in search results.

    Syndetics (and other content providers) have DVD content and covers available but this does not display in Summon. Summon should send EAN and UPC numbers to Syndetics as well as ISBNs to enhance the search results with DVD information.

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  3. 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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  4. Make it possible to construct a search box for all online material plus physical material from one location only

    At present it is possible to construct a search box which excludes all physical material from one or more library locations. Unfortunately it also excludes physical material found at both those library locations and others, when these share a bibliographical record in the LMS. Make a truly location-specific search box possible.

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  5. Add options in advanced search

    Improve advanced search by enabling
    1. Option to exclude Open Access content (see only subscribed content)
    2. Option to exclude library collection (see only non-subscribed content)

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  6. Add ability to apply your EZproxy to the DOI field links in Summon search results

    Currently in Summon search results, the DOI field provides a link that does not include EZproxy. So users might get to the item via this DOI link but since they have not arrived there through EZproxy, they might not be properly authenticated for access. Please give the option to prepend your EZproxy URL to the DOI links.

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  8. Summon topics should yield Credo topics--not just Credo articles--when relevant

    For example, a Summon search on "cyberbullying" in our instance retrieves the Credo article "Taking on the School Bullies." The Credo topic page "Cyberbullying" is more relevant, but Ex Libris reports, "Showing the Credo topic page is out of scope for the topics feature."

    I would like Summon topics to retrieve Credo topics results, especially when they're more relevant than Credo article results.

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  9. Ability to exclude a facet value on the results page

    At present you can only exclude a facet value by going into the "More" option. For example the Book Review content type is probably not that useful. So it would be ideal if the was a way to exclude them when the results are displayed. The default action when clicking on the Book Review content type would be to just include this type.
    This is something available in Primo and would be a great addition to Summon.

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  10. Set up ‘search within’ functionality for ProQuest One Literature in Summon

    Would it be possible to set up 'search within' functionality in Summon for the One Literature database? I understand that this is not currently possible at present so have been recommended to suggest this via the Ideas Exchange.

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  11. Higher relevance for local language and English

    At Swedish universities, both English and Swedish is used, but not really other language (unless, of course, you study that language). I guess this situation is quite common in several countries - items in English + in the local language are welcome, but items in other languages should be ranked lower.
    Example: If we search for "Manuel Castells", our books in Swedish by this author are ranked much lower than, for instance, articles in Spanish about the author.

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  12. There is no way to mass unapply database filters (except by clearing all filters).

    When you apply database filters to a search term and then start a new search, those databases still show as selected and you have to untick them one by one. The only way to clear them is either manually or by using "Clear all filters", but that also clears other filters such as fulltext online, etc.

    Can we have an option to mass unapply database filters?

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  13. 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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  14. Feedback form - allow it to "move on the page"

    When you click on the Feedback form, allow it to "move on the page" so that you can see "under" and around it - data sometimes is blocked by the rigid display and then you have to open another window in another browser to get around the feedback display. Also does not work well in a 2-monitor situation where I would expect to be able to "move" the feedback form to a second monitor to continue cutting and pasting on the summon display in the first monitor

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  15. OBI usage statistics : scheduling reports for email delivery

    It should be great if we can schedule usage reports to be sent automatically to a special email address every mounth

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    Moving this back to no status and adding a note to clarify. For Summon over Alma customers, we can schedule delivery of reports via email. But currently OBI statistics from the Summon UI are not covered under these reports.

    This idea covers reports and usage outside of Alma.

  16. Improve the COinS metadata to include e-book URLs

    Add ebook URLs to the Summon COinS metadata so it can be included when importing a bookmark or reference into other systems.

    The COinS metadata available in the HTML of a Summon results page includes valuable information such as record ID, title, ISBN but it doesn't include the e-book URL. This is a problem if you want to bookmark items to Zotero, Talis reading lists or other systems.

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  17. Add Content Type: Yearbook

    Suggestion for DC:Type Yearbook to categorize digitized yearbooks.

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  18. endnote

    The EndNote export format includes three very long URLs - all of which are useless. They appear in the RIS file as U5, U6 and UR. I would like the ability to remove or suppress these fields

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  19. Volume & Issues

    In API, may provide Volume & Issue option too to add in each and every journal titles. Once in A-Z list choose by user may select his own required Year, Volume, issues and ToC below in each title.

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  20. Ability to default exclude ebook chapters from search results

    I would like the ability to exclude ebook chapters from Summon search results via Summon Admin > Refine Your Search like with the Exclude Newspaper Articles Enabled function.

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