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  1. Make citation formats customisable

    We would like to be able to customise the Harvard citation format to our house style, and to add custom citation formats to the list.

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  2. Add library location and genre to advanced search options

    Several facets are already on the advanced search option screen, but we'd like to see added the library location facet and genre for those that use the advanced search feature regularly.

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  3. Library Locations > Translation in english

    The library's locations are currently displayed in German only. We would like to add the English terms.

    With the language setting "German" the locations should be displayed in German - as it is currently. In addition, the terms of the locations should be displayed in English in the language setting "English".

    26 votes
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  4. 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."

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    3 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
  5. 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

    23 votes
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  6. Keeping stop words as part of phrase searching

    Currently, there is a limitation to phrase searching in that if a stop word appears at the end of a phrase it is dropped. This has greatly affected gender studies researchers specifically, in that the phrase "coming out" is unable to be searched - as "out" is considered a stop word in English. If a researcher is conducting a phrase search, what is included within the quotations should be searched. The idea is that phrase searching should conduct searches on what is within paragraphs regardless of stop words.

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  7. Linking correct URL: Ebook Central Perpetual and DDA (AABBV)

    For some titles in this database not only one but several URLs are stored in the Client Center. Then the correct URL is not always selected and the link to the full text does not work correctly. Although the link leads to the Ebook Central platform and the correct title is opened, but access does not work. A message appears that this title is not available. Then the correct URL must be added manually in the Client Center as "User-specific URL". Work can be saved and processes simplified if the workflow is set to automatically use the correct URL of…

    23 votes
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  8. Giving some Ahead of Print citations in Summon a status of Citation Online

    To date there is no way to give "Ahead of Print" citations in Summon a status of Citation Online for institutions that do not subscribe to the journal via the publisher's website. For instance, the following citation is listed in Summon:

    Sizing Up Skaters: An Interrogation of Body Discourses in Elite Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby
    by Draft, Amanda
    Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 02/2017
    Permanent Link:
    http://duke.summon.serialssolutions.com/#!/search?bookMark=ePnHCXMw42LgTQStzc4rAe_hSmGAHKcDLCD1y4F5JAu0mspUF5SWmMDzvcA-jKkFMEdxAvsmxsCOjJkhB3yFhompBSdDYnBmFbAUVwgtUAjOTgQdOWml4JinAB4wK8pPB7tfIT9NwSk_pVLBJbM4OR-8-kEhM0_BFbSNVwF8FeSjhpnFCm45iSUKwDogOVsBdOR1apGCC9DtwMaYvptriLOHLqxiii-AnPQQD24hGxnHg10eD3I5-CxNY9J1AAAFqlTS

    From Duke University, this links to a "Your initial search query did not yield any results" message in EBSCOhost. This occurs because this article is Ahead of Print content on…

    22 votes
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  9. Increase the height of the Summon search box

    If you have a long search string, e.g.:

    (multi-disciplinary OR interdisciplinary OR trans-disciplinary) research funding barriers

    You want to make sure the words are spelled and spaced correctly. This is hard to do in the current basic search interface, except perhaps by going back and forth with the arrow keys, or typing your search string in Notepad for editing then copy-pasting it on to the text field.

    This is somewhat better in the Advanced Search form but can still be problematic.

    A search box that auto expands based on content would be nice.

    22 votes
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  10. Add 'Resource' to the facet menu

    To narrow down the Summon result by the valuable resource (database), please add 'Resource' to the facet menu.

    21 votes
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  11. Add Mendeley on 'Export to...' drop-down list of reference managers

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

    21 votes
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  12. Abilty to customise default search screen

    The default search screen is currently empty other than the search box and our logo. We would like to add some custom content to the screen - e.g. info boxes suggesting some resources to try that are not discoverable in summon or some help guides. also to flag up new resources or future training events (e.g. on how to search summon and ebooks. When we set up Summon last year we were told that it wasn't possible to put any of this info on the default search screen.

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  13. 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

    21 votes
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  14. 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

    21 votes
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  15. Enable Czech Wikipedia within the Czech interface

    The users of the Czech user interface would like to be presented with Czech topics from cs wikipedia (https://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/) when searches are done in Czech.

    20 votes
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  16. Add Cite Them Right as option for exporting citations

    Cite Them Right is a citation service similar to Citace.com and EasyBib that is gaining popularity. To support individuals and institutions who want this option, we would add this option where other citation services are currently offered in Summon. Institions should be able to choose to turn this on or off as an option. It should be included as an option under the Export To lists found in the menu behind the elipses (...) menu for each search result. It should also be available as an option for Export To in the Saved Items folder.

    20 votes
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  17. Add scroll bar for faset column

    When scroll to the bottom of the search results, it will make the facets invisible, so I would like to add a scrollbar to the facet column.

    19 votes
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  18. 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.

    19 votes
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  19. 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…

    19 votes
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  20. Use Seamless Access for authentication

    Seamless Access is a new tool for Single sign-on authentication, this is how they describe it:

    SeamlessAccess enables true Single Sign-On. Your users will be able to sign in using their preferred sign in credentials, and will not be bothered for them again for all SeamlessAccess-enabled sites.
    https://seamlessaccess.org/

    19 votes
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