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  1. Add "Search within journals"

    I'd like to cross-search between multiple journals I designate.
    There is "Search within a journal," but it's only for one journal. Please add the facet for multiple journals or the function something like that.

    18 votes
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  2. 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.

    18 votes
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  3. Facet search results by Custom Database Name

    As to Database Facet, it is recommended to facet search results by "Custom Database Name" field instead of default "Database Name" field.

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  4. Ability to match language settings of Summon with those of linked contents

    At present, the interface language of Summon and that of linked content has no connection at all.
    So, sometimes abroad students have to change both language settings of Summon and those of contents.
    It is troublesome and loses comfort in research.

    17 votes
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  5. Make ORCID ID available via Advanced Search

    Put ORCID ID in the dropdown options

    17 votes
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  6. publication date filter- no visual indication it has been selected

    When a user selects the pre-defined publication date facets (Last 12 Months, 3 years, 5 years) there is no Green Tick used to indicate that it has been selected. The date slider is changed to indicate the dates used, and the dates are filled in, but these are less obvious when selecting other facets.
    This can be overlooked by end users when they then conduct another search.
    I know that they probably should restart by clearing the Facets/filters but it seems like there is a lack of consistency when compared to how other facets are displayed after selection.

    16 votes
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  7. Make Institutional Google Scholar content searchable within Summon

    It would be great to see Summon integrated with Google Scholar, allowing for our institution's Google Scholar content to be searchable within Summon.

    This would eliminate many access issues that stem from users searching for open-access content that we either don't get from our providers, or that hasn't been indexed yet.

    16 votes
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  8. Pin "Apply" button on the Facet (Summon mobile screen)

    We have an improvement request about the mobile screen on the Facet of Summon.
    Because the "Apply" button is fade out if the user scroll down to the bottom.
    Not only this, but there are "Search" button where the "Apply" button supposed to be, and the user click "Search" instead of "Apply" unconsciously.

    As the result of this mis-clicking, the facet fails often, so we have a request to pin the "Apply" button on the screen even though the user scroll down to the bottom.

    Please see the attachment as detail.

    16 votes
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  9. Apply the same tag to multiple Best Bets

    We enter our databases as Best Bets and add tags for their title and title variations. There are a few instances where we have multiple collections with similar title variations, such as Joanna Briggs Institute. It would be a great improvement if we could add the same tag to multiple Best Bets and have all of them display when that tag is searched; this would also be more consistent with how our database entries in our 'classic catalogue' can be searched.

    16 votes
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  10. Improve holdings display for journals in Summon or turn off catalog details page based on material types

    We're looking for ways to improve the way holdings display for journals in Summon.

    We're screen scraping Real Time Availability for our books, but our journals just display "Check availability" and link through to the OPAC (because the records have a different structure).

    We would like to turn on the catalog details page, but this adds an additional click for users before they can actually see our journal holdings.

    For example, here is a journal record in our OPAC (we have print and electronic on the same record):
    http://librarycatalogue.griffith.edu.au/record=b1551062~S1

    and in Summon preview

    http://griffith.preview.summon.serialssolutions.com/#!/search/document?ho=t&l=en-AU&q=landscape%20architecture%20australia&id=FETCHMERGED-griffith_catalog_b155106213

    Whereas the ebook displays a bit…

    15 votes
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  11. Make it a higher priority to work with Ebook Central on deduplication, titles missing from Summon etc.

    Some Ebook Central titles do not appear in Summon, while others appear multiple times. Some are not linked with the library's print title. Work with Ebook Central to reduce the incidence of these errors.

    15 votes
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  12. Persistent display of all information on "Preview"

    If users close "preview" on search results once and then reopen it, some information like Altmetric, Call number, Summary from Syndetic and so on are missing.

    Users often reopen "preview" to confirm the detail of information there again. I hope the improvement which reflects this user action to be done.

    15 votes
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  13. Be able to limit bX Recommendations to fulltext holdings in your library to avoid too many "not available" results

    Smaller academic libraries like community colleges will not have a lot of the recommendations suggested by bX Recommender, leading to too many "not available" results for students. For big university libraries who subscribe to 10 times the amount of content, this won't be an issues. For us smaller folks, it would be nice if we could limit bX recommendations to our own fulltext holdings so students would get usable results most or all of the time. bX recommender is otherwise a great tool for even the student who is new to college.

    15 votes
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  14. Video Game Enrichment with Syndetics

    Syndetics offers video game enrichment via UPC, which integrates with things like Primo. While other discovery platforms support UPC integration, Summon does not. Summon should offer a UPC integration with Syndetics for enrichment.

    15 votes
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  15. Collection Discovery for Summon over Alma

    Alma has a feature that allows libraries to manage collections of titles by grouping them in categories for easy browsing. Primo sites can expose these curated collections with Primo's built-in Collection Discovery UI. The University of California at Irvine is using it to showcase award winning books in their collection, as seen in this example:

    https://uci.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/collectionDiscovery?vid=01CDL_IRV_INST:UCI

    We think this is a useful feature and would like the same functionality to be available to Summon over Alma sites.

    15 votes
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  16. Ability to add custom filters/facets on the advanced search screen and result set screen

    Hi --

    Can someone include a way to search within databases in both the advanced search screen and a facet to narrow by database? This way if a result is returned, we can then narrow results down by db?

    14 votes
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  17. 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

    14 votes
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  18. 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.

    14 votes
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  19. Update Summon's AGLC citation style - AGLC4 is now available

    We would like to see the AGLC3 citation style available in the Summon UI replaced by AGLC4 (or at least AGLC4 be made available as an option).

    14 votes
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  20. Licence terms displayed in Summon search results

    We would like to see the same functionality in Summon as is currently available in Primo - licence terms being visible in search results within the Summon interface.

    As we are on Intota for our ERM, we would want to see Intota licence content linked to Summon search results and displaying there.

    14 votes
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