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  1. Make combination of "Fulltext Online" and facet "Library Location" results possible

    Many of our patrons are interested in setting the filters to results available in the specific library location they are actually working in. They miss a functionality to combine fulltext results with the specific library holdings.

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  2. Clearing search will not let the user enter a new search directly

    When the user clicks the x that clears the search-field in order to make a new search, the cursor is not placed in the search field. The user has to click in the search field in order to write something. The way this works it is quicker to just select the text in the search field and erase it by hitting the Back space.

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  3. Include MARC 505 and 511 fields in the Details Page

    For music recordings and films, it is particularly important to include the 505 and 511 fields to identify the unique aspects of an item. These fields are currently indexed in Summon, but not displayed, and Syndetics is not complete enough to replace them. Additionally, it can be confusing to users to have items in the search results for key terms found in the 505 and 511, but not displayed in the record.

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  4. 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).

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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?

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  7. Altmetric Filter and the ability to sort search results with Altmetric Score

    As often said, Altmetric does not necessarily indicate the absolute value of a paper.
    However, Altmetric is an effective indicator for initial scholars to find interesting papers out of a large amount of search results.
    Through Summon, if users can easily search for documents with Altmetric granted, more use and effect will be expected.

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  8. Allow users to browse the "Virtual Shelf"

    The Virtual Shelf tab would appear for each record on the search results page. It would allow users to browse items based on the location of an item in the search results. Then the user could navigate through items "on the shelf".

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  9. 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.

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  10. Publication date slider or histogram

    Please would it be possible to have the option to choose between the existing slider or a histogram/graph for refining Summon search results by their publication date?

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  11. 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.

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  12. Have the option to download usage statistics for the number of "Report a Problem" emails sent broken down by month.

    To be able to download the number of "Report a Problem" emails sent, broken down by month, in the Client Centre. This will help with problems tracking and with seeing if changes to the Summon environment have an impact on the number of "Report a Problem" emails sent.

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  13. Mechanism for Best Bets to 'harvest' LibAnswers FAQs (from SpringShare)

    LibAnswers FAQs have topics, keywords, titles and serve a similar purpose to best bets (in our approach anyway).

    An automated regular harvest of these merged with existing best bets makes it easy to share the workload managing this sort of content and pushes us closer to the idea that searching Summon is literally searching the Library.

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  14. Add Mendeley on 'Export to...' drop-down list of reference managers

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

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  15. 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

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  16. 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.

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  17. Add visibilty of local notes to item detail view

    Many libraries add additional notes to MARC records to enhance the findability of items and relevance of search results (e.g., a ToC or chapter listing when not already part of the record). Make these visable to the user.

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  18. 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-griffithcatalogb155106213

    Whereas the ebook displays…

    12 votes
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  19. Request link on catalog details page should not display for electronic only material

    For libraries that have switched on the catalog details page, they have the option to configure a Request link.

    This button displays on all records from the catalog, even if they are not requestable - for example if they are online only, the button still appears.

    For example, this book is only available electronically (but the request link (Place hold button) is displaying then you get an error on the LMS side when you try to request it):

    The dragon and the elephant : China, India, and the new world order

    http://griffith.preview.summon.serialssolutions.com/#!/search/document?ho=t&l=en-AU&q=%22The%20dragon%20and%20the%20elephant%20:%20China,%20India,%20and%20the%20new%20world%20order%22&id=FETCHMERGED-griffithcatalogb187154973

    This setting should be configurable to…

    12 votes
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  20. Increase Facet Limit

    Summon facets are currently limited to only display 100 values for performance reasons. Would it be possible to increase this or ideally remove the limit without causing performance issues?

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