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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. Discover the DOIs not registered with CrossRef: problems with searching the italian titles by DOI numbe

    It would be really helpful to search for an article or chapter book, edited by italian publisher, through DOI number inside the relative eJournal Portal box or Citation Linker box
    Now, if I insert an "italian DOI number" a syntax error is showed or nothing happens (the page remain the same)

    In details
    with Casalini - Torrossa, is it possible reach directly the landing page through DOI URL -> ex. http://dx.doi.org/10.1400/209193

    with DarwinBooks and RivisteWeb both by il Mulino, the landing page is showed after clicking on a link inside a pop-up page generated by the "mEDRA engine"
    ex.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.978.8815/145901

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  3. Minimise requests by patrons for locally subscribed content by filtering via Summon Citation Linker

    As a small team processing many document delivery requests, it would be good to minimize the number of requests for items already held in locally subscribed e-journals. Proposing that citation details entered via a local online form could be submitted to the Summon Citation Linker for checking and identification of subscribed content. If held, a return to the patron of a link to the full-text content would be provided. If item is not subscribed, form information is forwarded to library staff as usual. Would greatly benefit both the requester who can receive access to required content instantly and also library…

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  4. Add autocomplete to search widget

    The widget should make suggestions for words and phrases as the user types into the search box. This should be the same functionality as is present on the default Summon search box.

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  6. Open Access filtering and restriction

    Open-access resources should not need to be selected in a library's Intota instance to reliably indicate that they are accessible to the Summon user.

    Currently, when a user checks both the OA filter and the 'include outside sources' box, some resources present in results with the ambiguous message that they are open-access, but are unavailable or only obtainable via ILL (according to what text the library displays in this circumstance.) Users can't know which to believe- is it accessible or not?

    Since open-access resources brought into search results come from either a library's Intota selections or the Summon index, it…

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  7. Include Selected Facets in Zero Results Analytics

    In the Summon OBI analytics, you can create a Zero Title Searches report, which includes how many times the search was conducted as well as the "Search Origin." The search origin provides the information on the cause of the search coming up with zero results that can either be due to a "search" or "facet."

    Currently, we can't see precisely what facets the user had selected while searching that provided zero results. We believe that including details on which facets were present during the failed search would be extremely beneficial.

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    0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
  8. Support IPv6

    Our Institution just added a few IPv6 addresses and will expect more in future, we hope Summon can support IPv6 so that our patrons can be authorized by Summon via IPV6 addresses.

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  9. Allow URLs for OPAC and ILL tools to change based on Summon UI language

    Put the base URLs for OPAC and ILL tools into the language translation tool, so a different URL may be used based on the language chosen by Summon user. Currently we are forced to use custom JS to make this happen.

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  10. 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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    2 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →

    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.

  11. 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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  12. Expand Best Bets Characters to include :

    This would enable best bet recommendations for book and article titles that have a subtitle.

    At the moment tags for best bets have limitations on the types of characters that can he used i.e. letters, numbers or any of the following symbols (-_ .&/'@#). Colons (:) cannot be used. It would be very helpful to be able to use colons because of how common they are in titles. Our zero result usage stats show that our users are searching article titles that include a colon.

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  13. Add link back to client center from Summon admin console

    Add link back to client center from Summon admin console

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  14. Add free book cover images from OpenBD to Summon.

    "OpenDB" is a book cover image database that mainly contains those of Japanese books.
    Everyone can use them for free regardless of the user type(individual, company and so on).
    EDS seems to have already integrated it. Please consider integrating it to summon.

    More details(in Japanese) are here.
    https://openbd.jp/

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    1 comment  ·  Admin →
  15. Topic explorer enable when advanced search.

    Using advanced search, topic explorer is not displayed now.
    I think it will be convinient if topic explorer is display when we using advanced search too.

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  16. Show all Availaility information of library catalog records.

    When there are multiple availability information on library catalog, one of them shows up on results page and the others are hidden in current Summon interface.
    It is favorable for library if all the availability information would be shown as default.

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  17. 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.

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  18. Allow more than 2 custom panels to be expanded by default

    At present, no more than 2 custom panels in the right-hand section of the Summon results page can be expanded by default. Others are only accessible by a More... link. Give libraries the option of setting how many custom panels are open by default.

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  19. 8 votes
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  20. Ability to filter results by format in Summon, e.g. search for books, articles etc.

    As in Primo, provide a mechanism to allow users to search within specific indexes, e.g. to search books, journals, articles separately. This is particularly important when search results cannot be ranked as we would wish, e.g. journal articles before journal titles.

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