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  1. "Exact" search for certain fields

    Add the functionality to do an "exact" search on certain fields. For example there are very short titles which can be search much better this way. Also signatures in the LCCallNumber field could be found much easier. We are api users (Backend Summon, Frontend VuFind) and are helping ourselves at the moment with "constructed" values for the (for example) LCCallNumber to simualte the possibility of an exact search - but this is far from optimal.

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    • Books that have popular alternative titles (i.e. 'Civil Procedure' = 'The White Book') should be searchable under those titles

      Books that have popular alternative titles (i.e. 'Civil Procedure' = 'The White Book' in most law libraries) should be searchable under those titles. At the very least Summon should prioritise the 246 alternate title field more than it currently does.

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      • Add "Apply" button at the bottom of the facet selection window

        Add another "Apply" button at the bottom of the facet section on the left of the Summon screen along with the current location (found at the top of the facet selection).

        Users have a habit of not applying facets because they forget that they must apply the changes at the top. Typically most "apply" buttons are found at the bottom of filter/facet selections.

        21 votes
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        • Making available a list of the resources indexed in Summon Index

          It would be great to have an up-to-date list of what is in the Summon Index. Or have a new column in the Center Center for each database, indicating if it is in the Index or not.
          Today, when we select a database as "subscribed" in the Client Center, we are not sure whether this database is in the Summon Index or not. So we have to check in Summon by clicking "Add results beyond your library's collection" and see what shows up in the results. This is tedious.

          67 votes
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          • Be able to search Journal/magazine titles consistently

            It would be really helpful to search for journal/magazine titles like we do books. Sometimes we need the title not the articles within.

            9 votes
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            • Add a custom JS/CSS field to simplify UI customization

              If you want to apply custom CSS currently, you need to use the Summon 2.0 External Script URL field in the Admin Consol, then call the CSS from that script. The files then need to be hosted somewhere. A better solution for us would be to incorporate a custom JS/CSS field in the Summon Admin Console to allow you to directly enter your script or CSS; or a file upload facility like the Springshare products (see attached screenshot from the LibGuides admin area). This would speed up our ability to fix issues and make usability changes.

              71 votes
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              • Stop match and merge for client catalog records.

                We suggest a fully supported, optional, product feature to stop match and merge for client catalog records.

                In the result list of Summon where there are several links to resources, the titles are linked to only one resource, which most of the time is good. However when a print record from the local catalog is merged with an e-book, the link most often lead to the e-book and we have noticed that the print version of the book is very often not noticed by the user. Our library have no e-books in our local catalog so we would very much…

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                • 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.

                  9 votes
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                  • New Acquisitions listing for our library

                    Our library users have expressed great interest in having access to a New Acquisitions listing for our Library. This would display print books received and eBooks purchased in recent weeks, and would refresh on a regular basis. (It would be a bit different to limiting search results by publication date, as we sometimes purchase older publications).

                    Considering that we already send our catalogue records to Summon, and that we activate new eBook titles via the Client Centre, could there be an option or a facet in the Summon search interface to provide a listing of our new acquisitions?

                    We would…

                    3 votes
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                    • Bento Box design for Summon Search results based on Content Type

                      Have search results display in a Bento Box design based upon content type...(like Vufind...)

                      4 votes
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                      • Create an LTI for Summon so that it can be integrated into LMS (Canvas or others).

                        We want to integrate Summon into our Learning Management Ssystem (LMS) which is Canvas. The easiest way to do this is if we use an existing library service that has an LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability').

                        Libraries who add search option are using some kind of library LTI product. That's the only way to add something in the sidebar of a Canvas course. Our ILS/catalog does not off an LTI application for connecting it to an LMS. It would be a great improvement if Summon offered an LTI.

                        8 votes
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                        • Responsive Design layout : Opting out of Topic Explorer for Single Column displays (cell phones)

                          When using Summon on a cell phone with Topic Explorer, Wikipedia (when enabled) is on top - appearing to be the "number one" result. While having this in a side column is fine, we'd rather not have it so promonent on smaller screens.

                          3 votes
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                          • Language selection

                            We have received complaints about the difficulty in changing the language on the Summon-page. It's not intuitive to have to click on the language you already see in order to get the other alternative/s. We would like the alternative you click on first to be called Change language or maybe just "language". As it is now, if I want to change language from Swedish to English, I first have to click on Swedish to get to the Language-menu and be able to chose English.

                            10 votes
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                            • Add the word "Temporary" to the Saved Folder.

                              The message indicating this folder is temporary pops up for a few seconds (5 or so) and is only shown on the first tab open. Therefore if a user has more tabs open for research they may not know their items are temporary.

                              6 votes
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                              • 360 link customisation

                                Add the ability to customize the "Sorry, this item is not available onlie. Please use options below to get it:" message in 360 link

                                3 votes
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                                • Support the use of French boolean operators

                                  Searching using the French boolean operators - et/ou/sauf -- is not currently fully supported in Summon. This would be a useful addition to those libraries who provide a French interface to their instance of Summon.

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                                  • 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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                                    • Add Swank film database to Summon

                                      Swank is in the Knowledge Base but not available to track in Summon. Can we make it available to track?

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                                      • 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

                                        4 votes
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                                        • support special needs users

                                          Support special needs users by add new feature within Summon to help students such as Invert color: to invert the screen color contrast for people with difficulty perceiving colors.
                                          customize text-to-speech output for blind people

                                          11 votes
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