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  1. 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.

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    • Ability to add customizations and links in the right pane

      Ability to add a tile in the right hand column with custom headline, text, links and images. Allow for these to be persistenst or to be triggered by tags.

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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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        • More Topic Pane configurations

          The ability to turn components of the Topic Pane on or off, configure the order, and customize the background color and font. Components include Reference Content, Suggested Librarian, Recommended Topics.

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          • Ability to add Google Tag Manager information instead of Google Analytics

            Google Tag Manager is a Google Analytics toolf ro managing multiple tags for a single page or site. The ability to add the Google Tag Manager to the institution's site via the admin console.

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            • Ability to customize advanced search fields

              Ability to turn fields on or off as available from the All Fields drop down.

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              • 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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                • Would love to be able to change the order of the content types on the left sidebar of the results page

                  Instead of content type facet displaying the content types with the highest number of results, make it customizable so admin. can decide which ones show (and in which order) in the abbreviated list.

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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 language translation export/import tool to Summon, 360 Link

                      Often translations are incomplete in non-english languages. A facility to export/import translated terms would allow us to easily send text files (XLS) to translators and import into other Summon instances. Allow us to see translated text used by other Summon users. eg. sharing these files across the user community would save a lot of work. Flagging new items added between releases would also help.

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