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  1. Integrate LibGuides Database A-Z list into Summon search

    We add all our databases and library resources as Best Bets so that users can find them when they search Summon. This doesn't work particularly well as the Best Bets search and display functionality is minimal.

    We also maintain a complete Database A-Z list in LibGuides. It would save staff time and provide a better user experience if these could be indexed in Summon using the LibGuides API (as our LibGuides are indexed in Summon), instead of relying on Best Bets which isn't suited to this task.

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    • Create system agnostic ways to integrate with the UI e.g. chat and readings

      At the moment, you have to cross your fingers and hope ProQuest/ExLibris partner with the system you want integrated. For example Summon supports LibraryH3lp, Springshare's LibAnswers or OCLC's QuestionPoint chat widgets. We use a different system. I would like to see fields in the Admin console that are not provider specific. e.g. Enter your chat widget code here. Similarly we would like to see integration with our course readings system. That system has APIs that would allow us to link out to lists based on a course/unit code search. It would be great if there was a way to introduce…

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      • Add Cite Them Right as option for exporting citations

        Cite Them Right is a citation service similar to Citace.com and EasyBib that is gaining popularity. To support individuals and institutions who want this option, we would add this option where other citation services are currently offered in Summon. Institions should be able to choose to turn this on or off as an option. It should be included as an option under the Export To lists found in the menu behind the elipses (...) menu for each search result. It should also be available as an option for Export To in the Saved Items folder.

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        • Make Scopus citations live links or change to make clear not live like WoS

          We have both Scopus and Web of Science. In Summon the WoS links are live but Scopus is simply a number. However, as they both look the same this leads to users thinking Scopus is not working properly. Can we either have a live link to Scopus or some change in the design to make it clear the Scopus link is nothing more than a number?

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          • 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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            • Confess too much syfy latest tech/ holographic multi display of information - data, text, and image

              Too much syfy with shows of futuristic clear desk using touch tech to activate a surface screen or project a holographic screen which can then be tapped to display information in a variety of simultaneous formats... and ... uses voice recognition.
              Let's do it, show it, promote it, at least encourage prototypes.

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              • Integrate RightFind API to show article sharing rights in Summon search results

                We suggest integration of the RightFind API as an available feature in Summon, so that the RightFind sharing information becomes directly viewable in the Summon search result for articles, journals and books.

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                • Print PDA

                  PDA is on the increase so it is essential that Summon can integrate for both PRINT and Electronic PDA.

                  Print PDA are currently records from Library Management System however Summon only links to Catalogue which is too many steps. Solution would be to link to PDA Request form directly from the Summon Record.

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