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  1. 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.

    83 votes
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    • Add public note text to Summon results

      Display public note text onSummon results to show users access restrictions or special instructions that users should be aware of before clicking on an eResource link. This same info on the preview pane may be an option.

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      • Displaying all links available in Summon results page

        We would like to suggest ExLibris to enhance in Summon results page by displaying all fulltext links subscribed in the knowledgebase. Having only one fulltext link available when there are multiple sources available to choose from can help maximize the use of the library’s resources and most important offer users a solution when the 1st link presented doesn’t work. EJP is already doing this.

        It’s kind of a problem also. The situation happened this week when the Proquest research platform was experiencing connectivity issue and performed a temporary maintenance. Because Proquest fulltext links are direct linking, the user was not…

        45 votes
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        • Summon results not displaying custom coverage dates

          On Summon results, show custom coverage dates next to links so researchers know what they should have access to before clicking on an e-Resource. The EJP seems to do this. Without this feature this is causing much frustration and confusion for users.

          43 votes
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          • Better Facet controls

            The ability to set expand or collapse as default by facet; ability to add facets, remove facets and change facet order

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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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              • Better Branding Options

                Current option to add a logo is a recommended 312x53 size for the large logo. This seems like an odd size, but it also limits a library's ability to brand their Summon instances. It would be nice to offer a more flexible option so we can better brand our Summon instance so its clear to the user what they are searching and make our admin happy because we can use our official library/campus logo.

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                • Provide an obvious way to return to search results from Saved Items folder

                  Currently, in the Saved Items folder, the only way to return to the Summon search results is by clicking on an unmarked X on the right-hand side of the screen. This is confusing to users because there are so many other Xs on the page which remove or clear saved items.

                  We suggest providing an obvious way to return to the search results from the Saved Items folder. This may be accomplished by making the browser’s “back” button work or by adding a “Return to Results” link.

                  25 votes
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                  • Add a Searchable Author Affiliation Index for Summon (Advanced Search)

                    Most commercial databases offer a searchable author affiliation index. Summon does not in the Advanced Search screen, nor is this information indexed in the Author field contents.

                    Since they must already have this information in their records, why not create a separate searchable index for Author Affiliation??

                    For our current awareness, we would like to create RSS feeds for journal articles written by professors from other engineering universities.

                    Thanks!

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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.

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                      • Abilty to customise default search screen

                        The default search screen is currently empty other than the search box and our logo. We would like to add some custom content to the screen - e.g. info boxes suggesting some resources to try that are not discoverable in summon or some help guides. also to flag up new resources or future training events (e.g. on how to search summon and ebooks. When we set up Summon last year we were told that it wasn't possible to put any of this info on the default search screen.

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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

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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.

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                            • Book reviews spotlight

                              A rollup of book review content, with any book reviews removed from the main results set and presented in a spotlight. The spotlight would present the top 3 to 5 results with summary informatino and a "more" link to see all book reviews.

                              8 votes
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                              • Ability to customize color of preview and facet panes, topic pane and right-hand menu

                                The ability to specify a background color, font, and font color for the preview, facet and topic panes.

                                5 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

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                                  • 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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                                    • Insert Yewno into Summon Results Screen

                                      Hi, I would like Proquest to include Yewno into Summon.

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Springshare Chat Widgets in Summon Mobile Friendly

                                        We have noticed with the Springshare v2 chat widget (LibAnswers) found in our Summon search page, it completely disappears when accessing it in a mobile device. With most of the links found in the Summon interface (such as the "Advanced Search" and "Add results beyond your library's collection"), they automatically get pushed into the hamburger menu.

                                        Is it possible for the LibAnswer’s chat widget (link) to be automatically pushed there also?

                                        We feel like users using mobile devices should be able to access our Library chat just in case they come across a reference question or would like to report…

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                                        • Giving some Ahead of Print citations in Summon a status of Citation Online

                                          To date there is no way to give "Ahead of Print" citations in Summon a status of Citation Online for institutions that do not subscribe to the journal via the publisher's website. For instance, the following citation is listed in Summon:

                                          Sizing Up Skaters: An Interrogation of Body Discourses in Elite Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby
                                          by Draft, Amanda
                                          Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 02/2017
                                          Permanent Link:
                                          http://duke.summon.serialssolutions.com/#!/search?bookMark=ePnHCXMw42LgTQStzc4rAe_hSmGAHKcDLCD1y4F5JAu0mspUF5SWmMDzvcA-jKkFMEdxAvsmxsCOjJkhB3yFhompBSdDYnBmFbAUVwgtUAjOTgQdOWml4JinAB4wK8pPB7tfIT9NwSk_pVLBJbM4OR-8-kEhM0_BFbSNVwF8FeSjhpnFCm45iSUKwDogOVsBdOR1apGCC9DtwMaYvptriLOHLqxiii-AnPQQD24hGxnHg10eD3I5-CxNY9J1AAAFqlTS

                                          From Duke University, this links to a "Your initial search query did not yield any results" message in EBSCOhost. This occurs because this article is Ahead of Print content on…

                                          4 votes
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