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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.

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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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      • 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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        • 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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          • 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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            • Add search history and allow searching with sets from the search history

              Filter options and relevance ranking is one way to search, explore and discover, but it has limitations. To combine previous searches is standard in all kind of bibliographic and full text databases and would be a true enhancement. Most professional information specialists lack confident in search systems that only rely on filter and relevance ranking. Give us boolean search using sets from the search history!

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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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                • 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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                  • 2 votes
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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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                      • Create a method for searching an exact word which does not apply corrected spelling

                        Create a method for searching an exact word which does not apply corrected spelling. Sometimes there are specific words that are not "normal" spelling which get change to variants and the term you are looking for disappears within a sea of results.

                        e.g. frocta - a latin word gets changed to frota

                        and you get 18,000 results - none of them the word we searched upon.

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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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                          • Results Beyond Your Library's Collection

                            Add "Results Beyond Your Library's Collection" as a filter to the "Refine Your Search" Area.

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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…

                              31 votes
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                              • Add Chicago Notes-Bibliography Style as an option for the citation generator.

                                Chicago Notes-Bibliography (NB) style is the preferred citation style for historians, but Chicago Author-Date is the only option available in the automatic citation generator in Summon. As the formats are noticeably different, it would be useful to have both options available for users to choose from.

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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.

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                                  • Make facets user friendly

                                    We would like the facets in Summon to work more in the way they do in Primo. In Primo the included or excluded facets are shown above the search results in little boxes with an easy to understand cross to remove them. Similar solutions are used on several database platforms, so our users would recognize how to use the feature without thinking too much.

                                    In Summon it’s not intuitive to remove a chosen facet. If you have included a facet and want to remove it and you hoover over the text, you are tempted to click on the red dot…

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                                    • It would be get to have EIU databases indexed into Summon

                                      Summon is a very huge part of what student use for research so they do not have to go to multiple databases and to figure out again later if they have or have not tried that database. With having EIU database in Summon it will provide users other database that will come up when they are searching for topics on economic trends, political, cultural information, business, finance, science, and technology. This will help expand these areas for all users.

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                                      • Psychotherapy.net

                                        Please include psychotherapy.net videos in the Summon index. These videos are indexed on other platforms (e.g. Kanopy), but we would prefer links to psychotherapy.net itself.

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                                        • Insert Yewno into Summon Results Screen

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

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