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  1. When bibliographical records contain two edition statements show both in the results list

    I would like to suggest that when bibliographical records contain two edition statements (e.g. Eighth edition and international edition) in separate 250 fields, that both appear in the record in the Summon results list

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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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      • Journal information appearing condensed in Summon (spacing is needed)

        The journal information that shows on our Bib records appears condensed in Summon. It would be helpful to have the information separated with a blank line and the word "location" in bold. If bolding can not be done, a new line between the locations would be very helpful.

        CURRENT VIEW:
        The New York times
        Serials
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        Location, Access Services Desk (+2 More)
        Lib. Has, v.166:no.57426 (Nov. 24, 2016)-
        Latest Received:, March 6, 2017 v.166 no.57528
        Location, Microfilm
        Lib. Has, v.1 -
        Latest Received:, November 16, 2016 - November 30, 2016
        Location, Hauppauge Periodical
        Lib. Has, July 21, 2016 -
        Latest…

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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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          • 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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            • 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.

              34 votes
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              • More cleary identify between full-text articles and full-text abstracts

                As an electronic resources librarian, I often get patron-confusion reports when they believe they cannot access a full-text article; often enough the full-text of the article is not available online, but the article's abstract is. Icons in Summon often represent these abstracts as full-text articles.

                41 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.

                  48 votes
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                  • Exclude Newspaper Articles and Book Reviews in default basic search

                    The ability to configure the exclusions of either newspaper articles, book reviews or both from the default search for an institution. Any search conducted would begin with these excluded, and the user could turn off these filters via the user interface.

                    44 votes
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                    • 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.

                      25 votes
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                      • Bring back the "preview" visible on hovering over the title

                        Our users really miss being able to see the preview in the right-hand pane when they hover over the title in their search results. Please bring it back, or last make this optional!

                        24 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

                          34 votes
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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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                            • Automatically searching for the corrected spelling

                              Google-like searching using misspellings; automatically searching for the corrected spelling with a link to search the original misspelled terms; current behavior presents results using misspelling and link to search on corrected terms

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                              • Solving the issue of Inconsistent search results and “disappearing” articles on Summon

                                We often find that identical searches performed on consecutive days come up with different numbers of results, and articles found when doing the search on one day don’t appear when doing the search on another day. The explanation we have been given is that it depends which server you hit with your search, but shouldn't the contents of each server be identical? This is especially problematic if you are running a workshop where students are completing a worksheet where they are asked to give numbers of results. The missing content is obviously an issue if you find something useful one…

                                10 votes
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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.

                                  15 votes
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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.

                                    15 votes
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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 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.

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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.

                                          3 votes
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