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  1. 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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    • 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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      • 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…

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        • Ability to prioritize databases in the Database Recommender

          We want to prioritize the list of databases in the Database Recommender so that we can emphasize certain databases over others.

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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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              1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
            • Insert Yewno into Summon Results Screen

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

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              • Provide the ability to separate books and ebooks when searching.

                Currently, we cannot search print books only. We can separate ebooks/books if we want ebooks only be either selecting the full text limiter or the electronic books subject limiter. However, we can't do the same for print (hard copy books).

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                • Exclude Content Type Newspaper Article should include Online Newspaper Content

                  The Newspaper facet in Summon should also include/exclude online content from newspapers. Online newspaper content is currently coded as a Web Resources

                  If you do a search for "Devos education" with newspaper articles excluded, 25 of the first 30 citations are from:

                  Washington Post - Blogs

                  Washington Post (Online)

                  New York Times (Online)

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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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                    • multi-site support

                      We are based on 2 physical sites but due to subscription costs and specialisms of some resources, a number of our e-journals are restricted to one site. (the majority are now 2-site licences) - we have included all of them in summmon. Currently these resources show in the Summon search results but users on the other site just get dead links. We would like to be able to record these when we select them for the knowledgebase so users from the non-subscribing site just get a message saying to contact the library whilst users from the subscribing site get full…

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                      • Partial Summon data loads should be ingested into the index within one to two days

                        Instead of waiting for a weekend data load to be indexed live on Friday and weekday loads to be indexed live on wednesday, it would be best to have all partial data loads added to the index within 1 to 2 days of submission.

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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…

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                          • The publication date filter is currently designed to allow filtering within the last 100 years, insufficient to finding U.S. primary sources

                            The publication date filter is currently designed to allow filtering within the last 100 years. This is insufficient when trying to limit results to find primary source documents, e.g., related to the U.S. Civil War, 1861-1865.

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                            • Add Content Type: Yearbook

                              Suggestion for DC:Type Yearbook to categorize digitized yearbooks.

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                              • 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.

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