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  1. 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.

    39 votes
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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

      24 votes
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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.

              13 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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                • 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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                  • Add language translation export/import tool to Summon, 360 Link

                    Often translations are incomplete in non-english languages. A facility to export/import translated terms would allow us to easily send text files (XLS) to translators and import into other Summon instances. Allow us to see translated text used by other Summon users. eg. sharing these files across the user community would save a lot of work. Flagging new items added between releases would also help.

                    2 votes
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                    • Make citation formats customisable

                      We would like to be able to customise the Harvard citation format to our house style, and to add custom citation formats to the list.

                      6 votes
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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.

                        2 votes
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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 advanced search fields

                            Ability to turn fields on or off as available from the All Fields drop down.

                            5 votes
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                            • 3 votes
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                              • Add autocomplete to search widget

                                The widget should make suggestions for words and phrases as the user types into the search box. This should be the same functionality as is present on the default Summon search box.

                                3 votes
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                                • Video spotlight treatment

                                  A rollup of video content, with any video results removed from the main results set and presented in a spotlight. The spotlight would present the top 3 to 5 results with thumbnails and descriptions, with a "more" link to see all video results.

                                  3 votes
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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.

                                    1 vote
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                                    • Improved spotlight treatment for news and images

                                      Ability to customize the font, font color, and background color. Ability to configure thumbnails (size, number, and placement, for example.)

                                      0 votes
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                                      • Add "Search" functionality to Selected Online Resources

                                        Add search functionality to Selected Online Resources so users do not have to click through page after page of resources.

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