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  1. Add Swank film database to Summon

    Swank is in the Knowledge Base but not available to track in Summon. Can we make it available to track?

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    • Responsive Design layout : Opting out of Topic Explorer for Single Column displays (cell phones)

      When using Summon on a cell phone with Topic Explorer, Wikipedia (when enabled) is on top - appearing to be the "number one" result. While having this in a side column is fine, we'd rather not have it so promonent on smaller screens.

      3 votes
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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 geographic facet to the results page

          The ability to limit the search on the results page with a geographic subject facet. This would allow users to search within their results for items on regional specific items.

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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.

            26 votes
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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…

              28 votes
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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.

                6 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…

                  6 votes
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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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                    • Are we able to get the English Historical Documents documents searchable via Summon?

                      We are subscribed to English Historical Documents. We would like them to be searchable Via Summon. Is this possible?

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                      • 2 votes
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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.

                          26 votes
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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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                            • 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.

                              4 votes
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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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                                • 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.

                                  30 votes
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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.

                                    2 votes
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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).

                                      54 votes
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                                      • Insert Yewno into Summon Results Screen

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

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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)

                                          39 votes
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