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  1. 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
                :
                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.

                    14 votes
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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.

                      42 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.

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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.

                          53 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.

                            46 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.

                              58 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

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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…

                                  25 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.

                                    40 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

                                      38 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.

                                        9 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.

                                          5 votes
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