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  1. Utilizing Talis Aspire Item linking API

    Talis Aspire Reading lists have an 'item linking API' which can be used to improve Summon search features. This linking API can provide information whether search results items are part of the Reading lists. It will hugely benefit Talis Aspire customers if this integration can be achieved. Thank you.
    More information can be found at:
    https://support.talis.com/hc/en-us/articles/205715012-Item-linking-API

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    • Add Mendeley on 'Export to...' drop-down list of reference managers

      ...instead of using the web importer, just like RefWorks.

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      • Integrate BrowZine with Summon

        When searching for a specific journal it would be nice to have a link such as ‘View latest articles from this journal’ or ‘View table of contents’ and have the latest articles display in the right pane (with a link at the bottom to view all issues) - this could be similar to how bX Recommender is integrated via the ‘Related articles’ link. This could work nicely with a service such as BrowZine.

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        • Create an LTI for Summon so that it can be integrated into LMS (Canvas or others).

          We want to integrate Summon into our Learning Management Ssystem (LMS) which is Canvas. The easiest way to do this is if we use an existing library service that has an LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability').

          Libraries who add search option are using some kind of library LTI product. That's the only way to add something in the sidebar of a Canvas course. Our ILS/catalog does not off an LTI application for connecting it to an LMS. It would be a great improvement if Summon offered an LTI.

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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…

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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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              • 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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                • 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.

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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.

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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.

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