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  1. In search results, make the journal title a link that takes you to a "Search Within the Journal" search page

    This would be similar to clicking on the author name to find additional articles by that author, but with the added "search within" capability.

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    • Better Summon display for serial publications

      In Summon, series titles and volume numbers are not being displayed for publications from monographic series with content type such as ebook, book, and Government Document. To display the series title and volume number, users have to click on the Preview link.

      Users often identify or search series publications by the title and number of the series and not necessarily by the title of the monograph publication within that series. This is particularly true with grey literature or when a publication is being published annually or periodically under the same or very similar title. By not showing this information on…

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      • 7 votes
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        • Add ability to share via SMS items in "Saved Items" folders

          Please add the ability to share via SMS items saved to "Saved Items" folders, (either temporary or permanent folders). Right now it seems we are limited to using Print and Email. SMS would be helpful for quick transactions, and finding items in the physical collection.

          See this support page and the attached mockup image for more detail.
          https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Summon/Product_Documentation/Searching_in_The_Summon_Service/Using_Results/Summon%3A_Saving_Items_(Citations)

          Thanks for considering this idea.
          -Chris

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          • 5 votes
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            • Add a Searchable Author Affiliation Index for Summon (Advanced Search)

              Most commercial databases offer a searchable author affiliation index. Summon does not in the Advanced Search screen, nor is this information indexed in the Author field contents.

              Since they must already have this information in their records, why not create a separate searchable index for Author Affiliation??

              For our current awareness, we would like to create RSS feeds for journal articles written by professors from other engineering universities.

              Thanks!

              21 votes
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              • Make OA Content excludable

                Right now you can include OA content, which we like. But can we make a way to exclude it for the users who get confused when they expect to see an article and (for most OA articles) are dropped at the home page of the website?

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                • Support the use of French boolean operators

                  Searching using the French boolean operators - et/ou/sauf -- is not currently fully supported in Summon. This would be a useful addition to those libraries who provide a French interface to their instance of Summon.

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                  • Springshare Chat Widgets in Summon Mobile Friendly

                    We have noticed with the Springshare v2 chat widget (LibAnswers) found in our Summon search page, it completely disappears when accessing it in a mobile device. With most of the links found in the Summon interface (such as the "Advanced Search" and "Add results beyond your library's collection"), they automatically get pushed into the hamburger menu.

                    Is it possible for the LibAnswer’s chat widget (link) to be automatically pushed there also?

                    We feel like users using mobile devices should be able to access our Library chat just in case they come across a reference question or would like to report…

                    6 votes
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                    • Add the option to hide the Widget Builder in hamburger menu.

                      We're concerned about having these widget builders on the public side.

                      We'd prefer to offer our faculty code for search widgets with more functionality for embedding in their course materials.

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                      • Add the option to hide the Widget Builder in hamburger menu.

                        We're concerned about having these widget builders on the public side.

                        We'd prefer to offer our faculty code for search widgets with more functionality for embedding in their course materials.

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                        • Language selection

                          We have received complaints about the difficulty in changing the language on the Summon-page. It's not intuitive to have to click on the language you already see in order to get the other alternative/s. We would like the alternative you click on first to be called Change language or maybe just "language". As it is now, if I want to change language from Swedish to English, I first have to click on Swedish to get to the Language-menu and be able to chose English.

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                          • Add a custom JS/CSS field to simplify UI customization

                            If you want to apply custom CSS currently, you need to use the Summon 2.0 External Script URL field in the Admin Consol, then call the CSS from that script. The files then need to be hosted somewhere. A better solution for us would be to incorporate a custom JS/CSS field in the Summon Admin Console to allow you to directly enter your script or CSS; or a file upload facility like the Springshare products (see attached screenshot from the LibGuides admin area). This would speed up our ability to fix issues and make usability changes.

                            83 votes
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                            • Bento Box design for Summon Search results based on Content Type

                              Have search results display in a Bento Box design based upon content type...(like Vufind...)

                              5 votes
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                              • 360 link customisation

                                Add the ability to customize the "Sorry, this item is not available onlie. Please use options below to get it:" message in 360 link

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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.

                                  4 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.

                                      4 votes
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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.

                                        27 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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