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  1. 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.)

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  2. Add "sent from" box in "email this item."

    Currently, if you want to email an item to another person, there is no space to indicate who the sender is.

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  3. Language-dependent custom panels

    It would be a great addition if custom panels were language dependent and you can set that in the Client Center directly and easily. This way German contents would be displayed on the German side and English contents on the English side. The tool with Wikipedia already works like this.

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  4. Make it possible to construct a search box for all online material plus physical material from one location only

    At present it is possible to construct a search box which excludes all physical material from one or more library locations. Unfortunately it also excludes physical material found at both those library locations and others, when these share a bibliographical record in the LMS. Make a truly location-specific search box possible.

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  5. Usability of Advanced Search

    Certain elements of the advanced search screen are very difficult to use on mobile devices, particularly the 'Content type' and 'Discipline' multiple check-box options, where scrolling through a long list is problematic.
    Is there a way to improve this, perhaps by using a larger pop-out box that can be scanned at a glance?

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  6. Include the journal impact factor in the results display

    To help our students judge the quality of the results it would be good if the journal's impact factor could be displayed in the results. Or even better, provided as a sorting or limiting option so that students could view results in those journals with the highest impact factor, in the same way they can limit by peer review. Although impact factors are not a perfect tool, it would help get the message across that not all journals are equal. This feature would probably need to be restricted to those libraries with a subscription to JCR.

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  7. Primo Style Search Profile

    We would love to see a feature similar to the Primmo Search Profile (https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Product_Documentation/Primo_VE/010Configuring_Search_Profiles) included in Summon. As a Summon over Alma customer, we would love to more easily be able to link out to WorldCat, highlight our Course Reserves, and more.

    4 votes
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  9. 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!

    24 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 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…

    8 votes
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Add Content Type: Yearbook

    Suggestion for DC:Type Yearbook to categorize digitized yearbooks.

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  16. 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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  17. 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
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    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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  18. 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.

    6 votes
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  19. 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.

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