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  1. Topic explorer enable when advanced search.

    Using advanced search, topic explorer is not displayed now.
    I think it will be convinient if topic explorer is display when we using advanced search too.

    9 votes
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  2. Add an option to limit "Print resource"

    Summon has the refinement to filter the results to print books. We need an option to limit "Print resource" (not only book, but also, print journals, microfilms ...).
    Especially, Print journal is important for the customer Summon over Alma, since former ILS had it.

    8 votes
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  3. 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.

    8 votes
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  4. Revise display logic so that collection names do not display as corporate authors

    Based on the MARC 21 standards, collection names are in the 710 field. For example:

    710 2 Alumni Ph.D./Th.D. Collection (Princeton Theological Seminary)

    As in https://catalog.ptsem.edu/record=b3319515~S1

    This is a typical way that most libraries handle their collection names. However, the current Summon mapping and display rules result in the collection name appearing as the author in the search results when there is not a main author for the work: https://go.exlibris.link/DZxpskWX

    Do black lives matter?: how Christian scriptures speak to Black empowerment
    by Alumni Ph.D./Th.D. Collection (Princeton Theological Seminary)
    edited by Bowens, Lisa M.; Edwards, Dennis R. (Biblical scholar)
    2023

    How…

    8 votes
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  5. Ability to add custom pre-set publication date to facets, e.g. "Ten years".

    It is currently possible to use pre-set publication filters in the Publication Date facet, with "Last 12 months", "3 years" and "5 years" as options. However, it would be useful to toggle, i.e. both add and remove, pre-set publication filters for this facet in the Summon admin centre for Search Results and Advanced Search.

    8 votes
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  6. 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

    8 votes
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  7. Add links to OA version in the citation record

    In the citation record, please add links to the OA version or make possible to add widgets for alternative searches. Ex: Google Scholar, OA button https://openaccessbutton.org/ , EmbedOA https://openaccessbutton.org/embedoa etc

    8 votes
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  8. Include a "Library" facet and a "Location" facet

    For Summon institutions with multiple libraries, it would be useful to include facets for library locations and collection type locations.

    For example, users could filter by the library building using the "Library" facet, and also filter by collection type (ex. Stacks, Reference, Reserves) by using the "Location" facet.

    Currently with the "Library Location" facet, library buildings and collection locations are listed here and connected only with "OR". By separating them into their own facets, we can utilize the "AND" logic.

    Application example- We have students asking if we have a certain textbook that circulates. It would be great to search…

    7 votes
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  9. 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...)

    7 votes
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  10. Refine RTA for Institutional Reporsitories

    At present all results for our Institutional repositry have "Full Text Online" as the RTA text. However some of these are not full text at all, just records of book chapters/articles submitted by researchers. This gives a false impression to the end user that there is always full text. It is probably too difficult to create a mapping for all the permutations, but it would be a start to allow the records that belong to the Institutional repository have their own RTA text, such as "View in the Institutional Repository".

    6 votes
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  11. Delete search words when returning to top page from Home Link on result page.

    When returning to the top page from the Home Link in the upper left corner of the search results screen, the current Summon is designed to carry over the search words as they are, but I would like it to be cleared each time.

    6 votes
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  12. Remove double separator for more identifiers (hardcoded)

    Remove double separator when the bib record has more same identifiers:

    I.E.: for two ISBN, Summon display the separator ;,
    ISBN 0521451639;, ISBN 0521466903 (pbk.)

    The display of the identifiers in the Summon Over Alma services page is hard coded by design, so it is not possible to modify the display of the delimiter in the Brief record.

    6 votes
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  13. Go directly from Quick Look window to journal page

    Some journal records have link to the 360 Core results screen on the Quick Look window.
    It would be better if it were possible to go directly from the Quick Look window to journal page without going through 360 Core screen. Please see the atteched.

    6 votes
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  14. Ability to display split holdings in MARC record

    We want to be able to display split holdings in the MARC record for a journal. You can add a Public Note:
    https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/bcE3CgZo1xHBGWYvso7snJ?domain=knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com
    This displays in the ejournal portal but it doesn't show in Summon or the MARC record. I've been told that it will show in Summon after the next release, but there are no plans to make it show in the MARC record. This is a problem for users when they check our catalogue for holdings.

    5 votes
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  15. Have the "search within" work for magazine or newspaper titles in the same way as it does for journal titles

    We just learned that only journal titles are linked in the results records to allow for easy "search within". I would like the same functionality for magazines and newspaper titles. This would support easier classroom instruction.

    5 votes
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  16. Remove identical links in Summon results for eBooks

    eBook titles that have a MARC record in Library Catalogue are duplicated in the Summon results as a single result entry with 2 links.

    Advised by technical support that this is the current design, case response below. The two links (particularly in the new interface with dropdown is an extra step for users).

    "ILS gets one record by 360 MARC update service and ILS sends the record to Summon.
    Accordingly, the link URLs are same, however, Summon thinks there are two link candidates after M&M, one is from ILS, the other is from Ebook Central. Currently, this is a design."

    5 votes
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  17. IP Anonymization (or IP masking) in Google Analytics

    Make it possible for a library to add anonymization to their Google Analytics code. See https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2763052?hl=en

    5 votes
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  18. 'eBook Full Text Online' on Advanced Search option

    We'd like to add 'eBook Full Text Online' to 'Limit to' of Advanced Search option.

    5 votes
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  19. Make the Summon search box widget a responsive design

    I want to embed the Summon search box widget on a Moodle page. Search box length is 'static'. It can be set to particular length but it is then not responsive in different screen sizes. The Summon preview pane widget is already responsive i.e. you can set length to 'fluid' and it changes width in different screens. I would like to see this also for the search box.

    5 votes
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  20. 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.

    5 votes
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