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  1. Publisher search

    It is too much required to add a publisher list in filter part to select search from specific publisher too

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  2. Add scroll bar for faset column

    When scroll to the bottom of the search results, it will make the facets invisible, so I would like to add a scrollbar to the facet column.

    19 votes
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  3. Ability to match language settings of Summon with those of linked contents

    At present, the interface language of Summon and that of linked content has no connection at all.
    So, sometimes abroad students have to change both language settings of Summon and those of contents.
    It is troublesome and loses comfort in research.

    17 votes
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  4. "Citation Online" + Open Access logo in Summon

    In the Summon results page, the mention "Full Text Online" is replaced by "Citation Online" for results beyond library collection.

    I suggest an exception where this mention "Full Text Online" is not replaced for results beyond library collection, when these results are Open Access and when the Open Access logo is displayed.

    3 votes
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Add 'Resource' to the facet menu

    To narrow down the Summon result by the valuable resource (database), please add 'Resource' to the facet menu.

    21 votes
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  8. Show the details of contract with publishers concerning search target

    Contents which are searchable in Summon differ per publisher or database.
    It will be helpful for librarian if they could confirm the details of contracts about search target or the breakdown of search target in ClientCenter.

    4 votes
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  9. 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.

    4 votes
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  10. 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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  11. ability to add custom announcements to main page of our summon instance

    ability to add custom announcements to main page of our summon instance. For example, a planned outage for 360 services

    23 votes
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  12. Display edition and publication year in brief results, for books and ebooks

    I have been told by Ex Libris support that Summon only exposes the edition in the short summary for records that have a content type of 'Book'. This makes it difficult for patrons to determine which edition is the most recent, where both books and ebooks are available. See attached image for an example of how both can be displayed, to reduce confusion.

    25 votes
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  13. open the "search within a journal" results in a new tab or window

    Clicking on a journal title to use the "search within a journal" feature eliminates the original search. It would be helpful to have this open as a search in a new window or browser tab so that the original search is not lost.

    13 votes
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  14. 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…

    67 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. Customising LibGuides integration so they only appear in the right-hand column and not in the results

    We are just looking into integrating our LibGuides with Summon, but we would like to just have the librarian and guide link appearing in the right-hand panel and not at the top of the search results. It doesn't appear to be possible to have one without the other at present. Although we would like to promote our guides, we don't want to distract the students from their results by making them the top result. Please vote if you would find this useful too!

    35 votes
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  17. Indicate when content is freely available (but not tracked)

    When searching with 'add results beyond your library's collection' ticked, all non-tracked content is labelled 'Citation Only'. However some of this content is in fact freely available, for example lots of content in institutional repositories.

    Summon should have a way to indicate that content may be freely available even when not tracked, for content in non-tracked open access journals or open repositories. If it's too difficult for Summon to know when something is available, maybe we could have a third label (other than 'full text online' and 'citation only') for content from repositories where there is a high probability of…

    19 votes
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  18. Include PMID in Advanced search

    Add PMID explicitly as an option under Advanced Search along with DOI and others. PMID is heavily used by health sciences fields.

    16 votes
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  19. 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.

    112 votes
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  20. Displaying all links available in Summon results page

    We would like to suggest ExLibris to enhance in Summon results page by displaying all fulltext links subscribed in the knowledgebase. Having only one fulltext link available when there are multiple sources available to choose from can help maximize the use of the library’s resources and most important offer users a solution when the 1st link presented doesn’t work. EJP is already doing this.

    It’s kind of a problem also. The situation happened this week when the Proquest research platform was experiencing connectivity issue and performed a temporary maintenance. Because Proquest fulltext links are direct linking, the user was not…

    100 votes
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