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  1. Increase the height of the Summon search box

    If you have a long search string, e.g.:

    (multi-disciplinary OR interdisciplinary OR trans-disciplinary) research funding barriers

    You want to make sure the words are spelled and spaced correctly. This is hard to do in the current basic search interface, except perhaps by going back and forth with the arrow keys, or typing your search string in Notepad for editing then copy-pasting it on to the text field.

    This is somewhat better in the Advanced Search form but can still be problematic.

    A search box that auto expands based on content would be nice.

    19 votes
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  2. Adding Mendeley as an Export Option for citations in Summon

    I'd be interested to know (based on feedback from library colleagues and users at my institution) whether it's possible to add Mendeley to the list of Export Options for references in Summon.

    I understand that Mendeley users can currently export from Summon in some form, but they need to have an additional tool (the Mendeley Web Importer bookmark) in place in order to do this.

    Would it be possible to add this to the Export Options list so users can export references in the usual way? I understand this is already in place for other providers, e.g. Refworks, Zotero, Endnote…

    72 votes
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  3. Collection Discovery for Summon over Alma

    Alma has a feature that allows libraries to manage collections of titles by grouping them in categories for easy browsing. Primo sites can expose these curated collections with Primo's built-in Collection Discovery UI. The University of California at Irvine is using it to showcase award winning books in their collection, as seen in this example:

    https://uci.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/collectionDiscovery?vid=01CDLIRVINST:UCI

    We think this is a useful feature and would like the same functionality to be available to Summon over Alma sites.

    15 votes
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  4. Scheduling Summon reports

    Summon Usage Statistics are accessed via the Summon Admin Console (usage tab). This means a very high-level permission (General Systems Admin) is necessary to access basic reports, statistics and analytics.

    Can the Summon OAS instance be joined with the Alma/Leganto OAS instances so that Summon reports can be scheduled? This would allow a wider array of library staff to gather and process Summon usage stats?

    Thanks,
    Áine

    7 votes
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  5. Move Cites/Cited by data to the right pane "custom panel"

    In order to reduce patron confusion, I would like see the Cites/Cited by information to be displayed in the right-hand pane. This would reduce confusion and allow patrons to see their search results simultaneously with citations. Additionally, I would retain the title of the result on which I clicked.

    This makes functionality more similar to "Related Items"

    11 votes
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  6. Persistent display of all information on "Preview"

    If users close "preview" on search results once and then reopen it, some information like Altmetric, Call number, Summary from Syndetic and so on are missing.

    Users often reopen "preview" to confirm the detail of information there again. I hope the improvement which reflects this user action to be done.

    13 votes
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  7. Change Availability Statement of DDA titles to something other than Full Text Online

    We currently have Automatic Holdings set up for E Book Central Perpetual and DDA database.
    The original set up was done quite quickly and therefore only our owned titles appeared in Summon, but students could search for DDA titles in the EBC platform.
    However EBC have sorted out the set up so now over 500,000 DDA titles are discoverable in Summon.
    This might not be a bad thing except that the availability statement tells the user we have Full Text Online.
    My proposal is that there is a way of distinguishing DDA titles from Owned titles for Automatic Holdings, and…

    4 votes
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  8. 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.

    7 votes
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  9. Import LibAnswers by college in shared group systems

    Springshare's LibAnswers FAQs can be imported into Summon, but not for individual libraries in Springshare "shared group systems." In our case, the API url provided for the entire system is https://maricopa.libanswers.com/api/1.1 while the url for my college is https://maricopa.libanswers.com/api/1.1/faqs?iid=2299. The only API url recognized in Summon is the one that ends in 1.1 - for the entire system. This enhancement request is for Summon to allow existing API parameters to pull in LibAnswers FAQs by group. This will allow each group member to have their own FAQS (and not those of the entire group) imported into Summon. This functionality…

    7 votes
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  10. UMWELTdigital" (Erich Schmidt Publishers Ltd & Co)

    We have acquired the full text database "UMWELTdigital" (Erich Schmidt Publishers Ltd & Co) for our library. The database is not yet indexed in Summon.

    As a university library we would like our users to be able to retrieve contents from the UMWELTdigital" (Erich Schmidt Publishers Ltd & Co) while searching in the Summon Index. This would enrich my search results with relevant resources in the field of environment studies and also give me the possibility to get this database recommended. So, we kindly ask you to index this database in Summon.

    UMWELTdigital" (Erich Schmidt Publishers Ltd & Co) is…

    4 votes
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  11. Linking correct URL: Ebook Central Perpetual and DDA (AABBV)

    For some titles in this database not only one but several URLs are stored in the Client Center. Then the correct URL is not always selected and the link to the full text does not work correctly. Although the link leads to the Ebook Central platform and the correct title is opened, but access does not work. A message appears that this title is not available. Then the correct URL must be added manually in the Client Center as "User-specific URL". Work can be saved and processes simplified if the workflow is set to automatically use the correct URL of…

    23 votes
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  12. Make custom panels visible for mobile phone users

    There appears to be no way for custom panels to display on mobile phones, which forces us to provide alternative instructions for doing certain things in Summon for people using phones. There should be a way for these panels to display.

    2 votes
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  13. Have the ability to change from OR to AND in the list of subjects

    Right now, unless something has changed, when we use the Subjects list to apply additional terms, the OR statement is automatic and there is no alternative. However, that is not necessarily how a student thinks when selecting Subjects. There are many times one will want to have more than one subject term added to the search with an AND statement.

    So, for example, if I am looking at "emergency nursing" and I see in the subjects list "hospitals" and "health policy & services" I may want both terms in my search not either.

    If it's doable, it would be nice…

    2 votes
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  14. Facet search results by Custom Database Name

    As to Database Facet, it is recommended to facet search results by "Custom Database Name" field instead of default "Database Name" field.

    16 votes
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  15. Search keywords should remain after logging in to EZProxy

    When users log in to EZProxy from the authentication banner at the top of Summon,
    the keywords they were searching just before will be reset, so users will need to enter the keywords again.
    It would be convenient for them if the search keywords were inherited even after logging in to EZProxy.

    2 votes
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  16. Allow for the ordering of EJP results

    We'd like to be able to decide how results should show up in the Journals search: a specific example (see attached image) would be if you are searching on "nature", then the journals with "nature" in the real title (as opposed to the Alternate Title) would rise to the top. Right now they come back in alphabetical order and we feel this is counterintuitive - more helpful would be how results in most other places come back, with relevancy rankings incorporated.

    Please note: We know that you can remove alternate titles in the search results, but we'd like to retain…

    1 vote
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  17. Allow a custom message to display on the front page of Summon

    If users arrive at the main page of Summon, it may be confusing for them to understand what content they are searching. Adding text below the basic search box would be a useful way of adding an explanation (see attached picture for potential placement of text).

    Adding a message in this area currently requires use of the external script function in Summon admin. It would be convenient to have a field in the Summon admin to allow the addition of easily customizable text to this part of the page.

    3 votes
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  18. searching az list click on database - no list of your titles

    we now use SFX and on the a z-list, our users can click on vendor (= database name) and then see all titles within this selection. pe click on sage and then see all your active sage titles.
    We will shortly switch to 360 core client centre (and stop with sfx) We now do not see on the front on the new a-z list ejournals this functionality.
    Our users miss this

    3 votes
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  19. Summon configuration screens should prompt you to save changes

    Some of the Summon configuration pages are getting very long. You don't see the Save button clear at the bottom unless you scroll.

    Please add a reminder prompt if someone makes settings changes, but doesn't press Save. I tried to change the book/ebook setting three times before I figured out why it wasn't taking effect!

    3 votes
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  20. Ability to filter results by format in Summon, e.g. search for books, articles etc.

    As in Primo, provide a mechanism to allow users to search within specific indexes, e.g. to search books, journals, articles separately. This is particularly important when search results cannot be ranked as we would wish, e.g. journal articles before journal titles.

    8 votes
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