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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.

    22 votes
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  2. Allow Best Bets to be date-limited

    It would be great to have date-limited best bets so it's easier to promote events, programs, etc. If implemented, it would be good to include a checkbox option to designate if a post is persistent or date-limited.

    10 votes
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  3. publication date filter- no visual indication it has been selected

    When a user selects the pre-defined publication date facets (Last 12 Months, 3 years, 5 years) there is no Green Tick used to indicate that it has been selected. The date slider is changed to indicate the dates used, and the dates are filled in, but these are less obvious when selecting other facets.
    This can be overlooked by end users when they then conduct another search.
    I know that they probably should restart by clearing the Facets/filters but it seems like there is a lack of consistency when compared to how other facets are displayed after selection.

    16 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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=01CDL_IRV_INST: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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  6. No result searches / Did you mean?

    We have problems with patrons entering full citations into the Summon search box and getting no results, even though we hold the item in question.
    We want the developers to alter the Summon search algorithm so it automatically removes punctuation from searches, enabling more useful search results!
    (We already trying to use the translations feature to alter the ‘suggestions to improve your search’)

    8 votes
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  7. Provide an overall percentage of MARC record availability at the database level.

    Currently one can examine a few specific journals or books within a collection to determine if CONSER or other MARC records are available for a collection. This can be hit or miss. It would be great to see an overall percentage of MARC record availability at the database level as we do with the percentage of Summon coverage.

    9 votes
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  8. allow kbart uploading for library specific holdings

    For collections not in Intota, if we can get kbart files from the vendor, it would be great to be able to use the kbart file provided as opposed to transfer the information a new format.

    2 votes
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  9. 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…

    6 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 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!

    7 votes
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  12. 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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  13. fuzzy keyword search in the E-Journal Portal (AZ List)

    Our patrons do not always know the exact name or spelling of a journal or how to use an asterisk.

    We think the E-Journal Portal search box should support fuzzy keyword searching.

    2 votes
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  14. Allow filtering of UnPaywall and Open Access Button results on Link Resolver

    360 Link should allow filtering of the Unpaywall and Open Access button results so that libraries can choose which versions to display. This would allow us to display only peer-reviewed results. Both services return version information in their API. Our library would like to use this open access button feature, but we need to be able to filter the results.

    6 votes
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  15. 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.

    15 votes
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  16. Allow hyperlinks in the Custom Text feature of the Detail Page

    It would be great to be able to link to a contact form (or other webpage) from text in the Custom Text that can be added to the Detail Page in Summon.

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Admin →
  17. Send notifications when quarterly loads are live

    It would be great if notifications were sent to the content ingestion report subscribers when quarterly full loads (SUM-######) of library catalog and institutional repository records have been processed and are live in Summon.

    4 votes
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  18. Intota - Internal Resource Notes on titles in LSH databases should be saved

    You are able to enter a text in the Internal Resource Note field on a title in a Library-Specific Holdings database.
    It looks as if the text is saved but when you search for the title again you can see that it has not been saved.

    3 votes
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  19. Creating reliable linking to open access content, depending on authentication

    We have run into issues with open access materials leading to a paywalled (authentication required) link, within Summon. From a patron's perspective, when they click the "Open Access" facet, all results should be open access content, but this is not always the case, based on the Match & Merge process. To fix this, and allow patrons interested in OA content to reliably link to OA content, could we order the links in records based on whether or not a patron has already logged in and authenticated in our Summon instance? If they have not authenticated and choose open access, the…

    1 vote
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  20. Add case studies as content type

    It would be great if "case studies" to be added as a content type, the same way it's an option on CINAHL and some other Ebsco products. Our nursing and allied health students often have assignments that specifically require them to use case studies, and it's difficult to narrow those down using Summon.

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