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  1. Don't force title case in Summon UI for Search Scope Names

    Allow the Summon UI to display Search Scope Names as they have been entered by the library instead of forcing them to display in title case.

    For example, if the Scope Name is Books and Journals, display "Books and Journals" in the UI, and if it's Circulating Collection (items you can check out), display "Circulating Collection (items you can check out)" in the UI.

    Right now, these Scope Names are forced to be displayed as "Books And Journals" and "Circulating Collection (Items You Can Check Out)" for the end user.

    18 votes
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  2. "Quick Look" - Improve the quick look to be more flexible, including delivering with the four major elements in a "closed" position

    Quick Look - improve the quick-look to be more flexible, including delivering the key elements (subjects, table of contents, abstract, etc.) in a "closed" position, linearly in one column, allowing the user to choose which one to see on demand. The fixed display (headed by the 1-25) does not move or actually center on screen (laptops), making the right column data extremely hard to see at the bottom right of the screen. Make the elements "on demand" with clear "back" buttons to return to the quick look landing page. Also the page is not pdf or print friendly, and since…

    6 votes
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  3. 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’)

    50 votes
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    In the spring of 2023, we made changes to our algorithm to improve the handling of citation searches. We are now using AI to parse these queries to increase the likelihood of a successful search.


    While this improvement may not solve all issues with citation searches, our internal testing shows significant improvement.

  4. 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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  5. Mandatory sender e-mail field in Summon

    In summon you can email records / titles, from your search results to others via the small feature in the top right corner. Unfortunately, it is not a requirement that the sender of the email is obligatory to fill in a sender field (There is no sender field at all.)
    In principle, you can email posts / titles with associated messages in the note field anonymously!

    It also means that when we at the library receive such an e-mail, we only know who sent it if the patron added a text that helps us identify him/her.

    We therefore suggest that…

    6 votes
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  6. 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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  7. Ability to match language settings of Summon with 360Link

    The interface language of Summon and 360Link has no connection.
    So, when linking from Summon to 360 Link, abroad students have to change both language settings of Summon and 360Link.
    This is inconvenient for abroad students.

    12 votes
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  8. 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.

    18 votes
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Display all 5xx note fields as the default in Summon

    Make display of all 5xx note fields the default in Summon in the Catalog Detail page, results screen and elsewhere. These fields already appear in Primo, with various labels (General note for 500, Language note for 546, Awards note for 586, Bibliography for 504, etc.). With these omitted from Summon, patrons are missing vital, helpful information from bibliographic records, such as: accessibility features for patrons with disabilities (532, 546); detailed language information--not just the languages themselves, but whether they’re for subtitles, described video, certain articles in anthologies, etc. (546); awards won for picture books, Academy Award winning movies, etc. (586);…

    172 votes
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  12. Include "Research Guides" as one of the available Content Types in the advanced search.

    This was prompted by Alan Cockerill's suggestion in the Summon mailing list for limiting search results to libraries LibGuides by using the "Research Guides" content type. It can be done via post-search faceting, but the advanced search form doesn't show "Research Guides" as a checkbox option for content types. It'd be nice to see that there.

    28 votes
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  13. Make ORCID ID available via Advanced Search

    Put ORCID ID in the dropdown options

    17 votes
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    This was included as part of the User Interface improvements in the December 2021 Summon Quarterly Release.


    Institutions can now add the following fields to their advanced search page: Call Number, ISBN, ISSN, CODEN. Dewey, DOI, OCLC Number, Patent Number, EAN, EBSCOAN, ERIC, ISMN, LCC, NAICS, ORCID, PCID, PMID, PQID, PQPubID, SSID, UPC, DUNS, and SICI.

  14. Ability to exclude a facet value on the results page

    At present you can only exclude a facet value by going into the "More" option. For example the Book Review content type is probably not that useful. So it would be ideal if the was a way to exclude them when the results are displayed. The default action when clicking on the Book Review content type would be to just include this type.
    This is something available in Primo and would be a great addition to Summon.

    2 votes
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  15. Add A-Z list for databases

    Add A-Z list for databases or allow A-Z order from the list of results in Summon to set a query for custom link.

    80 votes
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  16. Fields 530 and 550^i not displaying in Summon for records from Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (database F1W)

    I would like to propose that the default settings for the content type=Government document record to be changed. Currently, the default "brief" view does not include the volume/Issue data for content type=government documents. Instead, the Issue field data is located in the Preview section and the client would need to know to click on the Preview button in order to see the volume/issue number. This is not user-friendly or obvious to clients. In particular, this is not working for the display of Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstract records.

    36 votes
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  17. Update Summon's AGLC citation style - AGLC4 is now available

    We would like to see the AGLC3 citation style available in the Summon UI replaced by AGLC4 (or at least AGLC4 be made available as an option).

    11 votes
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  18. Add "Council of Science Editors" (CSE) to Cite this Item options

    Faculty has requested that Council of Science Editors (CSE) formatting style be added as an option in Summon's "Cite this Item" drop-down menu.

    2 votes
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  19. Full text link

    Must provide full text link PDF in the first result page itself, to click and get for users very easily

    25 votes
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  20. RestrictionsOnAccess

    Make access restrictions visible (MARC field 506 / mapping "RestrictionsOnAccess").
    In mapping, MARC field 506 is assigned under RestrictionsOnAccess. Unfortunately this field is not visible in Summon. For the user it would be a big advantage if the access restrictions are shown at the hits.

    5 votes
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