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  1. 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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  2. Make View Changes in Client Center Exportable

    We'd really appreciate if the View Changes in Client Center had an exportable format, such as Excel.

    1 vote
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  3. 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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  4. Ability to remove the long URL when exporting from Summon to RefWorks

    When bibliographic data is exported from Summon into RefWorks the Summon link is included.

    Is it possible to not include this link for books specifically?
    Or to have an option to exclude the link.

    Currently they look like this: and as you can imagine this does not look good in a bibliography (We have to tell students to remove the links, which is far from ideal)

    Goleman, D. (2005). Emotional intelligence (10th anniversary ed.). New York: Bantam Books. Retrieved from http://staffs.summon.serialssolutions.com/2.0.0/link/0/eLvHCXMwY2AQNtIz0EUrE0D9Qg_TgABLtygjJ8RyJ-j4GrAdlJZWDN08BesUZudnJII7jrqQxZTQHWk5QOdC7soAdr_NTYGlLyP4yHxjP8TQiqUJsNQ1AO9MNQV3wQxhZ-3A-Magk0HBtiLVJm6CDCygHQZCDEypecIMXPAiqFKEQcwVcqtOYo5CJtJZmaIMMm6uIc4euhDD4qFjLvEQtxmJMfAmghaq55WAN7SlSDAoGCYlW6SlpqQap6ZamFiagfo7KRbAOtIoMdnSwsQ4RZJBFKtZUjjEpRm4wKeJgkcFZBhY04CpNlUW5js5cMgAAHTYbd8

    96 votes
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  5. 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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  6. Allow A-Z order for Best Bets admin display

    When you have a long list of Best Bets and they don't automatically get ordered alphabetically, the admin work becomes quite unpleasant when editing/removing entries etc.

    34 votes
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  7. Add library location and genre to advanced search options

    Several facets are already on the advanced search option screen, but we'd like to see added the library location facet and genre for those that use the advanced search feature regularly.

    29 votes
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    Completed partially as part of the 2022 Advanced Search update for Summon. Library Location is now available as an option on the Advanced Search form. 


    For Genre, you can still search that as an option at the top of the Advanced Search form, but it is not available in a similar format as Library Location.

  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. WhatsApp, Skype for business available in right pane

    At the moment only a few chat programs can be integrated. I would love to integrate WhatsApp or Skype for Business, or common chat functionalitied in the right pane.
    So the library can use the chat software of the organisation instead of buying edxtra software

    24 votes
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  11. Add ability to apply your EZproxy to the DOI field links in Summon search results

    Currently in Summon search results, the DOI field provides a link that does not include EZproxy. So users might get to the item via this DOI link but since they have not arrived there through EZproxy, they might not be properly authenticated for access. Please give the option to prepend your EZproxy URL to the DOI links.

    1 vote
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  12. Allow more than 2 custom panels to be expanded by default

    At present, no more than 2 custom panels in the right-hand section of the Summon results page can be expanded by default. Others are only accessible by a More... link. Give libraries the option of setting how many custom panels are open by default.

    13 votes
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  13. Facets usage - request to view 'excludes' as well as 'includes'

    A while back I was looking at our facet usage stats for 2017 to date, and I noticed that although we have Newspaper Articles excluded from searches by default, this facet has the highest amount of 'uses'. I asked Ex-Libris Support if this was because every search a user runs is, by default, including the exclusion of Newspapers as a facet use. I also asked if there was a way to get stats on the number of people who remove the exclusion of newspaper articles after running their first search.

    For an example, this was our top-used facet at the…

    121 votes
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  14. Add 'date last updated' to database details

    In the Data Management section of Serials Solutions, it would be useful if the database details screen displayed when the metadata was last updated for each database. This could be accomplished by having a 'date last updated' field in the database details screen.

    This would be helpful for finding out how current the database's included titles, URLs, etc. are in the knowledgebase.

    245 votes
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  15. Show all Availaility information of library catalog records.

    When there are multiple availability information on library catalog, one of them shows up on results page and the others are hidden in current Summon interface.
    It is favorable for library if all the availability information would be shown as default.

    11 votes
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  16. Mechanism for Best Bets to 'harvest' LibAnswers FAQs (from SpringShare)

    LibAnswers FAQs have topics, keywords, titles and serve a similar purpose to best bets (in our approach anyway).

    An automated regular harvest of these merged with existing best bets makes it easy to share the workload managing this sort of content and pushes us closer to the idea that searching Summon is literally searching the Library.

    11 votes
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  17. Include MARC 505 and 511 fields in the Details Page

    For music recordings and films, it is particularly important to include the 505 and 511 fields to identify the unique aspects of an item. These fields are currently indexed in Summon, but not displayed, and Syndetics is not complete enough to replace them. Additionally, it can be confusing to users to have items in the search results for key terms found in the 505 and 511, but not displayed in the record.

    15 votes
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  18. Top menu bar - Feedback, Help, Language

    Some suggestions for the top menu bar.
    - Allow enable/ disable for Feedback & Help in top menu. Currently, feedback and help are able to pointing to specific links. But not able to disable/ enable the links.
    - Move the language dropdown to the top menu, instead of under the manual button then click and select from the dropdown. It's not easy for patron to find out this option and change the language.

    1 vote
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  19. Distinguish between author and editor in Summon results and citations

    Before RDA, catalogue records did not clearly distinguish between the author and editor of a work, so Summon could not do this either. We would like Summon results and citations to separate author and editor, where this is possible. This would be particularly helpful when exporting citations to reference manager software such as RefWorks. Currently editors are always imported into the author field. This has caused our users problems as it means their references are inaccurate, unless they notice the problem and manually fix it.

    In RDA, terms such as author and editor can be added to the names given…

    61 votes
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  20. 360 Core "Automated Holdings Management" currently supports the ProQuest Ebooks providers only. This feed greatly reduces the amount of work

    360 Core "Automated Holdings Management" currently supports the ProQuest Ebooks providers only.
    This feed greatly reduces the amount of work to maintain ebook holdings by the librarians.
    It would be great if you could add the same feeds for Elsevier, Springer and EBSCO ebooks.

    93 votes
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    Support for KBART automating holdings exchange is implemented. As of May 2024 we have added Taylor & Francis and Springer integrations. More providers will be added going forward.

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