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  1. 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.

    6 votes
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  2. Include a "Library" facet and a "Location" facet

    For Summon institutions with multiple libraries, it would be useful to include facets for library locations and collection type locations.

    For example, users could filter by the library building using the "Library" facet, and also filter by collection type (ex. Stacks, Reference, Reserves) by using the "Location" facet.

    Currently with the "Library Location" facet, library buildings and collection locations are listed here and connected only with "OR". By separating them into their own facets, we can utilize the "AND" logic.

    Application example- We have students asking if we have a certain textbook that circulates. It would be great to search…

    7 votes
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  4. IP Anonymization (or IP masking) in Google Analytics

    Make it possible for a library to add anonymization to their Google Analytics code. See https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2763052?hl=en

    5 votes
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  5. 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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  6. 1 vote
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  7. Show unreceived orders in Summon

    At the moment, items ordered in Alma are not displayed in Summon until they have been received by the library. We need lecturers and students to be able to follow the progress of requests they have made or check whether we have already ordered a book before requesting it.

    Alma sends to Summon the following Availability information:
    The status field ( AVA subfield code e) is used to display availability in Summon:

    <datafield tag="AVA" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="0">991001800998706551</subfield>
    <subfield code="8">2238289780006551</subfield>
    <subfield code="a">353MIC_INST</subfield>
    <subfield code="b">MICL</subfield>
    <subfield code="c">General Lending, Limerick</subfield>
    <subfield code="d">820.9'008</subfield>
    <subfield code="e">unavailable</subfield>
    <subfield code="f">1</subfield>
    <subfield code="g">1</subfield>
    <subfield code="j">MGEN</subfield>…

    3 votes
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  8. 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.

    11 votes
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  9. 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.

    20 votes
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  10. Content Ingestion report - internal processing error

    I think it would be useful if the record ID was included in this report so that we know which records are missing from summon.
    At present this just seems like a black box; we have no idea what the problem is, how it is resolved and when/if it is resolved.

    7 votes
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  11. Provide cloud storage with a login for saved items

    It is confusing for the saved items to disappear. It would be great if users could log in to Summon to save their items.

    14 votes
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  12. Workable automatic authentication of ExLibris books purchased in Summon

    Can we please have an automatic authentication system for ExLibris books we purchase that works? The current system does not work.

    We have had significant problems with a delay between purchasing a books via ExLibris and these books being searchable in our Summon- backed library site (books purchased on 22.9 are still not viewable on 2.11 - despite countless emails and tickets).

    1 vote
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  13. 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…

    58 votes
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  14. Add OSCOLA as a referencing output option

    We have a Law school who use OSCOLA (https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/research-subject-groups/publications/oscola) as their referencing style.
    Would any other Summon users find it helpful if this referencing style could be added to the output options?

    9 votes
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  15. "Automatic holdings management" process for database "eBooks on EBSCOhost" (CZZ)

    We buy single title e-books from ebsco regularly and have to activate the titles manually in the Client Center (database "eBooks on EBSCOhost"). It would make things much easier if there is a "automatic holdings management" process for this database.

    1 vote
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  16. Summon over Alma: Change Alma Service Page UI language by Summon UI language

    For Summon over Alma clients, Summon is the only OPAC for patrons. At present, only 1 direct link rule can be set. The link rule to Alma Service Page has language parameter, but it cannot be set by Summon UI language differently from Primo. We'd like to request that Summon has the feature to set multiple languages parameters by Summon UI language. Currently, from Summon English page results, Alma service page displays Japanese UI. This is inconvenient for English patrons.

    1 vote
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  17. add subject and abstracts columns in the upload template

    we have some library specific databases for information not available yet (no agreements with the publisher etc.). The titles in these databases have no subject or abstract information. It would be great when this information could be added. (add subject and abstracts columns in the upload template)

    3 votes
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  18. Yordam automatic content update at Summon

    This is a request to have the possibility to automatically download/upload local content from Yordam to Summon rather than the librarians upload the files manually to Summon FTP. This can be done by a script and for some OPAC, this is already happening e.g, SirsiDynix automatically uploads at Summon. Can this automation be also done for Yordam?

    3 votes
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  19. Increase limit on collected search strings in OBI usage statistics

    OBI usage statistics keep track of the 200 - 500 search strings per month performed by users. These are available in the Summon Popular Searches report available in OBI.

    It would be useful to have access to a more complete list of search strings each month though, in order to perform analysis such as subjects of interest to users or search trends over time.

    This enhancement request proposes to increase the amount of search strings recorded. A preferred options would be to allow institutions to set how many search strings would be recorded per month (ie. ranging from none to…

    0 votes
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  20. Label Kind of Open Access item linked to

    Identify the kind of open access version being linked to -- preprint author submitted copy, same-as-published, post-print, etc. While it may not always matter if the open version of a published work is the same as the peer-reviewed, published version, when it does matter, it can be critical -- especially in health sciences. But it's also important for novice researchers to understand what is "almost published" and what was actually reviewed and published.

    3 votes
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