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  1. Allow admins. to add more links to hamburger menu

    Allow for custom links to be added to the hamburger menu

    58 votes
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  2. Opt out of Catalog Match-and-Merge but Keep Full-Text Augmentation

    One of the most valuable features of Summon is the full-text indexing augmentation of physical collection catalog records. The feature allows discovery of many items that wouldn't be found otherwise.

    Unfortunately, if a site opts out of catalog match-and-merge, it loses full-text indexing of its physical collection. I propose separating the configuration of the two features so that a site could opt out of merging its metadata with metadata from other sources but still take advantage of the full-text augmentation.

    43 votes
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  3. Ability to add Google Tag Manager information instead of Google Analytics

    Google Tag Manager is a Google Analytics toolf ro managing multiple tags for a single page or site. The ability to add the Google Tag Manager to the institution's site via the admin console.

    40 votes
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  4. 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.

    30 votes
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  5. Improvements to manage larger sets of volatile Best Bets

    To manage Best Bets more rigourously I would offer this additional functionality:
    a) Export all current best bets to Excel (Much simpler to manage and check for currency outside of admin interface)

    b) Provide a way to mark all existing Best Bets for deletion with one click so that the updated spreadsheet (from point a) can be imported to Summon without requiring every existing Best Bet to marked for deletion to prevent duplications.

    28 votes
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  6. Would love to be able to change the order of the content types on the left sidebar of the results page

    Instead of content type facet displaying the content types with the highest number of results, make it customizable so admin. can decide which ones show (and in which order) in the abbreviated list.

    26 votes
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  7. DB recommender - tags export feature

    We would like to be able to export the list of databases and the tags used for the recommender.
    Furthermore, it would be nice if we can import the completed list.

    15 votes
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  8. Apply the same tag to multiple Best Bets

    We enter our databases as Best Bets and add tags for their title and title variations. There are a few instances where we have multiple collections with similar title variations, such as Joanna Briggs Institute. It would be a great improvement if we could add the same tag to multiple Best Bets and have all of them display when that tag is searched; this would also be more consistent with how our database entries in our 'classic catalogue' can be searched.

    13 votes
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  9. Be able to limit bX Recommendations to fulltext holdings in your library to avoid too many "not available" results

    Smaller academic libraries like community colleges will not have a lot of the recommendations suggested by bX Recommender, leading to too many "not available" results for students. For big university libraries who subscribe to 10 times the amount of content, this won't be an issues. For us smaller folks, it would be nice if we could limit bX recommendations to our own fulltext holdings so students would get usable results most or all of the time. bX recommender is otherwise a great tool for even the student who is new to college.

    12 votes
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  10. Westlaw UK (Thomson Reuters) - adding new indexing metadata

    Westlaw UK is currently a 0 titles database in the Client Centre (Code AYDUG).

    Can the metadata be acquired from the provider and added to the index?

    12 votes
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  11. Open Access filtering and restriction

    Open-access resources should not need to be selected in a library's Intota instance to reliably indicate that they are accessible to the Summon user.

    Currently, when a user checks both the OA filter and the 'include outside sources' box, some resources present in results with the ambiguous message that they are open-access, but are unavailable or only obtainable via ILL (according to what text the library displays in this circumstance.) Users can't know which to believe- is it accessible or not?

    Since open-access resources brought into search results come from either a library's Intota selections or the Summon index, it…

    11 votes
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  12. Support IPv6

    Our Institution just added a few IPv6 addresses and will expect more in future, we hope Summon can support IPv6 so that our patrons can be authorized by Summon via IPV6 addresses.

    10 votes
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  13. Show whether "We only subscribe to some titles" is an option.

    When you search a title and need to choose a database to subscribe in, it is not clear until you subscribe to the database whether "We only subscribe to some titles" is an option. It would be great if we could see in advance whether we are going to be able to select that option before subscribing to that database, either in the list of database options or in the database details. This would prevent a lot of extra clicking and frustration.

    9 votes
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  14. DB recommender - html formatting

    We would like to be able to apply HTML formatting in the "database's description" field.
    For the moment, it doesn't recognise the tags unlike the public database note field.
    Furthermore, we would like to see the "public database note" displayed in the Database recommender.

    7 votes
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  15. Add link back to client center from Summon admin console

    Add link back to client center from Summon admin console

    7 votes
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  16. Add more journal platforms (American College of Physicians) to Resource Link Prioritization List in Summon

    This could go with other journal titles as well. Our institution subscribed to 2 titles through American College of Physicians with pretty extensive holdings. The titles can also be found via our subscription to ProQuest, but with more limited holdings. When users search for a title in Summon, they will only see the ProQuest holdings and then be told we do not carry the resource. I think adding more individual platforms to Resource Link Prioritization list will fix this. Thanks!

    4 votes
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  17. Make it easier to add hyperlinks to custom panels

    At present, URLs can only be added to custom panels with HTML. It would be good to have the option of using the rich text editor (or, failing that, adding a URL below the panel's main text, as is possible with Best Bets)

    4 votes
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  18. 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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  19. Customize Content Type facet to display content from specific publications

    We received the following request from a teaching librarian today:

    Is it possible for all of the articles in the publication Government Finance Review to show up under the Trade Publications limiter in Summon?

    It seems like it would be a good feature to make this customizable at the institution level.

    3 votes
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  20. Allow publishers ability to search their content in Summon

    Publishers whose content is uploaded into Summon should be able to view how these records look from a librarian's perspective. Can a publisher receive some sort of admin account for this? This would make answering our accounts' questions about our records much simpler.

    3 votes
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