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  1. 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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    The initial phases of supporting KBART file exchange are on the 2022 roadmap. Building out this support will enable us to extend auto-holdings management to other providers.

  2. Create an LTI for Summon so that it can be integrated into LMS (Canvas or others).

    We want to integrate Summon into our Learning Management Ssystem (LMS) which is Canvas. The easiest way to do this is if we use an existing library service that has an LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability').

    Libraries who add search option are using some kind of library LTI product. That's the only way to add something in the sidebar of a Canvas course. Our ILS/catalog does not off an LTI application for connecting it to an LMS. It would be a great improvement if Summon offered an LTI.

    92 votes
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  3. Summon results not displaying custom coverage dates

    On Summon results, show custom coverage dates next to links so researchers know what they should have access to before clicking on an e-Resource. The EJP seems to do this. Without this feature this is causing much frustration and confusion for users.

    91 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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…

    12 votes
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    Planned for release in 2022 as part of the NERS voting process.


    All open access content, whether part of your collection or included in the Central Discovery Index and displayed when searching beyond your library's collection, should have an open access icon that will link to the content. 

  6. Apply Open Access Indicator only when link in search result is open access

    Because article-level linking is not yet available for some open access databases, Summon is providing links in to non-open access sources while displaying the Open Access Indicator which is confusing for those searching Summon without the credentials for accessing licensed resources. Example: http://tinyurl.com/yd6qc22w Levasseur, T. J. (2012). THE ENVIRONMENT CONTAINS NO "RIGHT" AND "LEFT": NAVIGATING IDEOLOGY, RELIGION, AND VIEWS OF THE ENVIRONMENT IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN SOCIETY. Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies, 11(33), 62-88.

    Either include in the Summon result a link to the open access database where a publication is available open access, or remove the Open…

    7 votes
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  7. 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.

    7 votes
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  8. 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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  9. Usability of Advanced Search

    Certain elements of the advanced search screen are very difficult to use on mobile devices, particularly the 'Content type' and 'Discipline' multiple check-box options, where scrolling through a long list is problematic.
    Is there a way to improve this, perhaps by using a larger pop-out box that can be scanned at a glance?

    1 vote
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  10. Add style guide for ACS (American Chemical Society)

    Now that we've added IEEE, could we add ACS style format for citation style options? Thanks!
    https://pubs.acs.org/doi/book/10.1021/acsguide

    1 vote
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  11. 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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  12. Refine search sort order

    We would find it useful to be able to re-order the facets listed in Refine Your Search section of the Summon results display, so that facets used most are placed towards the top.

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