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  1. Ability to match language settings of Summon with those of linked contents

    At present, the interface language of Summon and that of linked content has no connection at all.
    So, sometimes abroad students have to change both language settings of Summon and those of contents.
    It is troublesome and loses comfort in research.

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    • Show the details of contract with publishers concerning search target

      Contents which are searchable in Summon differ per publisher or database.
      It will be helpful for librarian if they could confirm the details of contracts about search target or the breakdown of search target in ClientCenter.

      4 votes
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      • Topic explorer enable when advanced search.

        Using advanced search, topic explorer is not displayed now.
        I think it will be convinient if topic explorer is display when we using advanced search too.

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        • Add "sent from" box in "email this item."

          Currently, if you want to email an item to another person, there is no space to indicate who the sender is.

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          • Language-dependent custom panels

            It would be a great addition if custom panels were language dependent and you can set that in the Client Center directly and easily. This way German contents would be displayed on the German side and English contents on the English side. The tool with Wikipedia already works like this.

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            • sorting results by publication date

              The sort by publication date newest/oldest in Summon does not sort by the displayed publication date but by the merged record date which is invisible to the end user.

              The user is seeing the results screen and so it seems really odd to provide a publication date sort and then not allow the user to sort by the date that they can see since the behavior on the backend is entirely and completely transparent to them and doesn't seem to serve the user well by any stretch.

              There needs to be a true publication date sort that uses the *displayed*…

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              • Have the "search within" work for magazine or newspaper titles in the same way as it does for journal titles

                We just learned that only journal titles are linked in the results records to allow for easy "search within". I would like the same functionality for magazines and newspaper titles. This would support easier classroom instruction.

                3 votes
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                • Make it possible to construct a search box for all online material plus physical material from one location only

                  At present it is possible to construct a search box which excludes all physical material from one or more library locations. Unfortunately it also excludes physical material found at both those library locations and others, when these share a bibliographical record in the LMS. Make a truly location-specific search box possible.

                  3 votes
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                  • Label peer-review results as such

                    On the results page, add a label to each entry that is peer-reviewed (like you do for "open access" content).

                    14 votes
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                    • Add 'Resource' to the facet menu

                      To narrow down the Summon result by the valuable resource (database), please add 'Resource' to the facet menu.

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                      • Add links to OA version in the citation record

                        In the citation record, please add links to the OA version or make possible to add widgets for alternative searches. Ex: Google Scholar, OA button https://openaccessbutton.org/ , EmbedOA https://openaccessbutton.org/embedoa etc

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                        • Clearing search will not let the user enter a new search directly

                          When the user clicks the x that clears the search-field in order to make a new search, the cursor is not placed in the search field. The user has to click in the search field in order to write something. The way this works it is quicker to just select the text in the search field and erase it by hitting the Back space.

                          9 votes
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                          • Offer the option of having the library location facet expanded by default

                            We would like to be able to have the libraries under LIBRARY LOCATION visible by default on the Summon results page

                            7 votes
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                            • open the "search within a journal" results in a new tab or window

                              Clicking on a journal title to use the "search within a journal" feature eliminates the original search. It would be helpful to have this open as a search in a new window or browser tab so that the original search is not lost.

                              7 votes
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                              • 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?

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                                • Consistent link back to search results

                                  The user leaves the search result and goes to detail page, advanced search or saved items. Then when the user wants to return to search results this is done in three different ways. We would like the link back to search results look the same in all three situations. The one we prefer is the one in the detail page.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • filter results by vendor and/or database name

                                    The ability for Summon to filter results by vendor and/or database name (IEEE, ProQuest, Taylor...).

                                    15 votes
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                                    • Display edition and publication year in brief results, for books and ebooks

                                      I have been told by Ex Libris support that Summon only exposes the edition in the short summary for records that have a content type of 'Book'. This makes it difficult for patrons to determine which edition is the most recent, where both books and ebooks are available. See attached image for an example of how both can be displayed, to reduce confusion.

                                      13 votes
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                                      • Include Oxford Reference content in the Topic Explorer

                                        Oxford is an important reference source that would add scope and value to the topic explorer.

                                        7 votes
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                                        • ability to add custom announcements to main page of our summon instance

                                          ability to add custom announcements to main page of our summon instance. For example, a planned outage for 360 services

                                          4 votes
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