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  1. 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.

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  2. 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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  3. Indicate when content is freely available (but not tracked)

    When searching with 'add results beyond your library's collection' ticked, all non-tracked content is labelled 'Citation Only'. However some of this content is in fact freely available, for example lots of content in institutional repositories.

    Summon should have a way to indicate that content may be freely available even when not tracked, for content in non-tracked open access journals or open repositories. If it's too difficult for Summon to know when something is available, maybe we could have a third label (other than 'full text online' and 'citation only') for content from repositories where there is a high probability of…

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  4. Giving some Ahead of Print citations in Summon a status of Citation Online

    To date there is no way to give "Ahead of Print" citations in Summon a status of Citation Online for institutions that do not subscribe to the journal via the publisher's website. For instance, the following citation is listed in Summon:

    Sizing Up Skaters: An Interrogation of Body Discourses in Elite Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby
    by Draft, Amanda
    Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 02/2017
    Permanent Link:
    http://duke.summon.serialssolutions.com/#!/search?bookMark=ePnHCXMw42LgTQStzc4rAehSmGAHKcDLCD1y4F5JAu0mspUF5SWmMDzvcA-jKkFMEdxAvsmxsCOjJkhB3yFhompBSdDYnBmFbAUVwgtUAjOTgQdOWml4JinAB4wK8pPB7tfIT9NwSkpVLBJbM4OR-8-kEhM0_BFbSNVwF8FeSjhpnFCm45iSUKwDogOVsBdOR1apGCC9DtwMaYvptriLOHLqxiii-AnPQQD24hGxnHg10eD3I5-CxNY9J1AAAFqlTS

    From Duke University, this links to a "Your initial search query did not yield any results" message in EBSCOhost. This occurs because this article is Ahead of Print…

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  6. Include PMID in Advanced search

    Add PMID explicitly as an option under Advanced Search along with DOI and others. PMID is heavily used by health sciences fields.

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  7. Add scroll bar for faset column

    When scroll to the bottom of the search results, it will make the facets invisible, so I would like to add a scrollbar to the facet column.

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  8. Enable Czech Wikipedia within the Czech interface

    The users of the Czech user interface would like to be presented with Czech topics from cs wikipedia (https://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/) when searches are done in Czech.

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  9. Video Game Enrichment with Syndetics

    Syndetics offers video game enrichment via UPC, which integrates with things like Primo. While other discovery platforms support UPC integration, Summon does not. Summon should offer a UPC integration with Syndetics for enrichment.

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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).

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  12. Add visibilty of local notes to item detail view

    Many libraries add additional notes to MARC records to enhance the findability of items and relevance of search results (e.g., a ToC or chapter listing when not already part of the record). Make these visable to the user.

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  13. Request link on catalog details page should not display for electronic only material

    For libraries that have switched on the catalog details page, they have the option to configure a Request link.

    This button displays on all records from the catalog, even if they are not requestable - for example if they are online only, the button still appears.

    For example, this book is only available electronically (but the request link (Place hold button) is displaying then you get an error on the LMS side when you try to request it):

    The dragon and the elephant : China, India, and the new world order

    http://griffith.preview.summon.serialssolutions.com/#!/search/document?ho=t&l=en-AU&q=%22The%20dragon%20and%20the%20elephant%20:%20China,%20India,%20and%20the%20new%20world%20order%22&id=FETCHMERGED-griffithcatalogb187154973

    This setting should be configurable to…

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  14. Increase Facet Limit

    Summon facets are currently limited to only display 100 values for performance reasons. Would it be possible to increase this or ideally remove the limit without causing performance issues?

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  15. 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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  17. 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.

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  18. 360 link customisation

    Add the ability to customize the "Sorry, this item is not available onlie. Please use options below to get it:" message in 360 link

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  19. Springshare Chat Widgets in Summon Mobile Friendly

    We have noticed with the Springshare v2 chat widget (LibAnswers) found in our Summon search page, it completely disappears when accessing it in a mobile device. With most of the links found in the Summon interface (such as the "Advanced Search" and "Add results beyond your library's collection"), they automatically get pushed into the hamburger menu.

    Is it possible for the LibAnswer’s chat widget (link) to be automatically pushed there also?

    We feel like users using mobile devices should be able to access our Library chat just in case they come across a reference question or would like to report…

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  20. 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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