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  1. Add public note text to Summon results

    Display public note text onSummon results to show users access restrictions or special instructions that users should be aware of before clicking on an eResource link. This same info on the preview pane may be an option.

    106 votes
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  2. Better Facet controls

    The ability to set expand or collapse as default by facet; ability to add facets, remove facets and change facet order

    54 votes
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  3. In search results, make the journal title a link that takes you to a "Search Within the Journal" search page

    This would be similar to clicking on the author name to find additional articles by that author, but with the added "search within" capability.

    39 votes
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  4. filter results by vendor and/or database name

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

    38 votes
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  5. Summon Advanced Search for Courses and Instructors

    It would be great to have "instructor" and "course" fields as an advanced search for patrons via Summon/Alma, as we currently offer that option as part of Voyager.

    26 votes
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    In 2018, in addition to the instructor and course facets in Summon/Alma, we added the ability to browse or search by instructor or course. This can be found on a separate course reserves page via a tab at the top of the Summon search results page.

    The page lists all courses by default, but these can be filtered down by typing in your search term.

  6. Provide an obvious way to return to search results from Saved Items folder

    Currently, in the Saved Items folder, the only way to return to the Summon search results is by clicking on an unmarked X on the right-hand side of the screen. This is confusing to users because there are so many other Xs on the page which remove or clear saved items.

    We suggest providing an obvious way to return to the search results from the Saved Items folder. This may be accomplished by making the browser’s “back” button work or by adding a “Return to Results” link.

    26 votes
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  7. Bring back the "preview" visible on hovering over the title

    Our users really miss being able to see the preview in the right-hand pane when they hover over the title in their search results. Please bring it back, or last make this optional!

    25 votes
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  8. WhatsApp, Skype for business available in right pane

    At the moment only a few chat programs can be integrated. I would love to integrate WhatsApp or Skype for Business, or common chat functionalitied in the right pane.
    So the library can use the chat software of the organisation instead of buying edxtra software

    24 votes
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  9. Make facets user friendly

    We would like the facets in Summon to work more in the way they do in Primo. In Primo the included or excluded facets are shown above the search results in little boxes with an easy to understand cross to remove them. Similar solutions are used on several database platforms, so our users would recognize how to use the feature without thinking too much.

    In Summon it’s not intuitive to remove a chosen facet. If you have included a facet and want to remove it and you hoover over the text, you are tempted to click on the red dot…

    19 votes
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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.

    14 votes
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  11. 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.

    12 votes
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    This functionality has been added. To turn on public notes, go to the Admin Console under Settings > Search Results. At the bottom, there are options to “Display eResource Public Notes” and “Display eResource Location Notes”. Change the setting from Default to Custom and set the option to Yes, then scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save.

  12. 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

    11 votes
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  13. 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

    8 votes
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  14. Book reviews spotlight

    A rollup of book review content, with any book reviews removed from the main results set and presented in a spotlight. The spotlight would present the top 3 to 5 results with summary informatino and a "more" link to see all book reviews.

    8 votes
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  15. Ability to customize color of preview and facet panes, topic pane and right-hand menu

    The ability to specify a background color, font, and font color for the preview, facet and topic panes.

    6 votes
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  16. Include Oxford Reference content in the Topic Explorer

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

    5 votes
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