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  1. Add a custom JS/CSS field to simplify UI customization

    If you want to apply custom CSS currently, you need to use the Summon 2.0 External Script URL field in the Admin Consol, then call the CSS from that script. The files then need to be hosted somewhere. A better solution for us would be to incorporate a custom JS/CSS field in the Summon Admin Console to allow you to directly enter your script or CSS; or a file upload facility like the Springshare products (see attached screenshot from the LibGuides admin area). This would speed up our ability to fix issues and make usability changes.

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    • Bento Box design for Summon Search results based on Content Type

      Have search results display in a Bento Box design based upon content type...(like Vufind...)

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      • 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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        • Create a facet for Abstracts (or Conference Abstracts)

          Abstracts are currently classified as Journal Articles, which causes confusion as readers are expecting to be able to read the full text of a published article that does not exist. Creating a facet for Abstracts would allow them to be correctly classified and would improve the user experience

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          • Discover the DOIs not registered with CrossRef: problems with searching the italian titles by DOI numbe

            It would be really helpful to search for an article or chapter book, edited by italian publisher, through DOI number inside the relative eJournal Portal box or Citation Linker box
            Now, if I insert an "italian DOI number" a syntax error is showed or nothing happens (the page remain the same)

            In details
            with Casalini - Torrossa, is it possible reach directly the landing page through DOI URL -> ex. http://dx.doi.org/10.1400/209193

            with DarwinBooks and RivisteWeb both by il Mulino, the landing page is showed after clicking on a link inside a pop-up page generated by the "mEDRA engine"
            ex.
            http://dx.doi.org/10.978.8815/145901

            6 votes
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            • Responsive Design layout : Opting out of Topic Explorer for Single Column displays (cell phones)

              When using Summon on a cell phone with Topic Explorer, Wikipedia (when enabled) is on top - appearing to be the "number one" result. While having this in a side column is fine, we'd rather not have it so promonent on smaller screens.

              4 votes
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              • support special needs users

                Support special needs users by add new feature within Summon to help students such as Invert color: to invert the screen color contrast for people with difficulty perceiving colors.
                customize text-to-speech output for blind people

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                • Add geographic facet to the results page

                  The ability to limit the search on the results page with a geographic subject facet. This would allow users to search within their results for items on regional specific items.

                  4 votes
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                  • Better Branding Options

                    Current option to add a logo is a recommended 312x53 size for the large logo. This seems like an odd size, but it also limits a library's ability to brand their Summon instances. It would be nice to offer a more flexible option so we can better brand our Summon instance so its clear to the user what they are searching and make our admin happy because we can use our official library/campus logo.

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                    • Create system agnostic ways to integrate with the UI e.g. chat and readings

                      At the moment, you have to cross your fingers and hope ProQuest/ExLibris partner with the system you want integrated. For example Summon supports LibraryH3lp, Springshare's LibAnswers or OCLC's QuestionPoint chat widgets. We use a different system. I would like to see fields in the Admin console that are not provider specific. e.g. Enter your chat widget code here. Similarly we would like to see integration with our course readings system. That system has APIs that would allow us to link out to lists based on a course/unit code search. It would be great if there was a way to introduce…

                      28 votes
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                      • Create a method for searching an exact word which does not apply corrected spelling

                        Create a method for searching an exact word which does not apply corrected spelling. Sometimes there are specific words that are not "normal" spelling which get change to variants and the term you are looking for disappears within a sea of results.

                        e.g. frocta - a latin word gets changed to frota

                        and you get 18,000 results - none of them the word we searched upon.

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                        • 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…

                          6 votes
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                          • Add search history and allow searching with sets from the search history

                            Filter options and relevance ranking is one way to search, explore and discover, but it has limitations. To combine previous searches is standard in all kind of bibliographic and full text databases and would be a true enhancement. Most professional information specialists lack confident in search systems that only rely on filter and relevance ranking. Give us boolean search using sets from the search history!

                            137 votes
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                              Currently reviewing for possible implementations. Main concern is how to manage ongoing access. Currently Summon does not use a user profile or store any personal information. We are reviewing possible ways to give access to users without causing privacy concerns, such as use of a cookie or existing user logins.

                            • 2 votes
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                              • Results Beyond Your Library's Collection

                                Add "Results Beyond Your Library's Collection" as a filter to the "Refine Your Search" Area.

                                3 votes
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                                • Displaying all links available in Summon results page

                                  We would like to suggest ExLibris to enhance in Summon results page by displaying all fulltext links subscribed in the knowledgebase. Having only one fulltext link available when there are multiple sources available to choose from can help maximize the use of the library’s resources and most important offer users a solution when the 1st link presented doesn’t work. EJP is already doing this.

                                  It’s kind of a problem also. The situation happened this week when the Proquest research platform was experiencing connectivity issue and performed a temporary maintenance. Because Proquest fulltext links are direct linking, the user was not…

                                  46 votes
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                                  • Ability to prioritize databases in the Database Recommender

                                    We want to prioritize the list of databases in the Database Recommender so that we can emphasize certain databases over others.

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                                    • Add Chicago Notes-Bibliography Style as an option for the citation generator.

                                      Chicago Notes-Bibliography (NB) style is the preferred citation style for historians, but Chicago Author-Date is the only option available in the automatic citation generator in Summon. As the formats are noticeably different, it would be useful to have both options available for users to choose from.

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Provide the ability to separate books and ebooks when searching.

                                        Currently, we cannot search print books only. We can separate ebooks/books if we want ebooks only be either selecting the full text limiter or the electronic books subject limiter. However, we can't do the same for print (hard copy books).

                                        65 votes
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                                        • Insert Yewno into Summon Results Screen

                                          Hi, I would like Proquest to include Yewno into Summon.

                                          4 votes
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