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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. multi-site support

    We are based on 2 physical sites but due to subscription costs and specialisms of some resources, a number of our e-journals are restricted to one site. (the majority are now 2-site licences) - we have included all of them in summmon. Currently these resources show in the Summon search results but users on the other site just get dead links. We would like to be able to record these when we select them for the knowledgebase so users from the non-subscribing site just get a message saying to contact the library whilst users from the subscribing site get full…

    7 votes
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  4. Partial Summon data loads should be ingested into the index within one to two days

    Instead of waiting for a weekend data load to be indexed live on Friday and weekday loads to be indexed live on wednesday, it would be best to have all partial data loads added to the index within 1 to 2 days of submission.

    38 votes
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  5. Add Content Type: Yearbook

    Suggestion for DC:Type Yearbook to categorize digitized yearbooks.

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  6. When bibliographical records contain two edition statements show both in the results list

    I would like to suggest that when bibliographical records contain two edition statements (e.g. Eighth edition and international edition) in separate 250 fields, that both appear in the record in the Summon results list

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  7. Integrate RightFind API to show article sharing rights in Summon search results

    We suggest integration of the RightFind API as an available feature in Summon, so that the RightFind sharing information becomes directly viewable in the Summon search result for articles, journals and books.

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  8. Journal information appearing condensed in Summon (spacing is needed)

    The journal information that shows on our Bib records appears condensed in Summon. It would be helpful to have the information separated with a blank line and the word "location" in bold. If bolding can not be done, a new line between the locations would be very helpful.

    CURRENT VIEW:
    The New York times
    Serials
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    Location, Access Services Desk (+2 More)
    Lib. Has, v.166:no.57426 (Nov. 24, 2016)-
    Latest Received:, March 6, 2017 v.166 no.57528
    Location, Microfilm
    Lib. Has, v.1 -
    Latest Received:, November 16, 2016 - November 30, 2016
    Location, Hauppauge Periodical
    Lib. Has, July 21, 2016 -
    Latest…

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  9. Print PDA

    PDA is on the increase so it is essential that Summon can integrate for both PRINT and Electronic PDA.

    Print PDA are currently records from Library Management System however Summon only links to Catalogue which is too many steps. Solution would be to link to PDA Request form directly from the Summon Record.

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  10. Add "Search" functionality to Selected Online Resources

    Add search functionality to Selected Online Resources so users do not have to click through page after page of resources.

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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.

    10 votes
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  12. Allow URLs for OPAC and ILL tools to change based on Summon UI language

    Put the base URLs for OPAC and ILL tools into the language translation tool, so a different URL may be used based on the language chosen by Summon user. Currently we are forced to use custom JS to make this happen.

    8 votes
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  13. 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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  14. Add language translation export/import tool to Summon, 360 Link

    Often translations are incomplete in non-english languages. A facility to export/import translated terms would allow us to easily send text files (XLS) to translators and import into other Summon instances. Allow us to see translated text used by other Summon users. eg. sharing these files across the user community would save a lot of work. Flagging new items added between releases would also help.

    2 votes
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  15. Video spotlight treatment

    A rollup of video content, with any video results removed from the main results set and presented in a spotlight. The spotlight would present the top 3 to 5 results with thumbnails and descriptions, with a "more" link to see all video results.

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  16. Improved spotlight treatment for news and images

    Ability to customize the font, font color, and background color. Ability to configure thumbnails (size, number, and placement, for example.)

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  17. 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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