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  1. 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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  2. Add the ability to accept online payments, for example fines, via WPM on Summon over Alma

    Currently there is no option to accept online payments with instances of Summon over Alma (unlike Primo over Alma). This ability would enable us to improve our self service functionality.

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  3. En la Base de Datos Ingebook que está indexada en Summon, no recupera todos los libros que tiene suscritos.

    En la base de datos de Ingebook que está indexada en summon, no están bien indexados todos los libros de Ingebook. Solicito que se contacte con la empresa Ingebook y se le pida los metadatos correctos para que se recuperen todos los libros de Ingebook a través de Summon

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  4. Related items functionality should be implemented separately for journal articles and book chapters so you can opt in separately.

    We need the ability to turn off Chapters until it works properly. The book Reviews tab isn't an issue.

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  5. Customize Content Type facet to display content from specific publications

    We received the following request from a teaching librarian today:

    Is it possible for all of the articles in the publication Government Finance Review to show up under the Trade Publications limiter in Summon?

    It seems like it would be a good feature to make this customizable at the institution level.

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  6. RestrictionsOnAccess

    Make access restrictions visible (MARC field 506 / mapping "RestrictionsOnAccess").
    In mapping, MARC field 506 is assigned under RestrictionsOnAccess. Unfortunately this field is not visible in Summon. For the user it would be a big advantage if the access restrictions are shown at the hits.

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  7. Add sorting functionality to the Summon Course Reserves Citation List Display

    When Alma Course Reserves lists are displayed in Summon, there does not appear to be any order to the citations listed, making it very hard for patrons to find the citation they are looking for in that course. We would like to see the option added to determine the default sort of the display (alphabetical by title, alphabetical by author, date added, etc) AND the ability for users to resort the list themselves if the default sorting doesn't suit their needs.

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  8. Allow publishers ability to search their content in Summon

    Publishers whose content is uploaded into Summon should be able to view how these records look from a librarian's perspective. Can a publisher receive some sort of admin account for this? This would make answering our accounts' questions about our records much simpler.

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  9. Add Coachlink (O.I) to the index

    Please index this Dutch e-book collection for Summon.

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  10. Filter search results in the Ebook and Journal portal (EJP)

    The EJP is a good way to find full text journals by subject area, however, once you have searched or browsed to a subject, there is no way to narrow your search any further except to show only open access titles. It would be helpful to restrict results to recent books or journals with current access, or to peer-reviewed sources, for example.

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  11. Enable Summon to retrieve results from Percipio (Skillsoft)

    Percipio contains eBooks, videos and online video based courses. Currently, results cannot be displayed in Summon due to Percipio not using MARC records. It was determined that an API from Percipio would contain the requisite metadata to make the materials available as results in Summon. The functionality is currently not available in Summon but it would be a useful update.

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  12. Label Kind of Open Access item linked to

    Identify the kind of open access version being linked to -- preprint author submitted copy, same-as-published, post-print, etc. While it may not always matter if the open version of a published work is the same as the peer-reviewed, published version, when it does matter, it can be critical -- especially in health sciences. But it's also important for novice researchers to understand what is "almost published" and what was actually reviewed and published.

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  13. Yordam automatic content update at Summon

    This is a request to have the possibility to automatically download/upload local content from Yordam to Summon rather than the librarians upload the files manually to Summon FTP. This can be done by a script and for some OPAC, this is already happening e.g, SirsiDynix automatically uploads at Summon. Can this automation be also done for Yordam?

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  14. add subject and abstracts columns in the upload template

    we have some library specific databases for information not available yet (no agreements with the publisher etc.). The titles in these databases have no subject or abstract information. It would be great when this information could be added. (add subject and abstracts columns in the upload template)

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  15. Add OSCOLA as a referencing output option

    We have a Law school who use OSCOLA (https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/research-subject-groups/publications/oscola) as their referencing style.
    Would any other Summon users find it helpful if this referencing style could be added to the output options?

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  16. Content Ingestion report - internal processing error

    I think it would be useful if the record ID was included in this report so that we know which records are missing from summon.
    At present this just seems like a black box; we have no idea what the problem is, how it is resolved and when/if it is resolved.

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  17. Open Access databases on the 360 KB

    Please provide a filter or category to look up Open Access databases on the 360 Client Center.

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  18. Show unreceived orders in Summon

    At the moment, items ordered in Alma are not displayed in Summon until they have been received by the library. We need lecturers and students to be able to follow the progress of requests they have made or check whether we have already ordered a book before requesting it.

    Alma sends to Summon the following Availability information:
    The status field ( AVA subfield code e) is used to display availability in Summon:

    <datafield tag="AVA" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="0">991001800998706551</subfield>
    <subfield code="8">2238289780006551</subfield>
    <subfield code="a">353MIC_INST</subfield>
    <subfield code="b">MICL</subfield>
    <subfield code="c">General Lending, Limerick</subfield>
    <subfield code="d">820.9'008</subfield>
    <subfield code="e">unavailable</subfield>
    <subfield code="f">1</subfield>
    <subfield code="g">1</subfield>
    <subfield code="j">MGEN</subfield> …

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  19. Include a "Library" facet and a "Location" facet

    For Summon institutions with multiple libraries, it would be useful to include facets for library locations and collection type locations.

    For example, users could filter by the library building using the "Library" facet, and also filter by collection type (ex. Stacks, Reference, Reserves) by using the "Location" facet.

    Currently with the "Library Location" facet, library buildings and collection locations are listed here and connected only with "OR". By separating them into their own facets, we can utilize the "AND" logic.

    Application example- We have students asking if we have a certain textbook that circulates. It would be great to search…

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  20. Include the journal impact factor in the results display

    To help our students judge the quality of the results it would be good if the journal's impact factor could be displayed in the results. Or even better, provided as a sorting or limiting option so that students could view results in those journals with the highest impact factor, in the same way they can limit by peer review. Although impact factors are not a perfect tool, it would help get the message across that not all journals are equal. This feature would probably need to be restricted to those libraries with a subscription to JCR.

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