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  1. 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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  2. Add DOI registered by other registration agencies than CrossRef to "Citation Trail".

    It seems that recent "Citation trail" is referring DOI registered by CrossRef.
    But there are many publishers and universities in the world which use DOI registered by other registration agencies like JaLC, KISTI, CNKI and so on. It would be beneficial for Summon users in the world if it could be realized.

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  3. Take "Language" field information from 546 and not 041

    Please take information for the “Language” field in Summon and the Alma Display Services page from the 546 language note bibliographic field, instead of the 041 language codes bibliographic field. The 546 language note contains more detailed information about the languages included in a resource than the 041, including whether they’re for subtitles, described video, summaries as opposed to full articles, translations, etc. The current information in the Language display is not helpful for patrons. Not only does it not give details about how the languages appear in a resource, the displayed languages aren’t consistent with the language of the…

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  4. 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…

    31 votes
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  5. Allow A-Z order for Best Bets admin display

    When you have a long list of Best Bets and they don't automatically get ordered alphabetically, the admin work becomes quite unpleasant when editing/removing entries etc.

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  6. Books that have popular alternative titles (i.e. 'Civil Procedure' = 'The White Book') should be searchable under those titles

    Books that have popular alternative titles (i.e. 'Civil Procedure' = 'The White Book' in most law libraries) should be searchable under those titles. At the very least Summon should prioritise the 246 alternate title field more than it currently does.

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  7. Label peer-review results as such

    On the results page, add a label to each entry that is peer-reviewed (like you do for "open access" content).

    29 votes
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  8. Customising LibGuides integration so they only appear in the right-hand column and not in the results

    We are just looking into integrating our LibGuides with Summon, but we would like to just have the librarian and guide link appearing in the right-hand panel and not at the top of the search results. It doesn't appear to be possible to have one without the other at present. Although we would like to promote our guides, we don't want to distract the students from their results by making them the top result. Please vote if you would find this useful too!

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  9. Improvements to manage larger sets of volatile Best Bets

    To manage Best Bets more rigourously I would offer this additional functionality:
    a) Export all current best bets to Excel (Much simpler to manage and check for currency outside of admin interface)

    b) Provide a way to mark all existing Best Bets for deletion with one click so that the updated spreadsheet (from point a) can be imported to Summon without requiring every existing Best Bet to marked for deletion to prevent duplications.

    27 votes
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  10. Add library location and genre to advanced search options

    Several facets are already on the advanced search option screen, but we'd like to see added the library location facet and genre for those that use the advanced search feature regularly.

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  11. Full text link

    Must provide full text link PDF in the first result page itself, to click and get for users very easily

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  12. Would love to be able to change the order of the content types on the left sidebar of the results page

    Instead of content type facet displaying the content types with the highest number of results, make it customizable so admin. can decide which ones show (and in which order) in the abbreviated list.

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  13. 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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  14. The publication date filter is currently designed to allow filtering within the last 100 years, insufficient to finding U.S. primary sources

    The publication date filter is currently designed to allow filtering within the last 100 years. This is insufficient when trying to limit results to find primary source documents, e.g., related to the U.S. Civil War, 1861-1865.

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  15. Change the 'Citation Online' feature for the content type=Report for ASFA records when full text is available

    I would like to propose that the content type=Report for Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) records are changed so that ASFA records with Full text links can be shown instead of 'Citation Online' which is misleading to the client. We have inputted thousands of government document records in ASFA which have a full text link but these links are not currently displayed in the Summon Brief results. ASFA is no longer just an abstract and indexing database as it now includes links to full text publications and grey literature. This should be changed as it can impact all users…

    24 votes
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  16. Add a Searchable Author Affiliation Index for Summon (Advanced Search)

    Most commercial databases offer a searchable author affiliation index. Summon does not in the Advanced Search screen, nor is this information indexed in the Author field contents.

    Since they must already have this information in their records, why not create a separate searchable index for Author Affiliation??

    For our current awareness, we would like to create RSS feeds for journal articles written by professors from other engineering universities.

    Thanks!

    24 votes
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  17. Library Locations > Translation in english

    The library's locations are currently displayed in German only. We would like to add the English terms.

    With the language setting "German" the locations should be displayed in German - as it is currently. In addition, the terms of the locations should be displayed in English in the language setting "English".

    22 votes
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  18. Fields 530 and 550^i not displaying in Summon for records from Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (database F1W)

    I would like to propose that the default settings for the content type=Government document record to be changed. Currently, the default "brief" view does not include the volume/Issue data for content type=government documents. Instead, the Issue field data is located in the Preview section and the client would need to know to click on the Preview button in order to see the volume/issue number. This is not user-friendly or obvious to clients. In particular, this is not working for the display of Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstract records.

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  19. Add 'Resource' to the facet menu

    To narrow down the Summon result by the valuable resource (database), please add 'Resource' to the facet menu.

    21 votes
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  20. Make citation formats customisable

    We would like to be able to customise the Harvard citation format to our house style, and to add custom citation formats to the list.

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