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  1. Use Seamless Access for authentication

    Seamless Access is a new tool for Single sign-on authentication, this is how they describe it:

    SeamlessAccess enables true Single Sign-On. Your users will be able to sign in using their preferred sign in credentials, and will not be bothered for them again for all SeamlessAccess-enabled sites.
    https://seamlessaccess.org/

    17 votes
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  2. Apply the same tag to multiple Best Bets

    We enter our databases as Best Bets and add tags for their title and title variations. There are a few instances where we have multiple collections with similar title variations, such as Joanna Briggs Institute. It would be a great improvement if we could add the same tag to multiple Best Bets and have all of them display when that tag is searched; this would also be more consistent with how our database entries in our 'classic catalogue' can be searched.

    17 votes
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  3. Include PMID in Advanced search

    Add PMID explicitly as an option under Advanced Search along with DOI and others. PMID is heavily used by health sciences fields.

    16 votes
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  4. Make Institutional Google Scholar content searchable within Summon

    It would be great to see Summon integrated with Google Scholar, allowing for our institution's Google Scholar content to be searchable within Summon.

    This would eliminate many access issues that stem from users searching for open-access content that we either don't get from our providers, or that hasn't been indexed yet.

    16 votes
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  5. Include MARC 505 and 511 fields in the Details Page

    For music recordings and films, it is particularly important to include the 505 and 511 fields to identify the unique aspects of an item. These fields are currently indexed in Summon, but not displayed, and Syndetics is not complete enough to replace them. Additionally, it can be confusing to users to have items in the search results for key terms found in the 505 and 511, but not displayed in the record.

    15 votes
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  6. Be able to limit bX Recommendations to fulltext holdings in your library to avoid too many "not available" results

    Smaller academic libraries like community colleges will not have a lot of the recommendations suggested by bX Recommender, leading to too many "not available" results for students. For big university libraries who subscribe to 10 times the amount of content, this won't be an issues. For us smaller folks, it would be nice if we could limit bX recommendations to our own fulltext holdings so students would get usable results most or all of the time. bX recommender is otherwise a great tool for even the student who is new to college.

    15 votes
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  7. Video Game Enrichment with Syndetics

    Syndetics offers video game enrichment via UPC, which integrates with things like Primo. While other discovery platforms support UPC integration, Summon does not. Summon should offer a UPC integration with Syndetics for enrichment.

    15 votes
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  8. Customize Summon homepage like PrimoVE

    We would like to have the possibility to customize the Summon homepage like PrimoVe, in order to be able to add a bit of introduction text and links.

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  9. Add free book cover images from OpenBD to Summon.

    "OpenDB" is a book cover image database that mainly contains those of Japanese books.
    Everyone can use them for free regardless of the user type(individual, company and so on).
    EDS seems to have already integrated it. Please consider integrating it to summon.

    More details(in Japanese) are here.
    https://openbd.jp/

    14 votes
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  10. Statistics for custom panels

    It would be nice to have statistics for custom panels, to know how often people click on the links in them.

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  11. Ability to add custom filters/facets on the advanced search screen and result set screen

    Hi --

    Can someone include a way to search within databases in both the advanced search screen and a facet to narrow by database? This way if a result is returned, we can then narrow results down by db?

    14 votes
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  12. Allow more than 2 custom panels to be expanded by default

    At present, no more than 2 custom panels in the right-hand section of the Summon results page can be expanded by default. Others are only accessible by a More... link. Give libraries the option of setting how many custom panels are open by default.

    13 votes
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  13. Springshare Chat Widgets in Summon Mobile Friendly

    We have noticed with the Springshare v2 chat widget (LibAnswers) found in our Summon search page, it completely disappears when accessing it in a mobile device. With most of the links found in the Summon interface (such as the "Advanced Search" and "Add results beyond your library's collection"), they automatically get pushed into the hamburger menu.

    Is it possible for the LibAnswer’s chat widget (link) to be automatically pushed there also?

    We feel like users using mobile devices should be able to access our Library chat just in case they come across a reference question or would like to report…

    13 votes
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  14. "Littel Navigator" for Topic Explorer

    "Littel Navigator" is a discovery support tool which is used in libraries in Japan. With it, user can check the conceptual relations between search words and other related words. The ralations are presented like network diagram.
    It would be helpful for users to expand their knowledge, if it can be integrated into Topic Explorer in Summon result page.
    https://www.kinokuniya.co.jp/03f/denhan/littel/littel.htm

    "Yewno" integration in the following website is close to our image.
    https://koral.summon.serialssolutions.com/#!/search?ho=t&l=en&q=darkweb

    13 votes
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  15. [360 Core & 360 Link] ISSN / ISBN search enhancement request

    For EJP and 360 Link, ISSN & ISBN search is availavle only when the ISSN & ISBN are included on Title Metadata.
    But there are many title's metadata which have only eISSN / eISBN even if title data of each DB has the pISSN / pISBN.
    *Sometimes Title Metadata doesn't have any ISSN/ISBN.

    On Client Center, we can find titles by searching pISBN even if title metadata doesn't have pISBN.
    I think same specification is better on EJP and 360 Link.

    13 votes
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  16. Request link on catalog details page should not display for electronic only material

    For libraries that have switched on the catalog details page, they have the option to configure a Request link.

    This button displays on all records from the catalog, even if they are not requestable - for example if they are online only, the button still appears.

    For example, this book is only available electronically (but the request link (Place hold button) is displaying then you get an error on the LMS side when you try to request it):

    The dragon and the elephant : China, India, and the new world order

    http://griffith.preview.summon.serialssolutions.com/#!/search/document?ho=t&l=en-AU&q=%22The%20dragon%20and%20the%20elephant%20:%20China,%20India,%20and%20the%20new%20world%20order%22&id=FETCHMERGED-griffith_catalog_b187154973

    This setting should be configurable to only display…

    13 votes
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  17. Utilizing Talis Aspire Item linking API

    Talis Aspire Reading lists have an 'item linking API' which can be used to improve Summon search features. This linking API can provide information whether search results items are part of the Reading lists. It will hugely benefit Talis Aspire customers if this integration can be achieved. Thank you.
    More information can be found at:
    https://support.talis.com/hc/en-us/articles/205715012-Item-linking-API

    13 votes
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  18. Fix inconsistencies with HTML display in Custom Panel Sections between admin and production

    The editor for Pages > Custom Panel Sections is inconsistent with what's displayed in the Summon interface.

    Example #1--I attempted to insert a line break (<br>) in the title of the panel (to have a two-line header for the panel). After submitting, the admin tool properly displayed the line break. In Summon, however, the title displayed as a single line with the "<br>" displaying. It would be good if the panel title display in the admin tool matched how the title would display in Summon.

    Example 2: I was editing the panel in source mode and entered bold tags (<b>,…

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  19. open the "search within a journal" results in a new tab or window

    Clicking on a journal title to use the "search within a journal" feature eliminates the original search. It would be helpful to have this open as a search in a new window or browser tab so that the original search is not lost.

    12 votes
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  20. Statistics for Best Bets

    I would love to get data on how effective our Best Bets are in Summon -- to get a sense of how often users are engaging with a Best Bet to find information or a resource, based on certain anticipated searching behavior. Such data would help me to decide how much time to invest in crafting future Best Bets -- particularly the tags. But I could also include the data in annual reporting.

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