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  1. I would like Summon to have the functionality to connect to Endnote via Z39.50 allowing users to search all our resources.

    I would like Summon to have the functionality to connect to Endnote via Z39.50 allowing users to search all our resources. Currently, we can only set up a connection to our Voyager catalog in EndNote, and our Voyager catalog does not have records for all the journals and databases we subscribe to.

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  2. OBI usage statistics : Access source IP address

    We would like to get the usage records of IP address to access Summon.
    Old Summon Usage system had provided it.

    8 votes
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  3. Idea for changing the results of the 360 API's calling to sort of order to the most recent first .

    As the reaction to the release on 3rd Nov 2021 which has been provided on EJP, I'm suggesting of changing the results of the 360 API's calling to sort of order to the most recent

    Because it become more usable if the platform which using this 360 API could display the databases with the most recent coverage first.

    8 votes
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  4. Add an option to limit "Print resource"

    Summon has the refinement to filter the results to print books. We need an option to limit "Print resource" (not only book, but also, print journals, microfilms ...).
    Especially, Print journal is important for the customer Summon over Alma, since former ILS had it.

    8 votes
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  5. allow more content types to link out to resource from catalogue

    It would be great if catalogue records, which contains an 856, could link directly to the resource from Summon. At present this can only be done if the record is an eBook, eJournal or a Journal.
    Linking back to the catalogue record isn't an ideal scenario for the end user when all they wnat is to get to the online resource.

    8 votes
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  6. Revise display logic so that collection names do not display as corporate authors

    Based on the MARC 21 standards, collection names are in the 710 field. For example:

    710 2 Alumni Ph.D./Th.D. Collection (Princeton Theological Seminary)

    As in https://catalog.ptsem.edu/record=b3319515~S1

    This is a typical way that most libraries handle their collection names. However, the current Summon mapping and display rules result in the collection name appearing as the author in the search results when there is not a main author for the work: https://go.exlibris.link/DZxpskWX

    Do black lives matter?: how Christian scriptures speak to Black empowerment
    by Alumni Ph.D./Th.D. Collection (Princeton Theological Seminary)
    edited by Bowens, Lisa M.; Edwards, Dennis R. (Biblical scholar)
    2023

    How…

    8 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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...)

    7 votes
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  9. DB recommender - html formatting

    We would like to be able to apply HTML formatting in the "database's description" field.
    For the moment, it doesn't recognise the tags unlike the public database note field.
    Furthermore, we would like to see the "public database note" displayed in the Database recommender.

    7 votes
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  10. Do not allow Book Chapter and Journal Article records to match and merge with each other

    When the Book Chapter facet is applied, in multiple searches the majority of top results listed appear as Journal Article format. My understanding is that this is because Journal Articles an Book Chapters are allowed to match and merge, specifically in order to allow merging of serial monographs. However, many of the top results do not appear to be serial monographs, but actual journal articles. This is confusing for users, and the merges may be causing more frustration than good.

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  11. 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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  12. Import LibAnswers by college in shared group systems

    Springshare's LibAnswers FAQs can be imported into Summon, but not for individual libraries in Springshare "shared group systems." In our case, the API url provided for the entire system is https://maricopa.libanswers.com/api/1.1 while the url for my college is https://maricopa.libanswers.com/api/1.1/faqs?iid=2299. The only API url recognized in Summon is the one that ends in 1.1 - for the entire system. This enhancement request is for Summon to allow existing API parameters to pull in LibAnswers FAQs by group. This will allow each group member to have their own FAQS (and not those of the entire group) imported into Summon. This functionality…

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  13. 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…

    7 votes
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  14. Search keywords should remain after logging in to EZProxy

    When users log in to EZProxy from the authentication banner at the top of Summon,
    the keywords they were searching just before will be reset, so users will need to enter the keywords again.
    It would be convenient for them if the search keywords were inherited even after logging in to EZProxy.

    7 votes
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  15. fuzzy keyword search in the E-Journal Portal (AZ List)

    Our patrons do not always know the exact name or spelling of a journal or how to use an asterisk.

    We think the E-Journal Portal search box should support fuzzy keyword searching.

    7 votes
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  16. EJP usage report : eBook and eJournal accessing counting through EJP

    It would be better if we can build the EJP usage report, which can counting the eBook and eJournal accessing through EJP.

    7 votes
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  17. 7 votes
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  18. Changes to the default content type mapping to accommodate music

    The current default MARC field mapping for web resources and computer files includes an option for MARC field 008(026). For most content types, this field position indicates that the resource has online content or is accessed electronically.
    HOWEVER
    Music scores and sound recordings have a different set of values for the 008 field. Their data elements for the 008(26) position indicate that the resource has accompanying matter, such as historical information, biographical content, or a discography.

    By having the 008(26) as a default MARC mapping for all types, many music resources will get incorrectly identified as web resources or computer…

    7 votes
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  19. Create an Alexa skill and Google Home app to run (or at least launch) Summon searches.

    "Hey Google, search [my library] for [topic]"
    "Alexa, search [my library] for books by [author]"

    6 votes
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  20. Create widgets that include limits by publication

    Currently you can create widgets with filters by discipline, content type, etc., but it would be very handy to create widgets that could search within a set of publications--for example, if you could add a query for a string of ISSNs and limit the search to certain highly specialized journals. This would be great for niche fields or some disciplines that are not represented in the list of disciplines (like rhetoric and composition).

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