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Questions to Consider

(Attached Documents can be found at the end of right column)

July 11th Summon Advisory Group Meeting Agenda and follow-up notes.

Which link to add to A&I Citation Page - link resolver or ILL?

Search: With print.
7/30 - Will request that the citation page "Request" button have different text.

Catalog Detail Display Page?
A: Not yet discussed
7/30 - Will reveiw before making recommendation.

Database recommender, keep? (See Document's Box, Database Recommender ):
A: Group decided to remove Database Recommender
Update: There will be a new release.
7/30 - Requested that this feature be deactivated.

SearchWiSE widget and search box builder
A: Reference to review; Will add logo to Code; Will discuss at next Reference meeting

UBorrow Link, See FSU example
A: Group decided to include with different wording. Example: :Items you can request statewide.
7/30 - Suggested wording:
“Show ### books you can request from the state University Libraries.” Will work with Serials Solutions to add link and text.

Help Links:

A: Reference to determine links for Help Links.

Add other links to interface
A: Reference to determine
- Change of links
      Help – Now links to; About – Now links to

Review of FAQs for updates
A: FAQ committee to update
7/30 - Former FAQ committee with review and update the FAQ page.

Review of current facets
A: Group decided to remove "Scholarly publications facet."
7/30 -  Removed facet

SearchWiSE survey:

  • Curl on Homepage to @ 8/16

  • Link in SearchWiSE interface

  • Link on Indexes/Databases page

  • Link on Landing page

  • Link in blog and blog post

  • Twitter and Facebook messages

  • Link on SearchWiSE boxes in LibGuides

  • Announcement, emails, and flyers to be distributed.

Summon Wiki's & Mailing List

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Summon 2.0

Agenda for 1/9 meeting:

  • Overview of new features - use SerSol ppt (11/14 email,Summon 2.0 overview ppt)
  • Go into our instance and demonstrate searches
  • Our concerns 
    • LibGuide customizations - Disciplines - need to assign disciplines per SerSol list - decided by Ref
    • Suggested librarian - Librarian who owns the guide will come up - reassigne ref dept. guides example!/search?ho=t&q=%22google%20scholar&l=en Google Scholar
    • Recommended Research Guides - Show both owners and co-owners as librarians - only max of 3 will display - cannot yet customize
    • Other topic explorer issues - related scholar topic, Summon topics
  • Go over marketing/migration plan

Print out Summon 2.0 User Guide - 2pg.