Matthew Reidsma

Work Notes

Updates from the GVSU Libraries’ Web Team.
Archive // Subscribe: EmailRSS

Summon Updates coming Thursday, 6/25

ProQuest has just released details about Thursday’s Summon release, and it contains a few things we’ve been waiting for.

First, this release will have “RSS Support.” There aren’t any details as to what they mean by that, but I’m assuming that we can again use RSS feeds of searches that you can embed into your LibGuides. That’s been something we’ve been waiting for for a long, long time.

Second, there are two important bug fixes for things we’ve reported. Debbie pointed out that using the “Sorted by” filter creates application errors on some searches, and that bug is apparently fixed in this release. Also, those who noticed that the Advanced Search link sometimes disappears in Chrome will be glad to know it is now visible in all browsers.

The update is scheduled for Thursday, but they almost always delay it a few days. Here is the full list of what’s included:


We made the following changes to improve performance and usability with Summon 2.0:

  • RSS Support
  • More details in the DB Recommender list of databases in the admin console; the list of databases now includes:
  • DBID for each database
  • Provider name for each database
  • Improved deduplication rules
  • Better matching of Book/ebook titles based on unique identifiers
  • Improved deduplication of dissertation content type
  • Improved Video Recording content type matching
  • Improved rollups and spotlights
  • Ability to turn off Newspaper Rollups or Image Spotlighting
  • Newspaper articles in a rollup are now removed from the search results
  • Cleaned up related bugs—incorrect behavior for less than 3 results or repetition of results sets 3 or more times

Bug Fixes

We have resolved the following items:

  • Printing search results from the browser results in a jumbled mess
  • Email citation message text is required
  • Application error appears when a change is made to the “results sorted by” option for some searches
  • Preview Pane missing Publication Title field for Reference Content Type
    • APA Citation format should include book edition information
    • Citation links for saved articles mixed up
  • Publication Date Facet: Issues with error checking and when entering two digit years
  • Translation editor setting are not getting translated: “No results were found for this search with your current filter selections. Try clearing your filters to improve your results”
  • Advanced Search
    • User can bypass form validation by clicking Enter to submit Advanced Search
    • Advanced Search Icon not displaying in Chrome