Customizing Summon for a Specific User Population: A Health Sciences Library’s Experience

The Harrell Health Sciences Library: Research and Learning Commons (HHSL) tailored their discovery solution, Ex Libris Summon, to better meet the needs of its health sciences users. The customizations encourage more sophisticated searching behaviors and improves usability of the library website for browsing and finding known items. HHSL worked with Penn State University Libraries and their Ex Libris Customer Success Manager to create customized search panels as well as turn on features available in Summon. While these customizations are specific to a health sciences library, any library can use these practices to customize their instance of Summon for their user group(s).

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Work Title Customizing Summon for a Specific User Population: A Health Sciences Library’s Experience
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  1. MARIE CHRISTINE CIRELLI
Keyword
  1. Discovery
  2. Summon
  3. Libraries
  4. Medical Libraries
  5. Information Resources
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Work Type Article
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  1. The author thanks Xiaoyu Sun for coding the search widgets and making her ideas possible. She would also like to thank Lori Cisney, Ruth Kitchin Tillman, and Heidi Thompson, who advised her throughout the project. Additionally, she would like to thank Alex Harrington and Esther Dell for their careful reviews of the manuscript.
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  1. University Library System, University of Pittsburgh
Publication Date 2022
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  1. 10.5195/palrap.2022.266
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Deposited July 06, 2022

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