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

Marie Cirelli


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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