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    Summon: Item Preview

    • Product: Summon

    How do I preview an item in the search results set?

    Libraries using the legacy Summon interface should jump here. If you are not sure if your library uses the legacy or the 2.0 interface, compare your Summon search box to the legacy and 2.0 search boxes displayed in the Summon 2.0 overview.

    Item Preview in Summon 2.0

    Summon provides the ability to preview an item by providing the user with additional metadata about the item, without having to first click to another page.

    Clicking on the Preview link at the bottom of a record will generate display of the preview information below the record:
    Link to Preview pane

    Preview information displaying below a record:
    Preview display

    Click on Permanent Link to access a persistent link to the item. The link provides an easy way to access the Summon record at a later date via places such as a browser bookmark.
    • The Permanent Link link can be turned off via the Search Results section of Summon Settings in the administration console; Permalink color can be customized via the Summon 2.0 Customization section of the Settings admin page.

    The preview information will remain displayed below the record until the Preview link is clicked again.

    Item Preview in the legacy Summon interface

    Summon provides the ability to preview an item by providing the user with additional metadata about the item, without having to first click to another page.

    From the search results page, a user can hover over the title of the item, or click the magnifying glass icon on the right side of the record, and Summon will provide preview information in a pop-up window:
    Item Preview

    • Date Created: 9-Feb-2014
    • Last Edited Date: 25-Aug-2016
    • Old Article Number: 8807