Summon search

Sarah Park gpark at SIUE.EDU
Tue Aug 5 18:09:20 EDT 2014



If you want to create a tabbed search box for various "type" searches, it
would be easier to create your own tabbed search boxe using direct URL
search statements, something like!/search?ho=t

for any!/search?fvf=ContentType,Journal
l%20Article,f&q=keyword> &q=keyword

for journal articles only!/search?ho=t

for Books/eBooks


Unless you want to develop your own search interface using Summon API. You
can get most of summon searches done through search statements like that,
and SerialsSolutions has pretty good documentations for tweaks.  




From: Web technologies in libraries [mailto:WEB4LIB at LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On
Behalf Of Cabus, Michael
Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2014 3:57 PM
Subject: [WEB4LIB] Summon search


Howdy y'all,

  In the process of implementing Summon on our site.I used their tool to
embed a search box, and we are using jquery-ui tabs to let users select a
type of search (articles, books, everything)..problem is, I can only the
search box to generate for one tab at a time.  


I tried to add a jsfiddle and just send that link on, but, the Summon embed
code and jsfiddle are not great, here is essentially the setup:


<li><a href="#tabs-1">Summon</a></li>

<li><a href="#tabs-2">Articles</a></li>

<li><a href="#tabs-3">Books/Videos</a></li>

<li><a href="#tabs-4">Images</a></li>


<div id="tabs-1">

<div class="searchbox">

<h1 class="contentblock"><span>Search Almost Everything</span></h1>

<script id="s75c77a10feec013115bf425f16031628"

<script type="text/javascript">// <![CDATA[

Advanced Search","placeholder_text":"enter search

// ]]></script></div>





With additional tabs setup the same way.


The search box appears for the first tab, but does not seem to search appears for none of the other tabs.  I tested the code out
locally, placing each in a separate file (one for everything, another for
books, etc) and each one worked.I am wondering if 


a.)    In  a tabbed environment the Summon code needs to be modified to
accommodate multiple instances of the Summon embed code on the same page

b.)    The fact that I am calling jquery and jquery libraries like jquery-ui
and a carousel library are causing the Summon code to get knocked
out.inspecting the code, I can see Summon appears to be using a jquery
library itself, so that may be causing an issue.


Has anyone implemented Summon search like this before?  Any idea why it's
not working out?


Thanks so much


Michael Cabus


Systems Librarian, Paul J. Gutman Library

Philadelphia University

Phone. 215.951.5365



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