Summon secures Elsevier content

Big news from Serials Solutions today – they will index Elsevier content from ScienceDirect!

More from the press release: Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest LLC, and Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products, today announced their intention that the full-text of SciVerse ScienceDirect® content will be indexed within the Summon™ web-scale discovery service. Researchers will be able to search the full text of all ScienceDirect journal articles and ebooks via the Summon™ service.

“We are excited about this program. The Summon service plays an important role in the discovery and use of our content,” said Yukun Harsono, senior vice president, Search & Discovery Academic & Government markets for Elsevier. “For many college and university students, Summon is a key digital front door to the library. By making it easier for them to search the full text of articles and ebooks, we are even further expanding the discoverability of ScienceDirect content.”

By working with Serials Solutions and allowing its full-text content to be indexed by the Summon™ service, Elsevier is furthering its commitment to simplifying research for its customers, while guaranteeing that its valuable resources are used to their full potential.

“ScienceDirect provides researchers the most comprehensive full-text collection of science, technology and medical content, which is why Elsevier’s collection has long been an important part of the search experience and results we have offered to our customers,” said Michael Gersch, senior vice president and general manager for Serials Solutions. “We are delighted that Elsevier has decided to embrace our Summon service and anticipate this new full-text search capability will play an important role in helping researchers with scientific discovery.”

Recognized as the Best Enterprise Search Solution at the 2011 CODiE Awards by Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the Summon™ service meets user expectations by providing a fast, easy and open discovery experience. With a single unified index, the Summon™ service provides instant access to the breadth of authoritative content that is the hallmark of great libraries.

Currently, the Summon™ service allows researchers to search the full text of content from more than 7,000 providers and contains more than 750 million records. The Summon™ service provides proven value to more than 250 libraries worldwide that subscribe to the service because it is a clear, comprehensive starting point for research, and consistently demonstrates a substantial increase in usage of library materials.