New Oxford University Press content added to Summon

September 27th, 2011 · Comments Off

Five additional OUP resources are now discoverable in Serials Solutions’ Summon.  The indexing includes metadata and full text from Grove Art Online, Grove Music Online, American Dictionary of National Biography Online, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Online and Oxford Reference Online. More information is in the press release:

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Summon secures Elsevier content

June 21st, 2011 · Comments Off

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 […]

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ebrary and YBP launch demand driven acquisition/short-term loan model

March 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

From a Serials Solutions press release: ebrary®, a leading provider of e-books and research technology, and long-time partner YBP Library Services, today announced the launch of an integrated Demand Driven Acquisition model that may be used in conjunction with Short Term Loans. The new program enables libraries to cost-effectively and efficiently provide patrons with access to vast […]

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Full-text search the HathiTrust collection on Summon

March 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

From a Serials Solutions press release:  Serials Solutions and HathiTrust today announced an agreement to enable full-text search of the entire HathiTrust collection of digitized scholarly books from the Summon™ web-scale discovery service. Researchers and faculty at institutions with the Summon™ service will be able to use the library’s own website to search the full […]

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North Carolina libraries receive grant to develop new eBook business models & make statements on values

March 24th, 2011 · Comments Off

Library Journal reported today that the four universities that make up the Triangle Research Libraries Network received a $41,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation to develop new models for consortial ebooks pricing and acquisition. From LJ:  ”Some answers to the ebook model dilemma may be in the offing, from the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN)—a collaborative […]

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Against the Grain Announces “MultiGrain,” conversations linking librarians, publishers, vendors, and others

February 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off

Against the Grain, the premier journal dedicated to linking librarians, publishers, and vendors, is excited to announce new content on their ATG NewsChannel Website. MultiGrain: Conversations Linking Librarians, Publishers, Vendors and Others, will feature ongoing discussions with a forum for conversations and debates online about the issues that impact us all day-to-day.  The first topic was […]

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ProQuest to Digitize 30,000 rare early books from National Library of the Netherlands

January 12th, 2011 · Comments Off

January 11, 2011 (ANN ARBOR, Mich.) – ProQuest will digitize more than 30,000 rare early books from the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), the National Library of the Netherlands, capturing every volume in high-resolution color scans. This is the third major European national library to participate in ProQuest’s Early European Books project after the Danish Royal Library, […]

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Credo Reference Searchable on Summon

January 7th, 2011 · Comments Off

Great news for reference discoverability, Credo Reference will soon be available on ProQuest’s Summon discovery service.  From the press release: With this new agreement, the Summon™ service will now include results from Credo’s reference content—together with Credo Topic Pages—providing the overview and background information that researchers need when beginning to explore a new topic. 

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eBooks and Maritime History – see and hear it at ALAMW

December 14th, 2010 · Comments Off

Peter McCracken, librarian and founder of Serials Solutions, has a new hobby – ships.  His site, ShipIndex.org, helps people do research on hundreds of thousands of specific vessels. With over 1.5 million citations in it, the site tells you what books, journals, CD-ROMs, websites, databases, and other sources mention particular ships. It includes vessels mentioned […]

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Summon Search Box on JSTOR

November 8th, 2010 · Comments Off

From a press release:  Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest LLC, announced today a pilot project that will allow students and researchers at institutions subscribing to the Summon™ web-scale discovery service to automatically find their library’s Summon™ service search box when they use JSTOR.  In addition to the content available on JSTOR, users will be […]

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