Great ebook discovery news for users of Summon. Now both ebrary and EBL full text content are indexed in the Summon. I’m amazed at the use stats on my ebook collections that are indexed in discovery tools. This should be a big boost for EBL title use. More below from the press release.
May 6, 2014 (ANN ARBOR, Mich.) — ProQuest is boosting the visibility of ebooks in library collections by indexing the full text of the entire catalog of EBL – Ebook Library in its Summon® discovery service. EBL’s expansive catalog of more than 400,000 ebooks is now even more discoverable alongside titles from ebrary, which have been full-text indexed in the Summon service since 2012. The work to broaden discovery and accessibility of ebooks is occurring simultaneously with another major project: the integration of EBL and ebrary into a single ebook solution. Continue reading
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: Continue reading
More publishers add content to the world of discovery. World Book and ReferenceUSA content will be searchable via Summon in the near future. More from the press release:
Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest LLC, today announced that researchers will soon be able to discover reliable reference content from World Book and Infogroup’s ReferenceUSA through the Summon™ service.
World Book has long been committed to publishing award-winning encyclopedias and reference sources across all disciplines and topics, and digital products for both children and adults. Infogroup’s ReferenceUSA is a reference and research tool with high quality business and consumer information of interest to students, job seekers and researchers. Millions of people have come to rely on these two resources to provide the most accurate, relevant information they need.
With this new agreement, the Summon™ service will include results from World Book and ReferenceUSA to provide indispensable background information researchers need when developing a baseline understanding of a new topic. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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 text of its print books and serials, and discover materials relevant to their research topics. This collaboration makes the full text of much of the library’s physical collection as easily searchable as its electronic content. Continue reading
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 “PDA and Stewardship: Are They Compatible?” with Rick Anderson (University of Utah) and Brian Schottlaender (University of California San Diego). Continue reading
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. Continue reading
January 6, 2011 (Ann Arbor, Mich.) – As its content-unifying new search platform rolls out to libraries around the world, ProQuest has acquired acclaimed e-book pioneer ebrary, setting the stage for significant acceleration of the process of serious research. The agreement will marry both companies’ inventive, user-centric technologies and add a growing pool of a quarter-million e-books to ProQuest’s monumental content offerings. The combined collection will enable users to search seamlessly across multiple formats – books, journals, dissertations, newspapers, video, and more – and across eight centuries of the world’s knowledge. Continue reading
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 able to easily continue to search the breadth of their particular library’s collection for additional materials, enabling faster, simpler research. The collaboration furthers the Summon™ service’s mission to make library content easier to discover by researchers and students.
With more than 1,300 scholarly journals and more than 1 million images, letters and other primary sources, JSTOR is one of the world’s most trusted sources for academic content, serving nearly 7,000 institutions in 159 countries. With this pilot, JSTOR users from institutions subscribing to the Summon™ service will be recognized through IP authentication, prompting the appearance of their institutions’ Summon™ search box on JSTOR. That will allow them to run a search across the other resources available at their institution’s library, providing an uninterrupted and accelerated research process.
The pilot will involve a small number of institutions and will run through June, 2011. The goal is to make the service available to all Summon subscribing libraries thereafter.