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Bogazici University, Izmir Institute of Technology and Süleyman Demirel University Improve User Access to Library E-Resources by Adding Powerful Summon™ Discovery Service

Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest LLC, today announced that three prominent universities in Turkey have chosen the Summon™ web-scale discovery service to make searching the full breadth of their collections and resources faster and easier for users. The three universities are Bogazici University, Izmir Institute of Technology and Süleyman Demirel University.

"We are pleased to count these universities among a growing, globally diverse set of academic libraries that have selected the Summon service," said Rob Mercer, vice president of global sales with Serials Solutions. "Librarians want robust and comprehensive search solutions to aid in the ease and speed of discovery of their vast collections. The Summon service takes the headache out of searching for information, and frees up library staff to focus on other user initiatives."

Serials Solutions Summon™ service is comprehensive, allowing researchers to search an entire library collection – including all print, electronic and microform serials – from one, familiar and easy-to-use search box. A user simply enters his or her search terms and the Summon™ service returns relevant results within seconds.

By simplifying the search process, researchers are able to spend more time focusing on how to incorporate the information they discover into their research papers and projects, and librarians can focus more of their attention on information literacy and other areas of library management instead of helping patrons find material.

Bogazici University boasts a student enrollment of more than 11,000 annually. The university's mission is to expand the scientific horizons of Turkey and to educate individuals who will continue to excel in the areas of contemporary science and technology. The university also aims to become a leading research and education institution of international standing.

The Izmir Institute of Technology is comprised of undergraduate programs in science, engineering and architecture, and the Graduate School of Engineering and Sciences. All students are involved in advanced research within one of the above-mentioned programs. Overall, the institute has an enrollment of 1,200 spread across nine undergraduate programs, 24 master's programs and six doctoral programs.

Süleyman Demirel University is the fourth largest academic institution in Turkey with an enrollment of more than 39,000 students. The university supports a variety of award-winning degree programs in agricultural research, medicine, engineering and business sciences.

Today the Summon™ service includes content from more than 6,800 providers and contains over 600 million records. More than 200 libraries worldwide subscribe to the Summon™ service because it provides significant value, a comprehensive starting point for research, and helps ensure that material in the library is easily discovered and used.

About Serials Solutions

Serials Solutions® is the global leader in essential discovery and e-resource management solutions which are powered by a comprehensive knowledgebase. Serving more than 3,000 libraries worldwide, Serials Solutions’ suite of Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions helps improve access to and use of collections, eases librarian workloads and ultimately reduces operating costs. Solutions include: the Summon™ web-scale discovery service, a world-class solution that provides instant access to the full breadth of the library’s collection through a single search; AquaBrowser®, a discovery layer that makes navigation more accessible; 360, the only integrated e-resource access and management solution; KnowledgeWorks, the authoritative e-resource knowledgebase and foundation for Serials Solutions 360; and Ulrich’s™, the world’s most authoritative source of bibliographic and publisher information for serials and the most comprehensive source of print and electronic serials data available. For more information, please visit or call 1.206.545.9056. Serials Solutions is a business unit of ProQuest LLC.

About ProQuest (

ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company has forged a 70-year reputation as a gateway to the world’s knowledge – from dissertations to governmental and cultural archives to news, in all its forms. Its role is essential to libraries and other organizations whose missions depend on the delivery of complete, trustworthy information.

ProQuest’s massive information pool is accessible through the all-new ProQuest® platform, which moves beyond navigation to empower researchers to use, create, and share content—accelerating research productivity.

This energetic, fast-growing organization includes the Summon web-scale discovery service, the new ProQuest Dialog service, and business units ebrary®, Serials Solutions®, RefWorks-COS, and Bowker®.

23 February 2011

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