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Serials Solutions, a ProQuest business, is working with Hiperlink Egitim Iletisim to index the first and only Turkish e-book database Hiperkitap, in the Summon discovery service. With the inclusion of full text and accompanying metadata in the Summon index, researchers will now be able to discover over 10,000 e-book titles from 250 Turkish publishers alongside their library's other resources to gather the most relevant information for their projects.

Produced and designed by Hiperlink, the Turkish e-book database Hiperkitap has grown from 100 publishers and 3500 titles since its launch in 2009. A useful knowledge resource valued by Turkish libraries, the collection provides rich content covering a wide range of academic and cultural subjects to university and public library subscribers.

Serials Solutions continues to fulfill its commitment to make the most comprehensive discovery service for researchers around the world with the addition of this Turkish e-book collection to the Summon service.  With an interface available in 32 languages and dialects, the Summon service makes global content discoverable by scholars worldwide. It applies native-language searching capabilities and language-tuned relevancy for 17 languages.

The Summon service is the first and only discovery service based on a single, unified index of content, leveraging its unique “match and merge” technology to combine rich metadata and full text from multiple sources to ultimately make items more discoverable. The Summon service index contains more than 1.4 billion items in which the vast majority of article and book content is full-text searchable.

Used by more than 600 libraries in more than 40 countries, the Summon discovery service is proven to increase usage of library resources across a library’s collection without bias to format, vendor, or platform. With the introduction of Summon® 2.0 – groundbreaking features and a new, modern interface – the Summon service continues to deliver on its mission to return researchers to the library by providing a user experience that resonates with users familiar with open web search engines. Streamlined navigation and contextual guidance features significantly advance the research experience and provide greater opportunities for librarians to deliver value and scale their services to connect with more users.

02 Oct 2013 | Posted by Shannon Janeczek

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