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Data Mining “Big Data”: A Strategy for Improving Library Discovery

So many people are talking about the concept of “Big Data” that it’s hard to separate the marketing hype from the true value.

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25 Apr 2013

“A quantum ... step forward” - Summon 2.0 Development Advisors Share Their Excitement

In creating Summon 2.0, we collaborated with development advisors who helped facilitate gathering librarian and student feedback on prototype Summon 2.0 designs.

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16 Apr 2013 | Eddie Neuwirth

Celebrating National Library Week!

U.S. National Library Week is around the corner. In celebration of libraries, we are offering access to a variety of ProQuest® resources from April 11 through April 20, 2013.

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11 Apr 2013 | Shannon Janeczek

Data Update

The latest updates to our knowledgebase.

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11 Apr 2013 | Susan Presley

Just How Customizable is Your Discovery Service?

Dozens of libraries are doing really innovative and creative things with the Summon service. Some Summon installations are so customized it may be difficult for someone to even realize that they’re seeing the Summon service in action.

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10 Apr 2013 | Shannon Janeczek

Serials Solutions Advances Library Discovery with Summon 2.0

Today marks another historical milestone for library discovery services.

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18 Mar 2013 | Shannon Janeczek

Librarian Perceptions on Web-Scale Discovery (The Summon Service and Information Literacy)

Our previous post included observations about how using data from the Summon service can improve information literacy.

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15 Mar 2013 | Eddie Neuwirth

Are You Ready for March 31 and the New RDA Guidelines? We are.

With the March 31 implementation date set by the Library of Congress and several other national libraries for the new Resource Description and Access (RDA) cataloging guidelines quickly approaching, the library community is buzzing with questions.

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13 Mar 2013 | Susan Presley

Using Data to Drive Better Search Experiences (The Summon Service and Information Literacy)

“Library interfaces should use information literacy standards in the design.”

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13 Mar 2013 | Eddie Neuwirth