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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

Do Search Results Lead to Academic Results? (The Summon Service and Information Literacy)

Libraries exist to support the academic mission of the institution.

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11 Mar 2013 | Eddie Neuwirth

The Wow! Factor for the Faculty (The Summon Service and Information Literacy)

“It doesn’t happen very often in an instruction session that the faculty member will stand up and almost cheer,” said Amy Faye Fin, formerly of Bowling Green State University.

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08 Mar 2013 | Eddie Neuwirth

More than 100 A&I Databases Now Indexed in the Serials Solutions Summon Service

Serials Solutions announced today the Summon® discovery service now includes content from more than 100 abstract and indexing (A&I) databases – including nearly 90 ProQuest databases.

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07 Mar 2013 | Eddie Neuwirth

ACRL Announces ProQuest Library Support Staff Scholarship

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has awarded eight ProQuest Library Support Staff Scholarships for the ACRL 2013 Conference to be held April 10-13, 2013 in Indianapolis.

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07 Mar 2013 | Eddie Neuwirth