Serials Solutions Reveals Results of Coverage Analysis of the Summon™ Web-Scale Discovery Service

New Lists Provide Librarians with Better Visibility into the Material Indexed in the Award-Winning Discovery Service 

SEATTLE – July 21, 2011 – Serials Solutions®, a business unit of ProQuest LLC, today released a new list of key databases and packages, as well as updated comprehensive lists of the serials titles and publishers  available in the Summon™ index, providing librarians with even greater visibility into the quality content indexed in the Summon™ service. By making these lists available today and in the future, Serials Solutions aims to provide unprecedented transparency to the breadth of the full-text searchable content in its award-winning discovery service.

With new content sources added every week, and content updated daily, the comprehensive serials titles list includes details such as coverage dates and full-text indexing.  The publishers list provides a guide to the more than 750 million records and 80 different content types from more than 7,000 publishers discoverable from the Summon™ service. In addition, Serials Solutions has developed a new list of key databases and packages to provide librarians with insight into the percentage of collections now full-text searchable through its award-winning service. Each of these lists will be maintained and published on a quarterly basis.

“Coverage is currently the single most sought after criteria libraries evaluate in a discovery service,” said Mike Buschman, director of product management for the Summon™ service at Serials Solutions. “With our state-of-the-art rapid content ingestion system and superior search technology, we are confident Summon will continue to lead the market in connecting researchers with the most comprehensive and relevant search results unbiased towards any one content provider while offering libraries and publishers the most substantial increase in usage of content.”

Through the Summon™ service, Serials Solutions also enables libraries to maintain their importance in the research process by exposing their digitized special collections to researchers around the world. Users can discover content from more than 39 open access archives and 257 institutional repositories from 73 different institutions representing more than 40 million records that have been ingested into the Summon™ service, most with full-text indexing. By making a concentrated collection of material discoverable from a multitude of disparate sources, the Summon™ service enables libraries to exponentially grow their collections to include these repositories at no additional cost, thus broadening their researchers’ experience to discover even more interesting and intriguing content.

Recognized as the Best Enterprise Search Solution at the 2011 CODiE Awards by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the Summon™ service offers the most compelling user experience by providing an easy and open discovery experience. The Summon™ service provides instant access to the breadth of authoritative content that is the hallmark of great libraries.

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