From Serials Solutions, Feb. 23, 2011:

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.

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.