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February 10, 2011 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITI’s Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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ARTstor Images Discoverable Through Serials Solutions’ Summon Service

Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest, LLC, announced an agreement with ARTstor to enable the discovery of its visual materials collections from the Summon web-scale discovery service. ARTstor Digital Library provides more than 1 million images in the areas of art, architecture, humanities, and sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.

ARTstor Digital Library’s collections include contributions from museums, individual photographers, scholars, libraries, artists, artists’ estates, and photo archives. With the integration of ARTstor’s data in the Summon service index, users from all disciplines will soon be able to discover a more comprehensive wealth of visual materials they may not have even known existed within their library’s collections.

“The Summon service acts as the digital front door to the vast information available in the library, which allows students to find and access all the relevant material in the library’s collection simply and easily,” said Michael Gersch, senior vice president and general manager of Serials Solutions. “By including the fast and easy discovery of the full breadth of ARTstor’s visual materials, we are continuing to ensure researchers have access to the most comprehensive search functionality available on the market today.”

Currently, the Summon service allows researchers to quickly and easily search content from more than 6,800 providers with more than 600 million records. Summon serves more than 200 libraries worldwide that subscribe to the service.

ARTstor, an independent nonprofit organization, makes the 1.2 million images in its Digital Library available internationally with 1,300-plus institutions in 42 countries.

Source: Serials Solutions

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