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Summon Adds Content From Elsevier Scopus, International Sources
Serials Solutions, a ProQuest business, will index content in Scopus, an abstract and citation database from Elsevier, and expose its citation counts in the Summon discovery service. Serials Solutions’ pioneering approach to displaying citation counts in Summon search results—along with pop-ups including links to citing articles within the discovery environment—enables users to interact with this valuable information without interrupting the research workflow.
Serials Solutions’ unique “match and merge” technology brings together information from multiple sources to create a single record optimized for discovery. The inclusion of Scopus content in the Summon unified index—and the advanced capability of match and merge—will aid in the discovery of full-text content from other providers, as well as valuable Scopus citation-only results. Also, using Scopus cited-by counts as a factor in Summon relevancy ranking will ensure users surface the most scholarly and relevant content in their results. The Scopus abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature contains more than 47 million records and 19,500 titles from 5,000 international publishers.
Serials Solutions also signed agreements with AskZad, ciando GmbH, the European Patent Office, and Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN SA. Content from all participating providers is normalized to a common search schema in the Summon index.
AskZad offers an extensive collection of Middle Eastern digital resources. Metadata and content will be indexed from Pan-Arab E-Books, Pan-Arab Academic Journal Index, and Pan-Arab Dissertations.
ciando GmbH is a provider of fiction and nonfiction ebooks, as well as literature from all areas of science. Metadata for 155,000 ebooks from 600 publishers will be added to the Summon unified index. Nearly 90% of the ebooks are in German, and the company works with a number of major German universities and institutional libraries.
The European Patent Office publications include material about inventions and technical developments dating from 1836. About 70 million patent documents from Espacenet will be discoverable through Summon.
Wydawnictwo Naukowe is one of the largest scientific publishers in Poland and includes metadata for more than 3,000 ebook titles in Polish.
Another Serials Solutions agreement with Hyweb Technology will enable the discovery of Serials Solutions Chinese journal content from Summon. The inclusion of metadata for Hyweb’s more than 900 journals represents 90% of Taiwanese journals published. The Summon service offers advanced native language searching capabilities for 17 languages, and a new Chinese-language searching enhancement enables users to search Chinese titles and authors with Pinyin separated spaces at the character level.
Source: Serials Solutions
Paula J. Hane
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