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Summon Launch


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Short presentation given as part of the launch of Summon at the University of Huddersfield.

Short presentation given as part of the launch of Summon at the University of Huddersfield.

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  • Short presentation given at the Summon Launch (10/Mar/2010)
  • The original method for accessing e-resources was to look them up in a password protected Word document.
  • OneLog provided an A-Z list of resources and also helped with single-sign on.
  • MetaLib provided A-Z lists, as well as list by subject area.
  • The federated search option allow users to search multiple resources in real-time…
  • …but unfortunately it was only as fast as the slowest resource that was being search. For students who were used to the speed of Google searches, it was far too slow.
  • Google Scholar became an increasingly popular alternative to MetaLib. During 2009, more than 20% of the traffic to our link resolver (SFX) was from Google Scholar searches.
  • The content in Summon is pre-indexed, so searches are as fast as Google Scholar.
  • New content is being added every day to Summon, so the total number of items changes from day-to-day.
  • Transcript

    • 1. Summon
    • 2. How did we get here?
      • 10 years ago…
      Microsoft Word (2000)
    • 3. How did we get here?
      • 10 years ago…
      OneLog (2003)
    • 4. How did we get here?
      • 10 years ago…
      MetaLib (2006)
    • 5. How did we get here?
      • 10 years ago…
    • 6. How did we get here?
    • 7. How did we get here? (launched Nov 2004)
    • 8. How did we get here? “ This is the transformational technology which has long been needed to meet student and academic staff expectations in an increasingly complex information environment.”
    • 9. What’s in Summon now?
      • 49,705,667 items
      • … although it’s probably changed since I wrote this slide!
    • 10. What’s in Summon now?
      • 35,660,372 journal articles (inc. OA)
      • 33,927 journals (both print & electronic)
      • Printed material held in the Libraries
      • University Repository
      • Electronic books (inc. ebrary, Books24x7)
      • UniTube Off-Air Recordings
    • 11. What’s not in Summon now?
      • In-house material held on UniTube
      • University Archives
      • … ?
    • 12. Summon demo…
      • /summon
    • 13. Summon Key Dates Oct 2009 start of Summon implementation Feb 2009 new A-Z journal list goes live new Link Resolver goes live Mar 2010 formal launch of Summon (beta) …runs in parallel with MetaLib Aug 2010 Summon replaces MetaLib (by end of July)
    • 14. Summon