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  • Introduction to Summon Search at UBC Library

    1. 1. Introducing Summon at UBC Library: a single, central index of our scholarly content http:// /summon Giustini, Barsky | UBC Library | March 2011
    2. 2. What is Summon? One search finds ‘all’ <ul><li>“… .Summon is a search tool that will provide a single-starting point to find and access the majority of UBC Library’s collections -- including books, ebooks, scholarly journals and articles, newspaper articles, dissertations and theses, videos, maps, manuscripts, music scores, digitized items, and more. It is a hosted service from Serials Solutions, with the Summon knowledge base and UBC Library content combined into one unified index….” </li></ul><ul><li>Eugene Barsky </li></ul><ul><li>UBC Reference Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>(with thanks to UVic & Queens U. Libraries) </li></ul>http:// /summon Giustini, Barsky | UBC Library | March 2011
    3. 3. <ul><li>A unified web discovery tool – “one search finds all” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google-like in speed, convenience & results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Single search to browse our full collections at UBC Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We maintain a central index of pre-harvested content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides support for faceted browsing / scholarly filtering (peer-reviewed items) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relevance ranking of books and articles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A unified search index to our scholarly content at UBC Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-indexed content is key </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Metadata is also key </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>local data resides in our Summon index </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>methods: FTP, OAI, USB, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>formats: XML (EAD), HTML, PDF, delimited ASCII, MARC, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data normalization done also </li></ul></ul>What is Summon? http:// /summon-features/ Giustini, Barsky | UBC Library | March 2011
    4. 4. <ul><li>“ A mega-index of scholarly content” </li></ul><ul><li>7,000+ publishers / 70,000 + journal titles </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>scores of scholarly publishers and university presses </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gale, ProQuest, SAGE, Springer, Taylor & Francis </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ABC-CLIO, IEEE, Emerald, LexisNexis, Publishing Technology (IngentaConnect), The Royal Society, ThomsonReuters (Web of Science), Scitation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Allen & Unwin, ArtSTOR, Ingram Digital (MyiLibrary), MLA International Bibliography, PsycArticles and PsycCritiques, M.E. Sharpe, Knovel, IBIS, RMIT, Hart </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>What is Summon? How many # records are in Summon ? http:// /summon Giustini, Barsky | UBC Library | March 2011
    5. 5. How big is Summon? ~ 700 million (.7 billion) records ! http:// /summon In Feb 2011, our Summon index at UBC Library = ~ 274 million records Giustini, Barsky | UBC Library | March 2011
    6. 6. What are its main features? <ul><ul><li>Single, unified search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provides a Google-like search experience but permits advanced searches also </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relevant results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Delivers search results in relevancy-ranked lists with most relevant results first </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Results refinement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Navigate and narrow search results using filtering, faceted browsing and sorting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full-text filter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Results set can be limited to items immediately available in full text online </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>View and Export Citations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Search results can be formatted and exported to RefWorks or cut-and-paste into Word documents, printed or emailed. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Browser support & mobile devices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>iPhone, BlackBerry, Android </li></ul></ul></ul>http:// /summon Giustini, Barsky | UBC Library | March 2011
    7. 7. http:// /advanced [Summon] Advanced Search screen http:// /summon Giustini, Barsky | UBC Library | March 2011
    8. 8. Why is Summon needed? <ul><li>To improve access to UBC Library’s print / online resources </li></ul><ul><li>See collections ‘at a glance’ </li></ul><ul><li>More straightforward searching </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Integration of print & digital content </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to use, and authenticate for offsite locations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Access to article-level digital content </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Remove barriers between UBC Library & user communities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Summon is a scholarship filter </li></ul><ul><li>Start with Summon, then use Google Scholar </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Summon promotes use of authoritative information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Brings researchers back to UBC Library </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps UBC Library remain part of discovery of digital content </li></ul></ul>http:// /summon Giustini, Barsky | UBC Library | March 2011
    9. 9. <ul><li>UBC Library’s index = ~ 274 million records </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>However, in Summon, there 545+ million records (beyond our collection) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>UBC Archives </li></ul><ul><li>UBC Library Catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>cIRcle (institutional repository) </li></ul><ul><li>Journal subscriptions </li></ul><ul><li>Indexes and databases </li></ul><ul><li>Other? </li></ul>What is IN Summon? http:// /summon Giustini, Barsky | UBC Library | March 2011
    10. 10. <ul><li>AgeLine, AGRICOLA, BIOSIS Previews, EMBASE, ERIC, Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI), FSTA: Food Science and Technology Abstracts, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (IPA), Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA), PsycINFO, SciFinder Scholar, Social Sciences Index, Social Work Abstracts, SPORTDiscus, Web of Knowledge & LOTS more! </li></ul><ul><li>e-Therapeutics, Journal Citation Reports, MEDLINEplus, Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print, National Library of Medicine (U.S.), Native Health Database, Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, OMMBID, OTseeker, STAT!Ref, TOXNET, and again lots more. </li></ul>What is IN Summon (UBC Library)? http:// /summon Giustini, Barsky | UBC Library | March 2011
    11. 11. Scholarly filters by ‘content type’ / subject http:// /summon Giustini, Barsky | UBC Library | March 2011
    12. 12. <ul><li>No records from our “specialized catalogues” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes UBC Archives, Bibliographies & Reading Rooms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unindexed content from our indexes & databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-prints & grey literature on the web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Very recent content </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Serials Solutions get its metadata from: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Directly from publishers, and scrapes their websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Metadata is not scraped from aggregators or indexes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Updates from our catalogue are loaded daily </li></ul></ul>What is NOT in Summon http:// /summon Giustini, Barsky | UBC Library | March 2011
    13. 13. <ul><li>How does it work? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enter search terms | use wildcards “?” and “*” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Terms are matched to metadata in Summon Database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Results are filtered against Serials Solution Knowledgebase (a collection holding every online resource available and where we “turn on” resources the UBC Library subscribes to…) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Filtered results (results to which we have access) are displayed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Links from results lead to OpenURL resolver (soon 360 Link), UBC Library Catalogue or directly to item on the web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tip: Have you devised a good search? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Subscribe to its RSS feed to know when the UBC Library adds new results </li></ul></ul></ul>Search architecture http:// /summon Giustini, Barsky | UBC Library | March 2011
    14. 14. Export citations in Summon – Using “Save” (bottom right) http:// /summon Giustini, Barsky | UBC Library | March 2011
    15. 15. <ul><li>Summon / link resolving for articles / book chapters (coming soon!) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>UBC Library uses 360 Link </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>PubMed’s 20 million records are included </li></ul><ul><li>Is it true that 400 million records are newspaper articles? </li></ul><ul><li>Does Summon solve “Grey literature” searching? </li></ul><ul><li>Access to native interfaces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject access is still needed for scholarly searches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Links to native interfaces </li></ul></ul>Outstanding questions / issues http:// /summon Giustini, Barsky | UBC Library | March 2011
    16. 16. <ul><li>Informal and formal feedback needed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University community, academics, students, staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library staff </li></ul></ul><ul><li>UBC Library will assess performance </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Speed & simplicity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Consistency of results </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scholarly filters </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>On different browsers i.e., Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Via mobiles i.e., iPhone, BlackBerry, Android </li></ul></ul></ul>Conclusions http:// /summon Giustini, Barsky | UBC Library | March 2011
    17. 17. <ul><li>Understand when to use alternatives to Summon </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect on strengths and weaknesses of Summon </li></ul><ul><li>More academic librarian research is needed </li></ul><ul><li>Identify new content for inclusion in Summon </li></ul><ul><li>About how to teach Summon ie., online tutorial / workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Who can benefit from Summon most </li></ul><ul><li>When to use our native interfaces </li></ul><ul><li>Grey literature searching </li></ul>Conclusions (cont’d) http:// /summon Giustini, Barsky | UBC Library | March 2011
    18. 18. For current information about Summon: What's New and Upcoming with the Summon Service [video] UBC Library Summon Blog Feedback: Contact UBC Library Electronic Resources Or, BMB Librarian : [email_address] / 604.875.4505 Giustini, Barsky | UBC Library | March 2011