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The Summon Discovery Tool @ Fort Valley State University
The Summon Discovery Tool @ Fort Valley State University
The Summon Discovery Tool @ Fort Valley State University
The Summon Discovery Tool @ Fort Valley State University
The Summon Discovery Tool @ Fort Valley State University
The Summon Discovery Tool @ Fort Valley State University
The Summon Discovery Tool @ Fort Valley State University
The Summon Discovery Tool @ Fort Valley State University
The Summon Discovery Tool @ Fort Valley State University
The Summon Discovery Tool @ Fort Valley State University
The Summon Discovery Tool @ Fort Valley State University
The Summon Discovery Tool @ Fort Valley State University
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The Summon Discovery Tool @ Fort Valley State University

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On overview of Hunt Memorial Library @ Fort Valley State University's use of the Summon Discovery Tool.

On overview of Hunt Memorial Library @ Fort Valley State University's use of the Summon Discovery Tool.

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  • FVSU is one of Georgia’s only two land grants, with UGA being the other. We are the state’s 1890 Land Grant institution. Our signature programs in agriculture are food and animal science, with a particular emphasis on goat research.We also have the distinction of being one of only three public historically black universities in the system.We actually have three sites, our main library, a curriculum materials center which is located in our education building, as well as a small library at our graduate studies center, located in Warner Robins (15 miles from the main campus)
  • Multiple information resources – books, articles, videos,Varied platforms – vendors change interfaces often.
  • Better return on investment Frustrated users especially first-year students and adult learnersObservations from information literacy classes and observing students working in the library
  • Provided by Serials Solutions.Question: what’s the difference between a discovery service and federated searching?Discovery service delivers pre-harvested content. Search does not have to go out and “get” the results; results are already there. Response time is much faster, search results are de-duped in most cases.
  • Unified index – enriched as more Summon clients are added. You’ll see in the demo how users can extend their search beyond their libraries collection
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    • 1. Shaundra Walker
      Head of Reference ServicesHenry A. Hunt Memorial LibraryFort Valley State University
      GUGM 2011
      Macon State College
      May 19, 2011
      The Summon Discovery Tool @ FVSU
    • 2. About Us
      FVSU
      1890 Land Grant
      HBCU
      Hunt Memorial Library
      Collection
      152,000+ volumes
      Approximately 84 Databases (GALILEO + Independently Purchased)
      Ebrary, NetLibrary and IEEE ebooks
      Three Sites
      Main Library
      Curriculum Materials Center
      Warner Robins Center
    • 3. Why the Discovery Tool?
      Multiple information resources
      Varied platforms
      Old Way
      Purchase it and hope they will find it
      New Way
      Make it easy for them to find
    • 4. Why the Discovery Tool?
      ROI
      User Expectations
      User Experience
      Too many “clicks”
      Too many open windows
      “Where am I?”
      “How do I get back to where I was?”
    • 5. About Summon
      Hosted Serials Solutions Product
      Pre-Harvested Content
      Catalog Records + E-resources
      Books and e-books
      Journal Articles
      Media
      LibGuides
    • 6. About Summon
      Publisher vs. Database specific
      Covers over 90% of our full-text scholarly content
      Nightly updates from the catalog via cron job
      Next day updates for e-resources via Client Center
    • 7. Summon Features
      Single-search box
      Faceted refinements
      RSS feeds
      Citation-formatting
      Results folder
      “Did you mean?” suggestions
      Database recommender
      Mobile and tablet friendly
    • 8. Implementation
      Phases
      GIL Export
      360 Core Configuration
      Tweaking, Tweaking, Tweaking!
      Soft Launch
    • 9. Student/Professor Quotes
      "The process is a lot easier than how I conducted research during my first semester..." - ENG 1102 Student
      “I like this way much better!” – ENG 3343 Student
      “How long have y’all had this?!” –ENG 1102 Student
      “I like it. I will be encouraging my students to use it.” – English Professor
    • 10. Demonstration
      http://fvsu.summon.serialssolutions.com
    • 11. Summon @ FVSU Action Plan
      Marketed to first and second year students
      Best for discovery searches vs. exact searches
      Databases will still be taught!
      Summon at the 1000-2000 level
      Summon + subject-specific databases at the 3000 – 4000 level
      Enhancement of not a replacement for GIL and GALILEO
    • 12. Looking Ahead
      Integration of institutional repository
      Customizing the Link Resolver Page
      Exploring the API
      Integration with other resources
      LibGuides
      BlackBoard
      HathiTrust integration
      Indexing of some full-text should enhance searching of print books

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