The University of Texas at Austin Libraries selected the Summon service from Serials Solutions to provide improved discovery of the library's vast collection of more than 8 million volumes, hundreds of thousands of unique electronic journal and ebook titles and valuable digital repositories. A cornerstone of the Summon service is its single unified index, which will make the breadth of the Libraries' collections discoverable without reliance on federated search and without bias toward any single collection, content vendor or content types. Summon offers unparalleled ways to navigate across large results sets as well as the ability to scope searches with unmatched levels of granularity. The Summon API and general administrative tools allow for virtually limitless customization options and offer opportunities to integrate Summon with other library services.
As the largest university in the University of Texas system, and as one of the largest public universities in the United States, the University of Texas at Austin serves more than 50,000 students and 24,000 faculty and staff through more than 17 campus libraries, research centers and museums. And, as an existing customer of Serials Solutions 360 Resource Manager, the Library can take advantage of shared administrative tools for a streamlined Summon implementation.
The University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas at Austin Library selected Summon after considerable research and review of discovery services and including a formal RFP process involving multiple vendors. The University of Texas at Austin becomes the latest Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member library to select the Summon service which is now the chosen discovery service of more 30% of ARL academic libraries.