Friday Dec 13, 2013
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November 21, 2013. Serials Solutions Intota Assessment now available. Intota Assessment, a library collection analytics service from Serials Solutions, a ProQuest business, is now available. It is the most comprehensive assessment solution that gives libraries a holistic view of both monographs and serials in both electronic and print format, enabling data-driven decisions regarding collection development. Intota Assessment is also the first production service of Intota, a new cloud-based library services platform. <<more>>
October 31, 2013. The Swedish National Bibliography to be Indexed in the Summon Service. Serials Solutions is working with the National Library of Sweden to index the Swedish National Bibliography in the Summon discovery service. With the inclusion of the Swedish National Bibliographic Database in the Summon index, researchers will now be able to discover references to books and materials published in Sweden alongside their library's other resources. <<more>>
October 30, 2013. The Summon Service leads students to better research outcomes at York County Community College. York County Community College has selected the Summon discovery service and 360 Link to help lead their students to better research outcomes. In pursuit of a solution to make its entire collection discoverable via a single search interface, the university is working with Serials Solutions to help connect students to the library’s new resources. <<more>>
October 29, 2013. Serials Solutions to index Mybrary.ru in the Summon service. Serials Solutions is working with Mybrary.ru to make its electronic library of Russian-language content discoverable in the Summon service. With the inclusion metadata covering subjects of law, economics and business collections from Mybrary.ru in the Summon index, researchers will now be able to discover a large number of periodical and non-periodical publications, articles, theses and other educational and non-fiction literature alongside their library's other resources. <<more>>
October 24, 2013. Serials Solutions Summon Discovery Service will index Japanese Ebook content from Maruzen. Serials Solutions and Maruzen Company Ltd., are increasing access to Japanese ebooks through the Summon discovery service. Metadata from the Maruzen eBook Library will be indexed in the Summon service and mutual subscribers of each company’s service will be able to discover this authoritative ebook content, encompassing topics ranging from the humanities and social sciences to science, engineering and medicine. <<more>>
October 22, 2013. University of Tokyo selects the Summon Discovery Service. The University of Tokyo Library in Japan recently selected the Summon discovery service from Serials Solutions, a ProQuest business. The powerful navigation and contextual guidance features in the Summon service significantly advance the research experience for both novice and experienced researchers. Librarians at the University of Tokyo will now have a better way to connect with more users, customize the discovery experience and lead users to better research outcomes. <<more>>
October 15, 2013. PEP Web Archive to be indexed in the Summon Service. Serials Solutions continues to expand its coverage by working with Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing to include PEP Web, a digital archive of classic psychoanalytic texts, in the Summon service. Acting on requests from clients in the UK, the full text of these important psychoanalytic resources will be indexed in the Summon discovery service <<more>>
October 11, 2013. Langston University to streamline library management with Serials Solutions. Langston University has selected Serials Solutions to help streamline and improve e-resource management and usage data assessment at its library. The addition of management services, 360 Counter and 360 Resource Manager, will simplify formerly complex tasks, empowering the library staff to focus on collection development. <<more>>
October 9, 2013. International publisher agreements expand Summon Discovery Service sontent. Serials Solutions announced it will work with three key international publishers, Minha Biblioteca, Universitetsforlaget AS and Boom uitgevers Den Haag, to index their content in the Summon discovery service. Researchers around the world will benefit from the ability to discover this international scholarly academic content from alongside their library's other resources.. <<more>>
September 23, 2013. New Collaborations with Jisc Collections’ Knowledge Base+ (KB+). Serials Solutions is collaborating with JISC Collections KB+ to improve library workflows by transferring data from KB+ to the Serials Solutions knowledgebase. This cooperative effort will keep current data from Jisc Collections up to date in the Serials Solutions knowledgebase, saving libraries time. In partnership with Jisc Collections, we are committed to extending this initiative by programmatically updating both journal title data within Serials Solutions knowledgebase and library-specific holdings. <<more>>
September 19, 2013. MnPALS selects Summon Discovery Service, 360 Link and 360 Resource Manager. The MnPALS consortium of libraries recently selected the Summon discovery service from Serials Solutions, a ProQuest business to offer users a more satisfying search experience. In support of MnPALS vision to provide user-focused information services, incorporating innovative technology and effective use of resources, the organization will also use the consortium edition of 360 Resource Manager. Holdings information for individual libraries across the consortium will be managed more efficiently, and with 360 Link, users will have quick access to full text. <<more>>
September 10, 2013. Birmingham City University improves e-resource management and assessment with ProQuest Solutions. Birmingham City University has recently added two ProQuest management services, an e-resource management system (ERM) and assessment service, to address the complexities of managing and analysing usage of their e-resources. <<more>>
July 10, 2013. Serials Solutions expands Dutch Audio-Visual Content in the Summon Service. Serials Solutionsis working with the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision to include the database Academia. One of the largest audio-visual archives in Europe, the institute preserves a major part of the Dutch audio-visual heritage. <<more>>
June 26, 2013. Intota Assessment in Beta with development partners. Marist College began using Intota Assessment, a library collection analytics service from Serials Solutions, a ProQuest business. Marist is the first Intota development partner to deploy Intota Assessment, and will be followed shortly by the other five partner libraries. Vital for today's academic institutions, Intota Assessment offers libraries the ability to simplify collection maintenance, calculate its return on investment and showcase the value of the library. <<more>>
June 25, 2013. University of Arizona selects Serials Solutions Summon Discovery Service. The University of Arizona Libraries recently selected the Summon discovery service from Serials Solutions, a ProQuest business. In support of the University Libraries’ vision to provide unlimited access to information in a customer-centric environment, the Summon service will enable increased usage of the libraries’ vast collection and provide an enhanced user experience. <<more>>
June 18, 2013. Yale University chooses Summon Discovery Service. Yale University selected the Summon discovery service from Serials Solutions®, a ProQuest® business, to improve access to its distinctive collection, including 15 million volumes and information in all media. Yale University Library, the most recent of six Ivy League schools to adopt the Summon service, determined ease of customization, integrity of search results, a unified index architecture and the company's track record for rapid innovation of new discovery features were essential in choosing to work with Serials Solutions. <<more>>
June 6, 2013. Serials Solutions Summon discovery service expands Japanese-language content with NetAdvance. Serials Solutions, a ProQuest business, is working with NetAdvance to make content in JapanKnowledge discoverable via the Summon discovery service. Metadata for 13 reference titles from the largest and most reliable provider of Japanese-language content, including encyclopedias, dictionaries and citation indexes will be indexed and available to mutual subscribers of each company's service. <<more>>
May 30, 2013. Serials Solutions Summon Service to index video content from Kanopy Streaming Service. Serials Solutions, a ProQuest business, is working with Kanopy Streaming Service to make their growing collection of more than 18,000 videos discoverable via the Summon service. Kanopy partners with some of the world’s most creative filmmakers and respected distributors to offer libraries videos across diverse content areas like architecture, teacher education, health and safety, culture and politics in media, health studies, and more. <<more>>
May 23, 2013. Serials Solutions Summon service to index STAT!Ref Healthcare E-Resource. Serials Solutions is working with Teton Data System to make the premier healthcare e-resource STAT!Ref discoverable via the Summon service. Metadata for more than 400 resources in STAT!Ref from a wide variety of respected publishers and societies covering more than 60 healthcare-related disciplines will be indexed in the Summon service. <<more>>
May 21, 2013. The Summon Service expands global reach with content from IOS Press. The Summon service continues to expand its coverage of content from around the world through a new agreement with IOS Press. Headquartered in the Netherlands, IOS Press has satellite offices in the USA, Germany and China and joint ventures with publishers in Germany, China and Japan. Serials Solutions will index the full text of more than 100 electronic journals spanning subjects ranging from computer sciences and mathematics to medicine and the natural sciences. <<more>>
May 16, 2013. African Journals from Sabinet to be indexed in the Summon Service. erials Solutions is working with SA ePublications, a service of Sabinet Online, to index The African Electronic Journals in the Summon service. Aggregating the works of multiple publishers, this collection of nearly 400 journals represents the most comprehensive, searchable collection of South- and Southern-African journals in the world. <<more>>
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Part of Cambridge Information Group. A business unit of ProQuest. Cambridge Information Group is owned by the family of Robert N. Snyder.
Serials Solutions offers the following Integrated Library Systems:
A total of 0 library facilities included in lib-web-cats use an ILS provided by Serials Solutions.
Serials Solutions offers an OpenURL Link Resolver:
|Jun 22, 2011||
Serials Solutions announces strategy to build Web-Scale management solution, later branded as Intota.|
|Dec 10, 2010||
Serials Solutions launches 360 Access Control hosted proxy service.|
|Sep 6, 2010||
Michael Gersch has been named ProQuest Senior Vice President and General Manager of Serials Solutions.|
|Jan 19, 2009||
Serials Solutions launches Summon discovery service.|
|Mar 17, 2008||
Serials Solutions assumes responsibility for AquaBrowser Library from Bowker.|
|Feb 14, 2008||
WebFeat acquired by ProQuest and merged into Serials Solutions.|
|Jan 10, 2008||
Serials Solutions renames AMS as 360 Core Basic E-Resource Access and Management .|
|Jan 10, 2008||
Serials Solutions brands its e-resource knowledgebase as KnowledgeWorks.|
|Nov 15, 2007||
Serials Solutions launches the 360 Counter E-Resource Assessment Service.|
|Jun 21, 2007||
R.R. Bowker acquires Medialab Solutions, developer of AquaBrowser Library.|
|Mar 29, 2007||
Serials Solutions re-brands its products under the Serials Solutions 360 suite.|
|Dec 15, 2006||
Proquest Information and Learning acquired by Cambridge Information Group.|
|Apr 15, 2006||
SirsiDynix announces partnership with Serials Solutions.|
|Oct 4, 2005||
Serials Solutions launches E-Resource Management System.|
|Jun 9, 2005||
Jane Burke Named General Manager of Serials Solutions.|
|Jan 13, 2005||
Serials Solutions launches Central Search federated search producct.|
|Mar 9, 2004||
Serials Solutions acquired by ProQuest.|
|Dec 5, 2002||
Serials Solutions launches OpenURL link resolver Article Linker.|
Serials Solutions founded.|
WebFeat Founded by Todd Miller.|
Medialab Solutions founded.|
The following are a sample of articles related to the major events in the corporate history of Serials Solutions, or you can view all articles related to the company from Library Technology Guides.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (May 2013). Serials Solutions to Launch Summon 2.0
Serials Solutions will launch Summon 2.0, a major update of its Web-scale discovery service, expected to be available in June 2013. Summon 2.0 brings in a number of new major features, as well as optimizing some recently added capabilities. As part of the transition to Summon 2.0, Serials Solutions will make improvements to its underlying technical platform. Serials Solutions launched the genre of Web-scale, index-based search, announced in January 2009, with its first live implementation in July 2009 at Grand Valley State University.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (March 2013). Serials Solutions Announces Intota Assessment
Serials Solutions announced that it plans to provide Intota Assessment for use in 2013, prior to the entirety of the product. This strategy reinforces one of the key principles underlying the data-oriented design of Intota. To support more informed decision- making in areas such as collection development, Intota Assessment will use operational data and metrics from all aspects of the library's systems in addition to data drawn from the company's knowledgebases and bibliographic products.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (December 2012). Serials Solutions launches Summon Suggestions for enhanced research assistance
Serials Solutions has added a new cluster of features to its Summon discovery service, announced in November 2012, designed to provide additional research assistance to library patrons beyond the presentation of search results. These features, based on the context provided by the user's search query, provide automated tools that can be customized by the library as well as real-time assistance capabilities.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (March 2012). Serials Solutions: Summon and Intota
Serials Solutions continues to expand the reach of its Summon discovery service, both in terms of the content addressed and the number of library subscribers, as it prepares to enter the realm of library automation.
Serials Solutions announced the development of a new web-scale management solution that will dramatically improve workflows for librarians, further increasing productivity and quality of service to their patrons. Built entirely new from the ground up, Serials Solutions will provide librarians with a single, comprehensive service that will eventually eliminate the need for integrated library systems, improve efficiencies and address the challenges libraries experience today when managing their physical and electronic content and collections. The new Serials Solutions service will address the industry’s fundamental shift to electronic content, while still supporting librarians’ needs to manage their print and local collections. To do this, Serials Solutions will develop a solution that enables the cohesive management of a libraries’ collection, including the ability to select, purchase, catalog, circulate, compare, manage, fulfill, assess and report on their content, regardless of format. The service will also tightly integrate into the discovery process, working with the Summon™ service as well as other discovery solutions, creating an integrated, end-to-end solution.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (August 2011). Serials Solutions to Build Web-Scale Management Solution
Serials Solutions has announced that its project to develop a new platform to manage all types of library materials, spanning both electronic and print resources, is underway. This new product will extend the company's existing services that focus on electronic resources into a comprehensive platform that addresses all types of content. Serials Solutions has temporarily dubbed the new product Web-Scale Management Solution, but will ultimately coin a new product name. In the same way that Serials Solutions considers Summon a Web-Scale discovery service, this new product will apply the same characteristics to internal library management. These characteristics include a highly-scalable platform addressing a comprehensive view of library collections, delivered through software-as-a-service with Web-based interfaces.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (March 2009). Summon: A New Search Service from Serials Solutions
Serials Solutions announced a new discovery service called Summon that aims to provide a unified search tool for library users. The goal of this tool is to provide access to all of a library’s content, print and electronic, through a single search box.
At the heart of summon lies a very large index of content that the company is building from a variety of sources. This index includes the full text of a large body of articles provided by many different publishers as well as open access content. Summon aims toexpand its index to include all of the content represented in a library’s collection of subscriptions, its local print holdings and other resources.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (April 2008). WebFeat Acquired by ProQuest and Merged with Serials Solutions
In a move that consolidates the federated search sector of the library automationmarket, WebFeat has been acquired by ProQuest and will be merged into its Serials Solutions subsidiary. ProQuest is part of Cambridge Information Group, which also owns R.R. Bowker. Although Cambridge Information Group’s strategic focus has been on publishing and electronic content, the company has increasingly become involved in technology.
(July 9, 2004). ProQuest Acquires Serials Solutions
ProQuest Information and Learning has acquired Seattle-based Serials Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of e-journal management and linking services.