Monday May 20, 2013
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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>>
May 9, 2013. Serials Solutions Summon Service to Index Audio Engineering Society Content. Serials Solutions is working with the Audio Engineering Society to make the rich collection of technical and scientific papers and reports from AES discoverable through the Summon service. The Society’s publications span every aspect of audio, from psychoacoustics and amplifier design to spatial re-creation and sound for computer games. The agreement makes the latest knowledge and research related to audio engineering more discoverable for millions of researchers. <<more>>
March 18, 2013. Serials Solutions advances library discovery with Summon 2.0. Serials Solutions introduces Summon 2.0 creating another historical milestone for library discovery services. Optimized for academic research, Summon 2.0 represents groundbreaking features and a new, modern interface for the Summon discovery service that will resonate with users familiar with open web search engines. Streamlined navigation and contextual guidance features significantly advance the research experience for both novice and experienced researchers – and provides greater opportunities for librarians to deliver value through new ways of engaging with users. <<more>>
March 14, 2013. Serials Solutions partners with Wolters Kluwer Health to index Lippincott Williams and Wilkins Content in the Summon Service. Serials Solutions and Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals, researchers, and students, today announced that Lippincott Williams and Wilkins content available on the Ovid institutional research platform will be indexed in the Summon discovery service. Researchers will be able to search the abstract and full reference (metadata) details of LWW’s 280 journals in the fields of medicine, nursing and allied health professionals. <<more>>
March 7, 2013. More than 100 A&I databases now indexed in the Serials Solutions Summon service. Serials Solutions announced the Summon discovery service now includes content from more than 100 abstract and indexing databases – including nearly 90 ProQuest databases. Unlike other discovery services, A&I content in the Summon service is leveraged through a unique match and merge technology that combines different types of data and information from multiple sources creating a single record optimized for discovery. For mutual subscribers, this unique approach exposes A&I resources to more users, directs researchers to full text when available, and maximizes the value and usage of A&I content for libraries. <<more>>
February 13, 2013. Serials Solutions' Summon Service Receives Most Innovative Technology of the Year Award. Serials Solutions Summon discovery service was awarded the Most Innovative Technology of the Year at the Asia Digital Publishing Summit and Awards organized by the Consultancy. The award recognizes companies who have demonstrated an unparalleled ability to succeed and have continually set standards of excellence. <<more>>
February 7, 2013. Serials Solutions Summon Discovery Service to index French open access works. Serials Solutions continues its emphasis on indexing open access content from around the world in the Summon discovery service. Le Cléo, le centre pour l'édition électronique ouverte (The Centre for Open Electronic Publishing), is working with Serials Solutions to have their scientific research content indexed in the Summon service. Founded by French research and academic institutions, Le Cléo publishes thousands of scientific works with a focus on social sciences and the humanities. <<more>>
January 31, 2013. Serials Solutions Summon Service slated to index SciELO e-book titles. Serials Solutions is working with Scientific Electronic Library Online to index its e-book collection in the Summon discovery service. Recognizing that much scholarly work in the humanities and social sciences is published in book form rather than in periodicals, SciELO introduced this collection as a parallel to its widely-accessed collection of scientific academic journals. The collection is a mix of open access and commercial e-books from major academic publishers in Brazil and Latin America. <<more>>
January 25, 2013. ProQuest and ER&L Support Librarians at SXSWi. Recognizing the insights and knowledge shared at SXSW Interactive (SXSWi), ProQuest, and ER&L are creating the ER&L + ProQuest #ideadrop house at this year’s festival, March 8-12. Located in the heart of Austin, (TX) the house will be a premier destination for librarians to gather for salon-style group discussions about the future of libraries and librarianship. SXSWi is renowned for its compelling presentations in the areas of new digital works and media technology, web interface design, and other creative solutions, attracting some of the brightest minds in emerging technologies. <<more>>
January 24, 2013. Serials Solutions introduces Summon Spotlighting. Summon Spotlighting, a new feature of the Summon discovery service, provides dynamic display options for specialized content types. Image Spotlighting dramatically improves discoverability of libraries’ most unique and valued collections. Libraries benefit from increased exposure and use of their local collections, image content and archival materials – and researchers are able to discover, view and navigate this high value content in an experience similar to Open Web search engines. <<more>>
January 24, 2013. Intota Assessment Available in 2013. The Intota web-scale management solution will debut in 2013 with Intota Assessment, a library collection analytics service that provides book and serials analysis and consolidated usage. Available later this year, the new service includes a robust suite of business intelligence tools to help libraries make informed decisions regarding collection development. Intota Assessment will also be part of Intota™ delivering best in class assessment functionality in a library services platform (LSP) solution. <<more>>
December 20, 2012. Serials Solutions selected by Stichting Bibliotheek.nl to provide new interface for library catalog. Stichting Bibliotheek.nl, the national foundation for public libraries in the Netherlands, has selected ProQuest business Serials Solutions to adapt AquaBrowser as an additional custom end-user interface to BNL’s new national catalog for print,digital and electronic collections. Based on a single unified index, the NBC will enable patrons to seamlessly search the local collections (books, journals, e-books, games, CDs, etc.) of member libraries as well as commercial and open source electronic data sources provided by the BNL. Serials Solutions was chosen to provide the interface for the new catalog based on its success with the similar Open Vlacc project with Bibnet, an organization of the Flemish government. <<more>>
December 13, 2012. Serials Solutions Summon Service expands discovery of content from five German publishers. Serials Solutions is working with several eminent German publishers to index their scholarly content in the Summon discovery service. This German-language content is among the most widely subscribed to by academic institutions in Germany, as well as many libraries worldwide, and includes resources covering law, life sciences and the humanities. <<more>>
November 1, 2012. Serials Solutions delivers new contextual research assistance in the Summon Discovery Service. Serials Solutions launched Summon Suggestions, a suite of features designed to enrich the Summon discovery service with automated and contextual research assistance that will lead users to better research outcomes. These features bring together a unique blend of librarian knowledge, community collaboration and global usage data to optimize the user experience and provide unprecedented research guidance at the point of need. <<more>>
October 29, 2012. Serials Solutions Summon Service Expands Japanese-language Content with Japan Medical Abstracts Society. Serials Solutions and the Japan Medical Abstracts Society have dramatically improved access to Japanese-language article abstracts in Ichushi-Web through the Summon web-scale discovery service. The inclusion of metadata from the JAMAS abstracting and indexing database for more than 5,800 journals covering medicine, dentistry and pharmacy subjects will be available to mutual subscribers of each company’s service. <<more>>
October 22, 2012. Serials Solutions appoints Kevin Stehr as Vice President of Global Sales . Serials Solutions announced Kevin Stehr as the new Vice President of Global Sales. In this role, Stehr will drive business growth through customer acquisition, retention and overall client satisfaction. Stehr will develop strategic operations plans and sales strategies to enhance customer experience and ensure a customer-centric approach to business. <<more>>
October 22, 2012. JISC Collections license data in 360 Resource Manager. Serials Solutions continues to simplify the management of licenses and their terms with new enhancements to its e-Resource Management service. The company is working with JISC Collections to save librarians time and increase access to the licenses negotiated by JISC Collections for NESLi2, databases and archives. Through this collaboration, licenses will be added to 360 Resource Manager, Serials Solutions’ popular e-resource management service, marking the first time JISC Collections’ licenses have been included in an ERM service. <<more>>
October 11, 2012. Serials Solutions Summon service expands Chinese-language content with Hyweb Technology. Serials Solutions signed an agreement with Hyweb Technology to enable the discovery of its Chinese journal content from the Summon web-scale discovery service. The inclusion of metadata for Hyweb’s more than 900 journals represents 90% of Taiwanese journals published. Researchers will be able to discover a vast collection of Chinese-language materials alongside their library’s other resources to gather the most relevant information for their projects. <<more>>
October 10, 2012. Summon Discovery Service expands content with multiple international publishers. Serials Solutions has signed agreements with AskZad, ciando GmbH, the European Patent Office (EPO) and Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN SA. Researchers around the world searching for unique, authoritative academic content will be able to use the Summon discovery service to find a vast collection of international materials alongside their library's other resources. <<more>>
October 10, 2012. Serials Solutions will Index Scopus in Summon Discovery Service. Serials Solutions will index content in Scopus, an abstract and citation database from Elsevier, and expose its widely-used citation counts in the Summon® discovery service. Serials Solutions' pioneering approach to displaying citation counts in Summon search results - along with pop-ups including links to citing articles within the discovery environment - enables users to interact with this valuable information without interrupting the research workflow. <<more>>
October 3, 2012. Serials Solutions announces second development deployment for Intota Library Management Solution . Serials Solutions announced its six Development Partners are actively using and providing feedback on the second iteration of Intota, a web-scale collection management solution for academic and special libraries. Integrated with a newly structured knowledgebase, this code drop represents another milestone toward interoperability with other information systems and unified, intelligent workflows. <<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:
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|Jun 22, 2011||
Serials Solutions announces development of New Web-Scale Management Solution.|
|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.|
|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 (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.