University of Calgary and BMJ Choose Summon Unified Discovery Service

May 05, 2009

Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest, has added University of Calgary as a beta development partner for the Summon unified discovery service. A variety of new content providers, including BMJ, an international peer-reviewed medical journal and subsidiary of the British Medical Association have also signed onto the Summon service. The Summon service is a Google-like search. In the case of University of Calgary, library archives and museum collections will be integrated too, enabling users to find books and videos, e-resources at the article level, as well as manuscripts and artifacts, all from one starting point. University of Calgary librarians, archivists, and curators will initially test and use the Summon service. Then, they will move it to an open beta in May, getting feedback from faculty and student users. Other partners who are already testing include Dartmouth College, Oklahoma State University, University of Sydney, University of Liverpool and Western Michigan University.