Also delivers Summon Suggestions in the Summon Discovery Service
Serials Solutions® and the Japan Medical Abstracts Society (JAMAS) 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.
Researchers will be able to discover a vast collection of Japanese-language materials in physiology, biochemistry, clinical medicine, nursing and social medical fields – alongside their library’s other resources. The expansion of content in the Summon unified index is very valuable for medical libraries. Users benefit from an interface available in more than 32 languages and dialects, advanced native language searching capabilities and language-tuned relevancy for 17 languages.
Also announced is an agreement with Hyweb Technology to enable the discovery of its Chinese language journal content. The inclusion of metadata for Hyweb’s more than 900 journals represents 90 percent of published Taiwanese journals. 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.
Summon® Suggestions brings together librarian expertise, community collaboration and global usage data
Also announced new is 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
With Summon Suggestions, librarians can directly influence and improve the overall user experience through localized recommendations, automated search guidance and live reference help integrated seamlessly in the Summon discovery environment. Automated topical refinement suggestions embedded in the search results provide users with options to intelligently expand queries to improve results.
Designed to deliver research help to users at the point of need, Summon Suggestions includes: The new version of Database Recommender provides libraries local control over database recommendations to ensure users are directed to resources pertinent to their research and in the context of their queries. “Best Bets” are locally controlled, library-generated recommendations that expose users to resources such as research guides, specialized collections, library web pages, course reserves, search tips, help tools and more. Related Search Suggestions provide users related concepts and expanded queries that can lead to better search results. Embedded Chat and Reference Widgets allow users to receive real-time help from reference staff without leaving the Summon user interface. Custom Text Editor allows libraries to locally modify text in the Summon user interface to ensure their users see textual information preferred by the library.
The Summon Service is used by more than 500 libraries in more than 40 countries. More here: http:// www.serialssolutions.com
(ACCESS 83, December 2012)