(13 February 2013) Serials Solutions’ Summon® discovery service was awarded the Most Innovative Technology of the Year at the Asia Digital Publishing Summit and Awards (ADPSA) organized by the Consultancy. The award recognizes companies who have demonstrated an unparalleled ability to succeed and have continually set standards of excellence.
Boe Horton, Vice President of Sales Asia Pacific for ProQuest, was at the event in Beijing, China to accept the award on behalf of Serials Solutions. “We are very pleased that Summon has been awarded the Most Innovative Technology of the Year by ADPSA. ProQuest is committed to serving the Chinese market with a complete and compelling discovery experience expressly designed to meet the needs and expectations of today’s users.”
The Summon unified index now includes more than one billion searchable items. Chinese-language content has contributed to the growth of the index, including e-books from Apabi, journal content from Hyweb Technology, and metadata for dissertations and theses from CALIS.
To aid in the discovery of Chinese-language content, the Summon service offers advanced native language searching capabilities and language-tuned relevancy for 17 languages including simplified and traditional Chinese. Recent enhancements to the service include updating the Chinese name dictionary to improve personal and organizational name searching and Chinese titles and authors can now be searched with Pinyin separated with spaces at the character level.
The Summon service is optimized for the discovery of content across the library’s collection. Ground-breaking achievements in discovery delivered by the Summon service last year include item-level discipline-scoped searching and Summon® Suggestions, a suite of features that provides contextual research assistance to guide users to better scholarly research and learning outcomes.