January 24, 2022

Content Discovery: Cornell University Library Selects Summon

From a Summon Announcement:

Serials Solutions today announced that Cornell University Library is adopting the Summo service. By utilizing the Summon application program interface (API), Cornell University will integrate the web-scale discovery service’s search functionality with other library applications and learning management systems. This will enable Cornell University to provide greater exposure to the full text of articles of all subscribed materials in addition to other relevant library collections.

“The most compelling reason for selecting Summon is that it offers a simple and intuitive full-text search of almost all our licensed content, offering a great starting point for research,” said Dean Krafft, Cornell University Library’s chief technology strategist and director of IT. “Because the Summon interface and its open API are so flexible, we will be able to develop an interface that effectively directs users to the complete range of library content. From the relevancy-ranked list of search results, users will be able to click through to full-text articles, as well as leveraging additional services, such as the ability to identify reference librarians who are experts and can assist in further propelling their research.”

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User Base

More than 250 libraries and research institutions now use Summon. The total includes more than 25% of ARL members.


About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.