May 23, 2022

Summon To Index Scopus Content, Discovery Service Also Adding Four International Publishers

Two items from Summon/Serial Solutions today.

Serials Solution will index content in Scopus, an abstract and citation database from Elsevier, and expose its widely-used citation counts in the Summon discovery service.

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New today, Serial Solutions Will Index Material From the Following Publishers

+ AskZad, offers an extensive collection of Middle Eastern digital resources. Metadata and content will be indexed from the following collections:

  • Pan-Arab E-Books (PAEB) contains a growing library of nearly 26,000 digitized books, covering a range of topics from religion, politics and economy, to literature, poetry and art. Authors are often highly respected professors from elite universities in the Middle East.
  • Pan-Arab Academic Journal Index (PAJI) contains full Arabic language indices of more than 800 journals published in Egypt and the Arab world.
  • Pan-Arab Dissertations (PAD) contains almost 8,000 dissertations published by graduate students in the Middle East in any language. The dissertations cover many disciplines in both applied and social sciences.

+ ciando GmbH is a leading provider of e-books, including fiction and non-fiction, as well as literature from all areas of science. Metadata for 155,000 e-books from 600 publishers will be added to the Summon unified index. Close to 90% of the e-books are in German and the company works with a number of major German universities and institutional libraries.

+ The European Patent Office (EPO) is a global player and one of Europe’s largest international organisations. The EPO is the executive arm of the European Patent Organisation. Its publications include material about inventions and technical developments dating back to 1836. Approximately 70 million patent documents from Espacenet will be discoverable through Summon.

+ Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN SA is one of the largest scientific publishers in Poland and an owner of the digital platform IBUK which serves more than 90 academic universities and public libraries. The agreement includes metadata for more than 3,000 e-book titles in Polish.

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See Also: (From Last Week) EBSCO and Elsevier Announce Deal, Mutual Customers Can Access Content from Scopus Database via EBSCO Discovery Service

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( 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, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.