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    Summon: Increased Frequency of Catalog Additions

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    In addition to the Summon Index Update (which occurs twice weekly), Summon provides daily processing for additions to your local catalog, which does not include Institutional Repositories, LibGuides, or any commercially provided content. Deleted and updated records to your local catalog are handled by the Summon Index Update (see Summon Index Update and Exporting Catalog Holdings - Uploading to Summon).

    • 360 Summon and Alma-Summon libraries will automatically participate in this increased frequency of catalog additions.

    • This functionality will be included and tested in the August 1, 2018 release, but it will be not made Live until mid-to-late August of the same year.

    Timeframe

    Libraries can expect to see brand new local catalog records (not updated or deleted records) in Summon within 24 hours of delivery to the FTP updates folder. In general, daily catalog additions will process within an hour of delivery and become available almost immediately in the Summon search results.

    During the twice-weekly Summon Index Update process (which occurs on Monday/Tuesday or Thursday), it will take 12-14 hours for the daily catalog additions to be available in Summon.

    Duplication of Records

    Because this accelerated processing of new records bypasses the Match & Merge process (which checks the commercial records for the same item), you may see duplicate records in Summon temporarily. During the twice-weekly, full Summon Index Update, the daily catalog additions will be folded into the full index and included in the Match & Merge process. Once the Index Update is complete (Tuesday/Wednesdays and Fridays), any duplication issues should be resolved.

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