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    Summon: Provider Content in the Summon Index

    • Product: Summon

    What provider content is available in the Summon Index?

    The Summon Index contains over two billion items and continues to grow. Content is indexed at the record level (full-text, metadata, or both) from information provided directly by publishers and content providers.

    The below three documents are available by contacting the Support team via the Support Portal (accessible from the More Sites drop-down menu above). We recognize that the lists are from December 2014 so they can only provide you with an overall sense of the scope of the Summon Index. We are strongly committed to the Open Discovery Initiative (ODI) and have heard a lot of customer input regarding improvements to the reporting available from Summon and the Index. As such, we are making progress on automated coverage reports that can provide timely, accurate analyses.
    Summon Key Databases and Packages
    Summon Participating Publishers
    Summon Serials Titles
    The above three documents do not completely reflect the current content in the Summon Index. See the Summon Release Notes for newly indexed content.

    To confirm if particular content is covered in the Summon Index, best practice is to use Summon's Add results beyond your library's collection checkbox to query all items in the index. See this document for additional details about the checkbox.

    If you have provider content that you would like added to the Summon Index:

    While we continue to welcome new requests and add scholarly content to the index to support student and researcher workflows, we are increasingly selective about this content in order to help with our ultimate goal of adding high quality content that offers the highest value to students and researchers. Submitted content requests will either be accepted or rejected; accepted requests will move forward with sample review, provider agreements, etcetera, and rejected requests will be noted for later review based on the number of repeated requests or significant changes in the makeup of Summon's users.

    To submit a new content request, use the Content Idea Exchange; sharing your feedback with the Ex Libris community is greatly appreciated.

    All requests will be assessed. Note that the timeframe for evaluation, provider communication and indexing in Summon can vary greatly so we are unable to provide updates or timelines for when a new content source will or will not be added.

    We encourage you to follow Summon: Release Notes and Status Updates to stay up to date on new content additions to the Index.

    The following links will take you to much more information about how Summon works with content:

    • Date Created: 9-Feb-2014
    • Last Edited Date: 9-Mar-2016
    • Old Article Number: 8827
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