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    Providing Maximum Discoverability of your IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Content in Summon

    • Product: Summon

    What are the steps I should take to ensure our Summon users discover our IEEE resources as much as possible?

    The below action items will make your IEEE resources as discoverable and accessible in Summon as possible. We start from the basics (tell ProQuest what your IEEE resources are) and advance to recommendations such as maximizing discoverability by customizing Summon s Database Recommendation feature.

    Getting your users to your IEEE content

    1. Add your IEEE resources to Data Management in your Client Center profile

    Find your IEEE resources with the e-Catalog and add them to Data Management. You can search the e-Catalog for a particular database or you can also search by IEEE and view all IEEE resources in the e-Catalog.
    Note that if you are an IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEL) customer there are four databases in the e-Catalog that comprise full access to IEL Electronic Library. The four databases (and 360 KB database codes) are:
    • IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEL) - Code: RIE
    • IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEL) Proceedings By Volume - Code: 6IE
    • IEEE/IET Electronic Library Standards (IEL) - Code: 0X0
    • IEEE VDE VERLAG Conference Proceedings by Volume - Code: K31
    2. Make sure the Display in Summon box is checked

    When you are viewing the Database Details screen in Data Management, by default the Display in Summon box should be checked. Do confirm this, as the checkbox tells Summon whether or not you want items from this resource to display in Summon.

    3. Select titles when you do not subscribe to the complete collection

    If an IEEE package contains many titles but your library subscribes to a portion of the titles, select your titles so that Summon understands what content your users have available in full text.
    Citations from titles you do not subscribe to are still available to Summon users who select to expand their search beyond the library s full text holdings:
    At a later date when you subscribe to additional titles in a collection, be sure to update Data Management to reflect access to your new full text titles.

    4. Subscribe to the Provider and Database Changes document

    When IEEE platform changes occur in the future and the changes require you to make updates to your Data Management profile, ProQuest can provide you with email notification about IEEE and other provider changes that impact libraries Data Management.
    Subscribe to the Provider and Database Changes document by clicking on the Follow Me (currently not available) link near the top of the document.
    5. Make sure your proxy configuration file includes the appropriate IEEE domain(s)

    IEEE supports Index-Enhanced Direct Linking (IEDL) in Summon which means that Summon is able to take your users to IEEE full text without the use of your link resolver. IEEE relies on one domain, for direct linking to content; make sure your proxy configuration file includes the appropriate domain. IEEE recommends that you also add and to your proxy configuration.

    Maximizing accessibility of your IEEE resources

    1. Consider prioritizing IEEE for Index-Enhanced Direct Linking (IEDL)

    Sometimes your users will have access to an item via IEEE as well as another provider that supports direct linking. Summon will randomly select a provider unless you have used your Summon Administration Console to prioritize your resources.

    When an item is available via IEEE and another provider for which Summon has to rely on OpenURL linking, Summon automatically prefers IEEE and the superior user experience it provides with direct linking.

    2. Make sure your link resolver is set up with an option to request an item

    When a Summon user expands their search beyond the library s holdings, the user is presented with citations from IEEE resources not available at the library. If your library provides users with the option to request material, make sure your link resolver is set up with a way for users to submit such requests.

    Libraries using the 360 Link OpenURL link resolver can provide such a setup by creating a custom link.

    Optimizing exposure and furthering use of your collections

    1. Consider maximizing discovery of your IEEE resources

    For furthering one s research after a user has completed discovery in Summon, searching in a niche database, with its advanced search features, can be incredibly valuable. Summon s Database Recommendation feature provides your library the opportunity to make your resources stand out as great places for deepening a user s research.
    In the Recommender screen of your Summon Administration Console you can customize the way your IEEE resources interact with the Database Recommendation feature.
    Suggested keywords/tags to associate with your IEEE resources, to ensure discoverability, include:
    • cloud computing
    • LTE
    • image processing
    • mobile computing
    • data mining
    • cognitive radio
    • network security
    • RFID
    • smart grid
    • wireless communication
    • wireless sensor networks
    • artificial intelligence
    • big data
    • embedded systems
    • VLSI
    • OFDM
    • power electronics
    • integrated circuits
    • antenna
    • robotics
    Maybe your library also maintains research guides on engineering and related topics? Compliment your use of the Database Recommendation feature with Best Bets. Another great way to assist users in furthering their use of the library to fulfill their research needs.
    If you have additional questions, please use the Support Portal option near the top of the page to contact the customer support team.

    • Date Created: 9-Feb-2014
    • Last Edited Date: 19-Feb-2014
    • Old Article Number: 8721
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