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Simplifying resource discovery and access in academic libraries: implementing and evaluating Summon at Huddersfield and Northumbria Universities

Thoburn, June, Coates, Annette and Stone, Graham (2012) Simplifying resource discovery and access in academic libraries: implementing and evaluating Summon at Huddersfield and Northumbria Universities. In: Planning and Implementing Resource Discovery Tools in Academic Libraries. IGI Global, Hershey, PA , pp. 584-601. ISBN 978-1-4666-1821-3

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              Abstract

              The University of Huddersfield and Northumbria University were two of the first commercial adopters of the Summon web-scale discovery system in Europe. Both universities had encountered issues with their existing federated searching products, with students and staff expressing dissatisfaction.

              This chapter describes the selection, implementation and testing of Summon at both universities drawing out common themes and differences, with suggestions for those intending to implement Summon and some ideas for future development.

              Item Type: Book Chapter
              Uncontrolled Keywords: Summon, Resource Discovery, Metasearch, Federated Search, NORA
              Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z719 Libraries (General)
              Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
              Schools: Computing and Library Services
              Computing and Library Services > Centre for Innovation in Information Services
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              Depositing User: Graham Stone
              Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2011 09:24
              Last Modified: 21 Aug 2012 15:52
              URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/12138

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