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Thursday, June 9, 2011 Library offers award winning search tools

The Summon discovery service provided to Liberty University by Serial Solutions was recently awarded a CODiE Award for Best Enterprise Search Solution by the SIIA (Software and Information Industry Association). Highly competitive and much coveted industry prizes, CODiEs are designed to recognize exceptional products and services. Information industry professionals named the Summon service winner after a rigorous evaluation using a standardized set of criteria, including usability, content, technology, and visual interface.

Serials Solutions continues to enhance and improve Summon.  Recently it was announced that the Summon service will search the full text of the entire HathiTrust collection.  HathiTrust Digital Library brings together the immense collections of major research institutions in digital form. This collaboration will Liberty University users to search the full text of HathiTrust volumes and point you to a book on the library’s shelf, an ebook through a vendor such as ebrary, or an open access source (freely available in the case of public domain works) version such as Hathi itself or Project Gutenberg.

You may still search the library catalog and your favorite article databases separately, but Summon untangles and brings together the university’s rapidly expanding universe of academic resources through a single search interface. Give Summon a try and let us know what you think.

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