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Agreement Enables Discovery of Taiwanese Journal Content

Seattle, WA – October 11, 2012 – Serials Solutions®, a ProQuest® business, has signed an agreement with Hyweb Technology to enable the discovery of its Chinese journal content from the Summon® web-scale discovery service. The inclusion of metadata for Hyweb’s more than 900 journals represents 90% of Taiwanese journals published. Researchers will be able to discover a vast collection of Chinese-language materials alongside their library’s other resources to gather the most relevant information for their projects.

The agreement represents another step by Serials Solutions toward building the most comprehensive collection of Chinese-language materials discoverable in a single unified index. The Summon service offers advanced native language searching capabilities for 17 languages, and a new Chinese-language searching enhancement enables users to search Chinese titles and authors with Pinyin separated spaces at the character level, which aids in discovery of this content.

“Serials Solutions commitment to the Chinese-language market was a positive factor for us in choosing to develop a content agreement with them,” said Yang-Juh Lai, president, Hyweb Technology. “The global reach of customers using the Summon discovery service, with an interface that is available in 32 languages and dialects, ensures greater exposure of this material to researchers worldwide.”

“As libraries around the world adopt the Summon service, it is important that we continue to build and maintain a single index that delivers the most relevant coverage researchers expect when they begin their research,” said John Law, vice president discovery services, Serials Solutions. “The integration of Hyweb’s content makes Summon even more useful for researchers to quickly and easily discover authoritative Chinese-language materials.”

The Summon Service
Used by more than 450 libraries in more than 40 countries, the Summon service is the first and only discovery service based on a unified index of content, leveraging its unique “match and merge” technology to combine rich metadata and full text from multiple sources to ultimately make items more discoverable. In just three years, the Summon unified index has grown from 200 million items to more than one billion items – with the vast majority of article and book content full-text searchable.

About Hyweb Technology
Founded in 1998, OTC in 2003, Hyweb Technology is a company devoted to digital content service, knowledge management, content management, e-commerce and banking solutions. Hyweb has 370 employees and offices in Taiwan, Beijing, Thailand and Hong Kong.

With the flourish of e-book and mobile reading, Hyweb provides complete e-book solutions for publishers, public libraries and academic libraries such as Cite Media Holding Group, National Central Library of Taiwan and National Taichung Library, which is the first library, providing nationwide e-book service in Taiwan from 2008. Hyweb e-book platform total solution applied self-developed DRM technology, multimedia e-book editor, and iOS / Android APPs for e-book reading.

Hyweb’s award-winning digital content services include “HyRead ebook store” (www.ebook.hyread.com.tw), “HyRead ebook for Library,” “HyRead Journal – Taiwan Full-text Database” (www.hyread.com.tw), “National Academy for Educational Research E-publications,”
“Ericdata Higher Education Knowledge Base” and etc.

About Serials Solutions
Serials Solutions provides industry-leading technology solutions for libraries worldwide. The company helps libraries work better by providing innovative, practical Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for discovery and management. Driven by a comprehensive knowledgebase and coupled with unparalleled client support services, these solutions uniquely merge unsurpassed understanding of libraries. Serials Solutions is a dedicated partner of libraries working to remain vital and relevant to their users and communities.

Serials Solutions, a ProQuest business, is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. 

11 October 2012


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