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Seattle, WA, November 22, 2013 - Serials Solutions, a ProQuest business, is working with IHS Inc. to expand IHS content indexed in the Summon® discovery service to include IHS Jane’s modules and databases. With the inclusion of metadata and full text from the following IHS Jane’s content sets in the Summon index, researchers will now be able to discover information in the defense, security, aerospace and transport sectors alongside their library's other resources.
IHS Inc., solutions for an interconnected world, is widely known for hosting vast and extensive databases, including the Jane's sets. Founded in 1959 as a provider of product catalog databases on microfilm for aerospace engineers, IHS has grown from an aerospace engineering solution to a global information company with world-class experts in pivotal areas shaping today's business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management.
Serials Solutions continues to fulfill its commitment to make the most comprehensive discovery service for researchers around the world with the addition of IHS Jane's content to the Summon service. The Summon service is the first and only discovery service based on a single, 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. The Summon service index contains more than 1.4 billion items in which the vast majority of article and book content is full-text searchable.
Used by more than 700 libraries in more than 40 countries, the Summon discovery service is proven to increase usage of library resources across a library’s collection without bias to format, vendor, or platform. With the introduction of Summon 2.0 – groundbreaking features and a new, modern interface – the Summon service continues to deliver on its mission to return researchers to the library by providing a user experience that resonates with users familiar with open web search engines. Streamlined navigation and contextual guidance features significantly advance the research experience and provide greater opportunities for librarians to deliver value and scale their services to connect with more users.
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An energetic, fast-growing organization, ProQuest includes the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Dialog®, ebrary®, and Serials Solutions® businesses and notable research tools such as the RefWorks®, and Pivot™ services, as well as its' Summon® web-scale discovery service. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.