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Serials Solutions' Summon® web-scale discovery service is the choice of Helmut Schmidt University, University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg, to offer their users a single starting place to discover the most relevant information from the full breadth of the content in the library's collections. Known for its high service orientation, ranking 4th place among German academic one-track libraries in 2010, the HSU Library serves the information needs of its academic community as well as the citizens of Hamburg and the general public of Germany. HSU Library specializes in the areas of engineering, economics, educational science, politics, and psychology with a collection of over 770,000 print books, 130 databases and 25,000 full-text e-journals and  65,000 e-books. An important consideration during the selection process was the speed and ease of the implementation process. "We want to quickly be able to offer our users a compelling discovery experience and Google-like feeling," said Werner R. Tannhof, Deputy Librarian/Head Librarian in Charge at Helmut Schmidt University, University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg. "The flexibility of the Summon service made it the logical choice to help ensure our library's resources are easily discovered and used as a one-stop search experience."

28 Nov 2011 | Posted by Trevor Gibson

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