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Connecting patrons to academic content

Summon discovery solution enables your patrons to uncover a wealth of academic content through a simple, user-friendly interface. Carefully designed to meet both patrons’ and librarians’ needs, Summon improves the discovery of your library’s collection and institutional resources.

Libraries can leverage robust capabilities through an out-of-the-box interface or an API and benefit from flexible customization options and easy-to-use administration tools.

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Expose All the Library’s Resources

Connect users with content from your electronic subscriptions, print collections, Open Access sources, and unique institutional repositories in one simple, intuitive interface.

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Small library? Large? Corporate, academic, or special interest? Summon supports libraries of all sizes and types around the world and integrates with dozens of library systems. We work with your team to create a tailored discovery experience.

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Enhancing Patron Engagement and Intuitive Discovery with Summon Research Assistant

A generative AI-powered library discovery solution enables to engage patrons better and empowers them to intuitively search, explore, and take maximum advantage of trusted library materials.

Based on a RAG (Retrieval Augmented Generation) architecture and grounded in the extensive Ex Libris CDI (Central Discovery Index), Summon Research Assistant provides a starting point to users for their research, including source referencing and appropriate attribution for the authors.

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Meet Your Users Where They Are

Design a compelling discovery experience that invites patrons from multiple sources: Google Scholar, library management systems, and custom search portals. Add your own unique customizations based on your community’s needs.

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Straightforward Administration

Streamline workflows with integrated resource management, reduce time spent on system maintenance, and delve into robust search analytics through extensive - but easy-to-use - administrative tools.

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Multi-Layered Delivery Strategy

Summon has multiple pathways for connecting users to content. Quicklinks offer one-click, direct access to over a billion resources, and OpenURL is a reliable standard. Summon is provider-neutral, but you may prioritize content sources as needed.

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Summon

Expose All the Library’s Resources

Connect users with content from your electronic subscriptions, print collections, Open Access sources, and unique institutional repositories in one simple, intuitive interface.

Small library? Large? Corporate, academic, or special interest? Summon supports libraries of all sizes and types around the world and integrates with dozens of library systems. We work with your team to create a tailored discovery experience.

Enhancing Patron Engagement and Intuitive Discovery with Summon Research Assistant

A generative AI-powered library discovery solution enables to engage patrons better and empowers them to intuitively search, explore, and take maximum advantage of trusted library materials.

Based on a RAG (Retrieval Augmented Generation) architecture and grounded in the extensive Ex Libris CDI (Central Discovery Index), Summon Research Assistant provides a starting point to users for their research, including source referencing and appropriate attribution for the authors.

* Will be released soon
Two college students sit in the library and work on a tablet

Meet Your Users Where They Are

Design a compelling discovery experience that invites patrons from multiple sources: Google Scholar, library management systems, and custom search portals. Add your own unique customizations based on your community’s needs.

Straightforward Administration

Streamline workflows with integrated resource management, reduce time spent on system maintenance, and delve into robust search analytics through extensive - but easy-to-use - administrative tools.

Multi-Layered Delivery Strategy

Summon has multiple pathways for connecting users to content. Quicklinks offer one-click, direct access to over a billion resources, and OpenURL is a reliable standard. Summon is provider-neutral, but you may prioritize content sources as needed.

Our team of experts looks forward to hearing from you

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Check out the wealth of content offered by Summon

  • Records in the Central Discovery Index (CDI)

  • Searches weekly

  • Content neutral

Ex Libris Webinars

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    Rapido Monthly Update

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    Consortia Central Configuration dashboard for distributing s...

    In this session we would like to walk through the main features of this new dashboard for Collaborative Networks.
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    How to Restrict Editing Bibliographic Fields by Member Insti...

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    What’s New with Summon

    Take part in this live webinar to get caught up on recent and upcoming developments of Summon and the 360 services.us questions, provide feedback, and share your ideas.
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    28 Aug 2024
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    Rapido Monthly Update – Aug 2024

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    04 Sep 2024
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    New “All titles search” User Experience (Alma 20...

    Join us to get an early look at what’s coming and make sure you and your library are prepared (and excited!) for the change.
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    18 Sep 2024
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    2024 Alma Analytics Become an Expert: Overview and Introduct...

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    25 Sep 2024
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    2024 Alma Analytics Become an Expert: Physical Inventory and...

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    How to Use Local Extensions for Member Institutions of a Net...

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    2024 Alma Analytics Become an Expert: Electronic Inventory, ...

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    2024 Alma Analytics Become an Expert: Creating and Managing ...

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    2024 Alma Analytics Become an Expert: Creating and Managing ...

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    2024 Alma Analytics Become an Expert: Filters and Functions ...

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    2024 Alma Analytics Become an Expert: Analytics Objects

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    2024 Alma Analytics Become an Expert: Useful Tips in Analyti...

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    WorldCat Connexion Setup

    This session will help you feel comfortable with connecting Alma to OCLC for cataloging. We'll cover both adding WorldCat as an external search resource as well as integrating Alma...
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    Rialto Release Customer Education Session

    Learn about the new features and enhancements available with Rialto's latest releases. July 2024.
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    06 Jun 2024
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    Moving Libraries Forward: Managing change amid technology sh...

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    06 Jun 2024
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    Fiscal Period Closure

    This session will review the fiscal period rollover process in Alma including ledger rollover and PO line rollover. Alma has tools that help you roll over subscription orders, stan...
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    29 May 2024
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    Rapido Monthly Update – May 2024

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    30 Apr 2024
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    A Conversation with Dr. Safiya Noble: New challenges in DEI,...

    Our special guest speaker, Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble, from UCLA, will talk about the new challenges in DEI, technology and libraries.
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    24 Apr 2024
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    Rapido Monthly Update – Apr 2024

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