BUSINESS RESEARCH AND THE SUMMON SERVICE

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BUSINESS RESEARCH AND THE
SUMMON SERVICE


ALA BRASS PUBLISHERS FORUM

John Law, Vice President of Discovery Services

Understanding the Summon model…


Having the critical core of the library’s collection represented in a
single, unified index is the key to making it all work


Speed, Ease of Use, Relevancy, Customizability, Research
Integrity, Stability/Reliability, and more

Unified Results Set


Unified Index

Architecture of the system matters!

Exponential Content Growth

0
200,000,000
400,000,000
600,000,000
800,000,000
1,000,000,000
1,200,000,000
1,400,000,000
Jan
2009
Jan
2010
Oct
2010
Jan
2011
July
2011
Jan
2012
July
2012
Jan
2013
Jan
2013
Now more than 1.2 billion items

500 million merged records

Most complete metadata from all sources via

Match and Merge Technology


American
Economic Association
Journals/Books and
EconLit


ECONIS (German National Library of
Economics

online catalog of indexed
economics literature)


Emerald


FRASER, the Federal Reserve Archive
of Economic History


Hoovers


IBIS World


International Monetary Fund
eLibrary


ISI Emerging Markets


LexisNexis


Mergent

Online


Mintel


OECD
-

Organisation

for Economic Co
-
operation and Development


Oxford
Analytica


Oxford Economics



Business Research Providers in Summon (partial list
)


Palgrave
MacMillan


Plunkett Research Ltd.


PubMed


Sage Journals and Books


Skillsoft
/Books 24x7


Springer Science & Business


SSRN Working Papers


Statistical Insight


The Economist magazine


The Economist Intelligence Unit
Reports/Profiles


The
Freedonia

Group


USPTO


Web of Science


Wiley Blackwell Journals and Books


World Bank

Breadth of coverage: key publishers and titles

Strengths in:

Management, Decision Making,
Leadership, Strategy, Marketing /
Branding, International Business,
Ethics, Economics, Operations, IT /
Information Systems

Strengths in:

Current / topical issues,
international perspective, company /
industry / political focus

How are we responding to these changes?

Comprehensive, up
-
to
-
date market, industry, and
company information

These
unembargoed

reports include:

-
Data and analysis on industry and companies from all regions of the
world.

-
Macro
-
economic data and trends and geo
-
political risk

How are we responding to these changes?

How are we responding to these changes?

Rapid Adoption



0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
Aug
2009
Jan
2010
Aug
2010
Jan
2011
Aug
2011
Jan
2012
Aug
2012
Jan
2012
June
2012
More than
6
00

Clients in
40

countries

ProQuest
r
esearch: content needs of business researchers


Surveyed business faculty in North America, Europe, ANZ, Latin
America, India and Asia


Responses from 564 business researchers


Results:


Researchers want to publish their research in peer
-
reviewed journals


Researchers require many sources in addition to
journals

Ask at the stand for a copy of our

Business Researcher White Paper.

How is business research changing?

n
=564

0%
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%
Patents
SWOT analyses
Grey literature
Videos
Blogs
Standards
Book reviews
“Best practices” reports

Trade publications
E-books
Reference Materials
Newspapers
Dissertations or theses
Raw Data
Abstracts
Working papers
Pre Prints
Conference proceedings
Books (print)
Global
Europe
50%

ProQuest
r
esearch: content needs of business researchers

How is business research changing?

Variety of Content Types

Discipline
-
Scoped
Searching

RSS Feed
Embedded in
LibGuide

--

Returns
Company
Reports

Image

and

News

Spotlighting

Related Search Suggestions

Database

Recommender

Best Bets

Indexed Research Guides

Comprehensive
Coverage


of

Business Content

Summon


a great starting place for business research

Multi
-
disciplinary
research support
& exposes users to
native resources

Opportunities for
librarians to be
embedded in the
research process