Summon for NC LIVE Libraries

­­As part of the new, six-year agreement with ProQuest, NC LIVE member libraries will have access to their own instance of Summon.  Summon is a discovery service that pulls together all of your library’s collections – including electronic content licensed by NC LIVE, electronic content you license on your own, as well as all of the physical collections represented in your library catalog – into one set of search results.  Summon meets the expectations of today’s users by providing your patrons a Google-like search of all your library’s collections.

Upcoming Webinars

Customizing Your Summon Instance

Thursday, June 27th, 2:00pm-3:00pm

Topics covered:

  • Customizing Summon
  • Customizing E-Journal Portal
  • Customizing 360 Link

REGISTER HERE 

Past Webinars

NC LIVE Summon Users' Group- Intermediate Level

June 13, 2019

Topics covered:

  • Tour of Summon Admin Console Advanced
  • In-depth Summon Analytics
  • Data Optimization by Reviewing Database Details Report
  • Review of Business Intelligence Tools
  • Q&A

Recording available here

NC LIVE Summon Users' Group- Beginner Level

June 12, 2019

Topics covered:

  • Tour of Summon front end features
  • Tour of Client Center basics
  • Common maintnenance tasks

Recording available here

Summon for NC LIVE Public Libraries 

January 30, 2019

You’re invited to a webinar to learn about how ProQuest Summon is being used successfully in public libraries. Two North Carolina public librarians, Ruth Ann Copley from Davidson County Public Library and Edward Hirst from Rowan Public Library, will share their experiences using Summon, including:

  • The reasons they feel Summon is a valuable tool for their library
  • How to add public library-specific resources to Summon (such as Overdrive, Fold3, Flipster, and more)
  • How they are promoting Summon to their patrons.

Whether you are already in the midst of implementing Summon, or aren’t sure where to start, this webinar will help you optimize Summon to meet the needs of your patrons. Also, NC Cardinal libraries will hear from Benjamin Murphy at the State Library about how they can launch Summon.  

The live session has past, but a recording is available

Informational Sessions about Summon

July 2017

Join ProQuest and NC LIVE for a webinar to learn more about Summon and the implementation process. These sessions will cover: an overview of how Summon works, how it will help your library, major steps in the implementation process, frequently asked questions, and open Q&A. 

The live sessions have past, but a recording is available

Summon Made Easy

July & August 2018

Ever wanted to hear what ProQuest Summon is like, Librarian-to-Librarian?  Come learn about ProQuest Summon, the discovery service available to your library at no cost via NC LIVE.  Two North Carolina libraries will be sharing their experiences implementing, promoting and measuring the impact of Summon.  Doug Short at Central Piedmont Community College will talk about the implementation experience and Alan Unsworth at Surry County Community College will discuss the impact Summon has had on patrons since implementing in 2014.

The live sessions have past, but a recording is available

Sign up for Summon

Please email the NC LIVE Help Desk if you're interested in implementing Summon. We'll just need your library name, contact information, and when you would like to implement.