April 26, 2018

Two Ivies Adopt New Discovery Services

Academic libraries at two New England-based Ivy League schools—the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School, New Haven, CT; and Brown University, Providence, RI—have adopted new discovery services, according to separate announcements.

Innovate Interfaces (III) announced that Yale’s law library has gone live with III’s Encore Synergy 4.1, in which it is integrating articles from LegalTrac, JSTOR, and HeinOnline databases.

The library had also recently been named as one of 25 early adopters and development partners for III’s in-development Sierra integrated library system.

John McCullough, VP of III’s Encore Division, recently told LJ that it is currently working with an unspecified number of test libraries—not yet named—on a feature that would allow libraries that use the Encore Discovery platform to access EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) search results directly through the Encore interface. That functionality, not live yet, will be available only to libraries that already have access to both EDS and Encore.

Also today, it was announced that Brown has chosen to adopt Serials Solutions’ Summon discovery service, after a “thorough review of discovery systems,” said Harriette Hemmasi, the Joukowsky Family University Librarian at Brown, in the announcement.

The Brown library currently subscribes to tens of thousands of electronic journals, as well as hundreds of online databases and online newspapers. The library announced earlier this week that it will switch to a single search box for all resources on its website as of September 1.

More than 250 libraries have signed on with Summon since it was first announced in January 2009.

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