2 June 2010. Leading applied life science publisher CABI has agreed to make all of its full-text content available through the Summon web-scale discovery service from Serials Solutions.
Library users will now have one-click access to the full text of over 450 CABI eBooks, comprising more than 7000 individual chapters, and nearly 500 CAB Reviews – peer-reviewed articles analysing current research and emerging trends in animal and veterinary science, agriculture, applied plant sciences, environmental sciences, and nutrition and food science.
The Summon service is used by academic libraries in 14 countries worldwide. It simplifies the experience of library users by providing a single search box for the breadth of the library's collections – integrating physical and digital works. Entering a search term will trigger an instant search against both Summon's massive content store and the library's local catalogue. The user can then see a list of the most relevant resources available through that library and link directly to the full text of digital content.
"Our aim is not just to create knowledge but to make it available to the people who need it, when they need it," said Andrea Powell, CABI's Executive Director, Publishing. "This agreement with Serials Solutions will mean that students and researchers can more easily find and use the high-quality content provided by CABI, and that libraries can be assured that they are achieving maximum value from their subscriptions."