[Eril-l] EDS v. Summon

Adam L. Chandler alc28 at cornell.edu
Thu Aug 15 09:59:39 PDT 2019

Hi Karen,

You (and others in a similar situation) might be interested in this recent Cornell report.

"User Services and Technical Services Analysis of Ex Libris vs EBSCO Discovery Layer and Electronic Resources Management Tools"

With CUL's planned move to FOLIO for library resource management, it makes sense to consider implementing EBSCO's Discover Service (EDS) and related electronic resources management (ERM) tools, as they will integrate more closely with FOLIO than does our Discovery and ERM solution from Ex Libris, Summon and Intota. Separate groups worked to assess the pros and cons from both a user services and technical services perspective. After considered analysis, the groups' consensus is to recommend that CUL shift to the EBSCO-based discovery and ERM services.



From: Eril-l <eril-l-bounces at lists.eril-l.org> On Behalf Of Sheldon, Karen
Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2019 11:14 AM
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Subject: [Eril-l] EDS v. Summon

I'm hoping to rely on the collective wisdom. Two years ago, we received an offer from ProQuest to switch over to Summon and their subject databases from EBSCO's Discovery and Complete collections. The pricing was excellent but we didn't give it much thought because we were very happy with our EBSCO services.

As the prices for EBSCO keep increasing, we've started to wonder about Summon and the other ProQuest databases. Is anyone a primarily ProQuest customer? I'd appreciate any feedback on the pros and cons of each company.

Karen Sheldon
Electronic and Instructional Services
Assistant Professor, Library
Delaware Valley University
700 East Butler Ave., Doylestown PA 18901
215.489.4968 | karen.sheldon at delval.edu<mailto:karen.sheldon at delval.edu>

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