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In early 2011, Eastern Michigan University (EMU) began implementation of the Summon Web-scale discovery service from Serials Solutions. This case study will explore the challenges and successes of the implementation and launch process. Topics covered will include project management overview; integration of Summon with our ILS, link resolver, and Automated Retrieval Collection (ARC); mapping of the library's print collection to the Summon interface; issues that arose with the ingest of our titles; incorporation into the library's daily workflow; maintenance of e-resource holdings in two separate knowledge bases; and integration into public services reference and teaching.


This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in College & Undergraduate Libraries, 19, no. 2-4: 367-386 (2012). ©Taylor & Francis, available online at: DOI:10.1080/10691316.2012.693423.