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8/16/12 7:34 A

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Regaba, we use Summon at Duke.

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7/24/12 12:14 A

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I have not worked with one as a professional, so I don't know how all the ins and outs involved behind the scenes. However, as a student I have used one and find it to be helpful. There are limitations because specific features to a database are not accessible through the discovery system, but for many users that is not an issue. Just like anything else, it is another tool in our arsenal that can be helpful but we have to know when it is appropriate and when it is not.


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I think they're really useful - Google has trained everyone to expect "one search box" where they can find everything. I don't have an opinion about particular systems but I'd be very interested to hear what other people think!

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Our library is about to get Summon. I have limited experience with library discovery systems but I know for our library this will change everything. Finally Books & Articles in one Google like box.

Anybody have any opinions about Discovery Systems?

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