From Serials Solutions, March 3, 2011:

Università di Palermo Adopts Serials Solutions Services to Simplify the Research Process

Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest, announced today that the Università di Palermo has selected the Summon™ web-scale discovery service and 360 Link to further increase the discoverability and access to its library collections. Università di Palermo becomes the second university in Italy to adopt the Summon™ service.

“The Summon service increases the value of thousands of resources available in our digital library by ensuring they are easily discovered by our researchers and used to their full potential,” said Maria Stella Castiglia, head of the digital library for the Università di Palermo. “Summon’s Google-like search box offers a very simple, easy and user-friendly way to conduct a query across the breadth of our collection, and returns the results in one relevant list with many options for refining and filtering. Our mission is to simplify the entire research process for our users, and the Summon service, along with 360 Link, is a critical element in accomplishing this endeavor.”

Founded in 1806, Università di Palermo serves more than 60,000 students offering courses across 12 major disciplines. The University digital library subscribes to around 50,000 electronic journals and boasts a wealth of local and international content in its physical library.