Monday, April 21, 2014

Implementation Team Update, April 21, 2014

The Implementation Team has been meeting twice a month with Ashley DeHaye, CLIC’s  ProQuest Implementation Manager. Starting with today’s meeting, we will post progress reports from our meetings on clic-announce and on the CLIC Blog, with a link from CLIC’s Facebook page.

MAPPING AND TESTING SUMMON: CLIC’s Implementation Team has been hard at work for the past three months setting up our Summon 2.0 instances and working with the Mapping Task Force to customize our mapping to meet CLIC library needs.  We are in the process of testing the latest ingestion, and we expect at least one more ingestion before going live with Summon 2.0 on June 1, 2014. [Note: UST’s date may vary.]

OPTIMIZING SUMMON: The Implementation Team is working with ProQuest trainers to learn more about optimizing Summon for our libraries’ needs. Some of the areas under investigation are LibGuides, Recommended Databases, and the WorldCat API.

TRAINING: The Implementation Team also coordinated Summon training in February, March, and April.  If you missed any of the sessions, the training webinars were recorded and will be available for three months. Please check with the CLIC Office or with your Implementation Team representative for log-in information to view archived events. 

Check out CLIC’s test sites for Summon at:

Questions?  Ask your Implementation Team representative.

In Memory of Jack King, Former CLIC Board Member

Jack King, retired University Librarian for Bush Library and Professor at Hamline University, passed away on April 16, 2014. Jack came to Hamline in 1965 as a catalog librarian with the rank of instructor. He retired from Hamline University in 1997, after 32 years of service, with the rank of Professor and as University Librarian for Bush Library. He remained a supporter of library initiatives at Hamline and was a frequent user of the library collection. 

Jack served as President of the CLIC Board of Directors first in 1974, and then again in 1983-84 and 1990-91, followed by a term as treasurer in 1995-1997. 

Visitation will be held from 10-11 am on Wednesday, April 23, followed by a service at 11 am at O'Halloran and Murphy funeral home at 575 S. Snelling, St. Paul. See the April 20 Pioneer Press for the full notice.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Summon Onsite Training

Kevin Lane-Cummings of ProQuest presented four onsite training sessions at CLIC libraries this week. Kevin's presentations focused on Summon Web-Scale Discovery. CLIC library staff unable to attend any of the onsite sessions will have the opportunity to login to Kevin's webinar on April 17. [Please check with your Implementation Team representative or with the CLIC Office if you need login details.]

As promised in the sessions, here are the links from Kevin's slide presentation:

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