Hi Emily-

Our summon-enabled mobile site is here:
This version of the site is using a trial of summon and should be
considered a proof of concept at this point.

The more conventional approach (also the simplest) would involve
adding catalog records to Summon, but this option is only available to
paying customers -- we are using a trial of the Summon API.

Instead, we created a faceted search aggregator web service
(Blacksummon) that queries both Blacklight and Summon APIs
asynchronously, maps the facets, and paginates the combined results.

It's fairly primitive at the moment, but we hope to add social
relevance scoring (Amazon, etc) and sorting at some point in the

If anyone else is using or interested in this approach, please don't
hesitate to drop me an email.


On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 1:08 PM, Emily Lynema <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> In a recent Chronicle article about next generation catalogs, which also
> talks about Summon, [1] I saw a comment about the University of Virginia
> developing a mobile service which presents integrated results from Serials
> Solutions Summon and Blacklight. That comment has been removed from the
> article (weird!), but I also see a note about this on the UVA mobile site
> [2].
> I am curious about how this will be accomplished, and figuring there are at
> least a couple of representatives on this from Virginia. Is this problem
> being solved by adding catalog records to Summon, or is there something more
> complicated happening? It initially sounded to me like there was integration
> of results across Summon and Blacklight happening, but it looks like perhaps
> I misread?
> Regardless, any clues on when the new mobile site will be available?
> thanks!
> -emily
> [1]
> [2]
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> Emily Lynema
> Associate Department Head
> Information Technology, NCSU Libraries
> 919-513-8031
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