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Setting Up and Customizing Your Summon Instance: Home

Presentation for the 2018 NCCCLA Conference in Asheboro, NC

Basic Information

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Client Center: This is where clients log in to manage their services and accounts. The Client Center includes news, the Support Center (for help documentation), Data Management, the E-Journal Portal Administration Console, and a host of other service-management tools, depending on which services a library subscribes to.

360 Core: This is the basic service in the 360 suite of products and is included with all other 360 services. It is the repository and basis of all the data and metadata in your library's profile. It includes your administrative interface (the Client Center) and your patron interface (the E-Journal Portal).

360 Link: This ProQuest service is an OpenURL link resolver that links a library's entire collection of resources. It allows users to quickly link from abstracts and indexes to the full-text content of an article.

Summon: A discovery service that pulls together all of your library’s collections – including electronic content licensed by NC LIVE, electronic content you license on your own, as well as all of the physical collections represented in your library catalog – into one set of search results.  Summon provides your patrons a Google-like search of all your library’s collections.

Email List

To join the Summon mailing list, send an email to:
To post to the mailing list, send an email to
  • Posting to the listserv can also be done by emailing (same email address except for the additional word "request") however note that emails sent to this address go to our Summon product manager who must manually approve such emails for distribution.

About Us

Alan Unsworth
Director, Academic Support/Research
Surry Community College
P: 336-386-3317

Maria Luisa Saldarriaga Osorio
Reference Librarian
Surry Community College
P: 336-386-3501