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Seattle, U.S.A. – Serial Solution, a ProQuest business, recently announced an agreement with Beijing Apabi Technology Co. Ltd., (Apabi) to enable the discovery of its vast collection of Chinese e-book content in the Summon web-scale discovery service. Students, researchers and librarians using the Summon service will be able to discover Chinese-language titles from the comprehensive collection of e-books from Apabi, alongside their library’s other resources.
Apabi, a global leading provider of digital publishing technologies and services, offers comprehensive digital publishing technologies and solutions to publishers of newspapers, periodicals and magazines. More than 90% of the publishing houses in China are using digital publishing technologies and platforms from Apabi to publish eBooks, and the number of titles exceeds 220 million.
“This agreement exemplifies our commitment to building a single, unified index of content with one of the most comprehensive collections of Chinese-language materials,” said Michael Gersch, senior vice president and general manager of Serials Solutions. “With the growing demand for digital content, our customers in China and around the world will be able to discover authoritative Chinese-language e-books.”
The Summon discovery service is used by more than 450 libraries in more than 40 countries, including some of the world’s largest research institutions. With prestigious customers such as Peking University, and more than 33% of the members of the Association of Research Libraries in North America, the Summon service delivers a single, unified index which exceeds one billion items of article and book content. The Summon service offers search interfaces in more than 26 different languages with advanced native searching capabilities and language-tuned relevancy for 17 of these languages including traditional and simplified Chinese.
“The global reach of academic users of the Summon service was an important factor in choosing to provide our content to Serials Solutions,” said He SiJia, general manager, Apabi. “We are committed to convenient and quick delivery of digital content during the past 11 years’ research and discovery, and this agreement enables our vast collection of e-books to reach a much broader audience.”