Discovery @ Springer

Springer is committed to the dissemination of information to discovery services for simple integration into library systems. The following provides further information on Springer’s involvement with various system vendors.

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Discovery Services

A discovery service is an online tool based on a central index that enables libraries to search seamlessly across a wide range of content. Discovery services provide our customers another method for finding Springer content. The most frequently used web-scale discovery services are Ex Libris Primo, ProQuest Summon, EBSCO Discovery Service, and OCLC WorldCat Discovery. Customers are able to select the licensed packages to integrate the content into their catalog.

The discovery service vendors are given complete metadata and full text of our journals and eBooks, including contemporary and archival content. This allows these vendors to fully index our content to make it more discoverable. Springer works closely with vendors to ensure the discoverability of our content.

EBSCO Discovery Service

EDS allows institutions to select licensed packages. In the EDS platform all of the Springer content is located in one area. Content can be easily selected by subject collection, copyright year, content, or consortium list.

EDS Quick Reference Guide is now available! Please refer to the resources section.

ExLibris Primo

Primo allows institutions to select licensed packages by subject collection or material type. To limit by copyright year the user will need to take advantage of the Downloader Tool provided by ExLibris.

ProQuest Summon

Summon discovery service makes Springer content discoverable alongside other library resources. Libraries can select the packages they have licensed, either individually or through their consortia, to make them discoverable via the Summon service.

Summon Quick Reference Guide is now available! Please refer to the resources section.

OCLC WorldCat Discovery

OCLC WorldCat Discovery service allows libraries to access to their resources and collections through a single search. Libraries can select the collections they have licensed to make their content discoverable.

Link Resolvers

Link resolvers provide customized lists with title-level metadata to libraries for ease of content discoverability and full-text linking. Link resolvers work in tandem with discovery services allowing libraries to indicate their holdings and accessible content with links to the full-text. Springer provides title lists for all of our sellable packages in KBART format, and works closely with vendors to create clear naming conventions to make packages easy to find. 

EBSCO FullTextFinder

EBSCO FullTextFinder is a complete Web-based tool for organizing and providing links to all of your library’s e-resources, including e-journals, titles in full-text databases and e-journal packages, and e-books. EBSCO FullTextFinder offers users a “one-stop” search of your library’s e-collection, with easy navigation to full-text content.

EBSCO FullTextFinder Quick Reference Guide is now available! Please refer to the resources section.

ExLibris SFX

SFX offers multiple access points to your e-collections, including the A-Z journal title list and the CitationLinker search form, streamline the information discovery process and provide an easy-to-use interface for end users. Furthermore, you can customize the interface and integrate it into your home page so that your users experience a consistent look and feel.

Serial solutions 360 Knowledge Base

ProQuest works closely with Springer to populate the Serials Solutions knowledge base, the foundation for discovery and management services such as 360 Core and 360 Link with the most accurate metadata available, an essential ingredient for reliable discovery, linking and management. Holdings information is updated daily and automatically reflected in all services. Libraries can selected the packages they have licensed, either individually or through their consortia, to enable discovery of and access to Springer content through these services.

Please refer to the Summon Quick Reference Guide for additional information on how to set up content.

OCLC WorldCat Local

The WorldCat knowledge base provides resolver services to a library’s subscribed e-content to deliver that full text to the user in real-time. The WorldCat knowledge base combines data about a library's licensed content and linking features that enable access to that content. An inventory of the titles to which your library or consortium subscribes. Includes the range of coverage for each title and embargo periods. Updated by your library, content partners or OCLC's harvesting program.


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Additional Resources:

EBSCO Discovery Service Quick Reference Guide

EBSCO FullTextFinder Quick Reference Guide

Summon Quick Reference Guide


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