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Summon Architecture Diagram

The Summon API suite provides access to:

  • Search - search the Summon Unified Index
  • Availability - fetch real-time availability of catalog records

Access to the API is available via an authentication key. A key can be obtained from Serials Solutions directly. To learn more about how the API authentication works, visit the Authentication page.

API News

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

  • The exciting new features available in the Summon 2.0 interface are now available via the Summon Search API. The new Topic Explorer feature can be activated via the s.rec.topic.max parameter. Additionally, the new Automated Query Expansion feature can be controlled with the s.exp parameter.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

  • With the latest release of the Summon service, launched on Wednesday, November 28, the new Best Bets feature is available via the Summon Search API. To take advantage of this exciting new feature, you will need to leverage the existing RecommendationList section of the Search API response. There is a new sub-section labeled "bestBet" - you can see an example at the RecommendationLists Response Field page

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

  • With the deployment of the Summon API v2.0.0, there will be a new approach to linking for records in the search results. This new approach will simplify the logic in determining which link to use in the Summon API results. The 2.0.0 version will have a new field called "link" which will be the one and only link that is needed for the record. Additionally, to ensure the Summon API remains backwards compatible, the v2.0.0 Summon API will have a new URL to access the service from: http://api.summon.serialssolutions.com/2.0.0

Monday, August 23, 2010

  • With the latest upgrade of Summon, the s.st parameter is being deprecated for the Summon API. Please update any code that uses the s.st parameter to use the s.q parameter.

Thursday, March 18, 2010