Through the discussion list I've made contact with two other Horizon using 'Summoners', Dave Pattern at Hudddersfield and Emily Lynema from North Carolina State, whose brains I'm hoping to mercilessly pick in developing a regime of extracting deletions, additions and changes to Horizon records to update Summon.
As I've done all I can until SS get back to us with something to tweak the only outstanding task is naming the service. It's been briefly discussed at Library Management Committee.
So what are our options?
- Call it Summon (my quick hunt of launched Summon sites shows about 80% of institutions have done this) .
Pro: people moving between institutions will know what it is.
Con: To the uninitiated Summon doesn't mean anything (but neither did Google)
- Call it X Search (the name we currently have for our federated search tool)
Pro: institutional continuity.
Con: Meaningless to new members of our community
- Call it something else.
Pro: we could choose something self-explanatory.
As a working title I've gone with One Search because Serials Solutions need to stick something in place of 'name' and it's easily changed.
In the workroom we've had a couple of brainstorming sessions with an emphasis on silliness, the results included:
- JCUgle (pronounced J Koogle)
- Thing that you must search if you dont want to fail
- Get a HD
- Spare Brain
- Better Than Google
- Anything prefixed by a lower case letter (I'm over iThis, eThat, mTheother, xAnything)
- Joined up words with mixed case (they are so NinetiesSpeak)
- Trendy words and catchphrases (they don't stay fully sick for long, dude)