Sunday Mar 9, 2014
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March 5, 2014. EBSCO Information Services to provide Rosetta Stone language-learning resources to libraries. Rosetta Stone, a leading provider of education technology and language learning solutions, will soon be available to U.S. and Canadian academic and public libraries through a distribution partnership with EBSCO Information Service. EBSCO announced that it will redistribute Rosetta Stone’s well-known interactive language-learning software in the U.S. and Canada. <<more>>
February 25, 2014. Agreement between California Digital Library and EBSCO Information Services adds more than 30,000 publications . The eScholarship collection from California Digital Library is now searchable via EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services. EBSCO Discovery Service users may search the full text of more than 30,000 publications from eScholarship’s robust collection. EBSCO continues to add a variety of sources to EDS providing users with the most comprehensive collection of content. <<more>>
February 20, 2014. EBSCO Information Services Rolls Out 28 New eBook Subject Sets. EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has added 28 new eBook Subject Sets to its extensive collection of eBooks. The Sets provide libraries with convenient ways to begin or expand their eBook collections with current, reputable content from leading publishers. <<more>>
February 18, 2014. Agreement between EBSCO Information Services and Maruzen adds Japanese eBooks to EBSCO Discovery Service. eBook metadata from Maruzen Company Ltd., a leading provider of books, journals and electronic content for universities and libraries in Japan, will be searchable via EBSCO Discovery Service. The agreement between EBSCO and Maruzen will allow metadata from Maruzen’s eBook Library to be added to EDS. <<more>>
February 13, 2014. EBSCO and NEWTON Media Collaborate to add media news content from Central and Eastern Europe to EBSCO Discovery Service. Metadata from NEWTON Media, a.s. the leading Media Monitoring provider in Central & Eastern Europe, will be searchable in EBSCO Discovery Service, a robust and comprehensive discovery service from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). NEWTON Media deliveres the largest media news archive in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland and spans many different media sources including news digests of print, radio, television, internet and agency news and monitor current events, advertising, and social networks. <<more>>
February 11, 2014. Richland Library Launches EBSCO Discovery Service API . Richland Library in South Carolina has created a truly unique user experience for its library customers, with the help of EBSCO Discovery Service API from EBSCO Information Services. By implementing EDS API, Richland Library was able to use their own website applications for their discovery user interface and still provide their users with all the functionality offered in EBSCO Discovery Service. <<more>>
February 4, 2014. eBook Religion Collection Now Available from EBSCO Information Services. EBSCO Information Services has released a new e-book collection designed to meet the content needs of students and scholars in their study of religion. eBook Religion Collection is subscription package of e-books featuring more than 4,100 titles from over 150 trusted publishers. <<more>>
January 28, 2014. EBSCO Information Services Chosen as eBook Supplier for American University of Kuwait. The American University of Kuwait (AUK), an independent, private and coeducational liberal arts institution of higher education, has selected EBSCO Information Services as its e-book supplier for 2014. <<more>>
January 24, 2014. Louisiana Library Network Selects EBSCO Discovery Service. The Louisiana Library Network has chosen EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services to improve discoverability and help promote LOUIS resources to students and other departments. LOUIS is a partnership with academic libraries, state & private libraries, and museums and archives in the state of Louisiana and combines the collective resources of all members to produce a dynamic library consortium. EDS was chosen because of its ability to pull together LOUIS resources while also delivering a simplified search experience that provides quality results. <<more>>
January 24, 2014. EBSCO Information Services highlights resources to help school and public libraries align with state and provincial curriculum standards. As schools revisit state curriculum standards and more U.S. states adopt standards such as Common Core and as public libraries work to support their local school systems, EBSCO Information Services is pulling together information to better serve students, educators and librarians. EBSCO has created a curriculum standards webpage to provide easy access to information about the EBSCO databases that are aligned with state standards and Common Core values. <<more>>
January 24, 2014. EBSCO Information Services releases Communication Source: the most comprehensive resource for communication research available . EBSCO Information Services continues to expand coverage in the field of communication with the release of Communication Source. Communication Source is the most comprehensive resource for communication research available today. The resource was developed from a merger of high-quality EBSCO databases, Communication and Mass Media Complete™ and Communication Abstracts, and includes many unique sources never previously available. <<more>>
January 22, 2014. EBSCO Information Services Awarded Silver in Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology Awards. EBSCO Information Services announced that it won a coveted Brandon Hall Group Silver award for excellence in the Best Advance in Performance Support Technology category. EBSCO earned the award as a result of its robust organizational learning solution, Leadership & Management Learning Center. <<more>>
January 15, 2014. EBSCO Industries President and CEO F. Dixon Brooke Jr. announces retirement and appointment of successor . EBSCO Industries President and CEO F. Dixon Brooke Jr. announced his plans to retire at the end of this current fiscal year, June 30, 2014. The Board of Directors has selected Tim Collins, President of EBSCO Information Services, to succeed Brooke effective at the beginning of the next fiscal year, July 1, 2014. <<more>>
January 8, 2014. EBSCO awards five scholarships for librarians . In co-sponsorship with American Library Association (ALA), EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has awarded five librarians a $1,500 scholarship to attend the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting, Jan. 24-28 in Philadelphia. As part of the application process, librarians were asked to write an essay of the topic of “What will your library be like in five years?” <<more>>
December 17, 2013. EBSCO Information Services and Cosmotron partner to enhance library discovery in Czech and Slovak Republic. A new partnership between EBSCO Information Services and Cosmotron, an ILS vendor serving the Czech and Slovak Republic, provides expanded services to mutual customers. A joint development will enable libraries to deliver valuable content from EBSCO Discovery Service to customers using the systems that are familiar to them. <<more>>
December 3, 2013. Content from U.S. Patent and Trademark Office now searchable via EBSCO Discovery Service. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, an agency of the Department of Commerce, is the latest content source to be added to EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services. Patent attorneys, patent agents and others involved in intellectual property management will benefit from the addition of USPTO’s Patent Application Full Text and Patent Full Text to EDS. <<more>>
November 25, 2013. The John Cotton Dana Award accepting online entries for outstanding library public relations. The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting submissions for the John Cotton Dana Award (JCD). The award, which is managed by the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) division of ALA, honors outstanding library public relations. Eight $10,000 awards are granted each year by the H.W. Wilson Foundation and the annual Awards Ceremony is sponsored by the ALA and EBSCO Information Services. <<more>>
November 14, 2013. eBook History Collection Now Available from EBSCO Information Services. EBSCO Information Services has released eBook History Collection, a growing subscription package of eBook titles concentrated in the various aspects of World History that is a strong complement to any academic collection. <<more>>
November 12, 2013. EBSCO Introduces RIPM e-Library of Music Periodicals -- offering rare collection of full-text music journals. RIPM e-Library of Music Periodicals is now available from EBSCO Information Services. RIPM e-Library of Music Periodicals is a collection of rare primary source documents offering music researchers access to a special selection of full text music journals unavailable elsewhere. <<more>>
November 12, 2013. Top Ranked International University Chooses EBSCO Discovery Service. Hebrew University of Jerusalem has selected EBSCO Discovery Service to provide an enhanced discovery experience for students. The customizable resource from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) will be known as HU Find. HU Find will search across multiple databases and the library's catalog to create a customized discovery solution. Hebrew University is ranked number 53 in the top world universities according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities. <<more>>
November 7, 2013. KidsCareEverywhere brings the latest medical information to developing countries. Health professionals in multiple impoverished countries in Asia and Africa have access to the latest evidence-based, pediatric clinical information because of innovative work being done by KidsCareEverywhere. According to a recent study in the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, access to that information helps healthcare professionals manage care in low-income countries. EBSCO Health donates the clinical point-of-care resource PEMSoft, the definitive resource for evidence-based, pediatric clinical information at the point-of-care, to KidsCareEverywhere. The California nonprofit then trains the doctors and nurses on how to use the software to provide better health care to children in public hospitals and clinics. <<more>>
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EBSCO Information Services offers the following Integrated Library Systems:
A total of 0 library facilities included in lib-web-cats use an ILS provided by EBSCO Information Services.
EBSCO Information Services offers an OpenURL Link Resolver:
|Jun 30, 2013||
EBSCO Publishing and EBSCO Information Services consolidate into single company operating as EBSCO Information Services.|
EBSCO begins merging EBSCOhost and EBSCONET platforms.|
|Jun 2, 2011||
EBSCO Publishing acquires The H.W. Wilson Company.|
|Mar 17, 2010||
EBSCO Publishing acquires the NetLibrary Division from OCLC.|
|Jan 15, 2010||
EBSCO Information Services announced EBSCONET ERM Essentials electronic resource management system.|
|Jan 5, 2010||
EBSCO Publishing releases EBSCO Discovery Service.|
|Jun 9, 2009||
EBSCO Publishing releases EBSCOhost Integrated Search.|
|May 30, 2008||
EBSCO Information Services acquires Minerva Wissenschaftliche Buchhandlun from Springer-Verlag.|
|Sep 24, 2003||
EBSCO Publishing acquires Whitston Publishing Company.|
|May 14, 2003||
EBSCO Information releases A-to-Z Service.|
|Jan 24, 2003||
EBSCO acquires operations of RoweCom Worldwide.|
EBSCO launches LinkSource link resolver service.|
EBSCO acquires NoveList from CARL.|
EBSCO Document Services ceases operations.|
|Feb 1, 1998||
EBSCO Industries acquires Network Support Inc. and renames Company Relais International.|
EBSCO Information Services formed.|
EBSCO acquires Dynamic Information.|
EBSCO acquires Hill Library and Information Services of New Zealand.|
EBSCO acquires Popular Magazine Review and Horizon Information Systems to form EBSCO Publishing.|
Horizon Information Systems founded by Dan Tonkery.|
Popular Magazine Review founded by Gerald Seaman and Tim Collins.|
Library Subscription Service Office opened in Boston.|
EBSCO Industries, Inc. established.|
Military Services Company founded by Elton B. Stephens and Alys Robinson Stephens.|
The following are a sample of articles related to the major events in the corporate history of EBSCO Information Services, or you can view all articles related to the company from Library Technology Guides.
(May 22, 2013). EBSCO Publishing and EBSCO Information Services merge
EBSCO Industries, Inc. announces the EBSCO Information Services and EBSCO Publishing businesses will merge on July 1, 2013 and will operate as a single business under the name EBSCO Information Services. Tim Collins, a 26-year EBSCO veteran and previously President of EBSCO Publishing, will serve as President of the combined entity.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (August 2012). EBSCO Discovery Service Extends Options through New Partnerships
In recent weeks, EBSCO has announced a number of partnerships that potentially extend the reach of EBSCO Discovery Service. This product has become well established as one of the major indexbased library resource discovery services, along with Summon from Serials Solutions, Primo and Primo Central from Ex Libris, and OCLC's WorldCat Local. These products compete vigorously to offer the broadest coverage of the resources in library collections, the strongest features for search and retrieval, and for the most flexibility and interoperability with other applications within a library's technical infrastructure.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (July 2012). EBSCO Releases EBSCO Discovery Service API
EBSCO Publishing has improved the extensibility and interoperability of its EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) through the release of a new Application Programming Interface, or API, compatible with current technology practices and with popular discovery interfaces such as VuFind. This move brings EDS, which already competed well on the power of its search technology and the breadth of its index, into an even stronger position relative to other discovery services, such as Summon and Primo Central, which have previously released APIs.
EBSCO Publishing continues its commitment to performance and stability with the release of EBSCO Discovery Service API, representing the new standard for comprehensive content and an array of intricate software features and functionality. EBSCO Discovery Service API enables libraries to use their own portals or website applications for a discovery user interface while making the most of their discovery solution by connecting researchers to the superior content and enhanced search features available from EBSCO Discovery Service.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (March 2012). EBSCO Consolidates its Platforms
EBSCO has announced that it will begin merging all of these services into the EBSCO Discovery Services. The consolidation of these tools will not only provide opportunities for more seamless behind-the-scenes integration of the linking and discovery environments, but it will also allow libraries to manage both product families through a single administrative tool.
(January 20, 2012). EBSCO Discovery Service integrating EBSCO A-to-Z and LinkSource
EBSCO Discovery Service is set to benefit from the formal merging of EBSCO A-to-Z and LinkSource into EBSCO’s overall discovery solution. The two resources, which are relied upon by thousands of universities and other institutions around the globe, will become an integrated part of EBSCO Discovery Service. The EDS technology and service teams will work to provide additional value for EDS customers via a seamless integration of the services with EBSCO Discovery Service.
EBSCO Publishing and The H.W. Wilson Company have merged in what is being viewed by the companies as an ideal match. This combination of organizations will allow the strengths of each to benefit existing and forthcoming products and services. Libraries using products from either company will benefit as improvements are made to the respective resources. The Wilson controlled vocabularies will be integrated into EBSCO’s controlled vocabularies, resulting in improved subject indexing for EBSCO databases. The EBSCOhost platform will be enhanced to take advantage of this indexing in its search and relevancy ranking algorithms. All Wilson indexing, abstracts and full text will be fully searchable via EBSCO Discovery Service for subscribers of Wilson databases. The addition of Wilson’s robust abstract/index records and unique full text will strengthen EBSCO Discovery Service.
EBSCO Publishing is leveraging its expertise in loading and enriching data along with the popularity of the EBSCOhost interface to enable public libraries to use EBSCOhost as the front end of their online catalogs. Loading catalog records on EBSCOhost® allows public libraries to provide public library patrons with a better user experience using the features and functionality of EBSCOhost.
(January 15, 2010). EBSCO Releases ERM Essentials for E-Resource Management
EBSCO announced EBSCONET ERM Essentials, an electronic resource management system that features unprecedented auto-population of holdings and data, making it the most effective ERM solution available. EBSCO provides all the features one would expect from a comprehensive ERM system in a single, centralized source where data is readily available for complete e-collections management, including key services like simple searching and browsing of the library’s e-collection and orders, workflow management via reminders and tasks, management of trials and renewals, and the ability to gather data for analyzing and evaluating holdings. EBSCONET ERM Essentials integrates with EBSCO’s subscription management tools and services.
EBSCO Discovery Service creates a unified, customized index of an institution’s information resources, and provides access via a single search box. Metadata is harvested from both internal (library) and external (vendors) sources creating a pre-indexed service of unprecedented size and speed. The service is indexed directly on EBSCO servers allowing for exceptionally fast search response times. Users are also able to leverage the familiar powerful features of the EBSCOhost user experience. EDS provides everything the researcher needs in one place—a single interface for discovery of a library’s entire collection and powerful features that heighten the research experience.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (September 2009). EBSCO sets strategy for discovery
In the rapidly moving world of discovery products, EBSCO Publishing has developed a series of products and partnerships that make it a strong competitor. A longstanding provider of aggregated article databases and other information products, EBSCO has extended its strategic product suite into the arena of broader discovery services. In recent months, the company has announced a number of partnerships for content and extensions to its technology platform related to this new suite of products and services.
EBSCO is announcing the creation of a new discovery layer designed to be the most comprehensive online research service in the industry. This new system will harvest metadata from internal and external sources, creating a centralized pre-indexed service of unprecedented size and speed. EBSCO Discovery Service will provide libraries with a single, simple entry point for research and launch users into the entire array of a library’s collection. The new service is expected by the end of the calendar year.
Carroll, Jennifer; Ginann, Katy , Seriels Review (2007). SR Visits: EBSCO Publishing
EBSCO Publishing is an innovative company that has its roots in paper publishing. It now produces hundreds of online resources in a state-of-the-art facility located along the banks of the Ipswich River in Massachusetts. Considerable work occurs behind the scenes in Ipswich (and around the world) to produce the online databases in EBSCOhost that appear to the user at the click of a mouse. Jennifer Carroll toured the headquarters in Ipswich to learn about the processes that make these valuable resources available. Serials Review 2007; 33:145–148. © 2007 Elsevier Inc. All right reserved.
(December 2, 2003). EBSCO finalizing integration of RoweCom acquisition
EBSCO Industries, Inc. reported it is in the final stages of fully integrating the RoweCom acquisition. This includes RoweCom U.S., Canada and Australia as well as RoweCom Europe.
(September 24, 2003). EBSCO acquires Whitston Publishing Company
EBSCO Publishing announced the acquisition of Whitston Publishing Company, Inc., a well-respected publisher of reference works for academic and public libraries since 1969. Whitston's flagship database, the American Humanities Index has been available through the popular EBSCOhost online research service since January 2003.
EBSCO's new A-to-Z service is now available. The service not only helps librarians keep track of the titles in their electronic resources but also makes it easier for patrons to find titles. A-to-Z collects into one easy-to-browse gateway listing the titles to which a library's patrons have full text access, whether they are included in publisher packages, are stand-alone e-journals or are found in many different databases. Even print titles from a library's collection can be included in this customized service.
(January 24, 2003). EBSCO to Acquire Operations of RoweCom Worldwide
RoweCom, Inc., doing business as RoweCom, Faxon or divine Information Services announced the signing of a non-binding letter of intent with EBSCO Industries, Inc., the global leader for the delivery of integrated information systems and services, for the proposed purchase of the RoweCom worldwide subscription agent business. The proposed transaction was also endorsed by the steering committee of the ad-hoc group of publishers and library customers of RoweCom. The committee, including the publisher members the American Institute of Physics, the Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers, Elsevier, Oxford University Press and Wiley, will endeavor to expand the group of publishers supporting this transaction as they believe the contemplated agreement is a significant step forward for customers and publishers.