EBSCO Information Services News

Wednesday Jul 23, 2014

All 360 Press Releases from EBSCO Information Services

20 most recent items:

July 21, 2014. Open University of Cyprus switches to EBSCO Discovery Service. After trying two other discovery solutions, Open University of Cyprus has made the switch to EBSCO Discovery Service, the discovery solution from EBSCO Information Services. EBSCO was able to deliver the service and support the university was looking for as well as provide unique customization options and a fully integrated solution. <<more>>

July 17, 2014. DynaMed joins with Guideline International Network to improve the quality of healthcare. DynaMed from EBSCO Health is collaborating with the Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) to promote the development and dissemination of evidence-based guidelines in order to improve the quality of healthcare. The evidence-based clinical decision support tool DynaMed aims to provide the most useful information to health care professionals at the point of care while G-I-N promotes the creation of high quality clinical practice guidelines that foster safe and effective patient care. <<more>>

July 14, 2014. Lund University in Sweden and EBSCO Information Services commit to extended period of collaboration. Lund University Library in Sweden and EBSCO Information Services have extended their collaboration following a recent tender for subscription services and the subsequent award of a contract to EBSCO. The two organizations have committed to work together for up to four more years. <<more>>

July 14, 2014. Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research eBooks to be Available for Purchase via the EBSCO eBooks Platform. EBSCO Information Services and The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research have partnered to make ECSSR titles more accessible for academic users as well as public library users looking for Arabic and English publications covering various political, economic, social and informational fields. The ECSSR titles are being made available via the EBSCO eBooks platform, allowing users to purchase complete e-book versions of titles from the publisher. <<more>>

July 10, 2014. EBSCO releases Frick Art Reference Library Periodicals Index. EBSCO Information Services announces the release of Frick Art Reference Library Periodicals Index, an index-only database representing more than 150 prominent art history periodicals held at and indexed by one of the most prestigious art libraries in the world, the Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection. <<more>>

July 8, 2014. Texas A&M University Libraries selects EBSCO Discovery Service. The Texas A&M University Libraries, including the Dee J. Kelly Law Library, has selected EBSCO Discovery Service to provide students and faculty with upgraded access to articles, books, images, video and other resources. The library will migrate from Primo Central to EDS in order to provide a better overall experience to students and researchers of every discipline and at every level. <<more>>

July 1, 2014. EBSCO ondersteunt aanbevelingen Open Discovery Initiative (ODI). EBSCO Information Services staat volledig achter de aanbevelingen van de werkgroep van het Open Discovery Initiative (ODI) met betrekking tot best practices voor discovery-oplossingen. EBSCO heeft deelgenomen aan het ODI-comité en de gedefinieerde aanbevelingen zijn in lijn met EBSCO’s beleid voor het delen van metadata en leverancierssamenwerkingen. <<more>>

June 30, 2014. EBSCO Discovery Service - the discovery solution of Choice for more institutions in Poland. EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services is becoming the discovery solution of choice in Poland. To date, 25 universities and academic institutions in the country have chosen EDS as their discovery solution. Uniwersytet Warszawski, the biggest university in Poland, was the first university to implement EDS in 2011. Soon after, the technical universities Politechnika Wroclawska and Politechnika Lubelska and medical university, Gdanski Uniwersytet Medyczny implemented EDS and are among the longest users of EDS in Poland. Superior relevancy ranking and ease of implementation were common threads in the decision to utilize EDS as their discovery tool. <<more>>

June 26, 2014. EBSCO announces support for Open Discovery Initiative recommendations. EBSCO Information Services fully supports the final recommendations of the Open Discovery Initiative (ODI) working group for best practices for discovery services. EBSCO participated in the ODI Committee and the resulting recommendations are in line with EBSCO’s open policies around metadata sharing and vendor cooperation. <<more>>

June 26, 2014. EBSCO Discovery Service now has Hosted Curriculum Builder LMS Plugin. Course reading lists can now be created and managed directly from a Learning Management System with the hosted Curriculum Builder LMS plugin for EBSCO Discovery Service. Curriculum Builder is a cost-effective, easy way to bring the world of quality database, e-books and other digital resources from the library’s discovery system directly into the online learning environment. <<more>>

June 26, 2014. SWAN Library Consortium of Chicago selects EBSCO Discovery Service. System Wide Automated Network in Illinois has chosen EBSCO Discovery Service and SirsiDynix to offer its 77 member libraries a flexible option for their discovery needs. The seamless interoperability of EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and SirsiDynix’s eResource Central solution will provide improved discovery and delivery of content for SWAN members. <<more>>

June 26, 2014. EBSCO neemt meer databanken op in beleid voor het delen van metadata en technologische samenwerking. EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) heeft het aantal databanken dat opgenomen is in haar beleid voor het delen van metadata en technologische samenwerking met discovery-leveranciers verhoogd. EBSCO stelt nu de metadata, en full-text indien dit contractueel is toegestaan, van 179 full-text databanken beschikbaar aan leveranciers van discovery-oplossingen, naast die van al haar 74 historische digitale archieven en alle ruim 550.000 e-books. <<more>>

June 24, 2014. M.E. Sharpe transitions from its proprietary publisher direct database platform, works with EBSCO to assure customers maintain perpetual access. M.E. Sharpe, the publisher of award-winning Sharpe Reference titles, has decided to discontinue Sharpe-Online Reference and has partnered with EBSCO Information Services to ensure that customers maintain perpetual access to the titles they have purchased. SOLR customers have been given unlimited simultaneous use access to their titles on EBSCO eBooks to help them during a transition period and once the SOLR platform is no longer accessible customers will continue to have access via EBSCO eBooks. <<more>>

June 24, 2014. Grafische weergave van onderzoeksimpact met Plum Print van Plum Analytics. Plum Analytics, een dochteronderneming van EBSCO, introduceert een nieuwe manier om de impact van wetenschappelijk onderzoek te illustreren. De zogenaamde ‘Plum Print’ toont op visuele wijze aan de hand van gegevens uit PlumX de impact van een bepaald onderzoeksartifact (bijvoorbeeld een artikel of presentatie). Deze waardevolle informatie wordt duidelijk en in één overzicht gepresenteerd. <<more>>

June 23, 2014. PlumX to include usage statistics from EBSCO databases. Metrics from Plum Analytics will now include usage statistics for articles and books that are available from EBSCO Information Services databases and EBSCO Discovery Service. The article-level data from these databases will allow Plum Analytics’ product PlumX to provide usage statistics on articles and books from tens of thousands of providers. This collaboration marks the first time the wealth of information about the actual usage per article such as abstract views, downloads, etc. can be measured across publishers. <<more>>

June 18, 2014. EBSCO introduceert drie nieuwe medische e-bookcollecties. Drie nieuwe medische e-bookcollecties zijn nu beschikbaar via EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO), namelijk The American Journal of Nursing 2013 Books of the Year, Doody's Core Titles 2014 en Doody’s 4- and 5-Star Reviewed Titles 2014. Deze nieuwe Featured Collections van EBSCO eBooks™ bieden medische bibliotheken een handige manier om hun e-bookcollectie op te bouwen of uit te breiden met recente content van gerenommeerde uitgevers. <<more>>

June 17, 2014. Autism Speaks to Use PlumX to track research impact. Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, has purchased PlumX to track the metrics on the research outputs that its funding has helped create. PlumX from Plum Analytics, an EBSCO company, will give Autism Speaks powerful and actionable information about the more than $200 million in autism research that it has funded since it was founded. <<more>>

June 16, 2014. EBSCO and ATLA introduce Islam in the Modern World, 1804-1913. EBSCO Information Services and the American Theological Library Association have created a special segment of the ATLA Historical Monographs Collection. Islam in the Modern World, 1804-1913 covers the beliefs, practices, theology, spirituality and history of Islam in the 19th and early 20th centuries. <<more>>

June 16, 2014. EBSCO Makes 50 additional databases available through its Open Metadata Sharing and Technology Collaboration Policy. EBSCO Information Services increased the number of databases that are included in its policy for metadata sharing and technology collaboration partnerships with discover vendors. Now, EBSCO makes all metadata (and full text when contractually allowed) available for a new total of 179 EBSCO full-text databases, as well as all 74 EBSCO full-text historical digital archives and all 550,000+ EBSCO eBooks. <<more>>

June 16, 2014. DynaMed now includes Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations. Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations are now available through the evidence-based clinical decision support tool DynaMed from EBSCO Health. Having the recommendations as a part of DynaMed gives healthcare providers access to valuable information at the point of care. <<more>>

June 13, 2014. Anne Campbell brings 20 years of publishing and library experience to EBSCO Information Services. Anne Campbell who most recently served as E-Processing Manager at Swets is joining EBSCO Information Services. Starting her library career at Blackwell North America, Campbell brings more than 20 years of experience in publishing and libraries to EBSCO. <<more>>

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EBSCO Information Services

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Ipswich, Massachusetts 01938
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Toll free: 800) 653-2726
Fax: 978) 356-6565
Web site: http://www.ebsco.com/
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Board of Directors

  • J.T. Stephens -- Chairman, EBSCO Industries
  • F. Dixon Brooke -- President, EBSCO Industries


  • Tim Collins -- President
  • Allen Powell -- Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of EBSCO Subscription Services
  • Michael Gorrell -- Executive Vice President of Technology, Chief Information Officer
  • Sam Brooks -- Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing
  • Mark Herrick -- Senior Vice President of Business Development
  • Tracy Housch -- Vice President and General Manager of the Title Information Department
  • Sid McNeal -- Vice President and General Manager of Publisher Affairs
  • Frank Mapes -- Vice President and General Manager of Publisher Services
  • Tamir Borensztajn -- Vice President of Discovery Strategy
  • Ron Burns -- Vice President of Global Software Services
  • Neil Block -- Vice President of Discovery Innovation, Academic Libraries
  • Kathleen McEvoy -- Vice President of Communications
  • Gar Sydnor -- Vice President of Discovery Innovation, Public Libraries and K-12 Schools
  • Oliver Pesch -- Chief Strategist

Company Ownership

Library automation systems

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:

  • LinkSource used in 92 libraries, 112 facilities in lib-web-cats)

Corporate Chronology

Jun 30, 2013   EBSCO Publishing and EBSCO Information Services consolidate into single company operating as EBSCO Information Services.
Jan 2012   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.
Jan 2003   EBSCO launches LinkSource link resolver service.
1999   EBSCO acquires NoveList from CARL.
Dec 1998   EBSCO Document Services ceases operations.
Feb 1, 1998   EBSCO Industries acquires Network Support Inc. and renames Company Relais International.
1995   EBSCO Information Services formed.
Sep 1994   EBSCOhost launched.
Mar 1994   EBSCO acquires Dynamic Information.
1992   EBSCO acquires Hill Library and Information Services of New Zealand.
1986   EBSCO acquires Popular Magazine Review and Horizon Information Systems to form EBSCO Publishing.
1985   Horizon Information Systems founded by Dan Tonkery.
1984   Popular Magazine Review founded by Gerald Seaman and Tim Collins.
1963   Library Subscription Service Office opened in Boston.
1958   EBSCO Industries, Inc. established.
1944   Military Services Company founded by Elton B. Stephens and Alys Robinson Stephens.

Key Articles from Library Technology Guides

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.

(June 5, 2012). New EBSCO Discovery Service API makes it easier for libraries to create a custom discovery solution

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.

(June 2, 2011). EBSCO Publishing and The H.W. Wilson Company make joint announcement of merger agreement

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.

(January 7, 2011). New service from EBSCO Publishing allows libraries to use EBSCOhost as the front end of their online catalog

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.

(January 5, 2010). EBSCO Publishing releases EBSCO Discovery Service: access print and electronic content from a single search box

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.

(April 21, 2009). EBSCO Discovery Service: New Resource Will Provide Users with the Definitive Starting Point for Research

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.

(May 14, 2003). EBSCO Releases A-to-Z Service; Saves Time, Increases Use of E-Resources

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.