EBSCO Information Services News

Thursday Apr 24, 2014

All 322 Press Releases from EBSCO Information Services

20 most recent items:


April 21, 2014. Notre Dame University-Louaize in Lebanon switches to EBSCO Discovery Service. Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) in the country of Lebanon has replaced its previous discovery tool with EBSCO Discovery Service due to its easy integration, more search options, and better overall support. <<more>>


April 18, 2014. EBSCO Information Services Creates Open Policy for Data Sharing . EBSCO Information Services has released its new policy on metadata sharing and technology collaboration. EBSCO will make all metadata (and full text when contractually allowed) available for more than 120 full-text databases and 500,000+ e-books, as well as over 50 historical digital archives to third party discovery services. The policy outlines EBSCO’s commitment to exchanging metadata and integrating technologies with partner vendors to enable an enhanced discovery experience for mutual customers. EBSCO’s new policy covers critical areas of mutual collaboration with other discovery vendors. In addition to the sharing of metadata (and full text where allowed), the policy includes EBSCO providing assistance with linking technology that has been requested by customers. <<more>>


April 18, 2014. EBSCO Information Services creates open policy for data sharing . EBSCO Information Services has released its new policy on metadata sharing and technology collaboration. EBSCO will make all metadata (and full text when contractually allowed) available for more than 120 full-text databases and 500,000+ e-books, as well as over 50 historical digital archives to third party discovery services. The policy outlines EBSCO’s commitment to exchanging metadata and integrating technologies with partner vendors to enable an enhanced discovery experience for mutual customers. EBSCO’s new policy covers critical areas of mutual collaboration with other discovery vendors. In addition to the sharing of metadata (and full text where allowed), the policy includes EBSCO providing assistance with linking technology that has been requested by customers. <<more>>


April 16, 2014. New agreement between EBSCO and NewsBank adds Readex content to EBSCO Discovery Service. American historical collections from NewsBank’s Readex Division will be searchable via EBSCO Discovery Service. The new agreement will add metadata from Readex’s digital collection, Archive of Americana, into EDS and provide seamless access and full text searching for mutual customers, enabling them to search many of the most widely used collections of primary source research alongside their own library’s collection. <<more>>


April 15, 2014. Harvard Business Review Press e-Books Now Available. EBSCO Information Services and Harvard Business Review Press have extended the availability of Harvard Business Review Press products to EBSCO Corporate, Government and Hospital users. For the first time, all digital editions of Harvard Business Review Press titles are being made available via the EBSCO eBooks platform, allowing users to purchase complete e-book versions of both new and backlist titles from the publisher. This exciting agreement builds upon an existing strong relationship between the two organizations, which also allows EBSCO users to access exclusive book summaries from Harvard Business Review Press. <<more>>


April 10, 2014. EBSCO continues to reinforce dedication to discovery innovation; hires three industry leaders to address discovery needs of libraries. EBSCO has hired three industry veterans to interact closely with the library community to further understand the strategic needs of each segment, and help establish the framework for next phases of library innovation through discovery. Neil Block, Gar Sydnor, and Tamir Borensztajn are the latest additions to EBSCO’s growing discovery team. <<more>>


April 8, 2014. Random House, LLC. eBook titles now available through EBSCO eBooks. EBSCO Information Services is now offering popular fiction and nonfiction e-books published by Random House, LLC. (Random House), the world’s largest general trade book publisher. EBSCO and Random House have partnered to give customers of EBSCO eBooks access to more than 30,000 e-books from some of the most notable Random House authors, including Dan Brown, Sheryl Sandberg, Dean Koontz, Gillian Flynn and more. <<more>>


April 7, 2014. University of South Carolina chooses EBSCO Discovery Service with Encore. University of South Carolina has selected EBSCO Discovery Service with Encore as its discovery service. The university was looking for a single search box for its users but also wanted the flexibility to have more advanced options and EDS/Encore provided the right fit. <<more>>


April 2, 2014. EBSCO Information Services and Boopsie launch partnership. Boopsie and EBSCO Information Services have announced a partnership establishing Boopsie as an official Mobile Technology Partner. Boopsie will now be able to provide a more seamless research workflow within the Boopsie platform for the thousands of databases, e-books and journals available from EBSCO.As one of the largest database, e-book and subscription services providers in the world, EBSCO provides content for researchers at every level. EBSCO also provides a powerful discovery tool with superior indexing and unrivaled relevance ranking via EBSCO Discovery Service. <<more>>


March 31, 2014. Universidad Autónoma de Occidente in Colombia chooses EBSCO Discovery Service. Universidad Autónoma de Occidente has chosen EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services as its discovery tool. The library was looking for something easy to use but sophisticated enough to provide quality results. After evaluating other discovery services, the library realized that EDS provided everything their users needed in one place creating an excellent search experience. <<more>>


March 27, 2014. Library Journal and NoveList announce the LibraryAware Community Award recipients. Wichita Public Library in Kansas was named the recipient of the 2014 LibraryAware Community Award. Atlantic County Public Library in New Jersey was awarded second place and Kitsap Regional Library in Washington came in third. The annual LibraryAware Community Award is given by Library Journal and underwritten by LibraryAware, a product of the NoveList division of EBSCO Information Services. The award recognizes model communities that engage with their libraries to improve the lives of their citizens and create life-long learners. Wichita Public Library has been instrumental with the city’s initiative to increase engagement with its residents. The library was an invaluable partner in creating the Activate Wichita online engagement site. The site has helped generate over 400 ideas for ways to improve the community. <<more>>


March 19, 2014. Georgia Public Library Service to offer NoveList Select. The Georgia Public Library Service is helping library patrons find great books to read by offering NoveList Select, the catalog enrichment service from NoveList, a division of EBSCO Information Services. Readers will be able to see reading recommendations, series information and e-resource recommendations directly in the library catalog. <<more>>


March 17, 2014. EBSCO and ER and L partner to provide Library Research Fellowship . EBSCO Information Services and Electronic Resources and Libraries will once again join together to offer a fellowship to support valuable research on trending topics of interest in the information industry. The ERL/EBSCO Library Research Fellowship will provide up to $4,000 to fund researchers interested in conducting research on issues related to management of electronic resources in the ever-evolving information industry. <<more>>


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>>


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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

Executives

  • 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
  • Ron Burns -- Vice President of Global Software Services
  • Kathleen McEvoy -- Vice President of Communications
  • 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 91 libraries, 110 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.