Friday Dec 13, 2013
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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>>
October 29, 2013. EBSCO Forms ILS partnership with Aurora Information Technology. EBSCO Information Services and Aurora Information Technology, an Australian-based company specializing in LMS research, develop and support, are announcing a new ILS partnership providing expanded services to customers. EBSCO and Aurora IT will collaborate to enable EBSCO Discovery Service to be seamlessly integrated into Aurora IT’s LMS system improving accessibility and usability for mutual customers. <<more>>
October 22, 2013. EBSCO Information Services joins ORCID. EBSCO Information Services announces it is now a member of Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID), an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique and persistent researcher identifiers. ORCID works with the community to embed these identifiers in research workflows and systems to connect researchers with their scholarly activities and contributions. <<more>>
October 19, 2013. Content from Japan Medical Abstracts Society being loaded into EBSCO Discovery Service. Bibliographic citations and abstracts from Ichushi Web, Japan’s largest medical-literature database, will be searchable for mutual customers via EBSCO Information Services robust and comprehensive discovery service, EBSCO Discovery Servic due to a recent agreement between EBSCO and the Japan Medical Abstracts Society. <<more>>
October 10, 2013. EBSCO eBooks chosen as vendor for SUPC members. EBSCO eBooks from EBSCO Information Services has been chosen as an e-book supplier for higher education libraries in England. Members who participate in this joint consortia agreement will be able to select e-books from EBSCO’s extensive collection including nearly 500,000 e-books and audiobooks. <<more>>
October 8, 2013. EBSCO Honored by Chief Learning Officer Magazine. EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) received a prestigious Learning In Practice Award from Chief Learning Officer magazine. The company was awarded the Bronze Excellence in Content Award for its accomplishments in creating superior learning content. This is the second year in a row that EBSCO has received this recognition. <<more>>
October 3, 2013. EBSCO enters ILS Partnership with Slovakia’s SVOP connecting mutual customers with EBSCO Discovery Service. A new ILS partnership between EBSCO Information Services and Slovakia’s SVOP will provide access to EBSCO Discovery Service’s unified index for mutual customers. The partnership will further expand the quality and amount of content available for SVOP users while adding the enhanced features and functionality available from EDS. <<more>>
October 3, 2013. EBSCO Information Services Releases a Complimentary Version of ERIC. EBSCO Information Services is making the government database ERIC available during the government shutdown. ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, is typically available through the government website (http://eric.ed.gov/) as well as via EBSCO’s EBSCOhost research platform. Because of the shutdown the government website is unavailable so EBSCO has decided to temporarily open its version of ERIC and make it available at: http://www.ebsco.com/freeERIC . <<more>>
October 1, 2013. EBSCO Announces Winner of the 2013 EBSCO Charleston Conference Scholarship. EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is pleased to announce that Acquisitions Librarian Jamie Wilson, from Millsaps-Wilson Library of Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss., is the winner of the 2013 EBSCO Charleston Conference Scholarship. Ms. Wilson will use the scholarship to attend the 33rd Annual Charleston Conference, which will take place in Charleston, S.C. from Nov. 6-9. <<more>>
September 26, 2013. EBSCO Adds 15 New eBook Subject Sets in High-Interest Subjects. EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has introduced 15 new EBSCO eBook™ Subject Sets to help librarians build their e-book collections. Subject Sets are prepackaged sets of titles from leading publishers in specific, high-interest topics designed to meet the needs of libraries while simplifying collection development. <<more>>
September 26, 2013. EBSCO Releases 2014 Serials Price Projection Report. Each year, EBSCO releases its Serials Price Projections, based on surveys of a wide range of publishers and reviews of historical serials pricing data to assist information professionals as they make budgeting decisions for the upcoming renewals season. For 2014, the overall effective publisher price increases for academic and academic/medical libraries are expected to be in the range of 6 to 8 percent (before currency impact). <<more>>
September 24, 2013. EBSCO Information Services and GBV in Germany Develop Partnership. EBSCO Information Services and the Common Library Network in Germany, one of the biggest library services in Germany, have signed an agreement to enable integrated access between EBSCO Discovery Service and GBV’s VuFind service. GBV serves more than 250 academic libraries in Germany in the states of Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein, Thuringia, and the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation. GBV recently launched a new service based on the Open Source search interface, VuFind. EBSCO’s collaboration with the GBV creates a seamless integration of VuFind and EDS. Any library choosing GBV’s VuFind solution with EDS will be able to access an expanded selection of content and have the ability to acquire materials from one comprehensive source. <<more>>
September 17, 2013. EBSCO Releases Two Audiobook Subscription Collections. EBSCO Information Services released two new subscription collections: Audiobook Premier Collection™ and Audiobook Youth Collection. EBSCO’s audiobook subscription collections allow libraries to subscribe to a growing collection of audiobooks for an annual fee with additional titles added regularly at no additional cost. <<more>>
September 12, 2013. Harvard Business Review Press and EBSCO sign exclusive agreement. An agreement between EBSCO Information Services and Harvard Business Review Press will allow EBSCO to create summaries of Harvard Business Review Press’ books by the world’s leading business thinkers, including John P. Kotter, Clayton Christensen, W. Chan Kim & Renée Mauborgne, Michael Watkins, Linda Hill, Vijay Govindarajan, A.G. Lafley, and Roger Martin. Summaries of all the very latest Harvard Business Review Press books will be available exclusively from EBSCO Business Book Summaries™ starting in January 2014, along with summaries of Harvard Business Review Press’ all-time best-sellers. In addition, EBSCO subscribers will be able to buy Harvard Business Review Press e-books directly through the EBSCO portal. <<more>>
September 9, 2013. EBSCO Information Services Launches eBook Business Collection. EBSCO Information Services announces the launch of eBook Business Collection, a comprehensive subscription collection of business e-books intended to meet the content needs of students in their research, special projects, and entrepreneurial quests. <<more>>
September 3, 2013. Boston College High School Selects EBSCO Discovery Service. Boston College High School has chosen EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services as the basis for their library resource Corcoran One Search. After looking at several services, the librarians found that EDS had many highly desirable features including responsive web design, mobile accessibility and an easy-to-use discovery layer platform for students. <<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.