Press Release: EBSCO Information Services [January 5, 2010]

EBSCO Publishing releases EBSCO Discovery Service: access print and electronic content from a single search box

Copyright (c) 2010 EBSCO Information Services

SummaryEBSCO 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.

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.

EBSCO Discovery Service provides much deeper indexing than any other discovery solution, as well as access to all of the library's full-text content (both electronic and print resources)—an integrated one-stop search experience for a library's journals, magazines, books, special collections, OPAC and more.

In addition to the most comprehensive and robust collection of metadata from the best content sources, EDS also provides full indexing from EBSCOhost database subscriptions, as well as many non-EBSCOhost partners, including: NewsBank, Readex, LexisNexis, Alexander Street Press and more. Superior relationships & licenses with academic publishers make EDS the most comprehensive service for searching the complete full text of journal articles and other sources. Nearly every major academic publisher is included in EDS.

Superior Interface and Customization

While other services provide a result list and then launch users into new interfaces or send them to publisher sites, EBSCO Discovery Service offers a full-featured experience for users. Another element that makes EBSCO's discovery option different than other discovery services is the level of customizability. EDS puts the power and control in the hands of the customer and the "EBSCO" name becomes secondary. EBSCO Discovery Service offers an unprecedented level of customization to the interface for prominent logo placement, interface colors, naming of the service itself, tool bar customization, etc., allowing a given site's discovery service to dovetail with other institutional marketing and branding efforts. EBSCO Discovery Service also enables a site to setup widgets (e.g., Library Guides, etc.) directly on the result page and export bits of functionality from the EBSCO experience to other sections of a university's website—the power of EBSCOhost remains but the look and feel of discovery becomes closely associated with the institution's website and identity.

More information is available at www.ebscohost.com/discovery.

About EBSCO Publishing

EBSCO Publishing is the world's premier database aggregator, offering a suite of nearly 300 full-text and secondary research databases. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). The company's product lines include proprietary databases such as Academic Search, Business Source, CINAHL, DynaMed, Literary Reference Center, MasterFILE, NoveList, SocINDEX and SPORTDiscus as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as ATLA Religion Database, EconLit, INSPEC, MEDLINE, MLA International Bibliography, The Philosopher's Index, PsycARTICLES and PsycINFO. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world. For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: www.ebscohost.com, or contact: information@ebscohost.com. EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.

Publication Year:2010
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Issue:January 5, 2010
Publisher:EBSCO Information Services
Company: EBSCO Information Services
Products: EBSCO Discovery Servic
Subject: Product announcements
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Record Number:14440
Last Update:2013-06-06 17:19:34
Date Created:2010-01-05 07:50:23