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New agreement between EBSCO and NewsBank adds Readex content to EBSCO Discovery Service

Press Release: EBSCO Information Services [April 16, 2014]

Copyright (c) 2014 EBSCO Information Services

Abstract: 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.


IPSWICH, Mass. — April 17, 2014 — American historical collections from NewsBank's Readex Division will be searchable via EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) robust and comprehensive discovery service, EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). 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.

The addition of the Readex collection to EDS will greatly enhance the discovery experience for libraries. The collection of historical books, newspapers and government publications enables researchers, teachers and students to explore every aspect of United States history, culture and daily lives across three centuries. The Archive of Americana collection from Readex includes:

  • U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1994
  • Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800
  • Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819
  • Early American Imprints, Series I: Supplement from the Library Company of Philadelphia, 1670-1800
  • Early American Imprints, Series II: Supplement from the Library Company of Philadelphia, 1801-1819
  • American Broadsides and Ephemera, Series 1, 1760-1900
  • Afro-Americana Imprints, 1535-1922: From the Library Company of Philadelphia

NewsBank is part of a growing list of publishers and other content partners that are taking part in EDS to bring more visibility to their content. Partners include the world's largest scholarly journal & book publishers including Elsevier, Wiley Blackwell, Springer Science & Business Media, Taylor & Francis Informa, Sage Publications, Nature Publishing, IEEE, ACM and thousands of others. Partners also include content providers, such as LexisNexis, Thomson Reuters (Web of Science), JSTOR, ARTstor, Credo Reference, Encyclopedia Britannica, World Book, ABC-CLIO, The HathiTrust and many others.

EBSCO Discovery Service creates a unified, customized index of an institution's information resources, and an easy, yet powerful means of accessing all of that content from a single search box—searching made even more powerful because of the quality of metadata and depth and breadth of coverage.

EBSCO Discovery Service is quickly becoming the discovery selection for many libraries (http://www.ebscohost.com/discovery/about/news-reviews), and an obvious partner for content providers. Because the service builds on the foundation provided by the EBSCOhost platform, libraries gain a full user experience for discovering their collections/OPAC—which is not typical in the discovery space. Further still, in the many universities and other libraries where EBSCOhost is the most-used platform for premium research, users are not asked to change their pathways or habits for searching. There's simply more to discover on the familiar EBSCOhost platform, and the same can be said for library administrators who can leverage their previous work with EBSCOadmin.

About NewsBank

NewsBank, inc. has been one of the world's premier information providers for more than 43 years. NewsBank's comprehensive, web-based research collections satisfy the diverse needs of public libraries, colleges and universities, schools, military and government libraries, professionals, and researchers. NewsBank also offers online educational resources covering all academic curricula. NewsBank's Readex Division offers a wealth of Web-based collections in the humanities and social sciences, including the Archive of Americana, a family of historical collections featuring searchable books, pamphlets, newspapers, and government documents printed in America over three centuries. For more information, see http://www.newsbank.com/.

About EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading provider of resources for libraries including EBSCONET, EBSCO's total e-resource management system, and EBSCOhost, the world's premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives and e-books. EBSCO provides more than 375 research databases and nearly 600,000 e-books plus subscription management services for more than 360,000 unique titles including more than 57,000 online titles. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). EBSCO is also the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), which provides each institution with a fast, single search box for its entire collection, offering superior relevance ranking and greater customization than any other discovery service. For more information, visit the EBSCO Web site at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.

Publication Year:2014
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Issue:April 16, 2014
Publisher:EBSCO Information Services
Company: EBSCO Information Services
Products: EBSCO Information Services
Subject: Product announcements
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Record Number:19119
Last Update:2014-04-17 10:55:04
Date Created:2014-04-17 10:52:01