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August 27, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) LearningExpress, an EBSCO company, announced today that the Arkansas State Library has selected LearningExpress Library™ and Computer Skills Center digital platforms to address the increasing need for workplace skills improvement, and to help all Arkansas residents achieve their academic, career and personal goals.

August 3, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) Plum Analytics introduces the PlumX Suite to ensure that the exact needs of the people and organizations that interact with research are met. The set of five products from Plum Analytics, an EBSCO Company, includes specific offerings that categorize and analyze research metrics for those that fund, perform, support or publish research.

July 25, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) Indiana State Library recently launched INSPIRE.in.gov. This new version of its online library is powered by EBSCO Discovery Service.

July 21, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) Applications are now being accepted for a scholarship to attend the Charleston Conference through a grant sponsored by EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). The EBSCO Charleston Conference Scholarship awards up to $1000 for conference registration and other expenses related to attending the conference.

July 16, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) The Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra/Coimbra Hospital and University Centre in Portugal is the first hospital in southern Europe to implement PlumX, a research metrics tool from Plum Analytics, an EBSCO company. CHUC is using PlumX to measure and analyze the impact of its medical research, with emphasis on the online activity associated with articles published by its researchers. CHUC is confident that PlumX metrics will serve to enhance the hospital’s credibility as a research institution on an international level.

July 14, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) Wikipedia healthcare editors will now have free access to the cross-platform, evidence-based clinical reference solution, DynaMed Plus™. Wikipedia is collaborating EBSCO Health, the creators of DynaMed Plus, to help enhance healthcare entries on the popular Internet encyclopedia.

July 13, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) Elsevier announced that content from Knovel, an engineering decision-support solution, is discoverable through the EBSCO Discovery Service. The integration allows mutual customers to combine answers from high quality engineering references within a unified search platform, as well as directly access Knovel subscription content via the EDS platform.

June 30, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) The American Psychological Association is making its e-books available to libraries on the EBSCO eBooks platform. The agreement with EBSCO Information Services gives libraries cost-effective access to in-demand psychology, behavioral sciences and social sciences titles.

June 26, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services and the H.W. Wilson Foundation are expanding their partnership with the goal of making searching for electronic theses and dissertations easier and more open. In 2014, the two organizations created American Doctoral Dissertations which contains indexing from the H.W. Wilson print publication, Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities, 1933-1955. Under the expanded partnership, the H.W. Wilson Foundation has agreed to support the expansion of the scope of the American Doctoral Dissertations database to include records for dissertations and theses from 1955 to the present. The goal is to create a single portal for ETDs which can be added to university profiles.

(EBSCO Information Services) Two new tools from EBSCO Information Services have been created to enhance the EBSCO eBooks experience for library users. The EBSCO eBooks mobile app and the EBSCO eBooks viewer allow library users to download e-books easily, and enjoy an optimal viewing environment regardless of whether they are accessing the e-book on a mobile, tablet device or a desktop or laptop computer.

June 25, 2015

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris and EBSCO Information Systems announced an agreement to streamline libraries’ acquisition processes and optimize the experience of library patrons who are using Ex Libris solutions to access full-text content hosted on the EBSCOhost platform. The two companies have committed to expanding their collaboration to other areas as well. According to the agreement, all print and electronic book and journal orders placed via an EBSCO online collection-development or ordering system will be automatically updated in the Ex Libris Alma library management service through EBSCO’s use of the Alma Real Time Acquisition application programming interface. This first phase of the integration will streamline and further automate the acquisition process for libraries. In addition, EBSCO is making its proprietary linking technology available to Ex Libris to improve the accuracy of links from Ex Libris solutions to full text articles hosted on the EBSCOhost platform.

June 24, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) Since our beginnings nearly 70 years ago, EBSCO has been a service organization and conduit between libraries and information providers. This has evolved immensely through the years, but the presence of EBSCO at the center of interconnectivity among those in the library industry has not changed. In fact, anyone would be hard-pressed to name a single ILS vendor, content provider or publisher with which EBSCO does not partner in some way. When YBP joined the EBSCO family, we gained partnerships with the very few remaining companies where partnerships didn’t previously exist.

June 23, 2015

(ByWater Solutions) EBSCO Information Services and ByWater Solutions partnered earlier this year to provide more choices for their joint customers. ByWater Solutions is the leading US provider of Koha support and implementation services to libraries. Working with ByWater, libraries that use the Koha ILS can readily adopt EBSCO Discovery Service as their discovery service and front-end of choice.

June 22, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services’ symposium, titled “2015 Open Day,” was held on June 18, at the College des Bernardins in Paris, France. It brought together librarians from various academic and corporate institutions to gain a better knowledge of EBSCO’s discovery solution, EBSCO Discovery Service as well as EBSCO’s online resources including EBSCO eBooks, PlumX and research databases.

June 18, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services and Masaryk University Press have collaborated to offer more than 80 Czech titles via EBSCO eBooks. The titles from Masaryk University Press will provide libraries with more multidisciplinary Czech titles representing a wide range of fields – including social science, historiography, linguistics and literary science, archaeology, genetics and many others – from highly specialized scientific publications to significant books aimed at the general public.

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