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September 30, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) The 2015 Serials Price Projection Report from EBSCO Information Services advises that the overall effective publisher price increases for academic and academic/medical libraries are expected to be in the range of 5 to 7 percent (before currency impact). EBSCO releases the 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.

September 23, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) The University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia has implemented EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services as its discovery tool. The university was looking to deliver the best possible search for its students and after evaluating discovery services over the past two years, it decided to implement EDS due to its relevancy ranking and vast amount of content.

September 14, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) Taipei American School, a secondary school in Taiwan, has implemented EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services to improve the student experience and provide innovative access to and discovery of quality scholarly information. The addition of EDS to the library collection at Taipei American School aligns with their mission to be an innovative 21st century learning community.

September 10, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) Tomas Bata University is increasing the visibility of its researchers and providing alternative avenues through which to showcase the University’s research output with PlumX Dashboards. A prominent center of research in the Czech Republic, TBU has paired this research metrics tool from Plum Analytics, an EBSCO Company, with its institutional repository (IR) to create impact dashboards for their research outputs.

September 4, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services is partnering with Portico to preserve collections from its Digital Archives products. EBSCO’s Portico participation means that there will be uninterrupted access to the historical content in these collections.

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 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.

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