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April 15, 2015

LearningExpress becomes Part of EBSCO Information Services. EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services is adding more resources for students and adult learners with the acquisition of the education technology company LearningExpress. LearningExpress is an acclaimed provider of online platforms for academic skill-building, standardized test preparation and career-oriented digital content.

April 13, 2015

CABI and PlumX Partner in Pilot Program. EBSCO Information Services

Scientists at CABI will be able to gauge the impact of their agricultural and environmental research in several unique ways by partnering with PlumX from Plum™ Analytics, an EBSCO company. As part of a six-month pilot program, CABI is using PlumX metrics to measure the recent research of its authors and is showcasing their articles and books on CAB Direct, its scientific research portal. PlumX’s Plum Print data visualization tool will provide clear feedback on how the articles and books were consumed, providing timely information on usage, citations, captures, mentions and social media output.

April 6, 2015

Colegio de Estudios Superiores de Administración in Colombia implements EBSCO Discovery Service with Koha. EBSCO Information Services

Colegio de Estudios Superiores de Administración (CESA), a top business school in Colombia, has launched EBSCO Discovery Service API with Koha, an open-source integrated library system created by librarians for librarians. The school is the first in Latin America to implement EDS API with Koha.

April 2, 2015

EBSCO Introduces a new resource for Arab Scholars. EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services announces the release of the eBook Arabic Collection, available via EBSCO eBooks. This Arabic-language collection of e-books is produced specifically for libraries in Arab League countries and for Arab scholars around the world.

March 31, 2015

Library Journal and NoveList announce the LibraryAware Community Award recipients. EBSCO Information Services

Three libraries are recipients of the 2015 LibraryAware Community Award given by Library Journal and underwritten by LibraryAware, a product of the NoveList division of EBSCO Information Services. The Dothan Houston County Library System in Alabama was the first place recipient, Saint Paul Public Library in Minnesota was awarded second place, while third place went to Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, Kansas.

March 30, 2015

EBSCO Discovery Service Chosen by Boys’ Preparatory School in British Columbia. EBSCO Information Services

St. George’s School, a boys’ preparatory school in Vancouver, British Columbia, has selected EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services as their one-stop information search shop. St George’s Senior School’s library—known as the Senior Learning Commons—has implemented EDS to help students find the best information for their particular research needs as well equip them to become better researchers for the future.

March 23, 2015

Oklahoma Panhandle State University chooses EBSCO Discovery Service. EBSCO Information Services

Oklahoma Panhandle State University has selected EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services as its library discovery tool. The university chose EDS to increase resource usage and improve library visibility at its Marvin E. McKee Library.

March 19, 2015

EBSCO Launches Orbit, an Online Catalog of EBSCO Discovery Service Apps. EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Orbit, an online catalog of apps that enhance the EBSCO discovery experience for library users, is now available from EBSCO Information Services. The self-service environment allows libraries to browse and request apps, and offers the opportunity to have EBSCO manage these apps. Orbit includes a collection of nearly 100 apps which will continue to expand. These apps augment the search experience, highlight content, enhance library interaction and integrate with a wide variety of third-party environments.

March 18, 2015

EBSCO supports open resource integration through technology development; commits to offering, open APIs for YBP’s GOBI and EBSCO journal services. EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO has made the official company decision to develop fully open APIs for both YBP’s GOBI services and its subscription service division’s journal services that can be readily consumed by ILS and other technology services providers.

March 16, 2015

The California Institute of Technology has selected EBSCO Discovery Service. EBSCO Information Services

The California Institute of Technology has chosen EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services to provide its users with the highest quality results from articles, e-books, the library catalog, institutional repositories, and other sources.

March 9, 2015

EBSCO Discovery Service chosen by Catholic University of Portugal. EBSCO Information Services

Catholic University of Portugal has implemented EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services to provide a complete point of discovery for its students. Finding the right discovery service was critical for the university and though they evaluated other discovery services, the library found that EDS was the right choice due to its navigability, functionalities and strong relevance ranking.

March 3, 2015

EBSCO’s partnership with ByWater Solutions enables interoperability between discovery and ILS solutions. EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services and ByWater Solutions have partnered to provide more choices to its customers. ByWater Solutions is the leading US provider of support and implementation services to libraries using Koha, the world’s first free and open source ILS. Working with ByWater, libraries that use the Koha ILS can readily adopt EBSCO Discovery Service as their discovery service and front-end of choice.

March 2, 2015

Central European University finding success with EBSCO Discovery Service. EBSCO Information Services

Central European University, an international postgraduate institution in Budapest, implemented EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services two years ago. Since then, it has provided greater exposure for library databases for its advanced degree students and has become the go-to service for their challenging and unique research topics.

February 23, 2015

The University of Pécs chooses EBSCO Discovery Service. EBSCO Information Services

The University Library of Pécs in Hungary has chosen EBSCO Discovery Service as its library discovery tool to help promote usage of key library resources. The EDS unified index, ability to search all library records and highly relevant results were main factors in the university’s decision to implement the service.

February 20, 2015

EBSCO shows major commitment to library workflows. EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services is announcing a significant investment in the library workflow with the acquisition of YBP Library Services from Baker andTaylor.

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