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August 21, 2014

EBSCO’s eBook Collection Continues to Expand with Release of 12 New Subject Sets. EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services announces the release of 12 new EBSCO eBook Subject Sets, which increases the total number to more than 200.

August 17, 2014

University of Virginia upgrades from Primo Central to EBSCO Discovery Service API via Blacklight. EBSCO Information Services

University of Virginia, one of the top research academic institutions in the country, has migrated from Primo Central to the EBSCO Discovery Service API for better search retrieval as well as customer support. By implementing the EDS API with the libraries’ Blacklight-driven interface, University of Virginia is able to use its own website applications for a discovery user interface and still provide users with all the functionality offered in EBSCO Discovery Service.

August 5, 2014

EBSCO Health Introduces Nursing Reference Center Plus. EBSCO Information Services

Nurses looking for information to help provide the best care possible to their patients can now turn to Nursing Reference Center Plus from EBSCO Health. The evidence-based clinical decision support tool was created by nurses for nurses and is designed to improve nursing practice and positively impact patient care.

July 31, 2014

EBSCO eBooks Now Offers E-books from Hachette Book Group. EBSCO Information Services

Popular fiction and non-fiction e-books published by Hachette Book Group are now available from EBSCO Information Services. Hachette, a “Big 5” trade and educational publisher, has partnered with EBSCO to give customers of EBSCO eBooks access to titles from authors like David Baldacci, Michael Connelly, Elin Hilderbrand, Anne River Siddons and more.

July 28, 2014

Old Dominion University finding success with EBSCO Discovery Service. EBSCO Information Services

In the year since Old Dominion University switched from another discovery solution to EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services, the library has witnessed a smooth transition and succeeded in making their library collection more accessible.

July 25, 2014

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi Sees Measurable results two years after EBSCO Discovery Service and SirsiDynix Implementation. EBSCO Information Services

It has been two years since the launch of EBSCO Discovery Service and SirsiDynix for Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi and the university reports its usage of resources has maintained a steady increase during that time. When the university first looked at discovery services they considered many options but chose EDS and SirsiDynix to optimize and increase use of the library’s collection--which includes 23 databases and 80,000 e-books. Ensuring a good return on investments was a priority for the university and now they can see their decision to go with EDS and SirsiDynix was the right one.

EBSCO eBooks will indicate Choice Outstanding Academic titles. EBSCO Information Services

An agreement between Choice magazine, a publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries and EBSCO Information Services will highlight the EBSCO eBooks that have been named Choice Outstanding Academic Titles. This agreement will allow librarians to easily identify and acquire the titles that have been designated as excellent in presentation and scholarship, bringing exceptional support to the research of their students and faculty and increasing the value of their overall library collection.

July 21, 2014

Open University of Cyprus switches to EBSCO Discovery Service. EBSCO Information Services

After trying two other discovery solutions, Open University of Cyprus has made the switch to EBSCO Discovery Service, the discovery solution from EBSCO Information Services. EBSCO was able to deliver the service and support the university was looking for as well as provide unique customization options and a fully integrated solution.

July 17, 2014

DynaMed joins with Guideline International Network to improve the quality of healthcare. EBSCO Information Services

DynaMed from EBSCO Health is collaborating with the Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) to promote the development and dissemination of evidence-based guidelines in order to improve the quality of healthcare. The evidence-based clinical decision support tool DynaMed aims to provide the most useful information to health care professionals at the point of care while G-I-N promotes the creation of high quality clinical practice guidelines that foster safe and effective patient care.

July 14, 2014

Lund University in Sweden and EBSCO Information Services commit to extended period of collaboration. EBSCO Information Services

Lund University Library in Sweden and EBSCO Information Services have extended their collaboration following a recent tender for subscription services and the subsequent award of a contract to EBSCO. The two organizations have committed to work together for up to four more years.

Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research eBooks to be Available for Purchase via the EBSCO eBooks Platform. EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services and The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research have partnered to make ECSSR titles more accessible for academic users as well as public library users looking for Arabic and English publications covering various political, economic, social and informational fields. The ECSSR titles are being made available via the EBSCO eBooks platform, allowing users to purchase complete e-book versions of titles from the publisher.

July 11, 2014

NIWA in New Zealand sees usage Increase 10 percent since implementing EBSCO Discovery Service with Koha. EBSCO Information Services

National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research in New Zealand launched the EBSCO Discovery Service API with Koha in April 2014 and is quickly finding success. NIWA sought to implement the EDS API from EBSCO Information Services into their existing Koha to minimize change to the library user experience. The integration not only created positive feedback but the library has measured a 10 percent increase in traffic of library resources.

July 10, 2014

EBSCO releases Frick Art Reference Library Periodicals Index. EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services announces the release of Frick Art Reference Library Periodicals Index, an index-only database representing more than 150 prominent art history periodicals held at and indexed by one of the most prestigious art libraries in the world, the Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection.

July 8, 2014

Texas A&M University Libraries selects EBSCO Discovery Service. EBSCO Information Services

The Texas A&M University Libraries, including the Dee J. Kelly Law Library, has selected EBSCO Discovery Service to provide students and faculty with upgraded access to articles, books, images, video and other resources. The library will migrate from Primo Central to EDS in order to provide a better overall experience to students and researchers of every discipline and at every level.

July 1, 2014

EBSCO ondersteunt aanbevelingen Open Discovery Initiative (ODI). EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services staat volledig achter de aanbevelingen van de werkgroep van het Open Discovery Initiative (ODI) met betrekking tot best practices voor discovery-oplossingen. EBSCO heeft deelgenomen aan het ODI-comité en de gedefinieerde aanbevelingen zijn in lijn met EBSCO’s beleid voor het delen van metadata en leverancierssamenwerkingen.

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