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September 21, 2023

EBSCO Information Services Dynamic Health releases Pediatric Behavioral Health Content. Mental and behavioral health emergency room visits for pediatric patients continue to rise in the US In response to this growing crisis, Dynamic Health, EBSCO Information Services's evidence-based skill and competency development tool, has developed a new set of pediatric behavioral health content to support health care providers working with youth experiencing mental and behavioral health issues across the continuum of care, including emergency room and urgent care settings. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services pursues generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) opportunities. EBSCO Information Services, a leading provider of online research content and search technologies, is embracing the power of generative artificial intelligence (AI). Recognizing the transformative potential of generative AI in the realm of academic research and libraries, EBSCO is making proactive strides to incorporate AI into the company's products, undertaking AI pilot projects in specific environments with the goal of amplifying the effectiveness of research. This move marries EBSCO's unique strength providing access to high-quality, relevant content with the remarkable capabilities of AI, aiming to set a new standard in information discovery and comprehension for students, faculty and researchers. [Full Announcement].

August 11, 2023

EBSCO Information Services Dynamic Health launches new content for nurse leaders. Dynamic Health, EBSCO Information Services evidence-based skill and competency development tool, has released a new set of leadership content aimed to help point-of-care leaders further develop their leadership skills. Dynamic Health's new leadership content consists of 12 categories with more than 350 anticipated topics, designed for nurse and health professions leaders looking to take their professional growth and team development to the next level. [Full Announcement].

July 20, 2023

EBSCO Information Services Two Connecticut University Libraries to implement EBSCO FOLIO. The University of New Haven (UNH) and Quinnipiac University (QU) will become the first institutions in Connecticut to transition to the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP) using EBSCO FOLIO hosting and implementation services from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). These institutions will undergo phased implementation to be entirely live on FOLIO before the end of 2024. [Full Announcement].

June 26, 2023

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services Announces 2023 EBSCO Solar Grant Winners. EBSCO Information Services will be awarding $300,000 in grants to three libraries looking to further their sustainability goals. Russell County Public Library, Kentucky; Purdue University Fort Wayne Helmke Library, Indiana; and Maplewood Memorial Library Foundation, New Jersey, will each receive an EBSCO Solar Grant to pay for the installation of a solar array. The grants offset the cost of installing solar panels and allow the libraries to reduce their electricity expenditures. [Full Announcement].

June 22, 2023

EBSCO Information Services More Than 100 Libraries and Library Systems Now Live with EBSCO FOLIO. More than 100 libraries worldwide have transitioned to the FOLIO Library Services Platform with help from EBSCO FOLIO Services from EBSCO Information Services. EBSCO FOLIO's reach spans numerous countries from all corners of the globe, supporting diversity amongst the community and honoring its commitment to providing representation in open source initiatives. Since FOLIO's conception in 2016, the LSP has undergone substantial advancements. While FOLIO's community of contributors has expanded, several organizations, including EBSCO, have actively contributed to its evolution. As one of the founders of the FOLIO project, EBSCO has provided resources and expertise in accelerating the development and adoption of FOLIO, enriching its functionality, and prioritizing globalization efforts to welcome new perspectives. [Full Announcement].

June 12, 2023

EBSCO Information Services 2023 John Cotton Dana Awards Announced. John Cotton Dana Award winners, recognized for their strategic communications efforts, have been selected. The John Cotton Dana Awards provide up to eight grants for libraries that demonstrate outstanding library public relations. The award is managed by the American Library Association's Core Division and EBSCO Information Services and consists of $10,000 grants from the H.W. Wilson Foundation. [Full Announcement].

May 31, 2023

EBSCO Information Services Lebanon's Notre Dame University-Louaize to Adopt FOLIO. Notre Dame University-Louaize Libraries will be the first library in Lebanon to choose FOLIO as its Library Services Platform using EBSCO FOLIO hosting and implementation services from EBSCO Information Services NDU will undertake a phased implementation and will aim to be entirely live on FOLIO by January 2024. [Full Announcement].

May 25, 2023

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services partners with eReserve to streamline resource management workflows with EBSCO FOLIO. EBSCO Information Services has partnered with eReserve to support institutions' resource management workflows with EBSCO FOLIO Services, including services related to copyright control. eReserve is built on a foundation of copyright best practices that offer a clear, defensible position against the increasing threat of copyright litigation while enhancing student engagement and success. The selection, organization, and delivery of educational resources are some of an institution's most critical functions. Providing such resources in a digital format has become increasingly necessary for promoting collaboration, easy resource management, advanced copyright control, and an improved student experience by delivering faculty selected and approved educational resources in a digital format within course resource lists. eReserve uses metadata and license information from EBSCO FOLIO Services and EBSCO Discovery Service, allowing the platform to accurately report on and manage copyright materials, making digital distribution easier and more legally sound. [Full Announcement].

May 23, 2023

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services releases Education Source Ultimate -- an unparalleled collection of resources for study of education. EBSCO Information Services has released the ultimate resource for the study of education. Education Source Ultimate is designed to facilitate the research needs of all users in the field of education by providing access to the most comprehensive collection of peer-reviewed, full-text journals for education studies. To meet the growing demand for education research, Education Source Ultimate was created to provide the largest and most complete resource for the study of education. By July 2023, Education Source Ultimate will include 1,000 active, full-text, non-open access journals and magazines covering early education, education management, administration and more. [Full Announcement].

April 27, 2023

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services announces partnership with the Society of Pediatric Nurses. EBSCO Information Services has partnered with the Society of Pediatric Nurses, a pediatric nursing society representing more than 3,600 pediatric nurses and 28 specializations, to enhance educational offerings for pediatric nurses. Pediatric content from Dynamic Health, an evidence-based tool designed to help nurses and health professionals master crucial skills and obtain fast answers to questions at the point of care, will now be incorporated in SPN's Pediatric Nursing Certification Review course. [Full Announcement].

April 11, 2023

EBSCO Information Services Oklahoma State University to adopt the FOLIO Library Services Platform with EBSCO FOLIO. Oklahoma State University Library begins the transition to the FOLIO Library Services Platform using EBSCO FOLIO hosting and implementation services from EBSCO Information Services. The switch from its existing ILS to FOLIO will allow OSU to choose its preferred library automation solutions to maximize the workflow experience and build its own customizations. [Full Announcement].

April 5, 2023

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services introduces EBSCOhost Passport browser extension. EBSCO Information Service is making research more streamlined for library users and researchers with the launch of the EBSCOhost Passport browser extension. EBSCOhost Passport provides a more efficient solution for those who begin their search for information on a traditional search engine, allowing them to find, use and cite reliable resources while utilizing their library's resources. [Full Announcement].

April 3, 2023

EBSCO Information Services GALILEO Chooses FOLIO Library Services Platform. GALILEO has selected FOLIO as its new Library Services Platform (LSP), with plans to share FOLIO with 86 libraries from 26 colleges and universities across the University System of Georgia (USG) and the Georgia Archives. GALILEO will utilize EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) for implementation and hosting services via EBSCO FOLIO. GALILEO will begin migrating these new technologies in 2023, with plans to be fully operational by June 2025. In addition to FOLIO, GALILEO will implement a consortial borrowing solution that is being developed by Knowledge Integration, a key software developer and a part of Project ReShare. [Full Announcement].

March 23, 2023

EBSCO Information Services How libraries can empower girls and young women through coding education. Fiero Code is a self-paced, learn-to-code program geared towards kids ages 8-18. Serving as an introduction to programming languages and their uses, Fiero Code engages young learners in fun games and activities as they build the coding skills necessary to design their own websites, video games, apps and more. It's a great way to start interested girls and young women on the path to a bright future in a coding career. [Full Announcement].

March 16, 2023

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services UK and Nordic Activities operating locally as EBSCO International Inc. receive ISO Certification. EBSCO Information Services, operating as EBSCO International Inc. in the United Kingdom, and Nordic territories, has received two additional certifications from the International Standards Organization, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. Covering full operations for EBSCO UK/Nordics, these certifications demonstrate a commitment to providing exceptional customer experiences, quality goods and services and an obligation to environmental and social responsibilities. ISO certifications are awarded after a thorough evaluation by external auditors. [Full Announcement].

February 28, 2023

EBSCO Information Services DynaMed achieves Cebam accreditation. DynaMed, EBSCO Information Services' clinical decision support tool, earns accreditation from Cebam, the Belgian Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine. Cebam is responsible for the validation of clinical practice guidelines and evidence-based practice information used by Belgian health care professionals. With this achievement, DynaMed receives a label for high-standard quality for EBP information in Belgium and serves as a resource for healthcare professionals looking to earn Riziv accreditation points. [Full Announcement].

February 24, 2023

EBSCO Information Services DynaMedex Mobile App releases new features aimed to enhance clinical decision support anytime, anywhere. DynaMedex, a clinical decision support solution for clinical care teams that combines DynaMed disease evidence from EBSCO Information Services and Micromedex drug evidence from Merative, releases new features and functionality in the DynaMedex mobile app. These enhancements are intended to improve the mobile experience for clinical users, making it easy for clinicians to efficiently provide evidence-based patient care on the go. [Full Announcement].

February 21, 2023

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services Joins ReShare Community. EBSCO Information Services has officially joined Project ReShare to provide financial contributions and expertise to the ReShare Community. The ReShare Community is drawn from libraries, consortia, information organizations and developers. The ReShare Project is building a user-centered, app-based, community-owned resource sharing platform for libraries. EBSCO's application for membership, was driven by three aims: to develop the features and functionality of the ReShare platform reflecting the needs of consortia globally, to resource additional expert input from Knowledge Integration being applied to that development, and to expand the pool of vendors contributing to ReShare. [Full Announcement].

February 14, 2023

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services launches FinancialFit. EBSCO Information Services has launched FinancialFit, a new product focused on providing libraries, schools, colleges and other institutions with resources for patrons and students looking to improve their financial literacy. This unique e-learning solution provides comprehensive, interactive resources to support each financial phase of a person's journey. [Full Announcement].