IPSWICH, Mass. â€” October 14, 2015 â€” E-books from Al Manhal are now available in GOBI, the primary tool for the discovery and acquisition of digital and print monographic content from YBP Library Services (YBP). This allows libraries to acquire e-books from the leading Arabic language e-book provider from the same source they acquire many of their other print books and e-books.
Al Manhal provides scholarly and scientific Arabic language publications from the Arab and Islamic worlds’ most prestigious publishers and research institutes. Al Manhal combines deep publishing and library expertise with best-in-class technology to enable university, government, corporate, school and public library users to efficiently discover and access thousands of e-books. Continue reading YBP adds Al Manhal ebooks→
IPSWICH, Mass. â€” Sept. 1, 2015 â€” EBSCO Information Services is partnering with Portico to preserve collections from its Digital Archives products. EBSCOâ€™s Portico participation means that there will be uninterrupted access to the historical content in these collections.
EBSCO launched its Digital Archives in 2009 as part of an ongoing initiative to digitize important primary documents of historical source materials used by scholars and students. EBSCO will be taking part in Porticoâ€™s D-Collection Preservation Service which preserves digitized historic collections on behalf of participating publishers. This service is solely supported by publishers that have committed their collections to the archive and more than 120 d-collections are preserved in Portico today. Continue reading EBSCO partners with Protico to preserve Digital Archives products→
IPSWICH, Mass. â€” March 19, 2015 â€”EBSCO Orbitâ„¢, 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.
Â For those libraries that prefer to have EBSCO manage their apps, a cloud services package is available for a low annual subscription fee. The cloud services include implementation and consulting, hosting in the EBSCO cloud as well as ongoing support and maintenance for both functionality enhancements and required fixes. With cloud services, all apps are centrally managed as part of EBSCOâ€™s Software as a Service (SaaS) infrastructure so libraries automatically receive software updates to their apps as well as the security, availability, and performance of the platform.
EBSCO supports open source software and choice, and that is reflected in Orbit. All Orbit apps will be available as open source at no charge to libraries that wish to implement and maintain software locally. Libraries that do not choose the cloud services package can request apps from EBSCO, download the code, and implement it independently within their EBSCO discovery environment.
EBSCO Vice President of Global Software Services, Ron Burns says Orbit allows all libraries to take advantage of innovation. â€œIn the last few years, we have developed a large number of apps in partnership with our discovery customers. Making these apps available through Orbit means libraries can now browse a wide variety of apps and extensions to perfectly fit their libraryâ€™s discovery needs. We recognize that many libraries donâ€™t have the resources or technical ability to implement and maintain apps. For these libraries, EBSCO will host and maintain all apps so our customers can focus resources and efforts elsewhere.â€
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 6,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Serviceâ„¢ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to nearly 700,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.
IPSWICH, Mass. â€” March 18, 2015 â€” In line with its open metadata and technology sharing policy, EBSCO has shown a commitment to supporting its customers â€“ no matter which mix of services they choose. On the heels of the recent acquisition of YBP, EBSCO has made the official company decision to develop fully open APIs for both YBPâ€™s GOBI services and its subscription service divisionâ€™s journal services that can be readily consumed by ILS and other technology services providers. Continue reading EBSCO offering open APIs for YBPâ€™s GOBI and EBSCO journal services→
Founded in 1971, YBP Library Services has proudly served as the leader in delivering academic library workflow and â€œshelf readyâ€ solutions through its innovative suite of acquisition and metadata resources. GOBI3 (Global Online Bibliographic Information) serves as YBPâ€™s primary tool for the discovery and acquisition of digital and print monographic content. Relied upon by academic, research and special libraries worldwide, GOBI provides access to more than 12 million titles, including more than one million digital titles from leading aggregators and publishers. Continue reading EBSCO acquires YBP Library Services→
IPSWICH, Mass. â€” February 17, 2015 â€”EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) continues to enhance its collection of eBook titles by releasing 27 new EBSCO eBooksâ„¢ Subject Sets. These sets provide libraries with convenient ways to begin or expand their eBook collections with current, reputable content from leading publishers.
EBSCO eBook Subject Sets are convenient, prepackaged sets of titles chosen to meet librariesâ€™ needs for new content on popular, in-demand topics. EBSCOâ€™s Collection Development Team of librarians uses tailored knowledge to create these Subject Sets for libraries. All Subject Sets from EBSCO include titles published within the past two years, and have no title duplication among current or past Subject Set offerings. Continue reading EBSCO creates 27 new eBook subject sets→
(Updated 11/3/2014 with new information in italics below) Note on this new product:Â Flipster is a subscription-based product for libraries. Usage models are dependent per title and per publisher. Publishers can set the following limits per title: 50, 100, 500 or Unlimited simultaneous users. The majority of Flipster titles are offered at the unlimited level.
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