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EBSCO and BiblioLabs partner to support open access discovery of electronic theses and dissertations

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and BiblioLabs have announced the launch of a collaborative open access initiative dedicated to advancing library and industry innovation related to electronic theses and dissertations (ETD). OpenDissertations.org, is committed to facilitating open and free access to ETD metadata and content. In addition to the fully open website, EBSCO will include EDT metadata in EBSCO Discovery Service to facilitate access and improve content discovery.

Project sponsors recognize that ETD authors are faced with an expanding world of discovery and hosting options for their work. EBSCO is committed to easing the path of discovery. By exposing metadata via the OpenDissertations.org website and EBSCO Discovery Service, the project seeks to increase the visibility of ETDs on the open web. Users will be able to link from individual records in the database to partnering host sites, including academic institutional repositories. Continue reading EBSCO and BiblioLabs partner to support open access discovery of electronic theses and dissertations

YBP adds Al Manhal ebooks

IPSWICH, Mass. October 14, 2015 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

EBSCO partners with Protico to preserve Digital Archives products

IPSWICH, Mass. Sept. 1, 2015 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 EBSCO’s Portico participation means that there will be uninterrupted access to the historical content in these collections.

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 Portico’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

EBSCO launches Orbitâ„¢, an online catalog of EBSCO Discovery Serviceâ„¢ apps

IPSWICH, Mass. March 19, 2015 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.

 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 EBSCO’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. “In 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 library’s discovery needs. We recognize that many libraries don’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.”

To learn more about Orbit and to start browsing and requesting apps, visit: http://orbit.ebsco.com/.

About EBSCO Information Services

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.

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EBSCO offering open APIs for YBP’s GOBI and EBSCO journal services

IPSWICH, Mass. March 18, 2015 In line with its open metadata and technology sharing policy, EBSCO has shown a commitment to supporting its customers — 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 YBP’s GOBI services and its subscription service division’s journal services that can be readily consumed by ILS and other technology services providers. Continue reading EBSCO offering open APIs for YBP’s GOBI and EBSCO journal services

EBSCO acquires YBP Library Services

IPSWICH, Mass./CONTOOCOOK, N.H. February 20, 2015 EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is announcing a significant investment in the library workflow with the acquisition of YBP Library Services (YBP) from Baker &Taylor.

Founded in 1971, YBP Library Services has proudly served as the leader in delivering academic library workflow and “shelf ready” solutions through its innovative suite of acquisition and metadata resources. GOBI3 (Global Online Bibliographic Information) serves as YBP’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

EBSCO creates 27 new eBook subject sets

IPSWICH, Mass. February 17, 2015 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 libraries’ needs for new content on popular, in-demand topics. EBSCO’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

EBSCO introduces Flipster, a new way to access digital magazines

(Updated 11/3/2014 with new information in italics below) Note on this new product:  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.

IPSWICH, Mass. October 30, 2014 Continuing its tradition of working with libraries to help patrons find the content they want as quickly and conveniently as possible, EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is introducing Flipsterâ„¢, which allows library patrons to browse the latest issues of high quality digital versions of popular magazines, courtesy of their library. Continue reading EBSCO introduces Flipster, a new way to access digital magazines

EBSCO launches free database – American Doctoral Dissertations 1933-1955

IPSWICH, Mass. September 30, 2014 The print index, Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities (DDAAU), is now available digitally as American Doctoral Dissertations 1933-1955â„¢. EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston worked together to digitize the content and build the free database from the volumes originally published by the H.W. Wilson Company. This effort was made possible through a donation from the H.W. Wilson Foundation. Continue reading EBSCO launches free database – American Doctoral Dissertations 1933-1955

Clinical reference tool, DynaMed, to utilize information from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

IPSWICH, Mass. September 2, 2014 Healthcare professionals will be able to access information about the latest and most complete oncology guidelines available at the point of care following an agreement between EBSCO Health and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®). Information from NCCN will be summarized along with other evidence and guidelines in the content available from the clinical reference tool DynaMedâ„¢Continue reading Clinical reference tool, DynaMed, to utilize information from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

EBSCO ebooks adds arabic titles from the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research

IPSWICH, Mass. July 15, 2014 EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) 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 eBooksâ„¢ platform, allowing users to purchase complete e-book versions of titles from the publisher. Continue reading EBSCO ebooks adds arabic titles from the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research

EBSCO use data for articles and books now included in PlumX impact factor

IPSWICH, Mass. June 23, 2014 Metrics from Plumâ„¢ Analytics will now include usage statistics for articles and books that are available from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) databases and EBSCO Discovery Service. The article-level data from these databases will allow Plum Analytics’ product PlumX to provide usage statistics on articles and books from tens of thousands of providers. This collaboration marks the first time the wealth of information about the actual usage per article such as abstract views, downloads, etc. can be measured across publishers. Continue reading EBSCO use data for articles and books now included in PlumX impact factor

EBSCO and Infotrieve partner for mobile search and content delivery

This partnership benefits many corporations and others with the Infotrieve Mobile Library service.  More from the press release below.

~Mutual Customers Now Able to Combine Discovery with Content Management Allowing Corporations to Find and Procure Content within One Platform~

IPSWICH, Mass. and WILTON, Conn. June 3, 2014 EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Infotrieve Inc. have partnered to allow mutual customers to combine their search, content access, Continue reading EBSCO and Infotrieve partner for mobile search and content delivery

EBSCO rolls out 28 new ebook subject sets

IPSWICH, Mass. February 20, 2014 EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has added 28 new eBook Subject Sets to its extensive collection of eBooks. The Sets provide libraries with convenient ways to begin or expand their eBook collections with current, reputable content from leading publishers.

Key collection areas that were increased with the release of these new Subject Sets include Arts & Humanities, Business, History, Medical and Science & Technology. The Sets allow for quick and easy purchases in particular high-interest subject areas. There is no title overlap across Sets, and no title overlap from year to year. Continue reading EBSCO rolls out 28 new ebook subject sets

EBSCO adds new international metadata for ebooks and media news to the EDS

EBSCO has had two recent press releases about new metadata added to the EDS from Maruzen Company in Japan (ebooks) and Newton Media Collaborate from Central and Eastern Europe (media news).  Excerpts from both press releases are below, with links to the full story. Continue reading EBSCO adds new international metadata for ebooks and media news to the EDS

Ingram expands eBook profiling on OASIS platform with EBSCO and ProQuest’s EBL content

Ingram Content Group announced two new partnerships for eBooks on their OASIS platform.  The first is with ProQuests’s EBL.  More than 400,000 EBL eBook titles will be available through Ingram’s OASIS.  The second is with EBSCO.  Print titles have been part of the OASIS platform for EBSCO eBooks but now customers can add eBook content to their orders. Full press releases for both items are below. Continue reading Ingram expands eBook profiling on OASIS platform with EBSCO and ProQuest’s EBL content

EBSCO provides complimentary ERIC A&I data during government shutdown

I don’t know about the rest of my fellow librarians, but we at WSU are extremely frustrated with the lack of government websites right now.  Census data, LC, copyright, USDA, ERIC and many more are either not being updated or not available.  EBSCO is responding to this frustration by offering a complimentary version of ERIC to provide access to the A&I data during the shutdown.  The url for this free version is:  http://www.ebsco.com/freeERIC.  Unfortunately, there is no full text available as that is stored on government servers. Here’s more from the press release:

IPSWICH, Mass. October 3, 2013 EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is making the government database ERIC available during the government shutdown. ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, is typically available through the government website (http://eric.ed.gov/) as well as via EBSCO’s EBSCOhost® research platform. Because of the shutdown the government website is unavailable so EBSCO has decided to temporarily open its version of ERIC and make it available at: http://www.ebsco.com/freeERIC . Continue reading EBSCO provides complimentary ERIC A&I data during government shutdown