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June 30, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) The American Psychological Association is making its e-books available to libraries on the EBSCO eBooks platform. The agreement with EBSCO Information Services gives libraries cost-effective access to in-demand psychology, behavioral sciences and social sciences titles.

June 26, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services and the H.W. Wilson Foundation are expanding their partnership with the goal of making searching for electronic theses and dissertations easier and more open. In 2014, the two organizations created American Doctoral Dissertations which contains indexing from the H.W. Wilson print publication, Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities, 1933-1955. Under the expanded partnership, the H.W. Wilson Foundation has agreed to support the expansion of the scope of the American Doctoral Dissertations database to include records for dissertations and theses from 1955 to the present. The goal is to create a single portal for ETDs which can be added to university profiles.

(EBSCO Information Services) Two new tools from EBSCO Information Services have been created to enhance the EBSCO eBooks experience for library users. The EBSCO eBooks mobile app and the EBSCO eBooks viewer allow library users to download e-books easily, and enjoy an optimal viewing environment regardless of whether they are accessing the e-book on a mobile, tablet device or a desktop or laptop computer.

June 25, 2015

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris and EBSCO Information Systems announced an agreement to streamline libraries’ acquisition processes and optimize the experience of library patrons who are using Ex Libris solutions to access full-text content hosted on the EBSCOhost platform. The two companies have committed to expanding their collaboration to other areas as well. According to the agreement, all print and electronic book and journal orders placed via an EBSCO online collection-development or ordering system will be automatically updated in the Ex Libris Alma library management service through EBSCO’s use of the Alma Real Time Acquisition application programming interface. This first phase of the integration will streamline and further automate the acquisition process for libraries. In addition, EBSCO is making its proprietary linking technology available to Ex Libris to improve the accuracy of links from Ex Libris solutions to full text articles hosted on the EBSCOhost platform.

June 24, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) Since our beginnings nearly 70 years ago, EBSCO has been a service organization and conduit between libraries and information providers. This has evolved immensely through the years, but the presence of EBSCO at the center of interconnectivity among those in the library industry has not changed. In fact, anyone would be hard-pressed to name a single ILS vendor, content provider or publisher with which EBSCO does not partner in some way. When YBP joined the EBSCO family, we gained partnerships with the very few remaining companies where partnerships didn’t previously exist.

June 23, 2015

(ByWater Solutions) EBSCO Information Services and ByWater Solutions partnered earlier this year to provide more choices for their joint customers. ByWater Solutions is the leading US provider of Koha support and implementation services to libraries. Working with ByWater, libraries that use the Koha ILS can readily adopt EBSCO Discovery Service as their discovery service and front-end of choice.

June 22, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services’ symposium, titled “2015 Open Day,” was held on June 18, at the College des Bernardins in Paris, France. It brought together librarians from various academic and corporate institutions to gain a better knowledge of EBSCO’s discovery solution, EBSCO Discovery Service as well as EBSCO’s online resources including EBSCO eBooks, PlumX and research databases.

June 18, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services and Masaryk University Press have collaborated to offer more than 80 Czech titles via EBSCO eBooks. The titles from Masaryk University Press will provide libraries with more multidisciplinary Czech titles representing a wide range of fields – including social science, historiography, linguistics and literary science, archaeology, genetics and many others – from highly specialized scientific publications to significant books aimed at the general public.

June 16, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO y Escire han anunciado un acuerdo de colaboración para fortalecer la interoperabilidad entre las plataformas Koha ILS y EDS EBSCO Discovery Service en México.Escire es una empresa mexicana cuyos objetivos han sido la promoción e implementación de plataformas de software libre para la gestión de la información y el conocimiento en bibliotecas e instituciones de México y América Latina. Desde hace más de 3 años, Escire ha dedicado a un equipo multidisciplinario de bibliotecarios, profesionales de la información e ingenieros en el desarrollo y posicionamiento de Koha en diversos tipos de bibliotecas de la región.

June 9, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) ToxPlanet announced that it has acquired Expert Publishing from EBSCO Information Services. The deal adds the premier provider of up-to-date, decision support chemical information for the global product stewardship, toxicology and chemical safety communities to ToxPlanet’s line of solutions.

June 8, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) Kkottongnae University in Korea has chosen EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) to help integrate resources in the library and simplify the research process for students. Kkottongnae University’s mission is to be a new model for social welfare education and it was important for the university to find a discovery solution that would support its mission and help the students specific research needs.

June 4, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) The University of Florida (UF) has agreed to partner with YBP Library Services for YBP's integrated digital and print discovery and fulfillment services. YBP will serve as a key vendor for academic content for the University and will provide acquisition and collection development to UF via its GOBI interface. GOBI provides access to more than 12 million titles, including more than 1 million digital titles from leading aggregators and publishers.

May 28, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services will continue as the print and online journal, and e-packages supplier for the Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium as a result of a new four-year agreement.

May 19, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) Archimed, a leading software and library solution vendor in the EU, has established a partnership with EBSCO Information Services to enrich the content searchable with Syracuse, its newly-released unified information system portal for libraries.

May 18, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) Claremont Lincoln University, in Southern California, has opted for EBSCO eBooks from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) to provide students with the perfect collection of subject-specific titles for their research needs. The university selected EBSCO’s eBook Business Collection which is offered on an annual subscription basis with unlimited simultaneous user access.

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