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November 16, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) Wuhan University, located in Wuhan, Hubei, China, has opted to replace Primo Central with EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services to provide a more powerful user experience through broader content and greater functionality. Wuhan University is also ranked as the number1 academy per the 2015/2016 ranking studies done by Research Center for China Science Evaluation and Network of Science and Education Evaluation in China, on the discipline of Library and Information Science as well as Archives Management.

November 9, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) Libraries using Kuali OLE and GOBI from YBP Library Services will be able to use a new functionality that will streamline the acquisitions process. The OLE GobiAPI will allow the real-time transfer of bibliographic and order details for all print and electronic orders placed via the GOBI platform.

November 4, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) ACI Information Group’s research database, the ACI Scholarly Blog Index, has been added to EBSCO Discovery Service. In partnership with EBSCO Information Services, researchers at libraries that have implemented EDS can now discover scholarly blogs in their search results with direct links to the ACI Scholarly Blog Index website to review authors’ credentials and social media footprints.

November 3, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services introduces Fuente Académica Plus, a non-English, full-text resource that includes a comprehensive collection of scholarly journals from Latin America, Spain and Portugal. Fuente Academica Plus provides a significantly larger collection of content than other non-English scholarly resources available online.

October 29, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has developed a Web-based resource to help dietitians and nutritionists provide optimal nutritional care to patients at the point of care. Nutrition Reference Center™ offers the latest evidence-based information on nutrition in an easy-to-use online format. This meets a vital need of patient care both inside and outside of a medical facility and also provides the opportunity for continuing education for its users.

October 20, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) In response to the urgent need for schools to improve the college and career readiness among students, EBSCO Information Services is introducing PrepSTEP, an online learning platform that helps students build the skills that can shape their futures, in school and beyond.

October 16, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) 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. 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.

October 13, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) The Baku Higher Oil School, one of the most prestigious universities in the Republic of Azerbaijan, has implemented EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services. EBSCO Discovery Service will play a very important role in the school’s plan, Towards Our Future, which identifies strategic directions for BHOS library development over the next three years.

October 8, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) YBP Library Services and EBSCO Information Services will be working more closely with academic institutions in Ireland after agreeing to new contracts to supply e-books and journals. The tenders were issued and managed by Education Procurement Services over the last few months.

October 6, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) Blake of the University of Michigan has won the 2015 EBSCO Charleston Conference Scholarship from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). Blake is a Spatial and Numeric Data and German Studies Librarian at the university and will use the scholarship to attend the 35th Annual Charleston Conference in Charleston, S.C.

(EBSCO Information Services) As libraries look to expose their collections to patrons who use traditional search engines, EBSCO Information Services and its NoveList division are working with Zepheira to determine how to help libraries make the transition. NoveList will sponsor The Libhub Initiative, founded by Zepheira. The goal of the initiative is to increase the visibility of libraries.

September 30, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) The 2015 Serials Price Projection Report from EBSCO Information Services advises that the overall effective publisher price increases for academic and academic/medical libraries are expected to be in the range of 5 to 7 percent (before currency impact). EBSCO releases the Serials Price Projections based on surveys of a wide range of publishers and reviews of historical serials pricing data to assist information professionals as they make budgeting decisions for the upcoming renewals season.

September 23, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) The University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia has implemented EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services as its discovery tool. The university was looking to deliver the best possible search for its students and after evaluating discovery services over the past two years, it decided to implement EDS due to its relevancy ranking and vast amount of content.

September 14, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) Taipei American School, a secondary school in Taiwan, has implemented EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services to improve the student experience and provide innovative access to and discovery of quality scholarly information. The addition of EDS to the library collection at Taipei American School aligns with their mission to be an innovative 21st century learning community.

September 10, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) Tomas Bata University is increasing the visibility of its researchers and providing alternative avenues through which to showcase the University’s research output with PlumX Dashboards. A prominent center of research in the Czech Republic, TBU has paired this research metrics tool from Plum Analytics, an EBSCO Company, with its institutional repository (IR) to create impact dashboards for their research outputs.

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