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September 16, 2014

Kate Lawrence named Vice President of User Research at EBSCO Information Services. EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services has named Kate Lawrence Vice President, User Research. Lawrence leads the User Research Team and the research activities that enable EBSCO to gain user insight and improve the customer experience across the portfolio of EBSCO products.

September 15, 2014

Utah State University Opts for EBSCO Discovery Service via Innovative’s Encore Duet. EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Discovery Service via Encore Duet has been selected by Utah State University as its discovery solution to help the library consolidate its diverse resources. The service will also make resources more readily available to library users through an intuitive interface. The university adopted Innovative's Encore discovery solution several years ago and when the new partnership between Innovative and EBSCO Information Services was announced, they were intrigued by the possibilities offered by the integration of EDS via Encore Duet.

September 12, 2014

Forbes Announces Agreement With EBSCO To Digitize All Content From 1917 To 2000. EBSCO Information Services

Forbes announced an agreement with EBSCO Information Services to create Forbes Digital Archive, a digital archive of the entire Forbes backfile with content from 1917 to 2000.

September 8, 2014

SEALS Consortium in South Africa Selects EBSCO Discovery Service via Innovative’s Encore Duet. EBSCO Information Services

Member Libraries in the SEALS Consortium, located in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, have selected EBSCO Discovery Service via Innovative’s Encore Duet. The SEALS Consortium includes Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, University of Fort Hare, Walter Sisulu University and Rhodes University.

ORCID and Plum Analytics work together to maximize information available about scholarly activities. EBSCO Information Services

Researchers can now easily connect with their scholarly activities and contribution while also tracking the metrics from their work by using the combination of Open Research and Contributor ID (ORCID) and PlumX, from Plum Analytics, an EBSCO company. The integration of the two services allows all of the metrics from the public work associated with a particular ORCID identifier to be collected when the identifier is added to a PlumX profile.

September 2, 2014

DynaMed to utilize information from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. EBSCO Information Services

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. Information from NCCN will be summarized along with other evidence and guidelines in the content available from the clinical reference tool DynaMed.

August 21, 2014

EBSCO’s eBook Collection Continues to Expand with Release of 12 New Subject Sets. EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services announces the release of 12 new EBSCO eBook Subject Sets, which increases the total number to more than 200.

August 17, 2014

University of Virginia upgrades from Primo Central to EBSCO Discovery Service API via Blacklight. EBSCO Information Services

University of Virginia, one of the top research academic institutions in the country, has migrated from Primo Central to the EBSCO Discovery Service API for better search retrieval as well as customer support. By implementing the EDS API with the libraries’ Blacklight-driven interface, University of Virginia is able to use its own website applications for a discovery user interface and still provide users with all the functionality offered in EBSCO Discovery Service.

August 10, 2014

EBSCO introduces new magazine archives including Forbes and Bloomberg Businessweek. EBSCO Information Services

Libraries can own the 20th century collections of two of the leading business magazines now that the complete backfiles for Forbes and Bloomberg Businessweek are available from EBSCO Information Services. The entire digital archives going back to volume 1, issue 1 of the magazines are included in EBSCO’s Forbes Digital Archive™ and Bloomberg Businessweek Digital Archive™.

August 5, 2014

EBSCO Health Introduces Nursing Reference Center Plus. EBSCO Information Services

Nurses looking for information to help provide the best care possible to their patients can now turn to Nursing Reference Center Plus from EBSCO Health. The evidence-based clinical decision support tool was created by nurses for nurses and is designed to improve nursing practice and positively impact patient care.

July 31, 2014

EBSCO eBooks Now Offers E-books from Hachette Book Group. EBSCO Information Services

Popular fiction and non-fiction e-books published by Hachette Book Group are now available from EBSCO Information Services. Hachette, a “Big 5” trade and educational publisher, has partnered with EBSCO to give customers of EBSCO eBooks access to titles from authors like David Baldacci, Michael Connelly, Elin Hilderbrand, Anne River Siddons and more.

July 28, 2014

Old Dominion University finding success with EBSCO Discovery Service. EBSCO Information Services

In the year since Old Dominion University switched from another discovery solution to EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services, the library has witnessed a smooth transition and succeeded in making their library collection more accessible.

July 25, 2014

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi Sees Measurable results two years after EBSCO Discovery Service and SirsiDynix Implementation. EBSCO Information Services

It has been two years since the launch of EBSCO Discovery Service and SirsiDynix for Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi and the university reports its usage of resources has maintained a steady increase during that time. When the university first looked at discovery services they considered many options but chose EDS and SirsiDynix to optimize and increase use of the library’s collection--which includes 23 databases and 80,000 e-books. Ensuring a good return on investments was a priority for the university and now they can see their decision to go with EDS and SirsiDynix was the right one.

EBSCO eBooks will indicate Choice Outstanding Academic titles. EBSCO Information Services

An agreement between Choice magazine, a publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries and EBSCO Information Services will highlight the EBSCO eBooks that have been named Choice Outstanding Academic Titles. This agreement will allow librarians to easily identify and acquire the titles that have been designated as excellent in presentation and scholarship, bringing exceptional support to the research of their students and faculty and increasing the value of their overall library collection.

July 21, 2014

Open University of Cyprus switches to EBSCO Discovery Service. EBSCO Information Services

After trying two other discovery solutions, Open University of Cyprus has made the switch to EBSCO Discovery Service, the discovery solution from EBSCO Information Services. EBSCO was able to deliver the service and support the university was looking for as well as provide unique customization options and a fully integrated solution.

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