BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, U.S.A., May 12, 2006 - EBSCO A-to-Z customers may now choose the subject classification scheme that best meets the needs of their patrons.
In addition to the Library of Congress classifications that have been available on A-to-Z since its inception, EBSCO is now offering a general headings option, based on a set of headings created by the librarians at EBSCO to help patrons find what they are looking for quickly and easily.
EBSCO will soon offer a third subject scheme based on the Index Medicus journal classifications, which are highly focused on medical and health materials.
"This latest innovation is just another way we are looking to empower the library to create an access site that is tailored specifically for their patron's needs," said EBSCO's Chief Strategist of E-Resources Oliver Pesch. "Within three clicks of the mouse, the library is able to organize its A-to-Z titles into the subject scheme they think is best."
About EBSCO A-to-Z
EBSCO's A-to-Z service provides library patrons with a single, comprehensive list of the electronic titles to which they have access. A library's print titles can also be included. With A-to-Z, users can quickly locate and link to journals of interest. Users can search for journals by keyword or browse an alphabetical list by title or subject. Built-in administrative tools allow customization of the list including extensive branding options that allow the list to match the colors and style of the library's other Web-based services. The master A-to-Z title database provides link and coverage information to more than 110,000 unique titles from more than 1,000 database and e-journal packages from nearly 200 different providers. All major database vendors and publishers are represented.
About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services provides libraries and research centers with electronic and print journal subscription services, e-resource access and management services, full-text and secondary database development and access, an OpenURL-compliant link resolver, e-books, Web-based book purchasing and related information services. EBSCO maintains a title database of more than 300,000 title listings and upholds relationships with more than 78,000 publishers around the world.
EBSCO's 32 Regional Offices worldwide are staffed with personnel who speak the local language and understand the particular challenges faced by librarians in their areas, offering a uniquely personal level of service. Specialized divisions serve academic, biomedical, government, public, school and special libraries as well as corporations.