IPSWICH, Mass. — December 8, 2011 — Marquis Who's Who content will soon be available via EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) for mutual customers. The new agreement will add metadata from the Marquis Who's Who database into the Base Index of EDS and provide seamless access and full text searching for mutual customers, enabling them to search Marquis Who's Who collection of over 1.4 million biographies alongside their own library's collection.
Marquis Who's Who content includes up-to-the-minute biographies of leaders and achievers from around the world in the areas such as business, law, science, medicine, the arts, government and entertainment. Mutual customers are able to access all the biographies that have appeared in 24 Marquis Who's Who print titles since 1985 as well as historical biographies Who Was Who American Volumes 1607-1985. Updates to existing biographies and new biographies are added daily.
The addition of Marquis Who Who's extensive biography collection to EDS will greatly enhance the discovery experience for mutual customers. The collection of biographies will serve the needs of researchers for academic libraries, public and school libraries, alumni offices, media professionals, corporate libraries, recruiters and law firms.
Marquis Who's Who is part of a growing list of publishers and other content partners that are taking part in EDS to bring more visibility to their content. Partners include the world's largest scholarly journal & book publishers including Elsevier, Wiley Blackwell, Springer Science & Business Media, Taylor & Francis Informa, Sage Publications, and thousands of others. Partners also include content providers, such as LexisNexis, Thomson Reuters (Web of Science), JSTOR, ARTstor, Credo Reference, World Book, ABC-CLIO, and many others.
The EDS Base Index represents content from approximately 20,000 providers (and growing) in addition to metadata from another 70,000 book publishers, representing far more content providers and publishers than any other discovery service.
EBSCO Discovery Service creates a unified, customized index of an institution's information resources, and an easy, yet powerful means of accessing all of that content from a single search box—searching made even more powerful because of the quality of metadata and depth and breadth of coverage.
EBSCO Discovery Service is quickly becoming the discovery selection for many libraries (www.ebscohost.com/discovery/eds-news), and an obvious partner for content providers. Because the service builds on the foundation provided by the EBSCOhost platform, libraries gain a full user experience for discovering their collections/OPAC—which is not typical in the discovery space. Further still, in the many universities and other libraries where EBSCOhost is the most-used platform for premium research, users are not asked to change their pathways or habits for searching. There's simply more to discover on the familiar EBSCOhost platform, and the same can be said for library administrators who can leverage their previous work with EBSCOadmin.
About Marquis Who's Who
Marquis Who's Who publications, first published in 1899 with Who's Who in America, contains biographies of the nation's most prominent individuals representing virtually every major field of endeavor in a single, comprehensive resource. Compiled by Marquis Who's Who editors using proprietary standards developed over 110 years ago and refined annually, this database is the ultimate biographical reference tool for networking, fact-checking, and recruiting.
While the number of noteworthy names profiled in Who's Who in America has grown substantially throughout the years, their diversity remains unchallenged. Included are Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners, legendary athletes, best-selling authors, university presidents, accomplished artists, renowned entertainers, entrepreneurs and corporate executives, government and religious leaders, innovators/inventors, as well as professionals in the fields of education, law, medicine, broadcasting, publishing, information technology and more. As a consequence, Who's Who in America remains the unchallenged leader in the field of biographical reference works. For more information about Marquis Who's Who please visit www.marquiswhoswho.com.
About EBSCO Publishing
EBSCO Publishing is the producer of EBSCOhost, the world's premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives, and eBooks. The company provides more than 350 databases and nearly 300,000 eBooks. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). EBSCO is also the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), which provides each institution with a fast, single search box for its entire collection, offering deeper indexing and more full-text searching of journals and magazines than any other discovery service (www.ebscohost.com/discovery). For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: www.ebscohost.com, or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.