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Press Release: EBSCO Information Services [August 21, 2012]

EBSCO Publishing releases a new version of EBSCOhost Mobile 0ptimal searching for smartphones and mobile devices

IPSWICH, Mass. August 21, 2012 EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released an updated version of EBSCOhost Mobile providing library patrons and researchers worldwide with optimal searching from the most popular smartphones and mobile devices. With ease of use and more functionality, the new EBSCOhost Mobile will provide users with an improved search experience for accessing EBSCOhost databases and EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) on the go.

EBSCOhost Mobile can now be accessed without any initial administrative profile set up or software download required. EBSCOhost Mobile's new smart technology auto-detects when an EBSCOhost user is visiting from a mobile device. The platform automatically directs the user to the optimal search experience for their device, making login and access faster and more streamlined. In the case of iPads, users will be directed to the EBSCOhost full site, which has been optimized for iPad use.

In addition to a more modern mobile site and usability enhancements, new EBSCOhost Mobile allows libraries to customize the interface with their own brands, colors, and logos, and to benefit from patron analytics provided with enhanced, device-specific usage reporting. For EDS users, EBSCOhost Mobile provides guest access and real-time availability checking for items in the library catalog. Library patrons and researchers worldwide benefit from user interface translation into 28 languages, full access to facets and search options, the integration of folders, plus the addition of book jackets images and publication-type icons for a more visual experience. Users have the option of toggling between the mobile site and the full EBSCOhost site. Direct-to-device download support for e-books will be added to the EBSCOhost Mobile site in the coming months.

More information about EBSCOhost Mobile and the latest upgrades to mobile searching for EBSCOhost and EBSCO Discovery Service is available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/academic/mobile-access

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 e-books. The company provides more than 350 databases and nearly 300,000 e-books. 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: information@ebscohost.com. EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.


Summary: EBSCO Publishing released an updated version of EBSCOhost Mobile providing library patrons and researchers worldwide with optimal searching from the most popular smartphones and mobile devices. With ease of use and more functionality, the new EBSCOhost Mobile will provide users with an improved search experience for accessing EBSCOhost databases and EBSCO Discovery Service on the go.
Publication Year:2012
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:August 21, 2012
Publisher:EBSCO Information Services
Company:
Company: EBSCO Information Services
Products: EBSCO Discovery Service
Subject: Product announcements
Permalink: https://librarytechnology.org/pr/17138

LTG Bibliography Record number: 17138. Created: 2012-08-22 09:15:19; Last Modified: 2013-06-06 10:02:04.