LEHI, UT (April 20, 2015). SirsiDynix is furthering its work with EBSCO Information Services, a leader in library workflows, in integrating EBSCO tools and services with BLUEcloud products. This partnership between industry leaders has already resulted in a tight integration with SirsiDynix's Enterprise discovery tool and EBSCO Discovery Services (EDS) search results.
"This integration is both powerful and elegant," said Bill Davison, CEO of SirsiDynix. "Students and researchers can see EDS results interfiled with other Enterprise results. When they're signed in to Enterprise, users can access full-text EDS materials with just one click. That functionality is significant."
SirsiDynix and EBSCO plan to work together on more than just discovery tools. The vendors are preparing to integrate their procurement solutions to make the acquisitions process smoother and more efficient for libraries. For instance, YBP Library Service's GOBI product will automatically push order information to BLUEcloud Acquisitions. After creating an order in GOBI, library staff can see the resulting data in their LSP. Likewise, an order entered via EBSCO ECM for e-books, or on EBSCONET for journal subscriptions, will be readily available within BLUEcloud Acquisitions as well.
Sheridan Richey, SirsiDynix's Vice President of Software Development, said, "This YBP integration with BLUEcloud Acquisitions will help library staff purchase materials quickly and give them a much more fluid acquisitions process."
"Our vision for BLUEcloud is to streamline as many library functions as possible," Bill Davison said. "Because of our relationship with EBSCO, we're in the perfect position to make that happen."
EBSCO's Senior Director, Product Management, SaaS, Harry Kaplanian, says that simplifying workflows is a primary goal: "The Order API will make the ordering process more efficient. This work is a prime example of how partnerships and interoperability between applications benefit our mutual customers."
SirsiDynix connects people with knowledge at more than 23,000 libraries around the world. Through library management technology and search and discovery tools, libraries using SirsiDynix technology bring relevant resources and the power of knowledge to their users and communities. SirsiDynix technology center is architected to be open, scalable, and robust, offering a complete out-of-the-box solution and unparalleled flexibility through APIs and web services. Complemented by the most experienced training, consulting, and support staff in the industry, SirsiDynix helps libraries create tomorrow's libraries, today. To find out more, visit www.sirsidynix.com.
About YBP Library Services
YBP Library Services provides print and digital content, supporting collection management and technical services to academic, research and special libraries throughout the world. GOBI3, YBP's acquisition and collection development interface, provides access to more than 12 million titles. YBP has 300 employees with customers in 63 countries and is headquartered in Contoocook, NH, USA. For more on the company, visit www.ybp.com.
About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 8,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 650,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.