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Key enhancements increase functionality of EBSCO A-to-Z

Press Release: EBSCO Information Services [September 14, 2006]

Copyright (c) 2006 EBSCO Information Services

Abstract: EBSCO has recently enhanced its A-to-Z title listing service with several new features, reducing the administrative demands of managing electronic resources.

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, U.S.A., Sept. 14, 2006 To meet the demands of its growing customer base, EBSCO has recently enhanced its A-to-Z title listing service with several new features, reducing the administrative demands of managing electronic resources.

Enhancements include:

  • a new account details page that provides vital collection statistics at-a-glance as well as up-to-date information about the account status, including activated features
  • access to the library's file upload/download history, including date and time of recent downloads
  • new search capabilities making it easier to locate individual titles or titles that are part of a package
  • the ability to manage coverage information for e-journal packages at the package or title level
  • an updated Title Wizard providing additional details to help customers select the right titles
  • improvements that simplify usage of notes, icons and more.

"We are pleased to offer these new enhancements to A-to-Z, which support our commitment to provide e-resource access and management tools that meet the changing needs of today's library in the e-world," said Oliver Pesch, EBSCO's chief strategist of e-resources.

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 123,000 unique titles from more than 1,100 database and e-journal packages from more than 220 different providers. All major database vendors and publishers are represented.

About EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services is the leading service provider for e-journal, e-package and print subscriptions, a suite of e-resource management tools, full-text and secondary databases and related services for all types of libraries and research organizations.

As the "e" agent of the industry, more than half of the subscriptions handled by EBSCO have an electronic component. EBSCO's comprehensive solutions include proven systems to consolidate ordering, invoicing, claiming and renewals as well as assistance with licensing and registration requirements for our e-journal and e-package customers worldwide. EBSCO's 32 Regional Offices, located in 21 countries around the world, serve customers in more than 200 countries and are staffed by information professionals who speak the local language and understand the particular challenges faced by librarians in their areas.

In its seventh decade of business, EBSCO upholds relationships with more than 78,000 publishers globally. These publisher relationships uniquely position us to streamline many aspects of the e-resource life cycle. EBSCO maintains a Dun & Bradstreet financial strength rating of 5A1, the highest awarded, which underscores the importance placed on providing outstanding, ethical service.

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Publication Year:2006
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:September 14, 2006
Publisher:EBSCO Information Services
Company: EBSCO Information Services
Record Number:12181
Last Update:2013-06-06 10:02:04
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00