BIRMINGHAM, Ala., USA – February 28, 2008 – EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has recently broadened the offerings of EBSCONET, the Company’s premier e-service platform, to provide detailed information about publisher license agreements.
President of EBSCO Information Services, Allen Powell, remarked, "Our goal is to provide tools that integrate the vast amount of data we maintain for our library customers with systems and workflows that accomplish two key things — streamlining e-journal management tasks and helping librarians provide their users with access to every purchased resource. The new EBSCONET license details tool is a key enhancement that moves us further towards this goal."
Eliminating the need to navigate numerous publisher sites to locate license data as well as the need to develop and manage desktop spreadsheets and databases, the new license details feature provides instant answers to commonly asked questions as well as dozens more not so common. For example, librarians can now obtain information regarding publishers’ policies on perpetual access and learn whether they can access a journal via their library’s proxy server.
While following the E-Resource Management Initiative (ERMI) guidelines in collecting license data, EBSCO has identified, with significant input from customers, a manageable list of 50 key data elements to display on EBSCONET. As a result, librarians can view a standardized version of the terms and conditions of use in various publisher license agreements and link directly to the agreements themselves. With its value-added approach to e-resource management, this innovative license details feature removes much of the burden of researching license information, saving librarians time and frustration while helping them make informed purchasing decisions.
Averaging more than 100,000 hits every day, EBSCONET is the optimal service for electronic and print resource management. With a roles-based approach, EBSCONET helps its users ― from e-resource to collection development to serials librarians ― accomplish their resource management tasks with precision and simplicity. Also, EBSCONET helps librarians access everything from subscription order records to collection development and financial analysis reports via one centralized site; it provides instant access to publishers’ access models and license profiles while helping to expedite the registration and activation of the library’s e-content; it also empowers library staff to make smart and timely decisions about their on-order resources through weekly e-journal update alerts, and there’s more to come. To learn more about how EBSCONET continues to distinguish itself from the myriad subscription management tools available today, please visit www.ebsco.com for frequent updates.
About EBSCO Information Services
Partnering with a broad range of clients, including libraries and their patrons, research institutions, publishers, corporations and business communities, EBSCO Information Services is the world’s only full-service provider of information. Also known as the industry’s "e" agent, the Company offers a portfolio of services that spans the realm of print and electronic subscription access and management, research databases and more.
Now in its seventh decade of business, EBSCO operates 31 regional offices in 22 countries around the globe. Each of the Company’s offices is staffed by information professionals who speak the local language and understand the particular challenges of the business in their respective areas.
EBSCO has appeared on Forbes magazine’s annual listing of America’s Largest Private Companies for 12 consecutive years. It has also been awarded a coveted spot on EContent magazine’s annual listing of 100 Companies that Matter Most for seven years ― since the list was initially published in 2001. EBSCO maintains a Dun & Bradstreet financial strength rating of 5A1, the highest awarded, which underscores its commitment to providing "best in class" products and services and conducting business within an ethical environment. For more information, please visit www.ebsco.com.