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EBSCO strengthens power of its A-to-Z locator tool with new knowledge base change reports

Press Release: EBSCO Information Services [May 2, 2008]

Copyright (c) 2008 EBSCO Information Services

Abstract: EBSCO Information Services has recently strengthened the power of its EBSCO A-to-Z Web-based resource locator tool with the addition of a Knowledge Base Change Reports feature which, among other benefits, allows librarians to instantly see which titles have been added or removed from their aggregated full-text databases.


BIRMINGHAM, Ala., USA – May 2, 2008 – EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has recently strengthened the power of its EBSCO A-to-Z Web-based resource locator tool with the addition of a Knowledge Base Change Reports feature which, among other benefits, allows librarians to instantly see which titles have been added or removed from their aggregated full-text databases.

In addition to the already existing advantages of subscribing to EBSCO A-to-Z, including the effective management of online titles from individual e-journals, e-journal packages, e-book packages and aggregated full-text databases, the new Knowledge Base change reports enable library staff to more easily identify content changes to their collections at large. Also, with the added ability to view titles affected by EBSCO A-to-Z’s automatic update of titles in databases and fixed packages, customers can now more efficiently administer their EBSCO A-to-Z list when changes are necessary. Library staff can also use the Knowledge Base change reports as a resource when preparing collection awareness announcements that reveal newly accessible titles to end users.

Oliver Pesch, chief strategist of e-resources at EBSCO Information Systems, commented on the new A-to-Z Knowledge Base Reports feature. He said, "Just as EBSCONET, our premier e-service platform, offers a comprehensive slate of tools for customers to monitor changes in their e-journals and e-journal packages, the Knowledge Base change reports address the critical issue of tracking changes to full-text databases and other fixed packages."

The new Knowledge Base change reports can be downloaded in multiple file formats allowing EBSCO A-to-Z customers to efficiently update their catalogs and other content products. EBSCO A-to-Z customers can also access recorded demonstrations within their A-to-Z Administrator sites as well as register for complimentary online training at http://training.ebsco.com. To learn more about how EBSCO A-to-Z can benefit your library, please contact your local EBSCO Information Services sales representative or visit www.ebsco.com.

About EBSCO A-to-Z

EBSCO A-to-Z is a locator tool listing all of a library's e-resources, including e-journals, titles in full-text databases, publisher packages and e-books. EBSCO A-to-Z can include print titles as well as other local resources that a library may choose to upload. The master EBSCO A-to-Z title database represents all major database vendors and publishers and contains information on approximately 236,000 unique titles from nearly 2,000 databases, e-journal and e-book packages. The easy-to-navigate, searchable list of titles allows end users to quickly find journals or other resources, even those buried in a database. Administrative tools also allow library staff to customize journal lists, including branding the EBSCO A-to-Z site to match the appearance of a library's other Web-based services.

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.

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Publication Year:2008
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:May 2, 2008
Publisher:EBSCO Information Services
Company: EBSCO Information Services
Products: EBSCO A-to-Z
Subject: Product announcements
Record Number:13246
Last Update:2013-06-06 10:02:04
Date Created:2008-05-02 15:47:17