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EBSCO A-to-Z delivers the most accurate overlap analysis tool for libraries

Press Release: EBSCO Information Services [August 28, 2009]

Copyright (c) 2009 EBSCO Information Services

Abstract: EBSCO A-to-Z takes overlap analysis for library collections to new levels. With the release of new enhancements to Overlap Analysis reporting, which is offered exclusively on EBSCO’s A-to-Z platform, librarians now have industry-leading tools for comparing coverage overlap in library e-collections.


Birmingham, Ala., – August 28, 2009 –EBSCO A-to-Z takes overlap analysis for library collections to new levels. With the release of new enhancements to Overlap Analysis reporting, which is offered exclusively on EBSCO’s A-to-Z platform, librarians now have industry-leading tools for comparing coverage overlap in library e-collections.

EBSCO A-to-Z is the industry’s most complete Web-based tool for organizing and providing links to a library’s e-resources with comprehensive reporting for analysis and evaluation of a library’s complete e-collection. Librarians are already familiar with the multiple reports A-to-Z offers, including reporting on usage, link-outs, and knowledge base changes; A-to-Z also offers Overlap Analysis reporting that features the only available at-a-glance evaluation for library collections. A-to-Z’s enhanced Overlap Analysis reporting eliminates guesswork—library collections can be compared simply and clearly on one page with the option to export directly into Microsoft Excel. The addition of new functionality to A-to-Z’s Overlap Analysis reporting enhances the already effective comparison that A-to-Z offers librarians for identifying overlaps and unique coverage in e-collections:

  • Filter reports by coverage dates to focus the analysis on the all-important current content
  • Easily identify unique and overlapping titles with the simplified summary report format
  • View "Years of Unique Coverage" on the title-details drill-down report, allowing librarians to see at a glance what titles in which packages offer the most unique coverage
  • Export reporting to Excel quickly and efficiently with one step

Overlap Analysis reporting provides the complete picture of a library’s e-collection, benefitting librarians who need to make important decisions that affect their library collections. These new features are one more way that EBSCO helps make a librarian’s job easier.

About EBSCO A-to-Z

EBSCO A-to-Z is the industry’s most complete Web-based tool for organizing and providing links to all of a library’s e-resources, including e-journals, titles in full-text databases and e-journal packages, and e-books. Powered by the EBSCO Integrated Knowledge Base with information on more than 300,000 unique titles from nearly 3,200 database, e-journal and e-book packages, A-to-Z offers users a "one-stop" search of a library’s e-collection, with easy navigation to full-text content. Libraries interested in learning more about A-to-Z and Overlap Analysis reporting may contact their regional EBSCO office.

About EBSCO

EBSCO is the world’s premier full-service provider of information, offering a portfolio of services that spans the realm of print and electronic subscription access and management, research databases and more. The company’s e-resource renewal and management tools help librarians accomplish in hours what once took weeks. For more information, please visit www.ebsco.com

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Publication Year:2009
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:August 28, 2009
Publisher:EBSCO Information Services
Company: EBSCO Information Services
Products: EBSCO A-to-Z
Subject: Product announcements
Record Number:14183
Last Update:2013-06-06 10:02:04
Date Created:2009-08-28 09:46:22