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Electronic Online Systems (EOS) International and EBSCO Publishing Announce Strategic Partnership to Offer EBSCOhost Integrated Search to Law Firms

Press Release: EBSCO Information Services [December 3, 2009]

Copyright (c) 2009 EBSCO Information Services

Abstract: A new distribution agreement between EOS International and EBSCO provides EOS with the exclusive right to resell EBSCO’s federated search resource to law firms. EBSCOhost Integrated Search leverages the EBSCOhost platform, one of the most-used research interfaces available, and will allow law firms and law libraries to integrate their multiple resources on one easy-to-use, intuitive interface. EOS International will market and distribute EHIS to law firms, while also enabling access to EBSCOhost Integrated Search via EOS to its other clients.


IPSWICH, Mass. — December 3, 2009 — A new distribution agreement between Electronic Online Systems (EOS) International and EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) provides EOS with the exclusive right to resell EBSCO’s federated search resource to law firms. EBSCOhost Integrated Search (EHIS) leverages the EBSCOhost platform, one of the most-used research interfaces available, and will allow law firms and law libraries to integrate their multiple resources on one easy-to-use, intuitive interface. EOS International will market and distribute EHIS to law firms, while also enabling access to EBSCOhost Integrated Search via EOS to its other clients.

EBSCOhost Integrated Search simultaneously searches the EOS.Web library catalog, EBSCOhost databases, and thousands of other electronic resources. The easy-to-use features and functionality within EBSCOhost provide library patrons with one simple and intuitive source for all integrated searching.

EOS International’s integrated library solution—EOS.Web—is utilized by more of the nation’s top law firms than any other ILS. EOS.Web makes all available data accessible to researchers worldwide, including controlled access to their organization’s own internal documents. EBSCOhost Integrated Search can be integrated with all EOS International resources and allows law librarians, researchers, and lawyers to link to a variety of external research tools.

Jeff Goodwin, vice president of product development at EOS International, says, "Being able to offer our clients and prospective clients EBSCOhost Integrated Search as their federated search tool represents a great opportunity for EOS. EOS chose EBSCOhost Integrated Search to effect better search quality, search speed, customer service and cost. Our patrons will benefit from having EBSCOhost Integrated Search for their central location to integrate their electronic resources."

The customizable EOS.Web OPAC allows users to gain access, search, and explore library collections from remote sites, and offers a variety of management tools, search methods, and data collection for both staff and end-users. EOS.Web anytime, anywhere connectivity enables information centers to provide access to all materials, as if the workers were physically in the law library, with the law librarian available to make suggestions, recommendations, and deliver results.

In addition to overseeing traditional library operations and research, the latest generation of law librarians often administers and manages the diverse information capital of their organization. With responsibilities for knowledge management, collaboration programs, knowledge repository systems and tools, as well as the facilitation of learning across the organization, legal librarians face evolving challenges as the scope of their duties expand. An integrated search solution makes it easier to provide access to the rich resources required by today’s top law firms.

About EBSCO Publishing

EBSCO Publishing is the world’s premier database aggregator serving the content needs of corporations, associations and organizations of all types. EBSCO offers a suite of nearly 300 full-text and secondary research databases providing content from tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers. Databases provide information for areas ranging from research & development and corporate learning to departmental and industry-specific topics. EBSCO’s product lines include proprietary databases such as Business Source Corporate, Business Book Summaries, Learning Centers, Business Basics, Academic Search R&D, Nonprofit Organization Reference Center, and Health Library as well as dozens of leading licensed databases. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world, and may be integrated into corporate intranets, portals and learning management systems. For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: www.ebscohost.com, or contact: information@ebscohost.com.

EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.

About EOS International

EOS International is a leading world-class library information and knowledge management software and services provider with an impressive client base of libraries across the globe. EOS International is a client-driven company that has earned the top customer satisfaction award for the past three years and earned a nomination for the Computerworld Smithsonian award. EOS library automation software products (EOS.Web Express, EOS.Web Enterprise, EOS.Web Academic, and the SaaS e-Library Service) serve the stringent knowledge and content management needs of corporate, legal, medical, government, academic and special libraries of all sizes. EOS International can be found online at http://www.eosintl.com.

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Publication Year:2009
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:December 3, 2009
Publisher:EBSCO Information Services
Company: EOS International
EBSCO Information Services
Record Number:14405
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Date Created:2009-12-03 16:17:04