Birmingham, Ala. – Jan. 19, 2010 – EBSCO has increased the number of e-journals available for end-to-end integration and enhanced linking to more than 23,000, greatly simplifying e-resource management for those journals subscribed to through EBSCO. With end-to-end integration, holdings details for journals acquired through EBSCO are automatically updated in other EBSCO access tools, and that integration can be extended to library catalogs via the EBSCO MARC Updates service and other knowledge bases through a simple download. The enhanced linking and access services for e-journals, which include such features as durable URLs, integrated table of contents browsing and pre-authenticated access to full text, help libraries expose users to more subscribed e-journal content than ever before.
This state-of-the-art integration also applies to additional e-resource details that are managed in the EBSCO Integrated Knowledge Base. For example, license details, terms and conditions, registration information, and more are shared between EBSCONET Subscription Management and EBSCONET ERM Essentials, allowing librarians who use EBSCO e-resource management solutions to significantly reduce the time spent on data-entry.
Libraries that use EBSCO to manage their e-journals and e-package subscriptions benefit from a number of linking and access solutions at no additional charge:
- Durable URLs offer reliable linking to full text in library catalogs and A-to-Z lists even if publisher or title information changes
- Table of contents browsing provides article-level details for more than 14,000 subscribed e-journals through a common interface
- Pre-authenticated access to more than 8,400 e-journals enables seamless access to full text when browsed through EBSCO's access or linking options
- Calculation of coverage entitlements shared among multiple systems provides accurate coverage information to users
- OpenURL support ensures full-text access to journals and articles via standard linking and link resolvers
- SmartLinks offer direct access from EBSCOhost databases to subscribed EBSCO e-journal content
"This milestone demonstrates our on-going commitment to developing and expanding solutions that simplify the challenges of e-resource management," says Oliver Pesch, chief strategist for e-resources at EBSCO. "EBSCO continues to seek ways in which we can leverage our position in the information supply chain to provide innovative solutions that benefit our customers—whether that is improving access to and accuracy of online collections or freeing up countless hours that would otherwise be spent inputting and managing data."
As an industry leader and information agent with more than 65 years of experience functioning as part of the subscription and e-resource supply chain, EBSCO is uniquely positioned to offer truly integrated e-resource solutions. EBSCO customers benefit from integration across EBSCO's Web-based tools, saving time and money with automated updates and consolidated EBSCO services.
Established in 1944, EBSCO is the world's leading information agent providing consultative services and cutting-edge technology for managing and accessing quality content, including print and e-journals, e-packages, research databases, eBooks and more. Now more than ever libraries and research organizations are looking for new ways to manage their collections more efficiently. EBSCO has developed the most comprehensive "e" discovery and management solutions, offering unparalleled integration to help librarians save time and money while empowering their users.
EBSCO serves clients in more than 200 countries through our 30 offices worldwide with more than 140 librarians on staff. To learn more about EBSCO's products and services, visit www.ebsco.com.