IPSWICH, Mass. — March 22, 2011 — A year after acquiring NetLibrary from OCLC, EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) is releasing a preview of eBooks on EBSCOhost. The preview will allow librarians and end users to see how their library's collection of eBook titles from EBSCO/NetLibrary is being integrated into EBSCOhost, allowing for a more comprehensive and powerful search experience. Current customers will be able to explore their own eBook collections on EBSCOhost. The preview is designed to showcase the look and feel of eBooks on EBSCOhost and provide a live environment for librarians and users to test and trial the functionality.
EBSCOhost libraries will be able to access the preview site through the Try New Features link on EBSCOhost. NetLibrary users will see a banner with the link on the NetLibrary interface. A link to a survey will be included on the preview, and results will be monitored during the preview period which will end with the migration from NetLibrary to EBSCOhost in July.
EBSCO Publishing President Tim Collins says EBSCO has been working to transform NetLibrary since acquiring the company in March, 2010. "Interface improvements, a NetLibrary Advisory Council, focus groups and user testing are just some of the steps EBSCO has taken to bring eBooks into EBSCOhost. We believe that our users will benefit from a single search experience that integrates the content from eBooks and databases and we will continue to work to address the needs of our customers and their end users as eBooks become part of the EBSCOhost experience." eBooks on EBSCOhost will provide direct links to full-text eBooks plus note-taking capabilities, copy & paste function, printing, email, citation exports, bookmarking and a Web-based interface (with no reader or hardware required).
eBooks on EBSCOhost
EBSCO offers a robust and authoritative collection of eBooks on EBSCOhost—a growing collection of more than 250,000 titles. Thousands of eBook titles are loaded each month from hundreds of leading publisher partners in more than 30 languages. eBooks on EBSCOhost provides extensive subject coverage and MARC records are provided for all eBooks at no additional cost.
eBooks on EBSCOhost allows libraries to provide one single platform for the user interface, reporting, authentication, setup, and maintenance as well as the ability to brand and customize the interface. Users will be able to search across any combination of EBSCOhost databases and eBook collections using the same familiar EBSCOhost basic search screen as well as advanced search options and browsing features.
eBooks on EBSCOhost Support Site:
Downloading eBooks on EBSCOhost: http://support.ebsco.com/training/flash_videos/eBooks/ebooks_downloading/ebooks_downloading.html
Searching eBooks on EBSCOhost: http://support.ebsco.com/training/flash_videos/eBooks/ebooks_searching/ebooks_searching.html
About EBSCO Publishing
EBSCO Publishing is the world's premier database aggregator, offering a suite of more than 300 full-text and secondary research databases. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). The company's product lines include proprietary databases such as Academic Search, Business Source, CINAHL, DynaMed, Literary Reference Center, MasterFILE, NoveList, SocINDEX and SPORTDiscus as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as ATLA Religion Database, EconLit, Inspec, MEDLINE, MLA International Bibliography, The Philosopher's Index, PsycARTICLES and PsycINFO. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world. EBSCO is the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service a core collection of locally-indexed metadata creating a unified index of an institution's resources within a single, customizable search point providing everything the researcher needs in one place—fast, simple access to the library's full text content, deeper indexing and more full-text searching of more journals and magazines than any other discovery service (www.ebscohost.com/discovery). For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: www.ebscohost.com, or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.