Oct. 1, 2004 EBSCO A-to-Z with MARC Updates (A-to-Z with MARC) is a valuable add-on to EBSCO A-to-ZSM. This comprehensive service provides a customizable file in MARC 21 format representing the library's e-resource holdings, title URLs and online coverage information. It supplies quality bibliographic records from CONSER and monthly updates to facilitate online catalog maintenance. A holdings change report is now included for A-to-Z with MARC customers. Using the information, which is delivered as a Microsoft Excel file, customers can quickly see changes made to their A-to-Z account.
The report lists new and removed titles as well as any resources that have had changes to the URL, coverage or embargo information. The report reflects both changes made by the customer (adding or removing resources from their A-to-Z list) and changes to the underlying A-to-Z knowledgebase (titles added to or removed from an aggregated database).
"With this latest report, we are able to provide MARC record customers another tool to help manage their collections beyond just loading records into their catalog," said Oliver Pesch, EBSCO's Chief Strategist of E-Resources. "They can quickly identify any changes made to their list and also update other systems as necessary."
About EBSCO A-to-Z
EBSCO's A-to-Z service is a locator tool for all a library's e-resources, including e-journals, titles in full text databases and publisher packages.
About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Subscription Services, EBSCO Publishing and EBSCO Book Services form the EBSCO Information Services group. EBSCO is a worldwide leader in providing information access and management solutions through print and electronic journal subscription services, research database development and production, online access to approximately 150 databases and thousands of e-journals, and online book purchasing. EBSCO has specialized products and services for academic, medical, government, public and school libraries as well as for corporations and other organizations. EBSCO maintains a comprehensive database of more than 282,000 serial titles and upholds active relationships with more than 60,000 publishers worldwide. 2004 marks EBSCO's 60th year of serving the library and business communities. For more information, visit www.ebsco.com.