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EBSCO provides seamless access to full text with SmartLinks+

Press Release: EBSCO Information Services [May 31, 2012]

Copyright (c) 2012 EBSCO Information Services

Abstract: EBSCO now offers EBSCO SmartLinks+, a tool designed to help librarians expose more content and make searches more relevant within their library’s collection. SmartLinks+ utilizes a knowledge base of more than 23 million article links from more than 15,000 journals, dynamically inserting the appropriate links to full text directly into EBSCOhost search results. EBSCO has developed an advanced rights-and-identity engine that triangulates the availability, ownership, and location of full text — providing the pre-validated links that appear for articles in the e-packages and e-journals to which a library subscribes through EBSCO. With this vast amount of continuously updated article-level metadata, librarians ensure that their users have seamless access to their library’s online subscriptions.


Birmingham, Ala. – May 31, 2012 – EBSCO now offers EBSCO SmartLinks+, a tool designed to help librarians expose more content and make searches more relevant within their library's collection. SmartLinks+ utilizes a knowledge base of more than 23 million article links from more than 15,000 journals, dynamically inserting the appropriate links to full text directly into EBSCOhost search results. EBSCO has developed an advanced rights-and-identity engine that triangulates the availability, ownership, and location of full text — providing the pre-validated links that appear for articles in the e-packages and e-journals to which a library subscribes through EBSCO. With this vast amount of continuously updated article-level metadata, librarians ensure that their users have seamless access to their library's online subscriptions.

When a library subscribes to e-journals via EBSCO and one or more databases on the EBSCOhost Research Databases platform, SmartLinks+ can be automatically enabled — a benefit that makes librarians' jobs easier and ensures that users can access all of the library's full-text content. The unequaled linking provided through SmartLinks+, combined with the broad subject discipline coverage available in more than 350 EBSCOhost databases, creates an even more powerful tool for researchers. And when users are able to find full text easily within the library's e-packages and e-journals, they are more likely to make library resources their first choice for research — significantly increasing the usage of the library's content.

About EBSCO

EBSCO encompasses EBSCO Information Services and EBSCO Publishing, both divisions of EBSCO Industries Inc. EBSCO Information Services, the provider of EBSCONET Subscription Management, is the world's leading information intermediary, offering consultative services and cutting-edge technology for managing and accessing content, including e-journals, e-packages, e-books, and more. Today's libraries and research organizations are looking for new ways to manage their collections more efficiently, so EBSCO Information Services has developed comprehensive, highly integrated management solutions to help librarians save time and money while empowering their users.

EBSCO Publishing is the producer of EBSCOhost, the world's premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives, and e-books. In addition to offering more than 375 databases and nearly 300,000 e-books, the company also provides the industry-leading EBSCO Discovery Service. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines from renowned publishers, EBSCO Publishing serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, and others).

EBSCO serves clients through our 30 offices worldwide and has more than 140 librarians on staff. To learn more about products and services from EBSCO and EBSCO Publishing, visit www.ebsco.com and www.ebscohost.com.

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Publication Year:2012
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:May 31, 2012
Publisher:EBSCO Information Services
Company: EBSCO Information Services
Subject: Product announcements
Record Number:16896
Last Update:2013-06-06 10:02:04
Date Created:2012-05-31 12:27:53