EBSCO, a provider of discovery services for libraries, and PTFS Europe announce a new technology partnership.
PTFS Europe will use the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) API to integrate its reading list management system, Rebus:list, with EDS. Rebus:list will then be able to integrate with any EDS library's ILS catalogue, internal repositories and EBSCO online information resources.
EBSCO's Director of Product Management, Harry Kaplanian says this partnership will particularly benefit academic staff populating reading lists by creating a more discovery-focused workflow. "EBSCO has well-established relationships with an extensive array of publishing partners making our content readily discoverable via EDS for the benefit of all parties involved. Our work with PTFS Europe will enable tight integration of Rebus:list with EDS. We look forward to working with PTFS Europe and see this relationship as a natural step to make more content easily accessible to users."
Nick Dimant, Managing Director of PTFS Europe added: "This partnership is a key element of the Rebus:list implementation at the University of Sunderland. It is also an example of how Rebus:list's comprehensive web services API and contemporary software architecture helps optimise the workflow in the preparation and presentation of reading lists. Rebus:list offers libraries a real alternative when choosing a new reading list management system. "
EBSCO is the leading provider of resources for libraries including EBSCONET, EBSCO's total e-resource management system, and 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. EBSCO provides more than 375 research databases and over 400,000 e-books plus subscription management services for 355,000 e-journals and e-journal packages. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). EBSCO is also the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), which provides each institution with a fast, single search box for its entire collection, offering deeper indexing and more full-text searching of journals and magazines than any other discovery service. For more information, visit the EBSCO Web site at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.
About PTFS Europe
PTFS Europe implements and supports Rebus:list, the library management systems Koha and Evergreen, the VuFind discovery portal, CUFTS for electronic resource management and WordPress for Libraries. PTFS Europe also distributes and supports the ArchivalWare digital repository system from PTFS Inc.
To meet the growing interest in Rebus:list beyond Europe, new distribution partners in North America and APAC will be announced shortly.