IPSWICH, Mass. — July 18, 2013 — EBSCO Information Service (EBSCO) and Cairn.info have come to an agreement allowing metadata and selected full text from Cairn.info's comprehensive collection of French, Belgian and Swiss journals to be added to EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). Content from Cairn.info includes 370 French-language academic journals with 150,000 articles. Coverage dates back to 2001.
Cairn.info was formed in 2005 by four French and Belgian publishing houses (Belin, De Boeck, La Découverte and Erès) and progressively joined by more than 120 publishers dealing with francophone (French-speaking) humanities and social sciences.
Cairn.info offers the most comprehensive collection of publications in French language available online. The collection covers many disciplines appealing to a variety of users including: social sciences, humanities, economics, psychology, political science, history, philosophy and literature.
This agreement will enable the francophone scholarly journals to extend their global reach, and enhance their discoverability, via the rich metadata and full text searching in EBSCO Discovery Service.
Cairn.info is part of a growing list of publishers and other content partners that are taking part in EDS to bring more visibility to their content. Partners include the world's largest scholarly journal & book publishers including Elsevier, Wiley Blackwell, Springer Science & Business Media, Taylor & Francis Informa, Sage Publications, Nature Publishing, IEEE, ACM and thousands of others. Partners also include content providers, such as LexisNexis, Thomson Reuters (Web of Science), JSTOR, ARTstor, Credo Reference, Encyclopedia Britannica, World Book, ABC-CLIO, The HathiTrust and many others.
EBSCO Discovery Service creates a unified, customized index of an institution's information resources, and an easy, yet powerful means of accessing all of that content from a single search box—searching made even more powerful because of the quality of metadata and depth and breadth of coverage.
EBSCO Discovery Service is quickly becoming the discovery selection for many libraries (www.ebscohost.com/discovery/eds-news), and an obvious partner for content providers. Because the service builds on the foundation provided by the EBSCOhost platform, libraries gain a full user experience for discovering their collections/OPAC—which is not typical in the discovery space. Further still, in the many universities and other libraries where EBSCOhost is the most-used platform for premium research, users are not asked to change their pathways or habits for searching. There's simply more to discover on the familiar EBSCOhost platform, and the same can be said for library administrators who can leverage their previous work with EBSCOadmin.