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EBSCO Discovery Service Chosen by Boys’ Preparatory School in British Columbia

Press Release: EBSCO Information Services [March 30, 2015]

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Abstract: St. George’s School, a boys’ preparatory school in Vancouver, British Columbia, has selected EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services as their one-stop information search shop. St George’s Senior School’s library—known as the Senior Learning Commons—has implemented EDS to help students find the best information for their particular research needs as well equip them to become better researchers for the future.


IPSWICH, Mass. — March 30, 2015 — St. George's School, a boys' preparatory school in Vancouver, British Columbia, has selected EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) as their one-stop information search shop. St George's Senior School's library—known as the Senior Learning Commons—has implemented EDS to help students find the best information for their particular research needs as well equip them to become better researchers for the future.

Marc Crompton, Head of the Senior Learning Commons, says research has changed over the years and much of the information students find can be irrelevant. EDS helps students find only the information that is of value to them "We live in a world of information abundance and instant access," Crompton said. "The problem is no longer in accessing obscure pieces of information, but in filtering out the noise in our information search." Crompton has introduced EDS to students as "their one-stop information search shop," focusing more on how to drill down results to find the best information for their particular research needs.

Adding EDS as their discovery service also exposes St. George's School students to the kind of library research tool they will encounter in colleges and universities around the world."As the boys head off to wherever they're heading, they will run into the EBSCO interface, and they'll run into the concepts and tools that the EBSCO interface addresses," Crompton said, citing faceted searching — the concept of post-search filtering that students cannot learn from Google — as an example. "We are searching a smaller, richer collection of material and have the tools to do so with much more finesse," he said. "This becomes essential in an educational environment that values student autonomy."

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 its relevance and value ranking technology.

To read more please view the full Customer Success Story at: https://www.ebsco.com/success-stories/story/st-georges-school. To learn more about EDS read the Discovery Pulse Blog at: http://discovery.ebsco.com/pulse.

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Publication Year:2015
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:March 30, 2015
Publisher:EBSCO Information Services
Company: EBSCO Information Services
Products: EBSCO Discovery Service
Libraries: St. George’s School
Subject: System announcements -- selection
Record Number:20468
Last Update:2015-03-30 10:48:53
Date Created:2015-03-30 10:48:51