1science and EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) are pleased to announce their partnership to provide academic libraries access to a vast number of openly accessible scholarly articles when performing a search in EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS).
This is a natural partnership as both parties understand that academic institutions spend time and resources investing in discovery systems while aiming to increase their content, and provide to their users open access articles published in peer-reviewed journals. "We are pleased to be collaborating with EBSCO, a leading force in the discovery service market", says Dr. Eric Archambault, CEO, 1science. "Through this agreement, clients common to EBSCO and 1science conveniently gain access to more than 15.5 million open access, scholarly papers, all directly in EDS. This partnership is in line with our mission to facilitate the flow of knowledge."
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. EBSCO Vice President of SaaS Strategy Tamir Borensztajn says that that this partnership will improve discoverability of content in open access journals. "EBSCO is one of the top providers of traffic to many open access journal websites and it provides high quality indexing for more than 11,000 open access journals. By partnering with 1science, researchers will be able to find and quickly access a wider content to the most relevant information available, within and beyond open access journals."
1science offers an integrated solution that helps academic libraries increase the uptake of open access articles, the majority of which are from sources other than gold open access journals. With tools to bring open access to the fore, academic libraries can overcome their budget limitations with optimized subscriptions management and increase the visibility of their universities' scholarly production. Now available through EDS, oaFindr allows library patrons to consistently find and directly download with one click, a rapidly growing number of green, hybrid and gold open access articles published in peer-reviewed scholarly journals.
Common 1science and EBSCO clients who will soon start benefiting from this partnership are The California Institute of Technology, The University of San Francisco, California State University, Northridge, and Trinity University.
About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 10,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 800,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.
1science is the leading provider of software tools and analytics to accelerate the transition to open access. The company's solution currently comprises three products. With oaFindr, library patrons can easily discover green, gold and hybrid open access, scholarly articles published in peer-reviewed journals. oaFoldr continuously updates institutional repositories with open access papers produced by the institutions' authors, and published anywhere in the world. oaFigr presents bibliometric and open access indicators to support subscription management and strategic planning. 1science, headquartered in Montreal, Canada, is affiliated with Science-Metrix, a leader in the bibliometrics and research evaluation community.