EBSCO Discovery Service indexing ARTstor

June 10th, 2011 · by spolanka · No Comments

ARTstor images (over one million) will now be searchable in the EDS.  Great news for the discovery of multiple information formats in one location.

More from the press release:  The ARTstor Digital Library will be searchable via EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) allowing mutual customers to use EDS to explore even more of a library’s collection. The agreement between ARTstor and EBSCO increases the value to ARTstor subscribers using EDS since end users will be able to search ARTstor Digital Library collections—over one million images—alongside their library’s entire print and electronic collection.

The ARTstor Digital Library serves as a curated, aggregated, and reliable online image resource that supports non-commercial educational use of images for research, teaching, and learning. The resource comprises hundreds of collections from museums, photo archives, photographers, scholars, artists, artists’ estates, and libraries. Today, ARTstor serves more than 1,300 institutions in 42 countries.

As an innovative teaching and learning online workspace, ARTstor Digital Library provides more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences. The ARTstor Digital Library also includes a suite of software tools for searching, organizing, and presenting images for research and pedagogical purposes. Educators, scholars, curators, librarians, and students can teach and study with a broad range of image collections for a variety of disciplines, including:

African and African-American Studies

American Studies

Anthropology

Architecture and the Built Environment

Asian Studies

Classical Studies

Design

Decorative Arts

Fashion and Costume

History Of Medicine and Natural Science

Languages and Literature

Latin American Studies

Maps And Geography

Medieval Studies

Middle Eastern Studies

Music History

Native American Studies

Photography

Renaissance Studies

Religious Studies

Theater and Dance

Women’s Studies

ARTstor joins a long list of publishers and other content partners who are taking part in EDS to bring more visibility to their content including: British Library, Baker & Taylor, NewsBank, Readex, LexisNexis, Alexander Street Press, Oxford University Press, American Psychological Association, ABC-CLIO, ingentaconnect, Government Printing Office, ECONIS, Mergent Inc., arXiv, Credo Reference, IGI Global, World Book, Accessible Archives and the Manuscriptorium. In addition, Web of Science and H.W. Wilson provide access for mutual customers.

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.

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