Some interesting news from EBSCO and BiblioLabs. If you would like to learn more about BiblioLabs, check out the interview I conducted with Mitch Davis, Founder of BiblioLabs. Here is the EBSCO press release:
IPSWICH, Mass. — July 24, 2013 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) announces an agreement with BiblioLabs that will give more people access to high quality, historical content and enable libraries, museums and other institutions to make digital content from their internal repositories available to others. Metadata from BiblioLab’s historical content will be searchable via EBSCO Discovery Service™ and EBSCO will sell BiblioLab products, including BiblioBoard Library and BiblioBoard Creator.
BiblioBoard Library is an award-winning content ecosystem that connects library patrons with digital archives from around the world. It includes over 14,000 e-books and consists of millions of pages of high-quality primary source content covering literature, philosophy, history, geography, science and more. In addition to the web version, BiblioBoard Library is available as a native application on a variety of popular tablets (iPad, Kindle Fire HD, Nook, Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy).
Through a highly visual and intuitive interface, BiblioBoard Library provides library patrons with a fun and engaging experience interacting with curated multi-media collections that incorporate books, articles, images, audio and video. BiblioBoard Creator is an easy-to-use and cost effective authoring tool that enables libraries to make available valuable digital assets in their internal repositories to others either for free or for sale via BiblioBoard Library.
The MARC records that are created by BiblioLabs’ team of catalogers will be searchable through EBSCO Discovery Service, allowing users to find many types of historical material that are virtually indiscoverable, as libraries are not routinely creating MARC records for their digitized content. Users can also easily uncover content by browsing BiblioBoard Library’s BiblioBoard Core content module, which includes historical books, articles, images, photographs, maps, pamphlets and documents as well as streaming audio and video content.
The BiblioBoard Core content module has been expertly organized into more than 200 anthologies and will be updated with new anthologies quarterly. BiblioLabs currently offers two additional modules for purchase, African American History and Folk and Americana. Each features content from highly regarded museum collections. Additional modules will be available for purchase in the future, including Accessible Dissertations, Spanish Language History and Literature, Military History, and Women’s Studies.
For more information on BiblioLabs, go to www.BiblioBoard.com.
BiblioLabs, LLC is a hybrid software-media company founded in 2007, with headquarters in beautiful and historic Charleston, South Carolina. After the successful release of its award winning British Library iPad application, BiblioLabs was inspired to create BiblioBoard, an ecosystem that allows libraries and cultural institutions around the world to be able to curate, share and interactively explore information. BiblioLabs works with leading organizations around the world – such as the Library Publishing Coalition, the British Library and the national libraries of Finland, Spain, Chile and Columbia, among many, many others large and small — to create widespread commercial access to rare and interesting materials in an innovative way. To learn more about BiblioBoard, visit www.BiblioBoard.com.
About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (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 nearly 450,000 e-books plus subscription management services for more than 360,000 unique titles including more than 57,000 online titles. 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.
For more information, please contact:
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594