EBSCO creates ebooks subscription collections for engineering and technology professionals

February 8th, 2013 · Comments Off

New collections from EBSCO announced earlier this week.  More info from the press release below. EngineeringCore™ and ITCore™ E-book Subscription Collections Provide Access to Thousands of E-book Titles for Learning and Research IPSWICH, Mass. — February 5, 2013 — EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released EngineeringCore™ and ITCore™ , two e-book subscription collections designed to support […]

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EBSCO releases 39 new eBook subject sets

April 30th, 2012 · Comments Off

From an EBSCO Press Release on 4/26/12:  EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) continues its commitment to enhancing the quality of the e-book user experience while simplifying collection development with the release of 39 new e-book Subject Sets. These sets provide libraries with convenient ways to begin or expand their e-book collections with current, reputable content from leading publishers. […]

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OCLC Completes Transfer of Licensed Databases to EBSCO

March 5th, 2012 · Comments Off

From an OCLC Press Release:  DUBLIN, Ohio, March 1, 2012—OCLC has transferred to EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) the rights to license publisher-owned databases that are currently available through the OCLC FirstSearch reference service. This transaction is intended to complete the cooperative’s transition out of the role of content reseller. OCLC is focusing on management and access […]

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EBSCO Discovery Service secures Elsevier content

June 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off

Another discover service has secured the Elsevier ScienceDirect content, this time EBSCO Publishing’s Discovery Service.  Great to see this cooperation to provide library content in a centralized discovery tool. More from the press release:  Full text from SciVerse ScienceDirect is being added to EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) thanks to a new agreement from Elsevier and […]

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EBSCO Discovery Service indexing ARTstor

June 10th, 2011 · Comments Off

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 […]

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EBSCO and H.W. Wilson Merger

June 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

From an EBSCO Publishing Press Release:  Ipswich, MA (PRWEB) June 02, 2011 EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and The H.W. Wilson Company (Wilson) have merged in what is being viewed by the companies as an ideal match. This combination of organizations will allow the strengths of each to benefit existing and forthcoming products & services. With 180 […]

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EBSCO Publishing launches mobile applications

May 12th, 2011 · Comments Off

I received an email today from Kathleen McEvoy at EBSCO Publishing.  They are beginning to release mobile applications, the first for the iOS.  eBook reading applications will follow (see last line below). More information is also available in the press release. From the email: The new iPhone app is available free from the iTunes App […]

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World Book content searchable on EBSCO Discovery Service

April 14th, 2011 · Comments Off

From an EBSCO press release:  A recent agreement between EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and World Book, Inc. (World Book) will bring twelve popular reference tools into EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS). Metadata, including full-text searching, for World Book resources will be added to the EDS Base Index allowing the World Book content to better impact searching through […]

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CIL Conference – Ebook Publishing: Practices & Challenges

March 22nd, 2011 · 2 Comments

This panel discussion was moderated by Dick Kaser from Information Today.  Speakers included Ken Breen, EBSCO Publishing, Leslie Lees, ebrary, Bob Nardini, Ingram, and Mike Shontz, OverDrive. Each panelist had 5 minutes to discuss who they serve and business models they offer. Ken Breen, EBSCO Publishing Ken reflected back to 1997 – common themes from […]

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EBooks on EBSCOhost preview available

March 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off

A year after acquiring NetLibrary™ from OCLC, EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) is releasing a preview of eBooks on EBSCOhost®. The preview will allow librarians and end users to see how their library’s collection of eBook titles from EBSCO/NetLibrary is being integrated into EBSCOhost, allowing for a more comprehensive and powerful search experience. Current customers will be able to […]

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