EBSCO releases nine new audiobook collections

May 17th, 2012 · Comments Off

From an EBSCO Press Release: IPSWICH, Mass. — May 24, 2012 — Highlighting its growing audiobook collection, EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) released nine new audiobook collections in popular genres, providing public libraries with a quick and convenient way to begin or expand their audiobook offerings. The latest audiobook sets focus on niche areas of fiction and […]

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EBSCO releases e-book subscription collection for corporations

May 7th, 2012 · Comments Off

  An EBSCO press release received today discusses a new eBook subscription collection for corporations.  Interestingly, ProQuest just announced a research service, Udini, for individuals (appeared to be focused on articles and news sources, not ebooks). Here’s the complete EBSCO press release: IPSWICH, Mass. — May 7, 2012 — EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released its […]

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New EBSCOhost Collection Manager released

April 11th, 2012 · Comments Off

From an EBSCO press release:  IPSWICH, Mass. — April 10, 2012 — EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) is making it easier for library staff to search for e-books and audiobooks and add them to their collections with the new EBSCOhost® Collection Manager (ECM). ECM can be used to search or browse for e-books and audiobooks by title, […]

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eBooks on EBSCOhost adds 64 new subject collections

September 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off

From an EBSCO press release EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) is announcing the release of 64 new eBook subject sets bringing the total number of subject sets to nearly 200. These additional subject sets reflect the rapid growth of EBSCO’s eBook collection offered to libraries in convenient collections grouped by subject matter. Subject sets allow for quick […]

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HathiTrust full text soon searchable in EBSCO Discovery Service and OCLC’s WorldCat

September 8th, 2011 · Comments Off

Discovery services continue to add full text content.  Two press releases this week announced that HathiTrust Digital Library content is now searchable through the EBSCO and OCLC WorldCat discovery services. Below are some snippets from each press release: EBSCO: HathiTrust includes the digitized collections of more than 50 major research institutions and libraries. The HathiTrust […]

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eBooks and Audiobooks on EBSCOhost launches, integrates with your EBSCOhost databases

July 22nd, 2011 · 1 Comment

eBooks and Audiobooks on EBSCOhost launched this week.  Hopefully you have all received the new url for access to your collections.  I gave my eBook collection a test spin this morning and it worked well.  The interface is very intuitive, particularly for those who are EBSCOhost users.  The same features apply.  Search results are returned […]

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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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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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