EBSCO release first subscription eBook collection

March 6th, 2012 · Comments Off

eBooks on EBSCOhost now offers a subscription program – Academic Subscription Collection, including nearly 70,000 titles.  More from the press release: EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released its first subscription eBook collection. eBook Academic Subscription Collection™ supplies full-text eBooks covering a broad spectrum of academic subjects from business to science and engineering to the humanities. Nearly 70,000 […]

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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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eBooks on EBSCOhost adds 24 new subject collections

February 23rd, 2011 · Comments Off

EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released 24 new eBook subject sets for the eBooks on EBSCOhost product (the “soon to be” former NetLibrary). The subject sets are part of a rapidly growing collection of eBooks that are offered in convenient collections grouped by subject matter. For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: www.ebscohost.com, […]

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OCLC and EBSCO Partner to Enhance Discovery

November 8th, 2010 · Comments Off

From an OCLC Press Release:  OCLC and EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) have expanded their partnership to enhance the discovery experience for users of WorldCat Local and the EBSCO Discovery Service through an expanded data exchange agreement. The new agreement will create more value for libraries that subscribe to services from OCLC and EBSCO. WorldCat Local libraries […]

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Interview with NetLibrary’s Scott Wasinger about changes to NetLibrary

September 14th, 2010 · Comments Off

Last Friday I had a great discussion with Scott Wasinger, the Senior Director of Sales for eBooks and eAudiobooks for NetLibrary.  Scott and I discussed how EBSCO is implementing the NetLibrary content into the existing EBSCOhost interface, what changes we can expect to see with the Netlibrary interface, new plans for business models, and how […]

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