EBSCO now Offering Text-to-Speech in all Databases

August 26th, 2010 · Comments Off

EBSCO Publishing recently announced the added feature of text-to-speech support for all EBSCOhost® databases. The read aloud function is available at no cost through technology from Texthelp Systems. The functionality allows users to read along while a human-sounding voice speaks the text on the screen. Users have the ability to read-aloud by selected text, sentence, […]

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WorldCat Local adds more EBSCO Databases

May 11th, 2010 · Comments Off

Caught this info on a tweet from @mlharper: As the silos crumble… OCLC has added 18 EBSCO databases to the WorldCat Local metasearch central index, which allows quick, easy access to the content. Libraries that subscribe to both WorldCat Local and EBSCOhost services can now offer easy online access to a wide range of authoritative […]

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The New NetLibrary…..is on EBSCOHost

March 18th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Wow, big news from OCLC and EBSCO yesterday.  NetLibrary and several FirstSearch databases were purchased by EBSCO.  This is very exciting news for eBooks I think.  Soon, the 170,000 plus NetLibrary eBooks (and audiobooks) will be indexed and available on the EBSCOHost platform, as well as remaining on the NetLibrary platform.  No word yet if […]

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EBSCO implements Ringgold Identifier (for usage reports on e-resources)

December 1st, 2009 · Comments Off

EBSCO Publishing—The First Aggregator to Implement Ringgold Identifier ~Ringgold Identifier to Provide Timely Information for Usage Reports ~ IPSWICH, Mass. — December 1, 2009 —A new agreement between EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and Ringgold announces the implementation of the Ringgold Institutional Identifier within EBSCOhost® databases—supplying the Identifier to publishers with their usage reports. By implementing the […]

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Big news in online reference

November 12th, 2009 · Comments Off

I’ve gotten a flurry of press releases in the past 2 weeks from a variety of reference publishers.  Some are offering mobile search, others are teaming up to distribute content, or they are offering new products.  Here’s a sampling of what’s going on (in no apparent order): Oxford University Press launched Oxford Handbooks Online SAGE […]

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