EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and University Online Library in Russia have developed a new partnership allowing content from University Online Library to be searched within EBSCO Discovery Service™(EDS). The agreement will add e-book metadata from the University Online Library collection into the Base Index of EDS, the most comprehensive and robust collection of metadata from the best content sources.
University Online Library is an electronic library that provides access to the most sought-after materials of leading publishers. The metadata content that will be added to EDS represents the largest Russian e-book collection available and is comprised of educational and scientific material specifically designed for students, graduate students, teachers and professionals.
University Online Library’s comprehensive collection of e-books span many different subject areas including humanities, history, economics, philosophy, psychology, sociology, political science, economics, as well as masterpieces of Russian and world classics. Database resources include educational books, directories, dictionaries, encyclopedias, interactive tests, maps and lecture notes.
University Library Online is part of a growing list of publishers and other content partners that are taking part in EDS to bring more visibility to their content. Partners include the world’s largest scholarly journal and book publishers including Elsevier, Wiley Blackwell, Springer Science & Business Media, Taylor & Francis Informa, Sage Publications, and thousands of others. Partners also include content providers, such as LexisNexis, Thomson Reuters (Web of Science), JSTOR, ARTstor, Credo Reference, World Book, ABC-CLIO, and many others.
The EDS Base Index represents content from approximately 20,000 providers (and growing), which accounts for more than 350,000 publications from the world’s top publishers and information providers. However, because EDS is a custom solution, the complete index to materials for any given customer may be expanded greatly beyond the coverage referenced for the Base Index. In terms of depth of coverage for publications in the EBSCO Discovery Service Base Index, content extends back to the 15th century, and in some cases, even earlier. The inclusion of custom catalogs, repositories and other resources may certainly further extend the dates of archival coverage for a given institution.
EBSCO Discovery Service creates a unified, customized index of an institution’s information resources, and an easy, yet powerful means ofaccessing all of that content from a single search box—searching made even more powerful because of the quality of metadata and depth and breadth of coverage.
EBSCODiscovery Serviceis quickly becoming the discovery selection for many libraries (www.ebscohost.com/discovery/eds-news), and an obvious partner for content providers. Because the service builds on the foundation provided by the EBSCOhost® platform, libraries gain a full user experience for discovering their collections/OPAC—which is not typical in the discovery space. Further still, in the many universities and other libraries where EBSCOhost is the most-used platform for premium research, users are not asked to change their pathways or habits for searching. There’s simply more to discover on the familiar EBSCOhost platform, and the same can be said for library administrators who can leverage their previous work with EBSCOadmin™.