EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) fromEBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has been named the silver winner in Best New Service of the Year in Best in Biz Awards, the only national business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.
EBSCO Publishing is the leading content provider for libraries, offering nearly 300,000 eBooks, more than 350 full-text databases and the world’s most comprehensive discovery service, EBSCO Discovery Service. EDS creates a unified, customized index of an institution’s information resources, and an easy, yet powerful means of accessing 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.The Base Index for EBSCO Discovery Service forms the foundation upon which each EDS subscribing library builds out its custom collection. Beginning with the Base Index, each institution extends the reach of EDS by adding appropriate resources including its catalog, institutional repositories, EBSCOhost and other databases, and additional content sources to which it subscribes. It is this combination that allows a single, comprehensive, custom solution for discovering the value of any library’s collection.
Best in Biz Awards 2011 were presented in more than 30 categories, including Best Overall Company of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, Executive of the Year and Best New Product of the Year. More than 150 entries were received in this year’s awards program, from an impressive array of public and private companies from a variety of industries, sectors and regions. The companies that won gold, silver and bronze awards in this year’s program represent the best in American business.
“We are pleased to be honored in Best New Service of the Year” said Ron Burns, Senior Director of Software Product Management for EBSCO Publishing. “The fundamental goal of EDS is to serve the growing needs of library customers and make end users aware of the quality content that their library can make available to them. We applied our innovative search technology to massive amounts of content in conjunction with creative user experience design as a solution to this common need in libraries.”
Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2011 were determined by scores from a panel of high-caliber judges from top-tier business and technology publications, as well as analyst firms, including: Accounting Today, AllBusiness.com, ECT News Network, eWeek Channel Insider, Financial Times, Fox News, Hartford Business Journal, Insight Media, Kelsey Group, King Features Syndicate, Lab Reviews, Network World, PC Magazine, Portfolio, Puget Sound Business Journal, Tech.Blorge, Tech-Gaming, Techtalk and Wired. The 20 judges on this year’s panel boast more than 470 years of combined experience and have written for a combined total of more than 180 consumer, business, financial, trade and technology publications nationwide.