EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and NetAdvance today have announced an agreement allowing metadata from NetAdvance’s JapanKnowledge collection to be added to EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) — providing unparalleled access to world-renowned content in all subject areas, for researchers at every level.
The content from JapanKnowledge includes an extensive collection of Japanese-language content geared for educational institutions, researchers and businesses. The metadata offers Japanese language dictionaries (Japanese, English-Japanese, Japanese-English and English-English), two dictionaries of current words, a dictionary of scientific terms as well as a biographical dictionary. The content also includes a 30-volume encyclopedia, the Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan (the largest encyclopedia in English about Japan), a news database that covers Asia and the European Union, full-text books, a database of video recordings from 1908-2005 and a database of dissertations from the humanities departments of six universities in Japan
NetAdvance General Manager Mr. Masashi Tanaka emphasized “JapanKnowledge is a frequently and widely used database at educational and research institutions both in Japan and overseas. Inclusion of JapanKnowledge metadata into EDS, I believe, will be quite significant, because the variety of valuable Japanese material aggregated in the growing JapanKnowledge collection will be of benefit to the global users.”
EBSCO has continually worked to increase global content in EBSCO Discovery Service and the addition of NetAdvance’s metadata to EDS significantly expands the global reach and will serve as a unique and valuable resource for EDS users.
NetAdvance 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 & book publishers including Elsevier, Wiley Blackwell, Springer Science & Business Media, Taylor & Francis Informa, Sage Publications, Nature Publishing, IEEE, ACM and thousands of others. Partners also include content providers, such as LexisNexis, Thomson Reuters (Web of Science), JSTOR, ARTstor, Credo Reference, Encyclopedia Britannica, World Book, ABC-CLIO, The HathiTrust and many others.
EBSCO Discovery Service 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.
EBSCO Discovery Service is 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™.