Agreement between EBSCO Information Services and Maruzen Adds Japanese eBooks to EBSCO Discovery Service

eBook metadata from Maruzen Company Ltd., a leading provider of books, journals and electronic content for universities and libraries in Japan, will be searchable via EBSCO Information Service’s (EBSCO) robust and comprehensive discovery service, EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). The agreement between EBSCO and Maruzen will allow metadata from Maruzen’s eBook Library to be added to EDS.

The Maruzen metadata offers a range of eBook content encompassing everything from the humanities and social sciences to science, engineering and medicine and will be a valuable resource for EDS users looking for the latest content on Japanese-language materials. By accessing the content via EBSCO Discovery Service’s intuitive and easy-to-use discovery layer platform, users are able to greatly expand their searches as well as maximize their library collection.

Maruzen Company Ltd. 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 (, 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™.