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EBSCO and EOS International Partner to Enhance Library Discovery
~ Partnership Allows Mutual Customers to Take Advantage of EBSCO Discovery Service™ and EOS Library Automation Software Products ~
“Working with EOS International, we will be able to create an elegant solution that allows EOS users to have access to the EDS search engine, leveraging the strong metadata, the highly-refined relevancy ranking system and the features and functionality that have come to define EBSCO Discovery Service.”

IPSWICH, Mass. — July 16, 2013 —A new partnership between EBSCO and EOS International, a leader in cloud computing library automation software, brings more choice to libraries looking for a discovery solution. A joint development schedule will enable more tightly integrated access between EBSCO Discovery Service(EDS) and EOS International’s suite of ILS systems benefiting mutual customers and continuing EBSCO’s partnership initiatives.

Providing access to EDS’s unified index will expand the quality and amount of content available for EOS users, adding the enhanced features and functionality available from EDS. The partnership offers library end users a choice of interfaces to begin their research creating an intuitive unified search experience.

EBSCO Chief Information Officer Michael Gorrell says as EBSCO continues to develop EDS and its interface, providing a rich discovery experience for library users who begin their research on a partner platform is part of the company’s mission. “Working with EOS International, we will be able to create an elegant solution that allows EOS users to have access to the EDS search engine, leveraging the strong metadata, the highly-refined relevancy ranking system and the features and functionality that have come to define EBSCO Discovery Service.” 

EDS has quickly become the discovery service for thousands of universities around the world. EDS provides a full-featured experience for end users bringing together a comprehensive index and a single search approach while also offering a true academic and powerful environment in order to facilitate a comprehensive discovery experience.

 

About EOS International

EOS International is a leading world-class library information and knowledge management software and services provider with an impressive client base of libraries across the globe. A client-driven company that has earned the top customer satisfaction award and earned a nomination for the Computerworld Smithsonian award, EOS library automation software products (EOS.Web® Essentials, EOS.Web® Express, EOS.Web® Enterprise, EOS.Web® Academic, EOS.Web® Digital, EOS.Web® Legal, EOS.Web® Medical, and the cloud-computing EOS e-Library Service®) serve the stringent knowledge and content management needs of corporate, legal, medical, government, academic, digital, association and special libraries of all sizes. EOS International can be found online at http://www.eosintl.com.

About EBSCO

EBSCO is the leading provider of resources for libraries including EBSCONET®, EBSCO’s total e-resource management system, and EBSCOhost®, the world's premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives and e-books. EBSCO provides more than 375 research databases and more than 380,000 e-books plus subscription management services for 355,000 e-journals and e-journal packages. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). EBSCO is also the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), which provides each institution with a fast, single search box for its entire collection, offering deeper indexing and more full-text searching of journals and magazines than any other discovery service. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.

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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
kmcevoy@ebsco.com