One of the most fundamental services provided by EBSCO Discovery Service is the loading of the institution’s complete catalog so that it can be searched alongside all other EDS content as part of the unified search experience.
With EDS, libraries can leverage EBSCO’s expertise in loading and enriching data via the popular EBSCOhost platform in order to offer users the best-possible search experience on the front end of their online catalog. Implementing the library’s catalog via EDS will allow users to explore their library resources with ease, as patrons are presented with a fast and familiar search experience already optimized for end users accustomed to Web searching.
Institutional Repositories (IRs) can be directly loaded into EDS in a similar fashion, and are fully searched alongside all other EDS resources/content.
EBSCO offers specialized support for groups and consortia, where libraries have joined together to provide services and content to researchers within their group, such as ILL services.