For libraries that are affiliated with larger systems or a consortium, EDS provides the ability to search multiple/shared catalogs, with detailed holdings information for all relevant locations provided.*
Users will be exposed to each branch’s individual holdings and services on the front end, but will also have access to information from catalogs within the larger group when a Union catalog is loaded.
* Catalog sharing is only available among EDS customers
Even in a group/consortium situation, EBSCO recognizes that each member library has its own unique content and approach to supporting the research needs of their end-users. EDS allows each member library to retain the individuality of its information and services—the data, profiles and interface-related branding will be integrated based on each library’s preference.