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Chinese Ebooks From Apabi Coming to EBSCO Discovery Service

EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and Apabi signed an agreement allowing metadata from Apabi’s ebook collection to be added to the Base Index of EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). The ebooks from Apabi are designed to offer a vast collection in a variety of subject areas to researchers in higher education, public libraries, corporations, and government.

Apabi’s extensive and growing collection includes more than 700,000 Simplified Chinese ebooks, with coverage beginning as early as 1949. More than 120,000 ebooks are being added to the collection each year. The majority of Apabi’s ebooks, more than 400,000, are published from 2004 to the present. Subject matter within the ebook collection represents an expansive range of subject areas including humanities, literature, science & technology, and economics.

EBSCO Publishing has continually worked to increase global content in EBSCO Discovery Service and the addition of Apabi’s metadata to the EDS Base Index significantly expands the global reach and will serve as a unique and valuable resource for EDS users.

The EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) Base Index represents content from about 20,000 providers (and growing), which accounts for more than 350,000 publications from the world’s top publishers and information providers. However, because EDS is a custom solution, the complete index to materials for any given customer may be expanded greatly beyond the coverage referenced for the Base Index. 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.

Source: EBSCO Publishing



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