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January 24, 2011 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Mergent Metadata to be Added to EBSCO EDS

EBSCO Publishing and Mergent, Inc. have come to an agreement allowing metadata from Mergent’s largest collection, the Annual Reports Database, to be added to the Base Index of EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). The addition of Mergent resources to the EDS Base Index enhances the quality of metadata available and brings added value to EDS customers.

Mergent’s Annual Reports Database includes more than 300,000 annual reports from global publicly traded companies and is continually updated throughout the year. Metadata from Mergent’s collection will also include archived annual reports dating back 10 years. Additional collections from Mergent may be added to the Base Index of EDS in the future.

Founded in 1900, Mergent has become a leading provider of business and financial data on global publicly listed companies. The company is based in the U.S. but maintains a strong global presence, with offices in New York, Charlotte, San Diego, London, Tokyo, and Melbourne.

Mergent joins a long list of publishers and other content partners who are taking part in EDS to bring more visibility to their content, such as, the British Library, Baker & Taylor, NewsBank, Readex, LexisNexis, JSTOR, Alexander Street Press, Oxford University Press, American Psychological Association, ABC-CLIO, ingentaconnect, Government Printing Office, ECONIS and for mutual customers Web of Science and H.W. Wilson—a growing list of information sources available to EBSCO Discovery Service users.

At present, the EDS Base Index represents content from approximately 20,000 providers in addition to metadata from another 70,000 book publishers. Although constantly growing, today the EDS Base Index provides metadata for nearly 50,000 magazines and journals, approximately 825,000 CDs and DVDs, nearly six million books, more than 100 million newspaper articles, more than 400,000 conference proceedings, and hundreds of thousands of additional information sources from various source types.

Source: EBSCO Publishing



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