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October 25, 2010 — 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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ABC-CLIO eBook Collection to be Searchable Within EBSCO Discovery Service

EBSCO Publishing and ABC-CLIO have developed a new partnership allowing content from ABC-CLIO ebooks to be accessible within EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). Mutual customers of EDS and ABC-CLIO’s eBook Collection are able to take advantage of a more robust user experience by conducting their searches via the single search box of EDS, quickly accessing the ABC-CLIO content in the result list and linking over to the ABC-CLIO ebook.

ABC-CLIO’s eBook Collection offers more than 6,000 high-quality, authoritative, scholarly titles from imprints including ABC-CLIO, Greenwood, Praeger, Libraries Unlimited, and Linworth designed to support a library’s collection. Titles cover an array of subjects such as American History, Current Events & Issues, Education, Health & Medicine, Multicultural & Gender Studies, Politics & Government, Science Technology & Environment and much more. New titles are uploaded monthly. Additional data elements from ABC-CLIO are expected to become accessible within EDS in the near future.

ABC-CLIO joins the British Library, Baker & Taylor, NewsBank, Readex, LexisNexis, Alexander Street Press, Web of Science (for mutual customers), H.W. Wilson, Oxford University Press, American Psychological Association, and many others in making EBSCO Discovery Service a comprehensive discovery solution.

The Base Index for EBSCO Discovery Service forms the foundation upon which each EDS subscribing library builds out its custom collection. Beginning with the Base Index, each institution extends the reach of EDS by adding appropriate resources including its catalog, institutional repositories, EBSCOhost and other databases, and additional content sources to which it subscribes. It is this combination that allows a single, comprehensive, custom solution for discovering the value of any library’s collection.

The EDS Base Index is comprised of metadata from the world’s foremost information providers. 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 & journals, approximately 825,000 CDs and DVDs, nearly 6 million books, more than 100 million newspaper articles, more than 20,000 conference proceedings, and hundreds of thousands of additional information sources from various source-types.

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—searching made even more powerful because of the quality of metadata and depth and breadth of coverage.

Source: EBSCO Publishing

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