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October 11, 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.

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EBSCO Discovery Service Adding Oxford University Press Metadata

Oxford University Press (OUP) has agreed to make its content available through EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) from EBSCO Publishing. EDS customers will be able to search their institution’s collection of OUP resources from the EDS single search box—expanding access to library collections and improving search results.

As the largest university press in the world, OUP publishes more than 6,000 new publications per year including scholarly works in all academic disciplines, bibles, music, school and college textbooks, children’s books, materials for teaching English as a foreign language, business books, dictionaries and reference books, and journals.

Resources made available through EDS will include the Oxford Journals Collection (more than 220 journals covering medicine, life sciences, mathematics and physical sciences, humanities, law and social sciences) and the Oxford Journals Archive (more than 150 journals dating from 1849 to 1995 including content back to Vol. 1, Issue 1. Oxford Scholarship Online and Oxford Handbooks Online will also be available. Oxford Scholarship Online includes more than 4,000 books in 18 subject areas. Oxford Handbooks Online provides access to more than 2,600 essays by the world’s leading scholars in business and management, philosophy, political science, and religion.

Oxford University Press joins Baker & Taylor, the British Library’s Electronic Table of Contents File (ETOC), NewsBank, Readex, LexisNexis, Alexander Street Press, Web of Science (for mutual customers), and many others—a growing list of information sources to EBSCO Discovery Service users.

EBSCO Discovery Service creates a unified, customized index of an institution’s information resources and an easy yet powerful means of accessing all that content from a single search box—searching made even more powerful because of the quality of metadata and depth and breadth of coverage. 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 comprises 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 it is constantly growing, the EDS Base Index currently provides metadata for nearly 50,000 magazines and journals, approximately 825,000 CDs & 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.

Source: EBSCO Publishing

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