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From: Oliver, James
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 7:13 AM
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Subject: EBSCO Discovery service- Presentation- Wed. March 15th- AM/PM

Please join representatives of EBSCO for an interesting presentation of the EBSCO discovery Service during  presentations in the FEDLINK Training room.

When: Thursday March 15th, 9:30 and 1:30

Where:  FEDLINK Training Room, LC John Adams Bldg., Rm. 216.

Registration: Please e-mail Jim Oliver, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> to register for either presentation.

EBSCO Discovery Service(tm)

Maximize the Value of Your Collection

EBSCO Discovery Service(tm) (EDS) 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. The ability to create these custom solutions is achieved by harvesting metadata from both internal (library) and external (database vendors) sources, and creating a pre-indexed service of unprecedented size and speed. Although the resulting collection is massive in size and scope, the fact that it is indexed directly on the EBSCOhost servers allows for exceptionally fast search response times, and the ability to leverage the familiar powerful features of the EBSCOhost user experience - across all resources.

*          Fast, simple access to all of the library's collection (electronic and print) in a single search box - Journals, Magazines, Newspapers, Books, Library Catalog (OPAC), Databases, Institutional Repositories and more.
*          Inclusion of subject indexing from top indexing not available in other services
*          The most complete list of partners of any discovery service
*          Real-time availability checks and daily updates for your OPAC
*          The only discovery service capable of leveraging controlled vocabularies for key subject indexes

Highest-Quality Metadata of any Discovery Service
Unlike other discovery services that may primarily rely on "thin" metadata for their indexed content (mostly comprised of table of contents information/article titles), EDS draws upon EBSCO's extensive publisher relationship to feature a far more robust collection of rich metadata for most indexed content, including:

 *   Subject Headings
 *   Author Abstracts
 *   Author Keywords
 *   Author Affiliations
 *   Geographic Terms
 *   Full Text of Articles
 *   Article Titles
 *   Author(s)
 *   Journals/Sources
 *   And more...

Thin metadata will only take researchers so far, but the unsurpassed level of metadata offered by EDS helps to ensure that users can obtain the most relevant search results for their queries.

eBooks on EBSCOhost(r)

EBSCO's extensive collection of eBook titles on EBSCOhost allows for a comprehensive and powerful search experience-with every search, relevant eBook titles will appear directly alongside your other EBSCO databases, exposing users to the full depth of your institution's offerings and increasing usage and visibility of your institution's entire collection. Thousands of additional eBook titles are loaded each month.

eBooks on EBSCOhost includes:

 *   900 active eBook publishers
 *   Nearly 300,000 titles
 *   Over 12,000 non-English titles in languages, such as, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Dutch, etc.


Thank you and see you on the 15th.

Jim Oliver
FEDLINK Vendor Services
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