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Ehis Eds Europe May2009

  1. 1. The Definitive Starting Point for Library Research Planned Release: December 2009
  2. 2. Two Articles: Overview <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>“… Discovery Service product will rely on pre-indexed content and metadata. At a basic level what this means is that users, through a single interface, will be able to search through all of the preindexed materials—potentially including catalog records, subscription databases, and web content—more quickly than with existing metasearch tools and with many more possibilities for the refinement of search results. Similar technology is used to power the search functions of other discovery tools, such as Summon from Serials Solutions, Primo from Ex Libris, and Encore from Innovative Interfaces.” </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>“ Providing a single point of access to a broad range of library materials seems to be emerging as the Holy Grail of the library world. Libraries provide a vast richness of content, but that content has historically resided in separate silos of storage and access-books in the catalog, subscription content from multiple providers, ebooks, archival collections, electronic journals, and other resources on the web. ..... The recent announcements from OCLC and EBSCO have just moved the discovery tool competition to a new level. Now it's not just about which library vendor has the latest technology but which provides access to the most content.” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Overview <ul><li>EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) will harvest metadata from internal and external sources, creating a centralized pre-indexed service of extraordinary size and speed </li></ul><ul><li>EDS will provide libraries with a single, simple entry point for research and launch users into the entire array of a library’s collection </li></ul><ul><li>Enabling users to search a wide-ranging collection of metadata and link quickly to the content to which they have rights </li></ul>
  4. 4. Any Discovery Service Must… <ul><li>Include a large (#s) and wide (many sources) set of content </li></ul><ul><li>Be Fast </li></ul><ul><li>Be Simple </li></ul>
  5. 5. EBSCO Discovery Service <ul><li>EDS will be the world’s highest quality, most comprehensive locally indexed front end discovery tool </li></ul><ul><li>Other newly announced discovery tools are marketing products that will harvest content from far fewer partners (less than 100) </li></ul><ul><li>Conversely, EDS already has 410 content participants signed up for “local” access </li></ul><ul><li>This is in addition to the availability of 300+ locally loaded databases via EBSCO host </li></ul>
  6. 6. More than just journals will be locally indexed… <ul><li>EBSCO Discovery Service will allow for “local” access to the metadata associated with an extraordinarily comprehensive collection of journals, as well as non-journal content: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WorldCat includes rapid access to the metadata for 130 million books, videos and music CDs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NewsBank provides more than 2,000 newspapers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital historical archives from both Readex and Alexander Street Press </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other new partnerships will be announced soon  </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. EBSCOhost Integrated Search Complements EBSCO Discovery Service <ul><li>In addition to the locally indexed content in EBSCO Discovery Service , libraries will have the ability to search: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The locally hosted content of 300+ EBSCO host databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Databases on remote services through EBSCOhost Integrated Search (EHIS) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EBSCOhost Integrated Search (EHIS) is EBSCO’s federated search service </li></ul><ul><li>EHIS is planned for release in June 2009 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Unprecedented Customization <ul><li>In order to create a starting point geared to their users’ needs, libraries will be able to adjust branding components, including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The name of the service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>End users will not see “ EBSCO Discovery Service ” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Instead, they will see the university’s name (e.g., “Springfield University’s Online Resources”) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Logos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search pages </li></ul></ul>
  9. 11. Your library’s color scheme, as well as prominent logo and custom labeling
  10. 12. Powerful narrowing and related content features
  11. 13. EDS Results Example <ul><li>EDS record, SmartLinked to an EBSCOhost full text database </li></ul><ul><li>Seamless presentation of verified HTML and PDF full text links </li></ul><ul><li>Seamless presentation of Image Quick View </li></ul>
  12. 14. EDS Results Example <ul><li>Thin records are available for everything </li></ul><ul><li>Use your link resolver to the fullest, giving access to the internal and external versions of the article </li></ul>
  13. 15. EDS Results Example <ul><li>Highlight internal records </li></ul><ul><li>Retrieve Item seamlessly takes user to the article’s native interface </li></ul><ul><li>Employing the Locals Collections feature can alert the user when a copy of the material is at the library </li></ul>
  14. 16. EDS Results Example <ul><li>Many of your external subscribed services will be indexed locally… Discovery </li></ul><ul><li>Retrieve Item takes user to the article’s native interface </li></ul>
  15. 17. Detailed Citation View – from within the interface
  16. 18. Basic Search
  17. 19. Select Service Public libraries, smaller campuses, etc may choose to use the Select Service screen… hosted launch point
  18. 20. Library’s site navigation/header
  19. 21. Market’s Reaction
  20. 22. Many new exciting developments beyond EBSCO Discovery Service being researched: <ul><li>SmartLinking to “Fullest” record you have a subscription to </li></ul><ul><li>EBSCOhost Widgets </li></ul><ul><li>Allowing you to include EBSCOhost features in your own web sites (Image QuickView, Journal Issue list, Clusters) </li></ul><ul><li>Allowing you to include your own Web site’s features within EBSCOhost (you’re own tag cloud, an RSS feed) </li></ul>
  21. 23. <ul><li>EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) </li></ul><ul><li>Coming in December 2009 </li></ul>
  22. 24. Thank You