User Central: The Discovery Services Platform

March 5, 2015 posted by Lisa McEvoy in Insights & Research

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How does the discovery service meet user expectations? Are we aligned with user behaviors? Is the user the true focus of our efforts? The need to meet and exceed expectations is more than a nice-to-have. And there is a lot of complexity behind the discovery service that must be extremely well executed: integrating a global knowledgebase; linking out to full text; serving up a relevant result for every search conducted against billions of records; addressing and meeting the needs of many different kinds of users. In this article, Neil Block, VP Discovery Innovation Academic Libraries, explores the discovery services platform. ... Read More »

Progress for the LGBT Community

March 4, 2015 posted by Lisa McEvoy in Content

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Read about some of the things that have happened in 2015 to increase the visibility and equality of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and what EBSCO does to support the LGBT community. ... Read More »

Behind the Scenes with Collection Development: Indie Books and Publishers

March 3, 2015 posted by Lisa McEvoy in Content

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Some EBSCO eBook collections begin with a request or a distinct need. And some start with a thought that leads to a thread of conversation, which results in an idea. That’s how the recently-launched Independent and Self Published Award Winners and Best Sellers Collection came to be. It was a blip of an idea: “What about indie books and publishers?” ... Read More »

YBP Being YBP

February 24, 2015 posted by Lisa McEvoy in Content

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With the news of EBSCO acquiring YBP Library Services from Baker & Taylor, you may have some questions. Mark Kendall is YBP’s General Manager and Senior Vice President. He has more than 20 years of experience working with libraries and publishing and he has insights into the deal that brings YBP Library Services into the EBSCO family.... Read More »

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