Bringing content and technology together, EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) provides access to your library’s entire collection through the most relevant and precise search results.
EDS provides a powerful means of searching across your institution’s rich and diverse collection of information resources. EDS supports searching of content from full-text databases, citation databases and content collections such as library catalogs and other locally-managed digital collections. The integrated search experience is achieved by compiling and indexing metadata from a variety of content sources into a unified pre-indexed search platform that offers exceptionally fast end-user search response.
EDS also offers:
One of the most fundamental services provided by EBSCO Discovery Service is the loading of the institution’s complete catalog and institutional repository so they can be searched along with all other EDS content as part of the unified discovery experience.
With EDS, libraries can leverage EBSCO’s expertise in loading and enriching data to offer users a search experience optimized for end users accustomed to web searching.
The EBSCO Discovery Service API (application program interface) provides EDS search functionality within the library’s ILS/LMS (integrated library system/ library management system) interface.
With the EDS API, libraries have access to the premium content provided by an EDS subscription through the library’s user interface of choice. The API is designed with simplicity in mind, offering easy integration and straight-forward technology to allow libraries to create a unique user interface experience.
Along with access to a robust central index, the EDS API offers many of the most important EDS features and functionalities available, including superior relevance ranking, direct liking to full text, a comprehensive list of search limiters and expanders and support for guest and remote users.
By partnering with some of the most popular ILS vendors EBSCO gives libraries choice when it comes to how they serve their patrons. With the option of using either EBSCO Discovery Service or the library’s current catalog user interface as the front end, EBSCO’s ILS partnerships allow libraries to take advantage of the benefits of both services. Through these partnerships mutual customers get better, easier access to the databases, journals, conference proceedings, magazines, newspapers, e-books, images, videos and other resources their libraries provide.
EBSCO’s ILS partnerships represent its commitment to integrating with third-party services. To that end, EBSCO currently works with more than sixty vendors, and the number is growing. As a collaborative technology partner EBSCO is happy to hear your suggestions for future partnerships.
Through EBSCO’s ILS partnerships, EDS subscribers: