The Bibliothèque de la Sorbonne Selects EBSCO Discovery Service™ Via Encore Duet

~ EBSCO’s Integration Provides Expanded Services for The Bibliothèque de la Sorbonne ~

IPSWICH, Mass.July 2, 2014 — The Bibliothèque de la Sorbonne, administratively attached to the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, one of the most prestigious universities in France, has selected EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) via Innovative’s Encore Duet as its discovery platform. The Bibliothèque de la Sorbonne has been an Innovative customer since 2001 as well as an EBSCO customer for about the same time.

The Bibliothèque de la Sorbonne, which is a very well known French inter-university library, reopened in its historical building after three years of renovation works. With over two million books, the library of Sorbonne is one of the most prestigious French academic libraries for its collections on humanities.

The library was looking for a discovery solution that would fit the needs of its public, mainly researchers. Accessing EDS via Encore Duet provided a solution with an interface they knew well and the world’s most sophisticated search engine for articles, images, video, etc.

EBSCO’s expanded partnership with Innovative is a great example of EBSCO’s increasing experience integrating with third-party services to benefit customers. EBSCO and Innovative came together to develop solutions that leverage their strengths and, most importantly, serve the needs of their customers.

EBSCO Discovery Service 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-searching made even more powerful because of the quality of its relevance and value ranking technology.

About Innovative
Innovative ( is dedicated to providing leading technology solutions and services that empower libraries and enrich their users worldwide. Innovative offers the broadest and most complete portfolio of library automation products on the market today. Innovative's flagship library services platform, Sierra, is the most rapidly adopted product in library automation history. The company's versatile and market-leading solutions also include the Polaris and Millennium Integrated Library Systems, the Encore discovery solution, the Decision Center collection management tool, the SkyRiver cataloging service, and INN-Reach resource sharing. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Innovative serves thousands of libraries in over 50 countries and has offices around the world.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 6,000 customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 550,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.


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