EBSCO Discovery Service™ Chosen by Boys’ Preparatory School in British Columbia

~ EDS Exposes Students to Tools they’ll Use in Colleges and Universities Around the World ~

IPSWICH, Mass.March 30, 2015 — St. George’s School, a boys’ preparatory school in Vancouver, British Columbia, has selected EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) as its one-stop information search shop. St. George’s Senior School’s library—known as the Senior Learning Commons—has implemented EDS to help students find the best information for their particular research needs as well as equip them to become better researchers in the future.

Marc Crompton, Head of the Senior Learning Commons, says research has changed over the years and much of the information students find can be irrelevant. EDS helps students find only the information that is of value to them “We live in a world of information abundance and instant access,” Crompton said. “The problem is no longer in accessing obscure pieces of information, but in filtering out the noise in our information search.” Crompton has introduced EDS to students as “their one-stop information search shop,” focusing more on how to drill down results to find the best information for their particular research needs.

Adding EDS as their discovery service also exposes St. George’s School students to the kind of library research tool they will encounter in colleges and universities around the world.“As the boys head off to wherever they’re heading, they will run into the EBSCO interface, and they’ll run into the concepts and tools that the EBSCO interface addresses,” Crompton said, citing faceted searching — the concept of post-search filtering that students cannot learn from Google — as an example. “We are searching a smaller, richer collection of material and have the tools to do so with much more finesse,” he said. “This becomes essential in an educational environment that values student autonomy.”

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.

To read more please view the full Customer Success Story at: https://www.ebsco.com/success-stories/story/st-georges-school. To learn more about EDS read the Discovery Pulse Blog at: http://discovery.ebsco.com/pulse.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 8,000 discovery 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 serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. 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 700,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.


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