EBSCO Discovery Service™ Expands United Kingdom Content with Dandy Booksellers Agreement

UK Parliamentary and Official Documents Added to EBSCO Discovery Service™

IPSWICH, Mass. — July 26, 2012 —Dandy Booksellers’ Public Information Online (PIO) is the latest content source to be added to EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO). Public Information Online is an archive of United Kingdom Parliamentary and official documents. The addition of this content will serve as a valuable resource for EDS users with interest in UK law, history and official information.                          

PIO collections are current and updated daily and include documents from the Westminster Parliament, Scottish Parliament, Northern Ireland Assembly, Welsh Assembly and non parliamentary material core documents from government departments and the Scottish Government. The agreement between EBSCO and Dandy Booksellers enables metadata from PIO to be added to the Base Index of EDS. Public Information Online subscribers who are users of EBSCO Discovery Service will also have the ability to search the full text of these collections in order to find exactly what they need to keep abreast of Parliamentary Papers and core UK official documents.

Dandy Booksellers is part of a growing list of publishers and other content partners that are taking part in EDS to bring more visibility to their content. Partners include the world’s largest scholarly journal & book publishers including Elsevier, Wiley Blackwell, Springer Science & Business Media, Taylor & Francis Informa, Sage Publications and thousands of others. Partners also include content providers, such as LexisNexis, Thomson Reuters (Web of Science), JSTOR, ARTstor, Credo Reference, World Book, ABC-CLIO, and many others.

The EDS Base Index represents content from approximately 20,000 providers (and growing) in addition to metadata from another 70,000 book publishers, representing far more content providers and publishers than any other discovery service.

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 metadata and depth and breadth of coverage.

EBSCO Discovery Service is quickly becoming the discovery selection for many libraries (www.ebscohost.com/discovery/eds-news), and an obvious partner for content providers. Because the service builds on the foundation provided by the EBSCOhost® platform, libraries gain a full user experience for discovering their collections/OPAC—which is not typical in the discovery space. Further still, in the many universities and other libraries where EBSCOhost is the most-used platform for premium research, users are not asked to change their pathways or habits for searching. There’s simply more to discover on the familiar EBSCOhost platform, and the same can be said for library administrators who can leverage their previous work with EBSCOadmin.

About EBSCO Publishing

EBSCO Publishing is the producer of EBSCOhost®, the world’s premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives, and e-books. The company provides more than 350 databases and nearly 300,000 e-books. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). EBSCO is also the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service(EDS),which provides each institution with a fast, single search box for its entire collection, offering deeper indexing and more full-text searching of journals and magazines than any other discovery service (www.ebscohost.com/discovery). For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: www.ebscohost.com, or contact: information@ebscohost.com. EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States. 


For more information, please contact:

Kathleen McEvoy
Public Relations Director
EBSCO Publishing
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

Public Information Online

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