EBSCO Enters ILS Partnership with Slovakia’s SVOP Connecting Mutual Customers with EBSCO Discovery Service™

Integration of Services Improves Discovery and Delivery of Content for Mutual Customers

IPSWICH, Mass. — October 3, 2013 — A new ILS partnership between EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Slovakia’s SVOP will provide access to EBSCO Discovery Service’s (EDS) unified index for mutual customers. The partnership will further expand the quality and amount of content available for SVOP users while adding the enhanced features and functionality available from EDS.

Based in Slovakia, SVOP Ltd. has been focusing on information technology since 1996. SVOP’s library information system, DAWINCI services customers in Slovakia as well as in Czech Republic and assists with their needs in education and research. Partnering with EBSCO will enable SVOP customers to integrate critical components of EDS into their library solution.

SVOP Technical Director, Ján Grman sees the partnership as a great benefit to customers. “Our partnership with EBSCO extends the possibilities for both our end-users and customers in accessing huge collections of the best databases from around the world. It is also an opportunity for us to offer mutual technology solutions to our local market.”

EBSCO’s continuing effort to improve accessibility and usability for customers by expanding the integration of services, improves discovery and delivery of content.

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 Information Services

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading provider of resources for libraries including EBSCONET®, EBSCO’s total e-resource management system, and 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.  EBSCO provides more than 375 research databases and nearly 450,000 e-books plus subscription management services for more than 360,000 unique titles including more than 57,000 online titles. 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. For more information, visit the EBSCO Web site at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO 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
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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