EBSCO Information Services and GBV in Germany Develop Partnership Creating More Options for Discovery

~ EBSCO Expands its International Library Technology Platform Partnerships ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — September 24, 2013 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and the Common Library Network in Germany (GBV), one of the biggest library services in Germany, have signed an agreement to enable integrated access between EBSCO Discovery Service(EDS) and GBV’s VuFind service. GBV serves more than 250 academic libraries in Germany in the states of Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein, Thuringia, and the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation.

GBV recently launched a new service based on the Open Source search interface, VuFind. EBSCO’s collaboration with the GBV creates a seamless integration of VuFind and EDS. Any library choosing GBV’s VuFind solution with EDS will be able to access an expanded selection of content and have the ability to acquire materials from one comprehensive source.

EBSCO’s work with GBV demonstrates the commitment to serving the technical needs of their customers by continuing to expand their technical partnerships. For a complete list of EDS technical partnerships please go to: http://www.ebscohost.com/discovery/catalog/eds-additional-partners.

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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