EBSCO Information Services and Talis Partner to Improve Accessibility and Usability for Mutual Customers

~ EDS-ILS Partnership to Deliver Seamless User Experience ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — August 1, 2013 —Due to a recent partnership between EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Talis, more libraries will have the ability to optimize their individual discovery experience. The partnership enables EBSCO Discovery Service(EDS) to be seamlessly integrated into Talis's cloud based Talis Aspire Reading List and Talis Aspire Digitised Content modules.

Keji Adedeji, Product Manager from Talis Aspire says this partnership will provide their users with a seamless user experience. “Working with EBSCO Discovery Service will give Talis Aspire users the ability to accurately link their resources for improved accessibility and usability in the provision of reading materials for students. In addition, they will be able to take advantage of the many features in EDS.”

EBSCO Vice President of Global Software Services Ron Burns says the partnership with Talis will provide better and easier access to content. "Being able to provide the best research experience for our users is EBSCO’s ultimate goal. Combining the world’s best scholarly discovery service, EDS, with the Talis Aspire reading list and copyright compliance solutions gives users the ability to easily discover and use more of their content.”

EBSCO works continuously to expand the number of library technology platform/ILS partnerships in order to give libraries more choices for greater integration of their library resources. EDS provides a full-featured experience for end users bringing together a comprehensive index and a single search approach while also offering a true academic and powerful environment in order to facilitate a comprehensive discovery experience.

About Talis Aspire
Talis is a UK based business whose mission is to apply software and data to help transform education. The Talis Aspire Reading List module enables academics and librarians to find, bookmark, manage, publish and track usage of recommended learning resources for students. The Talis Aspire Digitised Content module enables digitised content referenced on reading lists to be managed and stored, whilst ensuring authenticated access to students and providing regular copyright compliance reporting.

The data in the Talis Platform consists of over 100,000 reading lists containing over 2 million references to learning resources including textbooks, ebooks, journals, documents, videos and web pages. These are teaching resources recommended by academics from over 50 universities, and used by over 1 million students at campuses around the world. The data and the connections between users, subjects, courses, and resources represent an Education Graph. This graph is used to power a series of collective intelligence based features that use the knowledge of the whole system to help improve teaching and learning.

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 website 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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