EBSCO Information Services Forms ILS Partnership with Australia’s Aurora Information Technology

Partnership to Make More Content Easily Accessible to Mutual Customers

IPSWICH, Mass. — October 29, 2013 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Aurora Information Technology (Aurora IT), an Australian-based company specializing in LMS research, develop and support, are announcing a new ILS partnership providing expanded services to customers. EBSCO and Aurora IT will collaborate to enable EBSCO Discovery Service(EDS) to be seamlessly integrated into Aurora IT’s LMS system improving accessibility and usability for mutual customers.

Director from Aurora Technology Information, Doug Coulson, sees this agreement as a direct benefit to customers. “Our partnership with EBSCO will provide our library customers with an interface that will allow them to access meaningful content more easily.”

The agreement allows mutual customers better access to a vast array of superior content. It allows Aurora IT’s LMS users access to the leading content and features that researchers have come to rely on through EDS.

EDS has quickly become the discovery service for thousands of universities around the world. 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 Aurora Information Technology

Aurora Information Technology (AIT) is a Sydney based Australian company specialising in Library Management Systems (LMS) research, development and support. AIT has been in business for 18 years and is now a leading ‘Public library’ and ‘Library for the Blind’ LMS supplier in the region. AIT most recently released self-updating LMS software to run in a Cloud/Web service environment.

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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