EBSCO’s ‘Open Day’ in France A Big Success

~ EBSCO’s Symposium Supports Libraries to Keep them Well-Informed ~

IPSWICH, Mass.June 22, 2015 EBSCO Information Services’ symposium, titled “2015 Open Day,” was held on June 18, at the College des Bernardins in Paris, France. It brought together librarians from various academic and corporate institutions to gain a better knowledge of EBSCO’s discovery solution, EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) as well as EBSCO’s online resources including EBSCO eBooks, PlumX and research databases.

EBSCO’s Open Day offers a unique setting that brings together many international and local publishers. This year, more than 300 participants attended the popular symposium. Attendees walked away with useful information regarding the latest content and technology enhancements to EBSCO resources as well as ideas to enhance the discovery experience for their users by taking advantage of EBSCO Discovery Service’s cutting-edge technology to optimize the user experience. The symposium also included EDS and EBSCO eBooks testimonials from Lisbon University and l'Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne that were well-received by the attendees.

Luc Prudhon, EBSCO VP General Manager says “Open Day creates an environment that is informative and satisfactory for all attendees. EBSCO strives to support libraries to keep them well-informed and provide them with the tools to maximize the value of their collections. This year’s symposium was a big success and we received a lot of positive feedback from customers, prospects and publishers”

Open Day is an exclusive event organized by EBSCO in association with publishers and technology partners including: Cambridge University Press, De Gruyter, EDP Sciences, Emerald, Karger, Le Robert, Sage, Taylor& Francis, Thieme, Vocable Le Monde, La Tribune, Le Figaro, L'Opinion and Faton. The event is the only one offered to research centers, universities and public organizations to facilitate discussion on content magazine and user research.

EBSCO Discovery Service provides a fast, single search of journals, magazines, e-books and other content. EDS is also able to incorporate the results from some of the most valuable subject indexes combining full-text searching for completeness with subject indexing for precision and accuracy. With EDS, superior relevance ranking ensure that users receive the most relevant results based on currency, document type and other factors.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 8,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 700,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.


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Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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