Universidad del Desarrollo in Chile Adds EBSCO Discovery Service™

~ Strong Relevancy Ranking System Key Factor in Decision ~

IPSWICH, Mass.November 3, 2014 — Universidad del Desarrollo, a university in Chile known for its academic excellence, has selected EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) to provide an easy to use and powerful discovery tool that will search its entire collection and deliver relevant results.

Universidad del Desarrollo began their discovery tool evaluation with a few key factors in mind including a discovery solution that offered results that were germane to their search. Paola M. Massaro, Library Systems Director at Universidad del Desarrollo, says. “We chose EBSCO Discovery Service because it offers a strong relevancy ranking system. This was a key factor during our evaluation. Delivering relevant results enables our students to have a successful user experience.”

EBSCO Discovery Service has incorporated a strong relevancy-ranking system so that users not only find relevant results, but also the best possible results—right on the first page of the result list. When it comes to relevancy methodology, while access to full text is important, the superior-quality results for a search come through high-end indexing and subject headings applied through controlled vocabularies. EDS is different from other discovery services because it seeks to enhance the indexing of journals & magazines to better inform the relevancy process—a distinction of “quality” vs. “quantity.”

The easy integration of resources was also a contributing factor for Universidad del Desarrollo. To heighten the visibility of and institution’s catalog, EBSCO offers the loading of the institution’s complete catalog so that it can be searched alongside all other EDS content as part of the unified search experience.

EBSCO Discovery Service creates a unified, customized index of an institution’s information resources, and an easy, yet powerful means of accessing all of that content from a single search box-searching made even more powerful because of the quality of its relevance and value ranking technology.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 6,000 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 600,000 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.


For more information, please contact:

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

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