The University of California Berkeley Has Selected EBSCO Discovery Service™

~ Top Ranked Academic Institution Improves Research for Students & Faculty ~

IPSWICH, Mass.January 25, 2016 — The University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) has chosen EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) to provide its users with the highest quality results from articles, e-books, the library catalog, institutional repositories, and other sources. 

UC Berkeley is one of the top five universities in the world, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities. Its library is one of the four largest academic libraries in the United States, according to the American Library Association. 

Erik Mitchell, Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Collaborative Services, and Associate CIO for the UC Berkeley Libraries, says “EBSCO Discovery Service is an important part of our effort to support continuous improvement in library service and is helping students, faculty and staff find scholarly information as quickly and effectively as possible.”

Sam Brooks, Executive Vice President of EBSCO Information Services, adds “We are thrilled to be working with the University of California, Berkeley and the talented staff of the Berkeley Libraries. We look forward to conducting joint user research with library staff to determine the best possible adjustments and enhancements for UC Berkeley students and faculty.”

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.

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 750,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: 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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