University of Economics in Slovakia Selects EBSCO Discovery Service™ to Broaden Search Experience for Researchers

~ Relevancy Ranking, Subject Indexes and Superior Content Factors in Decision ~

IPSWICH, Mass.September 21, 2015 — The University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia has implemented EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) as its discovery tool. The university was looking to deliver the best possible search for its students and after evaluating discovery services over the past two years, it decided to implement EDS due to its relevancy ranking and vast amount of content.

According to Jitka Kmetova, Head of the Library at the University of Economics, EDS aligns with the library’s goals to broaden and unify the search experience and deliver extensive content.  “EDS was the best choice to help us reach our goals. It meets the content needs that our users expect while also providing a way for students to easily access the content. EDS also delivers a transparent content facet that enables users to limit just to a preferred resource like EconLit with Full Text, Business Source, WoS, Scopus, etc.”

As the university evaluated discovery service options, it found many advantages with EDS.  When conducting comparative searches, relevant and current records were consistently at the top of the result list with EDS. The subject indexes also helped to maximize the value of its full suite of library resources. The university has been a long-term subscriber to EBSCO databases and the inclusion of subject indexes allows for leveraging the controlled vocabularies associated with important indexes to which they subscribe. The university also benefits from EBSCO’s collaboration with ILS vendor, Cosmotron, which enables the inclusion of its OPAC ARL from Cosmotron.

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 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: EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.


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