Unlocking Knowledge: Seamlessly Connect with EBSCO FOLIO and EBSCO Discovery Service


Connect your patrons to your library’s online resources anytime, anywhere with EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). EBSCO FOLIO seamlessly integrates with EDS, enhancing access and discovery of scholarly content with streamlined functionality. See all videos in this series.

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Unlocking Knowledge: Seamlessly Connect with EBSCO FOLIO and EBSCO Discovery Service

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Hello. My name is Don Brown. I'm a sales manager on our Software as a Service sales team. Today, I'm going to talk to you about how EDS and FOLIO can integrate seamlessly to provide an enhanced end user experience.

EBSCO Discovery Service, or EDS, provides a smarter way to search regardless of the research skillset of the patron. While other platforms lack the technical knowledge and ability to surface relevant and meaningful results from the myriad of possible research paths, EDS has the smarts to give your research community the results they need when they need it by providing the most current on point peer reviewed materials easily found at the top of the result list with clear ways to get to the full text for their research topic.

With FOLIO, EDS functionality goes a step further. FOLIO is a collaboration of libraries, developers and vendors building an open source library service platform. FOLIO can be integrated with many of the tools your library depends on, including EBSCO Discovery Service. This integration with EDS encompasses comprehensive support for patron functionality. Typical library patron functions include holds, checkouts, listing due dates and beyond, with each playing a crucial role in enhancing and providing a cohesive end user experience.

Library users benefit from features such as streamlined access to resources, personalized recommendations and efficient management of their borrowing history. This user-centric approach ensures a more intuitive and satisfying interaction with the library services, ultimately contributing to an enriched and user-friendly environment for individuals seeking information and resources.

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