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EBSCO Publishing Increases Spanish Content in EBSCO Discovery Service™


By kmcevoy - Posted on 25 October 2012

~ Partnership between Digitalia and EBSCO Publishing Brings Wide Spectrum of Spanish Titles to EBSCO Discovery Service™ ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — October 25, 2012 — EBSCO Publishing’s (EBSCO) recent agreement with content partner, Digitalia will enable Spanish content, serving a vast range of interest and needs, to be discoverable within EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS). Digitalia is a global leader in quality content with thousands of e-books from the most renowned Spanish and Latin American Publishing Houses, as well as relevant Spanish journals that cover all topics of interest.

Founded in 2007, Digitalia content includes selected Spanish titles designed to support the needs of libraries, academic institutions and students. Digitalia’s collection includes over 8,000 Spanish Language digitized books and journals encompassing a broad spectrum topics including:

• Architecture
• Art
• Caribbean Studies
• Cinema Studies
• Economics and Business
• Engineering and Technology
• Historic Periodicals of Spain
• History
• Languages, Linguistics and Philosophy
• Philosophy
• Political Science
• Religion and Mythology
• Science
• Social and Behavioral Sciences

The agreement between EBSCO and Digitalia enables EDS users to search the full text of Digitalia’s content creating an easy way for users to find and utilize the extensive Spanish content.

Digitalia is part of a growing list of publishers and other content partners that are taking part in EDS to bring more visibility to their content. Partners include the world’s largest scholarly journal & book publishers including Elsevier, Wiley Blackwell, Springer Science & Business Media, Taylor & Francis Informa, Sage Publications, and thousands of others. Partners also include content providers, such as LexisNexis, Thomson Reuters (Web of Science), JSTOR, ARTstor, Credo Reference, World Book, ABC-CLIO, and many others.

The EDS Base Index represents content from approximately 20,000 providers (and growing), which accounts for more than 350,000 publications from the world’s top publishers and information providers. However, because EDS is a custom solution, the complete index to materials for any given customer may be expanded greatly beyond the coverage referenced for the Base Index. In terms of depth of coverage for publications in the EBSCO Discovery Service Base Index, content extends back to the 15th century, and in some cases, even earlier. The inclusion of custom catalogs, repositories and other resources may certainly further extend the dates of archival coverage for a given institution.

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 metadata and depth and breadth of coverage.

EBSCO Discovery Service is quickly becoming the discovery selection for many libraries (www.ebscohost.com/discovery/eds-news), and an obvious partner for content providers. Because the service builds on the foundation provided by the EBSCOhost® platform, libraries gain a full user experience for discovering their collections/OPAC—which is not typical in the discovery space. Further still, in the many universities and other libraries where EBSCOhost is the most-used platform for premium research, users are not asked to change their pathways or habits for searching. There’s simply more to discover on the familiar EBSCOhost platform, and the same can be said for library administrators who can leverage their previous work with EBSCOadmin™.

About EBSCO Publishing
EBSCO Publishing is the producer of EBSCOhost®, the world’s premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives, and e-books. The company provides more than 350 databases and more than 325,000 e-books. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). EBSCO is also the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS), which provides each institution with a fast, single search box for its entire collection, offering deeper indexing and more full-text searching of journals and magazines than any other discovery service (www.ebscohost.com/discovery). For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: www.ebscohost.com, or contact: information@ebscohost.com. EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.

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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Public Relations Director
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
kmcevoy@ebscohost.com