Aksaray University (http://eng.aksaray.edu.tr) in Turkey has selected EBSCO Discovery Service(TM) (www.ebscohost.com/discovery) (EDS) from EBSCO Publishing (www.ebscohost.com). The University, founded in 2006, refers to itself as the New Face of Awareness and strives to have a new vision for education. Adding EDS presents the library's resources via a single search box and ties into the university's vision to be innovative and provide students with the best information in an easy to use format.
Aksaray University has implemented the Complete Discovery Solution(TM) from EBSCO which includes not only EBSCO Discovery Service and EBSCOhost Integrated Search(TM) (http://www.ebscohost.com/discovery/ebscohost-integrated-search) but also EBSCO A-to-Z(R) (http://www.ebscohost.com/discovery/ebsco-a-to-z) and LinkSource(R) (http://www.ebscohost.com/discovery/ebsco-linksource). These four separate elements can work together in what is referred to as the Complete Discovery Solution adding access to resources that are unavailable through discovery services plus an A to Z listing service and a link resolver to discovery.
Aksaray University Rector Professor Necdet Saglam says, "We are a new university established in 2006, however, our innovative vision requires dedicating high level technological tools providing the university's e-resources to users at a maximum level. We believe that EBSCO Discovery Service, EBSCOhost Integrated Search, LinkSource and EBSCO A-to-Z combined with having our OPAC available through EDS are the best options for the young and dynamic standing of our institution and our rapidly developing university."
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.
The Base Index for EBSCO Discovery Service forms the foundation upon which each EDS subscribing library builds out its custom collection. Beginning with the Base Index, each institution extends the reach of EDS by adding appropriate resources including its catalog, institutional repositories, EBSCOhost and other databases, and additional content sources to which it subscribes. It is this combination that allows a single, comprehensive, custom solution for discovering the value of any library's collection.
The EDS Base Index is comprised of metadata from the world's foremost information providers. At present, the EDS Base Index represents content from approximately 20,000 providers in addition to metadata from another 70,000 book publishers. Although constantly growing, today the EDS Base Index provides metadata for nearly 50,000 magazines & journals, approximately 825,000 CDs & DVDs, nearly six million books, more than 100 million newspaper articles, more than 20,000 conference proceedings and hundreds of thousands of additional information sources from various source-types.
About EBSCO Publishing EBSCO Publishing is the world's premier database aggregator, offering a suite of more than 300 full-text and secondary research databases. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). The company's product lines include proprietary databases such as Academic Search(TM), Business Source(R), CINAHL(R), DynaMed(TM), Literary Reference Center(TM), MasterFILE(TM), NoveList(R), SocINDEX(TM) and SPORTDiscus(TM) as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as ATLA Religion Database(TM), EconLit, Inspec(R), MEDLINE(R), MLA International Bibliography, The Philosopher's Index(TM), PsycARTICLES(R) and PsycINFO(R). Databases are powered by EBSCOhost(R), the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world. EBSCO is the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service(TM) a core collection of locally-indexed metadata creating a unified index of an institution's resources within a single, customizable search point providing everything the researcher needs in one place-fast, simple access to the library's full text content, deeper indexing and more full-text searching of more 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.
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