EBSCO Publishing Acquires NISC, Inc.

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Database Provider, EBSCO Publishing, Adds More Subject-Specific Databases to its Wide Array of EBSCOhost® Offerings

NISC content has had a long and rich existence on the EBSCOhost platform. Those NISC users who do not access the databases via EBSCOhost will undoubtedly find the new EBSCOhost 2.0 platform an enjoyable search experience. We expect NISC users to have an easy transition as they continue their NISC relationship directly with EBSCO.

EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has made an acquisition designed to augment the company's database offerings. EBSCO has purchased NISC, Inc., which provides refined subject area databases, many of which are currently available on EBSCOhost®.

NISC databases include Family & Society Studies Worldwide, Gender Studies Database, Woman's Studies International, and Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide. Many of the databases acquired from NISC are already available on EBSCOhost and several others will soon migrate to the EBSCOhost platform.

Fred Dürr, president of NISC, Inc., says EBSCO and NISC are longtime partners. "NISC content has had a long and rich existence on the EBSCOhost platform. Those NISC users who do not access the databases via EBSCOhost will undoubtedly find the new EBSCOhost 2.0 platform an enjoyable search experience. We expect NISC users to have an easy transition as they continue their NISC relationship directly with EBSCO."

Tim Collins, president of EBSCO Publishing, says the content from NISC, Inc. is an attractive addition to the EBSCOhost line of databases. "EBSCO Publishing has enjoyed our longstanding partnership with NISC and we are very pleased that we were able to acquire the company. NISC has painstakingly developed several quality databases that are well-received by customers worldwide. The addition of these NISC databases to EBSCOhost enables us to offer a richer collection of databases to better serve researchers."

More information about the databases available on EBSCOhost may be found at http://www.ebscohost.com/academic.

About NISC
National Information Services Corporation (NISC USA) publishes information products for access through the BiblioLine Web search service, or on CD-ROM. Some of the abstract and index services are available in print. NISC's bibliographic and full-text databases cover a wide range of topics in the natural and social sciences, arts and humanities. Some titles provide comprehensive coverage of particular geographic regions, such as Latin America, Africa, South-East Asia or the Arctic & Antarctic.

NISC is dedicated to serving the public with top-quality products at reasonable rates. NISC is the consistent choice of thousands of users in a variety of research settings worldwide. Key to our success is an uncompromising zeal for quality throughout all phases of product production. NISC's search-and-retrieval software, ROMWright, brings related information from various sources together in a seamless interface - the results from years of listening carefully to what customers want. With a broad selection of titles, thorough data preparation, and one of the most advanced software technologies in the industry, NISC looks forward to becoming the household name for both scholarly and lay users around the world.

About EBSCO Publishing
EBSCO Publishing is the world's premier database aggregator, offering a suite of more than 200 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™, Business Source®, CINAHL®, DynaMed™, Historical Abstracts™, Literary Reference Center™, MasterFILE™, NoveList®, SocINDEX™ and SPORTDiscus™ as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as ATLA Religion Database™, EconLit, INSPEC®, MEDLINE®, MLA International Bibliography, The Philosopher's Index™, PsycARTICLES® and PsycINFO®. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world. For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: http://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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