EBSCO Discovery Service™ Selected by 25 Russian and Belarusian Universities

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~ With EDS, Universities Enjoy Simple Point of Access to Library Resources and an Interface in Russian ~

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EDS was certainly the right fit for the Russian State Library and its users, because we got a single access point to all content the Library provides, and this point is user-friendly and easy to understand using the native language of Russian users.

EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is now being used by more universities and academic institutions in Russia and Belarus. To date, 25 institutions have chosen EDS as their discovery solution. Among the institutions that have implemented EDS in these two countries, the Central Scientific Library UB Russian Academy of Science and the Russian State Library are two of the most prominent. Full-text linking capabilities, EDS’s simple point of access to all library resources, and an interface in Russian were common factors impacting these sites’ decision to implement EDS.

Library Director at the Central Scientific Library UB Russian Academy of Science, Polina Treskova, said that EDS’s Russian-speaking interface and simple point of access to the Library’s entire collection made EDS the perfect discovery service for the institution. “The functionality of EDS fully satisfies the needs of users of CSL UB RAS.”

Natalia Litvinova, Chief Librarian and Electronic Resource Coordinator for the Russian State Library, also says that EDS provides the single point of access and easy-to-use interface needed by library users. “EDS was certainly the right fit for the Russian State Library and its users, because we got a single access point to all content the Library provides, and this point is user-friendly and easy to understand using the native language of Russian users.”

Litvinova also pointed to the Russian State Library’s long relationship with EBSCO as a deciding factor in the decision. “We have a very positive experience both using EBSCO products and services and interacting with the EBSCO team, which is very competent and supportive. It certainly influenced our decision to choose EDS as a discovery service for the Library.” The Discipline Limited Searching feature and the widespread availability of most of the Library’s licensed resources in EDS were also major factors in the institution’s decision.

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 6,000 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 600,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: http://www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.

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