Southern Adventist University Chooses EBSCO Discovery Service™

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University Selects EDS for Real Time Availability, Accurate Article Retrieval and Tight Integration with Document Delivery Service

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We selected EBSCO due to real time availability checking linked into our catalog, tight integration with Illiad [document delivery service] and the high success rate of accurate article retrieval via our link resolver.

Southern Adventist University in Tennessee has selected EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) as its discovery service. Southern Adventist University was recently ranked in the top 30 Best Colleges by U.S. News and World Report for Regional Colleges in the South.

The library’s evaluation found EBSCO Discovery Service had many key features that were important to the university. Stan Cottrell II, Technical Services Librarian, says, “We selected EBSCO due to real time availability checking linked into our catalog, tight integration with Illiad [document delivery service] and the high success rate of accurate article retrieval via our link resolver.” With these features, librarians at Southern Adventist University expect EDS to improve access to full-text resources and increase the exposure of both print and electronic materials to library users.

The university started to implement EDS a few months ago, and Cottrell says the set-up process has gone smoothly. “We’ve had a very good experience with the EDS Service Engineers during set-up, and we are taking advantage of the customization features including using colors that fit within the Southern Adventist University Visual Identification Guide, and that provide a close match to our web site colors. We are also implementing widgets for LibGuides and LibAnswers as soon as we can.”

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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