Utah State University Opts for EBSCO Discovery Service™ via Innovative’s Encore Duet

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We wanted to provide our students with rich, fully-integrated results across all of our content and an intuitive interface and EDS via Encore Duet gave us just that.

EBSCO Discovery Service™ via Encore Duet has been selected by Utah State University as its discovery solution to help the library consolidate its diverse resources. The service will also make resources more readily available to library users through an intuitive interface. The university adopted Innovative's Encore discovery solution several years ago and when the new partnership between Innovative and EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) was announced, they were intrigued by the possibilities offered by the integration of EDS via Encore Duet.

Integrated Systems Librarian, Cheryl Adams, says the EDS via Encore Duet solution gave their library a discovery service that was the perfect fit for their needs. “The integration of EDS with Encore allows us to enhance the power of our discovery platform while retaining the familiar interface and customizations. We wanted to provide our students with rich, fully-integrated results across all of our content and an intuitive interface and EDS via Encore Duet gave us just that.”

Going forward, Adams says the university plans to take advantage of the several customization options offered through EDS via Encore Duet. “The ability to customize is very important to us, and we will be taking advantage of those options available in both the Innovative Encore administrative area and in the EBSCOadmin”.

In June 2013, EBSCO and Innovative expanded their strategic partnership to offer a joint development designed to enable more tightly integrated access between EBSCO Discovery Service and Innovative’s Encore discovery platform. The partnership has developed a solution that leverages the strengths of the two services and, most importantly, serves the needs of their customers.

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 Innovative
Innovative (http://www.iii.com) is dedicated to providing leading technology solutions and services that empower libraries and enrich their users worldwide. Innovative offers one of the broadest and most complete portfolios of library automation products on the market today. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Innovative serves thousands of libraries in 66 countries and has offices around the world.

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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