LONDON — April 25, 2013 — EBSCO announced today that it has been selected as dual supplier of print and electronic serials subscriptions, packages and databases for CHILL, the Consortium of Independent Health Information Libraries in London (an association of forty-three libraries in the greater London area, specialising in information on health and medicine).
The two-year renewable contract is under a framework agreement between CHILL and EBSCO, initiated through a competitive tendering process. A CHILL representative summarised the feedback from members who opted for EBSCO: “EBSCO was selected because they offer an impressive range of integrated products and services which are known to be reliable and in tune with technological developments, making it easier for libraries to meet the needs of end users.”
EBSCO’s European General Manager, Robert Schoenvogel, states that, in addition to traditional subscription services such as consultation and negotiation with publishers, EBSCO is committed to adding value to healthcare libraries by helping them to reduce costs and work more efficiently. “When resources are limited, EBSCO can help by offering preferential terms and additional benefits to all CHILL members who choose to transition to EBSCO. We have many valued customers in the medical sector, including the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE). We also deliver information services to NHS Scotland and the Royal Society of Medicine, where we are sole supplier.”
EBSCO’s medical offering available through CHILL includes print and e-journals, access to full-text journals through EBSCOhost® databases such as MEDLINE® and CINAHL® plus medical e-book collections and evidence-based, point-of-care reference tools such as DynaMed™, Nursing Reference Center™, Rehabilitation Reference Center™ and PEMSoft™ .
A Consortium of Independent Health Libraries in London whose aim is to provide institutional members with opportunities to improve their services through mutual communication, co-operation and support. Their main objective being to improve the availability of and access to information resources for the benefit of members and their users. For more information, visit www.chill-london.org.uk.
EBSCO is the leading provider of resources for libraries including EBSCONET®, EBSCO’s total e-resource management system, and EBSCOhost®, the world's premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives and e-books. EBSCO provides more than 375 research databases and more than 380,000 e-books plus subscription management services for 355,000 e-journals and e-journal packages. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). EBSCO is also the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS), which provides each institution with a fast, single search box for its entire collection, offering deeper indexing and more full-text searching of journals and magazines than any other discovery service. For more information, visit the EBSCO Web site at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.
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