IPSWICH, Mass. — June 2, 2014 — Wingate University in North Carolina has chosen EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) to provide a complete point of discovery for its students.
Wingate University wanted to provide a centralized search experience for students that involved fewer clicks for researchers to engage with content. Debra Hargett, E-Resources & Special Collections Librarian at Wingate says “With a more streamlined search option available users can focus their research on the information discovered, rather than the steps in making it discoverable.”
EDS will not only provide Wingate with a simplified search experience but a complete discovery layer experience. EDS provides Wingate users with helpful features and functionality for refined searching, to direct access to full text and other superior content, and superior user tools for easy content management. Hargett says they also plan to take advantage of some of the customization options to meet the needs of its end users. “Our library plans to customize our EDS colors, chat options, and LibGuides, as well as call it something unique, once we review user feedback from our usability study.”
Hargett also credits their decision to EBSCO’s excellent support. “EBSCO has always provided us with information, details and quality products. The technical support EBSCO provides is essential for the functionality of a library with a staff as small as ours. The Discovery Service Engineers have helped provide solutions through excellent support and training at the point of need.”
Looking ahead, the university is hoping to drive more users to the library and sees EBSCO Discovery Service as a big part of the solution. “By implementing EDS we hope users will see the online resources the library provides as their first choice for discovery in completing assignments.”
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 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 nearly 600,000 e-books plus subscription management services for more than 360,000 unique titles including more than 57,000 online titles. 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 superior relevance ranking and greater customization 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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