As part of the e-resource supply chain, EBSCO is able to redefine what a knowledge base should do and the information it is expected to provide. The EBSCO Integrated Knowledge Base expands on the core essentials by offering a holistic knowledge base that encompasses more of your collection details and automatically populates and updates your EBSCO e-resource and subscription data within our Management
and Discovery Solutions
The Foundation for EBSCO Management and Discovery Solutions
The EBSCO Integrated Knowledge Base serves as the foundation for EBSCO Management and Discovery Solutions, powering EBSCO Web-based tools to ensure that data about your subscriptions and e-resources is shared among multiple products. This integration saves you valuable hours of staff time and increases accuracy by decreasing human error.
When you place your “e” orders through EBSCO, those orders are immediately reflected in our Management Solutions.
In addition to helping you identify and order e-journal titles, EBSCONET® Subscription Management
offers our time-saving E-Package Renewals
service as well as information about publishers’ license terms, access models and more. We offer other specialized management solutions such as EBSCO MARC Updates
, EBSCONET ERM Essentials™
, which is auto-populated with your EBSCO order history along with approximately 100 data elements about your orders, and EBSCONET Usage Consolidation (coming soon).
EBSCO’s Discovery Solutions
help you empower your users by providing enhanced access to e-collections. EBSCO-subscribed e-journals and EBSCOhost®
databases titles automatically appear in our EBSCO A-to-Z®
listing service and are automatically enabled for discoverability via LinkSource®
, our link resolver. We also provide powerful online access through EBSCOhost® Integrated Search
and EBSCO Discovery Service™
, along with more than 300 databases on the EBSCOhost
research platform. Full-text links to subscribed e-journals show up in EBSCOhost
database search results, and those titles are automatically considered as being “in your library collection” when your users search ESBCO Discovery Service™
In this time of smaller budgets and reduced staff resources, a smarter knowledge base can directly impact your daily workload. According to a recent EBSCO survey librarians are not expecting relief anytime soon, with the majority dealing with flat or decreased budgets for 2011. With all that you have to do, you can’t afford to waste time reconciling data from multiple sources. EBSCO’s Integrated Knowledge Base changes the way you work by automatically maintaining and populating your EBSCO products and services.