H.W. Wilson and EBSCO Publishing have announced that Wilson databases will soon be searchable via EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) for mutual customers. EBSCO Publishing and Wilson have enjoyed a working partnership for many years where selected Wilson databases are made available on the EBSCOhost platform. As a natural extension, the two companies have agreed to include the robust metadata of the important Wilson databases available to customers who subscribe to the databases.
Whether accessing these databases via EBSCOhost, directly from Wilson (via WilsonWeb) or from another vendor, those customers who rely on EBSCO Discovery Service will see its value extended to the Wilson databases to which they subscribe.
Wilson joins a long list of publishers and other content partners who are taking part in EDS to bring more visibility to their content, such as the British Library, Baker & Taylor, NewsBank, Readex, LexisNexis, Alexander Street Press, and Web of Science (for mutual customers).
Because the EDS service builds on the foundation provided by the EBSCOhost platform, libraries gain a full user experience for discovering their collections/OPAC - which that is not typical in the discovery space.
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.
Source: H.W. Wilson, www.hwwilson.com; and EBSCO Publishing, www.ebscohost.com