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EBSCO Discovery Service at Wright State

Presentation explaining the EBSCO Discovery Service at Wright State for librarians
by Leigh Duncan on 23 July 2013

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Transcript of EBSCO Discovery Service at Wright State

EDS: EBSCO Discovery Service
Why EDS?
Under the hood
How it Works
Talking Points
Moving Forward
What's included:
EBSCO databases
"Partner" databases
Catalogs
Institutional repositories
Subscription databases that aren't "partners" with EBSCO
PubMed
What's
Excluded?
2008 to 2009
OhioLINK Library Advisory Council identifies a need for a state of the art unified web interface, and a task force is formed

No existing products met the requirements--OhioLINK will work with Index Data to build its own discovery layer!
2010
Hardware upgrades and funding snags delayed the progress of the discovery layer

OhioLINK announced there was no timeline for finishing the project
QuickSearch 2 is launched as an intermediary solution. The service is beta-tested but not implemented

The Discovery Layer Task Force meets again to evaluate vendor products
2012 to 2013
Vendor products look good! An ITN is issued and OhioLINK begins negotiations

A contract is signed with EBSCO and Wright State jumps in as a 1st quarter implementor
Send ideas to: edsenhancements@www.libraries.wright.edu

Register for the EDS wiki:
http://edswiki.ebscohost.com

Visit the EDS Support Center:
http://support.epnet.com/eds/

Check out the EDS User Guide:
http://support.epnet.com/knowledge_base/detail.php?id=4706

#1 and #2
QuickSearch (EDS) provides continuity for users who are already familiar with EBSCO databases

Users can create accounts and customize their search preferences and save them. There are options for page layout, results format, and e-mail delivery. Each user can create his or her own experience
#3 and #4
QuickSearch (EDS) uses an industry-standard design with limiters on the left and content in the middle. Users are confident in using sites with this layout.

Journal Alerts can be set to notify faculty when new issues of journals are available.
#5
Relevancy ranking brings forward results from a variety of databases. It might be interesting to see what the scientific community is writing about Abraham Lincoln!

How Relevancy Ranking works:
Level one: subject headings
Level two: title
Level three: author keyword
Value ranking is used when levels 1-3 are equal:
Currency of article/book/etc
Document type (articles, then books, then reviews, etc)
Size of articles (longest is returned first)
#6
LinkSource is a more inclusive link resolver when compared to OLinks
When available, multiple source options are offered for accessing full text
We (library staff) have control of the look and feel of LinkSource and can make adjustments to maximize the benefits of the product
Refine your results
Scholarly Journals
limit your results to those in peer-reviewed journals
Catalog Only
limit your results to those found in the Wright State and OhioLINK catalogs
Available in Library Collection
limit your results to those with full text available online or in the library
Limit to:
Source types
books, journals, reviews
Subjects
limit by subject terms
Publisher
select a particular publisher
Publication
limit to a specific publication title
Language
select the preferred language
Geography
limit to geographic areas specified in the subject headings
Location
limit to items that can be found in a specific library location (Kettering College)
Collection
limit to collections added by the library (ETD, CORE Scholar, Music Center)
Content Provider
limit to a specific database or provider
LinkSource
Find the full-text or request an inter-library loan
2011
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