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EBSCO Discovery Service at Wright State
Leigh Duncanon 23 July 2013
Transcript of EBSCO Discovery Service at Wright State
Under the hood
How it Works
Subscription databases that aren't "partners" with EBSCO
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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Register for the EDS wiki:
Visit the EDS Support Center:
Check out the EDS User Guide:
#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.
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)
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
limit your results to those in peer-reviewed journals
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
books, journals, reviews
limit by subject terms
select a particular publisher
limit to a specific publication title
select the preferred language
limit to geographic areas specified in the subject headings
limit to items that can be found in a specific library location (Kettering College)
limit to collections added by the library (ETD, CORE Scholar, Music Center)
limit to a specific database or provider
Find the full-text or request an inter-library loan