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EBSCO Information Services, headquartered in Ipswich, Massachusetts, is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a private company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. EBSCO provides products and services to libraries of very many types around the world. Its products include EBSCONET, a complete e-resource management system, and EBSCOhost, which supplies a fee-based online research service with 375 full-text databases, a collection of 600,000-plus ebooks, subject indexes, point-of-care medical references, and an array of historical digital archives. In 2010, EBSCO introduced its EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) to institutions, which allows searches of a portfolio of journals and magazines.

EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO booth at 2017 ALA Midwinter
TypeSubsidiary of EBSCO Industries
IndustryInformation services
Founded1984
HeadquartersIpswich, Massachusetts, United States
Key people
Tim Collins (President)
ProductsEBSCO Discovery Service, EBSCOhost, EBSCO eBooks, EBSCO Health, DynaMed Plus
Websitewww.ebsco.com

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EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a company founded in 1944 by Elton Bryson Stephens Sr. and headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. "EBSCO" is an acronym for Elton B. Stephens Company. EBSCO Industries has annual sales of about $3 billion. It is one of the largest privately held companies in Alabama and one of the top 200 in the United States, based on revenues and employee numbers.

EBSCO Information Services originated in 1984 as a print publication called Popular Magazine Review, featuring article abstracts from more than 300 magazines. In 1987 the company was purchased by EBSCO Industries and its name was changed to EBSCO Publishing. It employed around 750 people by 2007. In 2003 it acquired Whitston Publishing, another database provider. In 2010 EBSCO purchased NetLibrary and in 2011 it took over H. W. Wilson Company. EBSCO Publishing merged with EBSCO Information Services on July 1, 2013, with the merged business operating as EBSCO Information Services. In 2015 EBSCO acquired YBP (Yankee Book Peddler) Library Services from Baker & Taylor, and later renamed it GOBI Library Solutions. As of 2017[update], the President is Tim Collins.

Metapress was founded in 1998 as an online publication platform for content creators to produce and host their printed journal editions online. A division of EBSCO, the platform became one of the world's largest scholarly content hosts, with over 31,000 publications from over 180 publishers. Atypon acquired the Metapress business from EBSCO in 2014, with the Metapress platform to be discontinued and customers moved to Atypon's Literatum platform. Content was migrated to Literatum on May 21, 2015.

In February 2020, EBSCO Information Services announced their agreement to acquire Zepheira, a company founded in February 2007 and headquarted in Reston, Virginia with leaders in Semantic Web and who helped develop Dublin Core, BIBFRAME and the Library.Link Network. Following its merger, Zepheira continues to operates as an independent division.

  • Databases: EBSCO provides a range of library database services. Many of the databases, such as MEDLINE and EconLit, are licensed from content vendors. Others, such as Academic Search, America: History and Life, Art Index, Art Abstracts, Art Full Text, Business Source, Clinical Reference Systems, Criminal Justice Abstracts, Education Abstracts, Environment Complete, Health Source, Historical Abstracts, History Reference Center, MasterFILE, NetLibrary, Primary Search, Professional Development Collection, and USP DI are compiled by EBSCO itself. EBSCO can be configured to route to open access publications through Unpaywall data.
  • Discovery: This product is used to create a unified, customized index of an institution's information resources, and a means of accessing all the content from a single search box. The system works by harvesting metadata from both internal and external sources, and then creating a preindexed service.
  • eBooks: EBSCO provides ebooks and audiobooks across a wide range of subject matter. EBSCO reports that their database includes over a million ebooks and 90,000 audiobooks from over 1500 publishers.
  • DynaMed Plus is a clinical reference tool for physicians and other health care professionals for use at the point-of-care. In 2012, it ranked highest among 10 online clinical resources in a study in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology and also had the highest overall performance in the disease reference product category in two successive reports on clinical decision support resources by KLAS, a research firm that specializes in monitoring and reporting the performance of healthcare vendors.[1]
  • It provides DRM-protected audio and DRM-protected audiobooks through its subsidiary NetLibrary, which was purchased in 2010 from Online Computer Library Center. It competes in this market with OverDrive's Digital Library Reserve.

EBSCO has two large solar electric arrays, is converting its corporate fleet of cars to hybrids, has established a "Green Team" at its headquarters, and has released GreenFILE, a free database designed to help people research the impact humans have on the environment. EBSCO was awarded a 2008 Environmental Merit Award Award from the United States Environmental Protection Agency's New England Office and was honored by the Special Library Association as "Green Champions" as part of the association's "Knowledge to Go Green" initiative on Earth Day 2009.

EBSCO philanthropic initiatives include efforts to bridge the digital divide (between the industrialized world and developing nations) and work with the Open Society Foundations to provide essential research databases for universities in 39 developing countries. In 2012, the Stephens were recognized for their philanthropic work.

In 2017, conservative religious organization National Center on Sexual Exploitation, formerly Morality in Media, criticized EBSCO because its databases "could be used to search for information about sexual terms." EBSCO responded by saying that it took the complaint seriously, but was unaware of any case "of students using its databases to access pornography or other explicit materials".

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EBSCO Information Services Article Talk Language Watch Edit 160 160 Redirected from TOC Premier EBSCO Information Services headquartered in Ipswich Massachusetts is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc a private company headquartered in Birmingham Alabama EBSCO provides products and services to libraries of very many types around the world Its products include EBSCONET a complete e resource management system and EBSCOhost which supplies a fee based online research service with 375 full text databases a collection of 600 000 plus ebooks subject indexes point of care medical references and an array of historical digital archives In 2010 EBSCO introduced its EBSCO Discovery Service EDS to institutions which allows searches of a portfolio of journals and magazines 1 EBSCO Information ServicesEBSCO booth at 2017 ALA MidwinterTypeSubsidiary of EBSCO IndustriesIndustryInformation servicesFounded1984HeadquartersIpswich Massachusetts United StatesKey peopleTim Collins President ProductsEBSCO Discovery Service EBSCOhost EBSCO eBooks EBSCO Health DynaMed PlusWebsitewww wbr ebsco wbr com Contents 1 History 2 Products 3 Green and philanthropic initiatives 4 Other 5 See also 6 References 7 Further reading 8 External linksHistory EditEBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc a company founded in 1944 by Elton Bryson Stephens Sr and headquartered in Birmingham Alabama EBSCO is an acronym for Elton B Stephens Company EBSCO Industries has annual sales of about 3 billion It is one of the largest privately held companies in Alabama and one of the top 200 in the United States based on revenues and employee numbers 2 EBSCO Information Services originated in 1984 as a print publication called Popular Magazine Review featuring article abstracts from more than 300 magazines In 1987 the company was purchased by EBSCO Industries and its name was changed to EBSCO Publishing It employed around 750 people by 2007 3 In 2003 it acquired Whitston Publishing another database provider 4 In 2010 EBSCO purchased NetLibrary and in 2011 it took over H W Wilson Company 5 6 7 EBSCO Publishing merged with EBSCO Information Services on July 1 2013 with the merged business operating as EBSCO Information Services 8 In 2015 EBSCO acquired YBP Yankee Book Peddler Library Services from Baker amp Taylor and later renamed it GOBI Library Solutions 9 10 As of 2017 update the President is Tim Collins 11 Metapress was founded in 1998 as an online publication platform for content creators to produce and host their printed journal editions online 12 A division of EBSCO 13 the platform became one of the world s largest scholarly content hosts 14 with over 31 000 publications 15 from over 180 publishers 16 Atypon acquired the Metapress business from EBSCO in 2014 with the Metapress platform to be discontinued and customers moved to Atypon s Literatum platform 17 18 Content was migrated to Literatum on May 21 2015 19 In February 2020 EBSCO Information Services announced their agreement to acquire Zepheira a company founded in February 2007 and headquarted in Reston Virginia with leaders in Semantic Web and who helped develop Dublin Core BIBFRAME and the Library Link Network 20 Following its merger Zepheira continues to operates as an independent division 21 Products EditDatabases EBSCO provides a range of library database services 22 Many of the databases such as MEDLINE and EconLit are licensed from content vendors Others such as Academic Search America History and Life Art Index Art Abstracts Art Full Text Business Source Clinical Reference Systems Criminal Justice Abstracts Education Abstracts Environment Complete Health Source Historical Abstracts History Reference Center MasterFILE NetLibrary Primary Search Professional Development Collection and USP DI are compiled by EBSCO itself EBSCO can be configured to route to open access publications through Unpaywall data 23 Discovery This product is used to create a unified customized index of an institution s information resources and a means of accessing all the content from a single search box The system works by harvesting metadata from both internal and external sources and then creating a preindexed service eBooks EBSCO provides ebooks and audiobooks across a wide range of subject matter EBSCO reports that their database includes over a million ebooks and 90 000 audiobooks from over 1500 publishers 24 DynaMed Plus is a clinical reference tool for physicians and other health care professionals for use at the point of care In 2012 it ranked highest among 10 online clinical resources in a study in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 25 and also had the highest overall performance in the disease reference product category in two successive reports on clinical decision support resources by KLAS a research firm that specializes in monitoring and reporting the performance of healthcare vendors 26 1 It provides DRM protected audio and DRM protected audiobooks through its subsidiary NetLibrary which was purchased in 2010 from Online Computer Library Center It competes in this market with OverDrive s Digital Library Reserve Green and philanthropic initiatives EditEBSCO has two large solar electric arrays is converting its corporate fleet of cars to hybrids has established a Green Team at its headquarters and has released GreenFILE a free database designed to help people research the impact humans have on the environment EBSCO was awarded a 2008 Environmental Merit Award Award from the United States Environmental Protection Agency s New England Office and was honored by the Special Library Association as Green Champions as part of the association s Knowledge to Go Green initiative on Earth Day 2009 27 EBSCO philanthropic initiatives include efforts to bridge the digital divide between the industrialized world and developing nations and work with the Open Society Foundations to provide essential research databases for universities in 39 developing countries 28 In 2012 the Stephens were recognized for their philanthropic work 29 Other EditIn 2017 conservative religious organization National Center on Sexual Exploitation formerly Morality in Media criticized EBSCO because its databases could be used to search for information about sexual terms 30 EBSCO responded by saying that it took the complaint seriously but was unaware of any case of students using its databases to access pornography or other explicit materials 30 See also EditList of academic databases and search enginesReferences Edit The New and Improved EBSCO Information Services Information Today 2013 The Largest Private Companies Forbes November 9 2006 Archived from the original on May 9 2007 Retrieved July 14 2020 Brynko Barbara 2011 Collins EBSCO s Mission of Growth EBSCO acquires Whitston Publishing Company Library Technology Guides 24 September 2003 Retrieved 2 April 2016 EBSCO Publishing and The H W Wilson Company Make Joint Announcement of Merger Agreement hwwilson com Press release June 1 2011 Retrieved August 24 2011 Barrett William P December 29 1997 Mousetrapped Forbes Retrieved June 5 2019 H W Wilson Company The New York Times EBSCO Publishing and EBSCO Information Services merge Press release EBSCO Industries May 22 2013 Retrieved July 13 2020 EBSCO acquires YBP The Bookseller 23 February 2015 Archived from the original on 21 Feb 2015 Retrieved 5 March 2018 GOBI Library Solutions EBSCO Retrieved 5 March 2018 About Leadership EBSCO Information Services Retrieved 14 October 2016 Taylor and Francis Journal Host EContent January 10 2003 Digital Facilitators infotoday com Retrieved 2016 09 23 ALA TechSource launches new Web site ALA org 2009 06 05 Retrieved 2016 09 23 UK Federation Providers ukfederation org uk Retrieved 2016 09 23 Statistics Dissemination Project PDF oecd org Retrieved 2016 09 23 Atypon Systems acquires Metapress from EBSCO Online Inc Atypon Systems Inc 14 April 2014 Archived from the original on 17 February 2015 Retrieved 17 February 2015 Atypon acquires EBSCO Online platform Business Wire April 14 2014 Atypon completes Metapress transition to Literatum Atypon 27 May 2015 Retrieved 20 November 2018 EBSCO Information Services Acquires Linked Data Infrastructure Provider Zepheira EBSCO Information Services February 27 2020 Retrieved 2022 04 25 Breeding Marshall April 2020 EBSCO Information Services Acquires Zepheira Smart Libraries Newsletter Vol 40 no 04 pp 2 5 ISSN 1541 8820 Retrieved 2022 04 25 Title Lists EBSCO Information Services Retrieved 2 April 2016 Unpaywall EBSCO Apps amp Cloud Services EBSCO eBooks and audiobooks Retrieved 26 February 2018 Prorok J C Iserman E C Wilczynski N L Haynes R B September 10 2012 The quality breadth and timeliness of content updating vary substantially for 10 online medical texts an analytic survey Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 65 12 1289 95 doi 10 1016 j jclinepi 2012 05 003 PMID 22974495 Clinical Decision Support 2013 Sizing up the competition KLAS Research December 2013 permanent dead link A Small Company with Big Ideas for the Environment Business amp the Environment with ISO 14000 Updates 2007 EBSCO A Plan for All Seasons Information Today 2011 Outstanding Philanthropists James Jim and Julie T Stephens Birmingham Business Journal 2012 a b Jackie Zubrzycki Do Online Databases Filter Out Enough Inappropriate Material Education Week July 14 2017 Further reading Edit Interview with Sam Brooks Senior VP for Sales and Marketing with EBSCO Publishing About H W Wilson The Charleston Advisor Denver 2011 External links EditOfficial website Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title EBSCO Information Services amp oldid 1084571728, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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