National and University Library of Slovenia Selects EBSCO Discovery Service™

Simple & Powerful Searching, Longtime Trust in EBSCO Publishing’s Service Lead National and University Library to Choose EBSCO Discovery Service.

National and University Library of Slovenia has chosen EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) from EBSCO Publishing(EBSCO) as its discovery tool. The library was looking to move beyond federated search and provide a single searching environment to bring together all of their library resources. In 2010 the library agreed to become one of the first EDS beta testers for Central Europe. Within a few weeks the library realized that EDS provided everything their users needed in one place creating an excellent search experience.

Established in 1774, The National and University Library is one of the most important national educational and cultural institutions of Slovenia. Srecko Boncina Head of the Information Center at National and University Library credits the strong relationship with EBSCO coupled with the positive feedback from users in the decision to select EDS as the library’s discovery tool. “Our library has been working with EBSCO since 1999 and has come to trust in their service and delivery of quality information resources.”

Boncina says implementing EDS has been a positive experience and they are utilizing many different features. “Our users are excited about the simplicity and power of searching as well as the clear and native language interface providing a multitude of useful functionalities. We have also completely customized our EDS interface.”

National and University Library has an extensive array of EBSCO databases and is also using EBSCOhost Integrated Search™ (EHIS). EHIS is a complement to EBSCO Discovery Service extending the discovery experience to external resources that are not made available for local harvesting.

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-searching made even more powerful because of the quality of metadata and depth and breadth of coverage.

The Base Index for EBSCO Discovery Service forms the foundation upon which each EDS subscribing library builds out its custom collection. Beginning with the Base Index, each institution extends the reach of EDS by adding appropriate resources including its catalog, institutional repositories, EBSCOhost and other databases, and additional content sources to which it subscribes. It is this combination that allows a single, comprehensive, custom solution for discovering the value of any library’s collection.

The EDS Base Index is comprised of metadata from the world’s foremost information providers. At present, the EDS Base Index represents content from approximately 20,000 providers in addition to metadata from another 70,000 book publishers. Although constantly growing, today the EDS Base Index provides metadata for nearly 50,000 magazines & journals, approximately 825,000 CDs & DVDs, nearly six million books, more than 100 million newspaper articles, more than 400,000 conference proceedings and hundreds of thousands of additional information sources from various source-types.

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