Grant MacEwan University (MacEwan) has selected EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) as its library discovery solution. As a long time EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) customer, MacEwan was confident that EBSCO’s familiar interface and deep content coverage would provide a strong foundation upon which to launch its new discovery service.
Two years ago MacEwan was looking for a federated search system that would provide a single search interface for students. However, during the planning process, discovery tools eclipsed federated search as MacEwan’s preferred option. Grant MacEwan University’s Coordinator of Library Technology, Gordon Bertrand, says the university’s experience with EBSCO was a deciding factor. “We went in with a high-level of confidence in EBSCO’s ability to deliver content and make Grant MacEwan’s existing electronic resources accessible in an easy to use platform with strong support and development. As students, faculty and staff were already familiar with the EBSCO interface, MacEwan felt the integration of EBSCO’s EDS service could be accomplished in a timely and efficient manner with the least impact upon its users.”
Bertrand says MacEwan envisions EDS as a living project that will be capable of responding to the changing needs of the university moving forward. “EDS is a flexible tool and EBSCO is responsive to our needs. We know there is a demand for a more efficient search experience for the user and EDS allows us to provide a one stop search experience”.
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