Posted by: bluesyemre | January 14, 2013

EBSCO Focuses on Discovery and Partnerships by Michael Kelley

Tim Collins, EBSCO’s president

  • In recent months, EBSCO Publishing has been deepening and extending partnerships with major vendors of library management systems around the world so that it can remain focused on what it considers a core competency—discovery. To that end, the company is planning in 2013 to implement ILS integrations (first announced in June 2012) with OCLC, SirsiDynix, and Innovative Interfaces (III), even though those ILS companies also offer competing discovery products. In addition, EBSCO has subsequently struck deals with twelve international companies (as of early January) and is in negotiations with about two dozen more, according to company officials.

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