September 2, 2014

Company Notes: EBSCO Releases K-8 and High School E-book Collections; Summon (Serial Solutions) Introduces Search Suggestions

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1. EBSCO Publishing Releases K-8 and High School E-book Collections

K-8 Collection contains nearly 4,800 titles and eBook High School Collection includes nearly 5,100 titles with new titles added to each collection quarterly. Each collection includes content that spans all academic subjects and incorporates selections of classic literary works, important historical documents and general reference material appropriate for their grade levels.

The eBook K-8 Collection and eBook High School Collection were designed to provide educators with full-text e-book coverage to support their curricula. To ensure content is relevant and grade appropriate for each specific collection, strict collection development criteria were used when developing these collections.
As you’ll read, there is a great deal of local control of what is suggested to users.  “Suggestions” encompasses five modules including:

The new version of Database Recommender provides libraries local control over database recommendations to ensure users are directed to resources pertinent to their research and in the context of their queries. Libraries can locally curate recommendations as well as take advantage of global “community-sourced” recommendations to guide users to valuable, targeted research resources.• “Best Bets” are locally controlled, library-generated recommendations that expose users to resources such as research guides, specialized collections, library web pages, course reserves, search tips, help tools and more. “Best Bets” highlight important information and resources based on the context of a user’s query.

• Custom Text Editor allows libraries to locally modify text in the Summon user interface to ensure their users see textual information preferred by the library. For example, libraries can locally control and edit labels and text – including error and informational messages, facets labels and limiters – in any of the 34 interface languages and dialects available in the Summon service.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.