November 28, 2015

50 More Databases Added to EBSCO’s Open Metadata Sharing/Tech Collaboration Policy


EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has increased the number of databases that are included in its policy for metadata sharing and technology collaboration partnerships with discover vendors. Now, EBSCO makes all metadata (and full text when contractually allowed) available for a new total of 179 EBSCO full-text databases, as well as all 74 EBSCO full-text historical digital archives and all 550,000+ EBSCO eBooks.

In April, EBSCO announced an open policy for data sharing to cover critical areas of mutual collaboration with other discovery vendors. The policy outlines EBSCO’s commitment to exchanging metadata and integrating technologies with partner vendors to enable an enhanced discovery experience for mutual customers. In addition to the sharing of metadata, the policy includes EBSCO providing assistance with linking technology for all full-text documents in all EBSCO full-text databases.

Read the Complete Metadata Sharing Policy

List of 179 Full Text Databases

Read the Full Text of Today’s EBSCO Announcement

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Gary Price ( 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, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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