California Digital Library’s eScholarship Collection Now Searchable via EBSCO Discovery Service
eScholarship is the open access publishing platform and searchable/browsable institutional repository used by University of California schools. It’s a service of the California Digital Library. Here are some recently added items to the eScholarship database. The keyword search box and link to advanced interface is located in the upper-right corner of the page.
Today, EBSCO announced that a collection of more than 30,000 items from the eScholarship database (about 1/2 of the total database as of today) can now be searched using EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS).
From Today’s EBSCO Announcement:
The eScholarship collection contains a variety of publications that will benefit EDS users looking for original scholarly works. eScholarship was first launched in 2002 as a means to disseminate scholarship created or sponsored by University of California faculty or divisions. The collection offers a robust alternative to traditional scholarly publishing channels and supports the digital publication and dissemination of UC research at all stages of the scholarly lifecycle including: journals, books, articles & working papers, conference proceedings, seminar/paper series and previously published articles or “postprints”.
Comment: We expect to see more and more institutional repositories sharing metadata and allowing their content to be search via all of the discovery services. Seems like a win for all parties bringing a more comprehensive search and greater exposure to the material.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.