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.
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.