Encinitas, California-based Soutron Global announced in a press release dated Tuesday, March 19, 2013, “a technology partnership agreement that will allow Soutron Global to integrate EBSCO Discovery Services™ (EDS) with Soutron’s Library and Knowledge Management systems to benefit clients seeking a single integrated search environment for their research and information resources.”
“This partnership means that libraries, knowledge management centers, and information resource portals can ensure optimal access to knowledge assets, physical resources, and digital resources, thus ensuring optimal exploitation of resources” stated Tony Saadat, President & CEO of Soutron Global.
EBSCO Publishing is the producer of EBSCOhost®, the fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives, and e-books. The company provides more than 375 databases and more than 370,000 e-books.
Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of researchers at academic libraries, medical libraries, school (K-12) libraries, public libraries, corporate research libraries, and government research libraries. EBSCO is also the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS), which provides each institution with a fast, single search box for its entire collection, offering deeper indexing and more full-text searching of journals and magazines than any other discovery service. EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately-held companies in the United States.
According to Soutron Global, “EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) uniquely provides access to a wide range of information resources including research databases, e-books and a discovery service for libraries and other institutions around the world. This initiative will offer added benefits and opportunities to customers of both Soutron and EBSCO as the companies share technology expertise to provide a unified solution across their two platforms.”
“Soutron is very excited to be working with EBSCO on what we regard as a key initiative to develop access to digital and physical resources in an organization” said Graham Beastall, Managing Director, UK. “It will allow us to offer customers using Soutron additional opportunities to maximize use of their collection through EDS single search indexing technologies. Our goal is to make life easier for end users and for library managers.”
Michael Gorrell, Executive Vice President of Technology and Chief Information Officer for EBSCO Publishing, said the agreement will help customers using Soutron’s Library and Knowledge Management systems incorporate the rich metadata and features that EBSCO Discovery Service provides. “We continue to explore what ‘discovery’ means to our customers and in doing so we realize that there are as many different scenarios for library discovery as there are institutions. Partnering with Soutron Global allows both companies to expand the services provided to customers while helping each library to create its own discovery experience, highlight its collection and meet the unique needs of its end users.”