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Lead the Pack with our Discovery API

Post by Tamir Borensztajn  in  API, EBSCO Discovery Service

If your institution subscribes to EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS), you have access to the EDS API. The API provides not only a search endpoint for your library’s entire collection, but a number of other cutting-edge features as well: the Research Starters API for finding topic overviews and the Publications Finder API for finding journal titles and links to full text. And with the EDS Mobile API App, your users can search from anywhere.

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UVA Libraries integrate EDS API with Blacklight

Post by Rachel Freeman  in  API, EBSCO Discovery Service

University of Virginia, one of the top research academic institutions in the country, has migrated from Primo Central to the EBSCO Discovery Service API for better search retrieval as well as customer support. By implementing the EDS API with the libraries’ “Virgo” Blacklight-driven interface, University of Virginia is able to use its own website applications for a discovery user interface and still provide users with all the functionality offered in EDS.

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Library usage at NIWA increases by 10 percent after implementation of EDS API with Koha

Post by Rachel Freeman  in  API, EBSCO Discovery Service

National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) in New Zealand launched the EBSCO Discovery Service™ API with Koha in April 2014 and is quickly finding success. NIWA sought to implement the EDS API from EBSCO Information Services into their existing Koha – an open source library management system - to minimize change to the library user experience. The integration not only created positive feedback but the library has measured a 10 percent increase in traffic of library resources.

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Another Step Forward for the Open Source Community: EBSCO Discovery Service now with VuFind

Post by Rachel Freeman  in  API

We are excited to announce that EDS now easily incorporates with your VuFind library resource portal. VuFind is designed for libraries by libraries with the goal of replacing the traditional OPAC to include catalog records, digital library items, institutional repository, institutional bibliography, and other library collections and resources.

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