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    January 20th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    ~ Metadata from Mergent, Inc.’s Annual Reports Database Will Be Added to Base Index of EBSCO Discovery Service™ ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — January 20, 2011— EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and Mergent, Inc. (Mergent) have come to an agreement allowing metadata from Mergent’s largest collection, the Annual Reports Database, to be added to the Base Index of EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS). The addition of Mergent resources to the EDS Base Index enhances the quality of metadata available and brings added value to EDS customers.

    Mergent’s Annual Reports Database includes more than 300,000 annual reports from global publicly traded companies and is continually updated throughout the year. Metadata from Mergent’s collection will also include archived annual reports dating back ten years. Additional collections from Mergent may be added to the Base Index of EDS in the future.

    Founded in 1900, Mergent has become a leading provider of business and financial data on global publicly listed companies. The company is based in the U.S. but maintains a strong global presence, with offices in New York, Charlotte, San Diego, London, Tokyo and Melbourne.

    Mergent joins a long list of publishers and other content partners who are taking part in EDS to bring more visibility to their content, such as: the British Library, Baker & Taylor, NewsBank, Readex, LexisNexis, JSTOR, Alexander Street Press, Oxford University Press, American Psychological Association, ABC-CLIO, ingentaconnect, Government Printing Office, ECONIS and for mutual customers Web of Science & H.W. Wilson—a growing list of information sources available to EBSCO Discovery Service users.

    EBSCO Discovery Service is quickly becoming the discovery selection for many libraries (www.ebscohost.com/discovery/eds-news), and an obvious partner for content providers. Because the service builds on the foundation provided by the EBSCOhost platform, libraries gain a full user experience for discovering their collections/OPAC—which is not typical in the discovery space. Further still, in the many universities and other libraries where EBSCOhost is the most-used platform for premium research, users are not asked to change their pathways or habits for searching. There’s simply more to discover on the familiar EBSCOhost platform, and the same can be said for library administrators who can leverage their previous work with EBSCOadmin.

    EBSCO Discovery Service creates a unified, customized index of an institution’s information resources, and an easy, yet powerful means of accessing all of that content from a single search box—searching made even more powerful because of the quality of metadata and depth and breadth of coverage.

    The EDS Base Index forms the foundation upon which each EDS subscribing library builds out its custom collection. Beginning with the Base Index, each institution extends the reach of EDS by adding appropriate resources including its catalog, institutional repositories, EBSCOhost and other databases, and additional content sources to which it subscribes. It is this combination that allows a single, comprehensive, custom solution for discovering the value of any library’s collection.

    The EDS Base Index is comprised of metadata from the world’s foremost information providers. At present, the EDS Base Index represents content from approximately 20,000 providers in addition to metadata from another 70,000 book publishers. Although constantly growing, today the EDS Base Index provides metadata for nearly 50,000 magazines & journals, approximately 825,000 CDs & DVDs, nearly six million books, more than 100 million newspaper articles, more than 400,000 conference proceedings and hundreds of thousands of additional information sources from various source-types.

    About EBSCO Publishing
    EBSCO Publishing is the world’s premier database aggregator, offering a suite of nearly 300 full-text and secondary research databases. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). The company’s product lines include proprietary databases such as Academic Search™, Business Source®, CINAHL®, DynaMed™, Literary Reference Center™, MasterFILE™, NoveList®, SocINDEX™ and SPORTDiscus™ as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as ATLA Religion Database™, EconLit, INSPEC®, MEDLINE®, MLA International Bibliography, The Philosopher’s Index™, PsycARTICLES®, PsycINFO® and RILM™. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world.

    EBSCO is the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service™ a core collection of locally-indexed metadata creating a unified index of an institution’s resources within a single, customizable search point providing everything the researcher needs in one place—fast, simple access to the library’s full text content, deeper indexing and more full-text searching of more journals and magazines than any other discovery service (www.ebscohost.com/discovery). For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: www.ebscohost.com, or contact: information@ebscohost.com. EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.
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    For more information, please contact:
    Kathleen McEvoy
    Public Relations Manager
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
    kmcevoy@ebscohost.com

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    January 20th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Los Angeles, CA - January 19, 2011. Deb Schwarz, CEO of Los Angeles-based LAC Group, announced today that Jim Dieterle has joined the firm’s executive team as Director of Business Development. He will be based in the metro DC area and will lead efforts to expand Federal agency work programs for the nationally recognized, results-driven firm.

    "Jim will be a key resource in building new strategic alliances and expanding the LAC Group footprint across all Federal agencies," says Schwarz. She feels strongly that the Group’s information management work with such agencies as NASA, GPO and USAID has created a unique model for federal agency servicing which no other firm can offer. “LAC Group is now well-positioned to provide these organizations with the breadth and depth of experience as well as the level of attention that puts us ahead of the competition, and Jim has the expertise and track record to help us grow and succeed,” she says.

    Dieterle was previously Director of Business Development for Virginia-based Vangent, a global provider of information management and strategic business process outsourcing services. There he led sales and marketing initiatives for DOD and DHS clients and developed strong relationships with both Federal government leadership and the Contractor community. He brings in-depth account knowledge of many Government agencies, including DLA, National Guard Bureau, Army, DISA, Homeland Security and the Navy.

    Prior to his work at Vangent, Dieterle successfully led new business efforts for Virginia-based Noblis (formerly Mitretek Systems), a nonprofit science, technology and strategic services provider. His efforts resulted in new work programs at the US Treasury, Department of State, Homeland Security, the Navy and the USMC.

    Previously, Dieterle served as Business Development Manager for the Chicago-based Braun Consulting, leveraging expertise in transactional CRM, business intelligence/data warehousing, and ERP integration across a wide variety of public sector verticals and nonprofits, including the State of California, The American Red Cross, TRW, Nextel, and NASDAQ.

    Says Dieterle, "I am looking forward to forging new strategic Federal relationships for LAC Group. Being part of an organization universally respected for its integrity is paramount to me; I know I am an integral member of a team that truly values its clients and strives to provide real, long-lasting value for the services it offers." Dieterle received both his MBA and BBA in Management from Virginia’s James Madison University. Those interested in contacting Jim Dieterle may reach him at jdieterle@lac-group.com or at (240) 292-0497.

    LAC Group is a leading global provider of library, legal, information and research staffing, consulting, project management and asset management services. For more information, contact Erin Beekhuis at 323.302.9438 or erin@lac-group.com.

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