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    February 23rd, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    High-Quality Fine Art, Cultural & Historical Images Now Searchable via EBSCO Discovery Service™~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — February 23, 2012 — EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and Bridgeman Education have developed a new partnership allowing images from Bridgeman Education’s extensive collection to be searched within EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS). The agreement will add metadata from the Bridgeman Education collection into the Base Index of EDS, the most comprehensive and robust collection of metadata from the best content sources.

    Bridgeman Education is the online education resource of the Bridgeman Art Library, the world’s leading source of fine art, cultural and historical images. The collection, which is available by subscription to individuals or institutions, includes over 390,000 high-quality images for teaching and learning.

    The resources found in Bridgeman Education provide the visual culture of every civilization and every period from prehistory to the present. Its extensive coverage of subject areas will appeal to a broad range of researchers. Subjects include: Art History, Medicine, Design, Fashion, History, Geography, Politics, Science, Anthropology, Architecture, Sport, Music, Literature & Drama, Citizenship, Archaeology and Ethnography.

    Bridgeman Education is part of a growing list of publishers and other content partners that are taking part in EDS to bring more visibility to their content. Partners include the world’s largest scholarly journal & book publishers including Elsevier, Wiley Blackwell, Springer Science & Business Media, Taylor & Francis Informa, Sage Publications, and thousands of others. Partners also include content providers, such as LexisNexis, Thomson Reuters (Web of Science), JSTOR, ARTstor, Credo Reference, World Book, ABC-CLIO, and many others.

    The EDS Base Index represents content from approximately 20,000 providers (and growing) in addition to metadata from another 70,000 book publishers, representing far more content providers and publishers than any other discovery service.

    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.

    EBSCO Discovery Service is quickly becoming the discovery selection for many libraries (, 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™.

    About Bridgeman Education
    Bridgeman Education is a dedicated service supporting the use of high quality, legally licensed images for educational uses such as teaching, study and reference. Part of The Bridgeman Art Library, which celebrates its 40th Anniversary in 2012, our multi-disciplinary image resource is made up of over 390,000 images sourced from the world’s leading museums, galleries, contemporary artists and private collections. Our database allows users to search across all media including fine art, photography, engravings, ceramics, sculpture, architecture, artefacts, the decorative arts and supplied arts. We offer a simple, annual subscription service to those in education; be it universities, schools, colleges, students, teachers or academics with no hidden costs or sign-up fee. Material is catalogued by our team of expert Art Historians, ensuring metadata is of the highest quality and that accurate search results are returned each time. For more information on subscribing go to or contact for a free trial.

    About EBSCO Publishing
    EBSCO Publishing is the producer of EBSCOhost®, the world’s premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives, and eBooks. The company provides more than 350 databases and nearly 300,000 eBooks. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). 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 ( For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at:, or contact: EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.

    For more information, please contact:

    Wendy Zieger
    Bridgeman Education Sales
    Bridgeman Education
    (616) 464-1098

    Kathleen McEvoy
    Public Relations Director
    EBSCO Publishing
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594