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    July 16th, 2013LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    EBSCO and EOS International have partnered to bring more choice to libraries looking for a discovery solution. EOS users will have access to EBSCO Discovery Service's unified index that will expand the quality and amount of content available to them as well as adding the enhanced features and functionality available from EDS.

    The release is below and can also be found on the EBSCO website at: and online at:

    EBSCO and EOS International Partner to Enhance Library Discovery
    ~ Partnership Allows Mutual Customers to Take Advantage of
    EBSCO Discovery Service™ and EOS Library Automation Software Products ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — July 16, 2013 — A new partnership between EBSCO and EOS International, a leader in cloud computing library automation software, brings more choice to libraries looking for a discovery solution. A joint development schedule will enable more tightly integrated access between EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) and EOS International’s suite of ILS systems benefiting mutual customers and continuing EBSCO’s partnership initiatives.

    Providing access to EDS’s unified index will expand the quality and amount of content available for EOS users, adding the enhanced features and functionality available from EDS. The partnership offers library end users a choice of interfaces to begin their research creating an intuitive unified search experience.

    EBSCO Chief Information Officer Michael Gorrell says as EBSCO continues to develop EDS and its interface, providing a rich discovery experience for library users who begin their research on a partner platform is part of the company’s mission. “Working with EOS International, we will be able to create an elegant solution that allows EOS users to have access to the EDS search engine, leveraging the strong metadata, the highly-refined relevancy ranking system and the features and functionality that have come to define EBSCO Discovery Service.”

    EDS has quickly become the discovery service for thousands of universities around the world. EDS provides a full-featured experience for end users bringing together a comprehensive index and a single search approach while also offering a true academic and powerful environment in order to facilitate a comprehensive discovery experience.

    About EOS International
    EOS International is a leading world-class library information and knowledge management software and services provider with an impressive client base of libraries across the globe. A client-driven company that has earned the top customer satisfaction award and earned a nomination for the Computerworld Smithsonian award, EOS library automation software products (EOS.Web® Essentials, EOS.Web® Express, EOS.Web® Enterprise, EOS.Web® Academic, EOS.Web® Digital, EOS.Web® Legal, EOS.Web® Medical, and the cloud-computing EOS e-Library Service®) serve the stringent knowledge and content management needs of corporate, legal, medical, government, academic, digital, association and special libraries of all sizes. EOS International can be found online at

    About EBSCO
    EBSCO is the leading provider of resources for libraries including EBSCONET®, EBSCO’s total e-resource management system, and 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 e-books. EBSCO provides more than 375 research databases and more than 380,000 e-books plus subscription management services for 355,000 e-journals and e-journal packages. 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 website at: EBSCO is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.
    For more information, please contact:
    Kathleen McEvoy
    Vice President of Communications
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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    July 16th, 2013LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    PROVO, Utah, July 15, 2013 — The State Library of Massachusetts has partnered with Backstage Library Works in retrospective conversion, reclassification, and digitization of portions of its legislative and historical collections. The agreement is helping the library to complete a major initiative in data upgrades and physical renovations to create a wide-reaching digital collection on Beacon Hill in Boston, Massachusetts.

    Some projects, because of the value, condition, or rarity of the materials, are best handled on-site at the library. That is the case with much of the State Library’s collection, so Backstage has set up shop on location providing physical reclassification, labeling, cataloging and digitizing rare and fragile manuscripts.

    Backstage President, John Merrill states:

    “Our folks are thrilled at the opportunity of partnering with the library staff in making these unique collections more accessible; we love the challenge of working with these kinds of materials on-site. Backstage feels especially privileged to work with the State Library in this important initiative.”

    State Librarian, Albie Johnson reports:

    “The State Library of Massachusetts has improved immeasurably because of the retrospective conversion, reclassification, and digital work done by Backstage Library Works.

    "Thanks to our collaborative partnership with Backstage, we have already discovered many interesting items in our collections and I am looking forward to seeing what else will be discovered after the project has been completed.

    "The project has proceeded smoothly through many complex and challenging stages, and a few weeks ago we reached a major milestone when the card catalog was finally removed. I believe these changes are making the library’s collections and information more accessible for our users whether they visit in person or virtually. It has given me great pride to be a part of these innovations and improvements.”

    About the State Library of Massachusetts

    The State Library of Massachusetts was established in 1826 to collect, deposit, and house the Commonwealth’s collections of maps, statute books, and government documents in a single central location. Since that time, the Library has grown into a multifaceted and reliable resource for legislators, executive personnel, state employees, historians, genealogists, and users from all over the world. Learn more at:

    About Backstage Library Works

    Backstage’s objective is to provide the most technologically advanced and efficient means for delivering professional library services. With over 25 years of experience, the company is known for its expertise in handling complex and unique projects. Backstage specializes in solutions for cataloging, authority control, digitization, preservation microfilm, and on-site needs. In providing services to more than a thousand libraries, large and small, public and private, and in locations across the globe, Backstage has cultivated an understanding of libraries, their mission, their operations, and the challenges they face. Backstage offices are located in Provo, Utah, and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.


    Richard Covington | Marketing Manager
    Backstage Library Works | Provo, Utah & Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
    Phone: 801.356.1852 | Fax: 801.356.8220 |