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  • LISWire: Agreement Between Casalini Libri and EBSCO Adds Torrossa Collections to EBSCO Discovery Service™

    July 25th, 2013LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Content from Casalini Libri, the leading supplier of European books, journals, digital content and bibliographical data to libraries and agencies throughout the world, is now searchable via EBSCO Discovery Service. An agreement between EBSCO Information Services and Casalini Libri will add metadata from Casalini Libri's extensive platform to EDS, including the full-text content of more than 160 publishers primarily from Italy, France, Spain, Portugal and Greece.

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

    Agreement Between Casalini Libri and EBSCO Adds Torrossa Collections to EBSCO Discovery Service™
    ~Collections Include Publications from Italy, France, Spain, Portugal and Greece ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — July 25, 2013 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Casalini Libri have developed a new partnership enabling content from Casalini Libri’s extensive platform to be searched within EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS). Casalini Libri is a leading supplier of European books, journals, digital content and bibliographical data to libraries and agencies throughout the world. Torrossa hosts the full text content of over 160 publishers primarily from romance language countries.

    The agreement between EBSCO and Casalini Libri will add metadata from the following collection’s into EDS: Editoria Italiana Online (EIO), Edición Española Online (EEO), Fabrizio Serra Editore e-journal collections, Franco Angeli e-journal collections, Olschki ebook and e-journal collections, Ecole Française de Rome, BIZ - Biblioteca Italiana Zanichelli. The content represents an expansive range of subject areas such as: social sciences, history, geography, biography, arts, philosophy, psychology, pure sciences, religion, literature and applied sciences.

    The addition of the Casalini Libri metadata will benefit EBSCO Discovery Service users in Europe and all over the world. EBSCO is constantly expanding to fulfill the needs of all of their users and EDS customers can include metadata from their own unique collections, including their catalog (OPAC), Institutional Repositories, databases, archival collections and more.

    Casalini Libri is part of a growing list of 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, Nature Publishing, IEEE, ACM and thousands of others. Partners also include content providers, such as LexisNexis, Thomson Reuters (Web of Science), JSTOR, ARTstor, Credo Reference, Encyclopedia Britannica, World Book, ABC-CLIO, The Hathi Trust and many others.

    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 Casalini Libri
    Since its foundation in the late 1950’s, Casalini Libri SpA. has been dedicated to the supply of cataloguing and shelf-ready services, books and journals to libraries and institutions worldwide.
    Since its outset Casalini Libri has worked closely with libraries and publishers to develop customized supply and library services that suit the tailored needs of our customers around the world. The Casalini Libri Digital Division, established in January 2000 following an international pilot project,, offers innovative electronic publishing services to the highest industry standards, collaborating with Italian and international publishers to create and distribute digital publications. The Casalini Torrossa platform,, hosts, to-date, 15000 ebooks, and 650 ejournals from 160 publishers and new content is added every week. The company, headquartered in Fiesole (Florence, Italy), adheres to the ISO 9000 Quality Management System.

    About EBSCO Information Services
    EBSCO Information Services (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 nearly 450,000 e-books plus subscription management services for more than 360,000 unique titles including more than 57,000 online titles. 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 Web site 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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