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The University of Pécs Chooses EBSCO Discovery Service™

With Superior Relevance Ranking and a Unified Index, Users Now Have Improved Access to Library Resources


The University Library of Pécs in Hungary has chosen EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) as its library discovery tool to help promote usage of key library resources. The EDS unified index, ability to search all library records and highly relevant results were main factors in the university’s decision to implement the service.

The university subscribes to more than 20 databases and e-book collections as well as hundreds of e-journals that are integral to its students’ research. Dr. Ágnes Fischer-Dárdai, University Library of Pecs Director General, and Reka Bartha, E-Resources Manager, say they chose EDS to help increase usage of these resources, noting that the superior relevance ranking of EDS helps users better access useful content in a single search. “EDS offers high relevancy in its search, recovering results from all e-resources, including the databases, e-journals and e-catalogue records available in our library.”

Another reason for choosing EDS was its unified index of metadata from the university’s internal and external resources. Bartha says that this index allows users to more easily search the library’s entire collection than was possible with the federated search tool it previously utilized. Noting the superiority of EBSCO discovery technology over federated searching, she says, “The base was not a unified index, so our users could not obtain relevant results in some cases, including those from any e-resources through publishers.”

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 its relevance and value ranking technology.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 6,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals and books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to nearly 700,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.



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