January 18, 2011 – An Australian university, Deakin, has selected EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) to improve the student experience and provide innovative access to scholarly information.

Benzinga brought this news to our attention in their article, “Deakin University in Australia Chooses EBSCO Discovery Service.” The university has long recognized a) that users have different preferences for searching and connecting to the information they need, and b) that there are  diverse user groups, each of which brings different challenges to provide quick access to resources regardless of their level of research skills and needs.

EDS provides the tool to make searching easy along with the strength of content to make searches succeed. This is due in part to the quality metadata EBSCO Publishing is known for and its commitment to facilitate the discovery process. Combine this with their indexing and relevancy ranking formula that goes beyond simple title matching, and you see EDS’s key strengths.

It is important to choose the right partner in technology, especially when your content is in their hands. Access Innovations is known as a leader in database production, standards development, and creating and applying taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.