Users are excited that the Harvard Library Bibliographic Dataset is now available via EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). EBSCO Discovery Service users are now able to search millions of Harvard Library catalog records in the Base Index of EBSCO Discovery Service. These additional resources from Harvard Library add to the rapidly growing content available to EDS users.

Virtual Strategy magazine brought this news to our attention in their article, “Harvard Library Bibliographic Dataset Now Available via EBSCO Discovery Service™ from EBSCO Publishing.” This dataset contains 12 million open-access catalog records from Harvard’s 73 libraries. The metadata in the Harvard Library Bibliographic Dataset has been created, acquired, and modified over decades and includes bibliographic information for books, videos, audio, images, manuscripts, and maps. For data junkies, this is like walking into a candy store with no prices, or calories.

Melody K. Smith

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