EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has increased the number of databases included in its policy for metadata sharing and technology collaboration partnerships with discover vendors. Now, EBSCO makes all metadata -- and full text when contractually allowed -- available for a new total of 179 EBSCO full-text databases, as well as all 74 EBSCO full-text historical digital archives and all 550,000+ EBSCO ebooks.
In April, EBSCO announced an open policy for data sharing to cover critical areas of mutual collaboration with other discovery vendors. In addition to the sharing of metadata, the policy includes EBSCO providing assistance with linking technology for all full-text documents in all EBSCO full-text databases. The policy reflects EBSCO's desire to encourage collaboration to ensure a good user experience for customers regardless of which discovery service they choose.