Lund University in Sweden and EBSCO Information Services Commit to Extended Period of Collaboration
University to Contract with EBSCO for Subscription Services in Addition to Databases and EBSCO Discovery Service™
IPSWICH, Mass. — July 14, 2014 — Lund University Library in Sweden and EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) have extended their collaboration following a recent tender for subscription services and the subsequent award of a contract to EBSCO. The two organisations have committed to work together for up to four more years.
The university library and EBSCO have been working together since 2011 and the relationship has expanded to include not just subscription services, but also a large portfolio of EBSCO full-text databases. Most recently, the library has implemented EBSCO’s discovery solution, EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS).
Commenting on the recent subscription contract award, Emma Nolin, Manager of E-resources at Lund says "We are pleased with the cooperation with EBSCO. There is certainly an advantage of having many IT-solutions for the library, as we have, with EBSCO. One gets to know each other and the vendor gets a greater understanding of our needs and we have, in many ways, fewer people to communicate with.”
“We are very proud to have the opportunity to further develop our working relationship with our colleagues at the university library in Lund,” said Ingolf Kaspar, EBSCO’s Sales Manager for the Nordics. “Their input into the development of our services is invaluable and the continuity we have established over many years of collaboration means that we are achieving a level of efficiency that librarians and procurement expect when outsourcing subscriptions management to agents.”
As an industry leader and information agent with more than 65 years of experience, functioning as part of the subscription and e-resource supply chain, EBSCO is uniquely positioned to offer truly integrated e-resource solutions. Libraries that use EBSCO to manage their e-journals and e-package subscriptions benefit from a number of linking and access solutions at no additional charge.
About Lund University
Lund University seeks to be a world-class university that works to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition. The University is ranked as one of the top 100 in the world and provides education and research in engineering, science, law, social sciences, economics and management, medicine, humanities, theology, fine art, music and drama. The 47 700 students and 7 500 employees are based at 3 campuses in Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg. For further information see http://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/about-lund-university
About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 6,000 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. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & 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 more than 550,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.
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