Monday, 25 August 2014
Virtual Strategy Magazine
University Sees Good Return on Investment with Success of EDS and SirsiDynix
IPSWICH, Mass. (PRWEB) August 25, 2014
It has been two years since the launch of EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) and SirsiDynix for Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi and the university reports its usage of resources has maintained a steady increase during that time.
When the university first looked at discovery services they considered many options but chose EDS and SirsiDynix to optimize and increase use of the library’s collection— which includes 23 databases and 80,000 e-books. Ensuring a good return on investments was a priority for the university and now they can see their decision to go with EDS and SirsiDynix was the right one.
EBSCO and SirsiDynix have partnered to provide mutual customers with easier access to databases, e-journals and other content that researchers are seeking by integrating EDS into SirsiDynix's eResource Central solution. The partnership allows libraries to take advantage of the benefits of both services and mutual customers will get better, easier access to their resources.
EDS and SirsiDynix was officially launched in 2012 and according to Johan Engelbrecht, Head of Library at Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi the availability of EDS and Sirsi has had a positive impact on their library “Our motivation for discovery was two-fold: increase usage of our e-resources and make the search process as easy as possible. The integration of EDS and Sirsi Dynix went very smoothly. We were able to customize the site and included our own branding. We have also seen a marked increase in the use of all of our resources since the implementation”.