EBSCO collaborates with 1science

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1science and EBSCO Information Services are partnering to provide academic libraries access to openly accessible scholarly articles when performing a search in EBSCO Discovery Service.

The parties say they understand that academic institutions spend time and resources investing in discovery systems while aiming to increase their content, and provide to their users open access articles published in peer-reviewed journals. 'We are pleased to be collaborating with EBSCO, a leading force in the discovery service market', said Eric Archambault, CEO at 1science. 'Through this agreement, clients common to EBSCO and 1science conveniently gain access to more than 15.5 million open access, scholarly papers, all directly in EDS. This partnership is in line with our mission to facilitate the flow of knowledge.'

EBSCO's Discovery Service creates a unified, customised index of an institution’s information resources. EBSCO Vice President of SaaS strategy, Tamir Borensztajn, said the partnership will improve discoverability of content in open access journals: 'EBSCO is one of the top providers of traffic to many open access journal websites and it provides high quality indexing for more than 11,000 open-access journals. By partnering with 1science, researchers will be able to find and quickly access a wider content to the most relevant information available, within and beyond open access journals.'

1science offers an integrated solution that helps academic libraries increase the uptake of open access articles, the majority of which are from sources other than gold open access journals. It aims to allow academic libraries to overcome budget limitations with optimised subscriptions management and increase the visibility of their universities' scholarly production.

Common 1science and EBSCO clients who will soon start benefitting from this partnership include The California Institute of Technology, The University of San Francisco, California State University, Northridge, and Trinity University.