Discovery Service | Bielefeld Academic Search Index | EBSCO
"More than 80 million documents from more than 3,800 sources are now searchable via EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) as a result of a new partnership between EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Bielefeld University in Germany. The agreement enables Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE), a multidisciplinary database operated by Bielefeld University Library, to be indexed in EDS. BASE is one of the world's most voluminous search engines especially for academic open access web resources. BASE collects, normalizes, and indexes data from repository servers that use the "Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting" for providing their contents. Bielefeld University Library is part of a growing list of publishers and other content partners that are taking part in EDS to bring more visibility to their content. With full catalogue integration, EDS provides seamless access and full-text searching for mutual customers, promoting better access to this unique collection. By integrating the BASE data services in EDS, the content provided by the world wide repository community becomes even more visible in hundreds of academic libraries ..."