EBSCO Announces a Catalog of Apps for Effective Content Searching

By CIOReview | Friday, March 27, 2015

FREMONT, CA: EBSCO Information Services announces the availability of EBSCO Orbit, an online catalog of apps built to help customers in their search for content. These apps are designed to integrate with a wide range of third-party environments benefiting customers with improved library interaction and better access to information.

EBSCO Information Services is a company which provides information resources such as journal, research databases, ebooks, digital archives, healthcare resources, corporate resources, and more. These resources are channeled to institutions including academic institutions, schools and public libraries, hospitals and medical institutions, corporate, and government agencies.

EBSCO Orbit is available as open source that means the suite of 100 apps – which are expected to grow in number – can be downloaded to libraries at no cost and can then be implemented locally within the users’ EBSCO discovery environment.

However, the company offers a cloud services package as part of EBSCO’s SaaS infrastructure at a price to manage these apps. For the SaaS users, it provides implementation, consulting, and hosting services in the EBSCO cloud alongside support and maintenance to ensure better functionality and fix the issues.  Through cloud, all apps are centrally managed as part of EBSCO’s SaaS infrastructure. In this way, customers get the benefits in the form of automated software updates to their apps ensuring greater security of the libraries.