Implementation of EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) by Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS) has been highlighted by international social nets. Thus, accordingly to EBSCO Company, NBC (The National Broadcasting Company, an American commercial broadcast television and radio network), the Librarian News Wire-LISWire, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, within the next 3 years EBSCO Discovery Service will play an important role in Towards Our Future plan of BHOS library directed to strategic development.
Based on “BHOS chooses EBSCO Discovery Service” (EDS supports library development plan of BHOS) headline remarks significant component of Towards Our Future includes catering for the changing needs of researchers and learners by providing digital materials and services. Rector of the Baku Higher Oil School, Mr. Elmar Gasimov, says EDS serves the needs of the students by providing fast, relevant results “EDS provides our students and teachers with relevant resources. Due to their superior relevancy ranking algorithm, the benefit to student learning is that students will save time because they are rewarded with successful searches through EDS and will develop confidence and competence in their research abilities”. Mr. Gasimov adds that EDS supports Toward Our Future by providing access to all their resources from anywhere on campus. “It was very important that EDS provides to all library information resources at any time and from any location. EDS is available from the library’s website 24/7, to all BHOS students, faculty, and staff on and off campus.”
As the first university in Azerbaijan to implement EDS, BHOS sees EDS as an essential part of their development and so far their experience has been very positive. “Users have been very satisfied with EDS’s searching user-friendly platform,” says BHOS rector, “the EDS customer service has also been outstanding.”
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 8,000 discovery 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 serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions.