March 18, 2018

EBSCO and Endeavor Linking

By LJ Staff

Endeavor Information Systems and EBSCO Publishing have collaborated to offer an advanced XML search gateway between EBSCO databases and Endeavor’s ENCompass system for managing, searching and linking collections. An XML-driven substitute for the current Z39.50 mechanism for searching EBSCO resources, the EBSCO XML gateway will provide better search and retrieval functionality for the federated searching of EBSCOhost. Endeavor Vice-President of Development Verne Coppi asserts that “for traditional resources, Z39.50 is an acceptable search format, but for the rich resources that users are demanding today, libraries need to be able to take advantage of more advanced search methodologies using XML-based technologies.” The new application is available with ENCompass release 3.5.