Received the following email this AM:
In addition to the locally indexed content in EBSCO Discovery Service, libraries will have the ability to search the content of databases on remote services through EBSCOhost Integrated Search, EBSCO’s comprehensive federated search solution.
EBSCO Discovery Service will provide libraries with unprecedented customization options. In order to create a starting point geared to their users’ needs, libraries will be able to adjust branding components, including: colors, logos, search pages, and even the name of the service itself (e.g., “Springfield University’s Online Resources”).
The planned release dates are as follows:
EBSCOhost Integrated Search: June 2009
EBSCO Discovery Service: December 2009
Emphasis added by me. Reminds me of the truck attack ads I saw a while back where Howie Long is making fun of the other truck 'cause it has features for girly-men. Well, it's not quite the same, but interesting to see one vendor attacking another. Do you think EBSCO is maybe talking about Summon?
And with this type of new coming fast and furious (off to go read about yesterday's OCLC announcement) I've got a new catagory here on the blog: Discovery.