Taking a leap forward for enhancing accessibility of education resources to teachers and students, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has launched a Google-like search engine called EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). This single window search service has been installed in the Central Library and can help faculties and students to access books, newspapers and research journals.
The Vice Chancellor of the University, SK Sopory, has said that with relevancy-ranked results and an abundant amount of customization options will allow JNU faculty and students and its research scholars, focus on the quality of the information found rather than spending time and energy on searching multiple resources. The search service can be availed from cell phones, tablets and laptops.
Adding more to its relevancy and reliability the university librarian, Ramesh C Gaur said that they wanted to find a service that would remove the barrier of having to figure out which databases to search so the library becomes more familiar and user-friendly.
EDS has been launched at the inaugural session of a seminar titled 'Transforming University Libraries' and has accessibility to 72 online databases, library catalogue, 20,000 electronic theses and dissertations, 8 lakh digital press clippings, 2,300 e-newspapers in 57 languages from 100 countries and over 2 lakh e-books, and all e-journals.