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Hidden Automatic Navigator from H+H Software Now Includes Direct Linking to EBSCO Discovery Service™

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and H+H Software GmbH, the producer of the e-resource management software Hidden Automatic Navigator (HAN), announce a new partnership to provide expanded services to mutual customers. The partnership will enable mutual customers of EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) and HAN to access content in a more seamless and simplified method.

With the new partnership between, authorized library users will be able to access their library’s online resources, including EDS, from any location, including remotely. The integration partnership enables HAN to authenticate the user via the library system or Shibboleth independently from the location and provides access to articles. HAN uses an own proxy URL for each resource. By using the new HAN Web-API, the proxy URLs can now be retrieved automatically in the background, creating a more simplified way for users to access content and reducing the library’s administrative effort.

H+H Software GmbH Managing Director, Michael Etscheid says: "The linking of HAN to EBSCO Discovery Service is a great enhancement for users. From now on, libraries are able to offer remote access to the content in EDS without any additional effort. This optimally combines the advantages of both systems. The statistical reports that can be created with HAN will also help libraries to further improve their offer."

EBSCO Information Services Senior Manager, Library Service Engineering, Europe & Latin America, Claus Wolf says "This development shows how fast and flexible EBSCO can respond to customer requirements with the help of its Library Service Engineers. We greatly appreciate the collaboration with H+H Software GmbH as we have been able to drive the integration forward so libraries can take advantage of the benefits of both services."

About H+H Software GmbH

H+H Software GmbH has been developing solutions for application, license and network management for 25 years. Customers from the industry, the public and the education sector use the various industry solutions.

In addition, H+H Software GmbH offers its customers complete service in project planning and implementation. H+H Software GmbH attaches great importance to long-term customer support and is, therefore, a appreciated contact for the users of their products.

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About EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 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. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 1,000,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.