Beijing, China—August 18, 2011. Ex Libris Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that Chongqing VIP Information Co., Ltd. (CQVIP), the third largest Chinese aggregator, has joined the rapidly expanding group of information providers whose scholarly content is searchable in the Primo Central Index. CQVIP will enable both the metadata and the full text of its Chinese journals to be indexed.
Based in Chongqing, CQVIP serves more than 6,000 customers in China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan. Among its customers are university libraries, public libraries, research institutions, hospitals, governmental organizations, and businesses.
Offered as a cloud-based service to hundreds of libraries around the globe, Primo Central is an integral part of the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution, which enables library users to enjoy the benefit of a one-stop service for their information needs. Primo enables users to explore their library's locally managed collections along with global and regional resources indexed in Primo Central.
"We are delighted to be working with Ex Libris as our international discovery partner," commented Qilin Xiang, general manager of CQVIP. "This collaboration will enable researchers in China and around the world to easily access our content via their library's discovery solution and will enhance the exposure of our collections to library users who may not have been aware of the collections' scale and scope."
"Ex Libris welcomes CQVIP to the growing number of leading information providers who are partnering with us to provide integrated access to their content," remarked Fucheng Shen, managing director of Ex Libris China. "CQVIP's important Chinese collections will significantly enrich the breadth of materials in the Primo Central Index and will provide a wealth of content to the expanding community of Ex Libris users in China."
About Chongqing VIP (CQVIP) Information
Based in Chongqing, China, CQVIP is the third largest Chinese e-journal aggregator. The CQVIP collection contains about 8,000 journal titles, starting from 1989, and currently encompasses around 30 million records.
For more information about CQVIP, see http://www.cqvip.com/.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries today and will facilitate their transition into the future. Ex Libris maintains an impressive customer base consisting of thousands of sites in more than 80 countries on six continents.
Dedicated to developing creative solutions in close collaboration with customers, Ex Libris enables academic, national, and research libraries to maximize productivity and efficiency and, at the same time, greatly enhance the user experience. By empowering users to discover and obtain the information they need, libraries ensure their position as the bridge to knowledge.