Jerusalem, Israel—February 22, 2012. Ex Libris Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that Cairn.info has joined the rapidly expanding group of information providers whose scholarly content is searchable in the Primo Central Index.
The Cairn.info platform contains top French, Belgian, and Swiss academic journals in the fields of literature, linguistics, philosophy, history, sociology, economics, political science, education, psychology, geography, and others. More than 80 publishers participate in the platform, including Armand Colin, Belin, Les Belles Lettres, Dalloz, La Documentation française, Éditions La Découverte, Les Éditions de l'EHESS, Éditions Gallimard, Les Éditions de Minuit, Éditions du Seuil, ESKA, L'Harmattan, Klincksieck, Presses de Sciences Po, Presses Universitaires de France (PUF), and Vrin. Both the metadata and the full text of these collections will be indexed in Primo Central.
Offered as a cloud-based service to hundreds of libraries around the globe, the Primo Central Index is an integral part of the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution. As a one-stop service, Primo enables users to fulfill their information needs by exploring their library's locally managed collections along with global and regional resources indexed in Primo Central, and to obtain one blended, relevance-ranked result list.
Marc Minon, CEO of Cairn.info, commented: "We are very pleased that our extensive collections will now be indexed in Primo Central and more easily accessed by our subscribers around the world. This collaboration with Ex Libris will play an important part in achieving our goal of improving the discoverability of French scholarly resources by the global research community."
"We are delighted that Cairn.info has chosen the Primo Central Index as its first discovery index for the platform's journal and e-book collections," noted David Beychok, vice president of discovery and delivery solutions at Ex Libris. "Along with the multilingual capabilities of Primo, the extensive coverage that Primo Central offers from information providers across the board enables us to work with a wide range of publishers for the benefit of users all over the world."
Created in September 2005 by four Belgian and French publishers, Cairn.info now offers the most comprehensive collection of human and social science publications in the French language available online. In 2012, around 300 journals and more than 3000 e-books from major French, Belgian, and Swiss publishers will be available at www.cairn.info, enabling students, scholars, librarians, and casual users to access the full text of more than 200,000 articles and book chapters online.
For more information, see www.cairn.info (in French).
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