Jerusalem, Israel, and Leiden, The Netherlands—March 14, 2013. Ex Libris Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that following an agreement with Swets, a leading developer of innovative content management services for libraries and publishers, mutual customers will be able to search the SwetsWise Online Content e-journal gateway via the Primo Central Index of scholarly electronic materials.
SwetsWise Online Content covers the metadata and abstracts of over 40 million articles and 14,500 full-text scientific periodicals from more than 5,700 publishers. The Primo Central Index, provided as a cloud-based service to hundreds of libraries around the globe, 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.
Frans van Ette, business development director at Swets, commented: "Our overriding goal is to help customers increase the usage and impact of their acquired content. The Primo Central Index will enable SwetsWise Online Content subscribers to carry out their research within the library's Primo discovery interface while maintaining the rapid, seamless access that SwetsWise Online Content provides. The Ex Libris strategy of supporting scholarship through superior technology aligns with our commitment to enabling libraries to offer comprehensive, cutting-edge resources to their users."
David Beychok, vice president for discovery and delivery solutions at Ex Libris, remarked: "We are thrilled to be the first discovery index offering the comprehensive metadata and abstracts covered by SwetsWise to mutual customers of Ex Libris and Swets. Through Primo Central, users in the Primo community of over 1,300 institutions obtain instant access to their institutions' local collections and global resources, benefiting from a seamless discovery experience. SwetsWise content is an important addition to the extensive scope of materials in Primo Central and one that will provide substantial value to Ex Libris customers."
The global market leader in managing professional information, Swets develops and delivers services that enable users to access knowledge to the fullest extent. From more than 20 offices around the world, Swets serves clients and publishers in over 160 countries. The company's active role in today's complex information marketplace has been regularly cited by EContent magazine in its annual list of the top 100 companies in digital content. Swets is the only information agent to be ISO 9001:2008 certified on a global basis, a standard that affirms the company's stringent operational and client-service procedures.
For more information, see http://www.swets.com/.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic, national, and research 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 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.