Beijing, China -- June 23, 2015. Ex Libris Group, a leading provider of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that the metadata of e journals, dissertations, conference papers, and gazetteers hosted by Wanfang Data will be indexed in the Ex Libris Primo Central Index of scholarly electronic resources. As a result, this extensive content from Wanfang Data will be easily discoverable via the Ex Libris Primo discovery service.
The collections to be covered by Primo Central are among the most important resources provided by Wanfang Data. China Local Gazetteers contains about 27,000 gazetteers that were published after 1949 and offers geographical and historical information from regions throughout China; China Online Journals includes more than 7,800 online Chinese journals in numerous disciplines; Dissertations of China is a comprehensive collection of dissertations and master's theses from 1980 onward; and the Academic Conferences in China database offers abstracts and full-text papers presented at conferences in China since the mid-1980s.
"We are pleased to partner with Ex Libris to better meet scholars' rapidly growing need for information on China and high-quality e resources from China," commented Mr. Qiao, vice president of Wanfang Data.
Michal (Michelle) Gindi, director of publisher relations at Ex Libris, remarked: "I am delighted that this major Chinese information provider has decided to contribute its content to the Primo Central Index. Researchers in China and Chinese-speaking scholars around the world will benefit tremendously from being able to access this vast wealth of electronic resources via their discovery system, and Wanfang Data collections will receive much greater visibility. The addition of Wanfang Data's content helps further the Ex Libris commitment to offering global content in the Primo Central Index."
About Wanfang Data
A leading provider of Chinese information content and services, Wanfang Data is a holding company of the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (ISTIC), which was established in the 1950s and operates under the auspices of the Chinese Ministry of Science & Technology. The company maintains offices throughout mainland China and in Hong Kong and North America.
Wanfang Data provides access to a wide range of databases, which include e journals, dissertations and theses, conference proceedings, local gazetteers, law documents, economic statistics, videos, standards documents, patents, and more.
For more information, see http://www.wanfangdata.com/.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for higher education. Offering SaaS solutions for the management and discovery of the full spectrum of library and scholarly materials, as well as mobile campus solutions driving student engagement and success, Ex Libris serves over 5,600 customers in 90 countries. Ex Libris solutions are deployed at 43 of the top 50 universities worldwide and more than 40 national libraries.
With the Ex Libris Alma resource management service and the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution, libraries lower operational costs, enhance efficiency, and add value to their institution through diverse new services and collaboration with other libraries and organizations. The Ex Libris campusM mobile platform enables universities to deliver a unified digital experience, promoting student engagement while providing mobile access to campus-wide information and services.