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Press Release: Ex Libris [May 2, 2016]

Ex Libris introduces new Citation Trail Capability, offering patrons an enhanced search and exploration experience

Jerusalem, Israel -- May 2, 2016. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce the new Primo citation trail capability, which is part of the May 2016 release of the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution. Leveraging Primo Central's vast quantity of data, which goes far beyond the data available in individual databases, the citation trail feature offers users new ways to explore material that pertains to their research.

The Primo citation trail enables users to start from an article of interest and easily find other materials that cite that article or are cited by it. In this way, researchers and students can discover materials that are relevant to the topic at hand but that may not have come up in a result list. Users can navigate effortlessly from one citation to the next without being bound to a single area of scholarship.

This new Primo feature joins other exploration capabilities in Primo, such as the bX article recommender, featured results, and virtual browsing. Together, these features offer multiple paths to serendipitous discovery.

Shlomi Kringel, Ex Libris vice president of discovery and delivery solutions, commented: "The upcoming Primo release constitutes another step in the implementation of our discovery strategy. We believe that the enhanced set of exploration capabilities will greatly benefit the Primo customer community and will deliver significant value for academic libraries and research institutions around the world."

About Ex Libris

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, 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 thousands of customers in 90 countries. For more information about Ex Libris, see our website, and join us on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter.


Summary: Ex Libris announced the new Primo citation trail capability, which is part of the May 2016 release of the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution. Leveraging Primo Centralís vast quantity of data, which goes far beyond the data available in individual databases, the citation trail feature offers users new ways to explore material that pertains to their research. The Primo citation trail enables users to start from an article of interest and easily find other materials that cite that article or are cited by it. In this way, researchers and students can discover materials that are relevant to the topic at hand but that may not have come up in a result list. Users can navigate effortlessly from one citation to the next without being bound to a single area of scholarship.
Publication Year:2016
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:May 2, 2016
Publisher:Ex Libris
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Company: Ex Libris
Products: Primo
Subject: Product announcements
Permalink: https://librarytechnology.org/pr/21549

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