Jerusalem, Israel—October 5, 2010. Ex Libris Group is pleased to announce that many new information providers have agreed to contribute their content to the Primo Central index of scholarly materials, thus enhancing the discoverability of their content by the research community. Managed by Ex Libris in a cloud computing environment, the Primo Central service covers hundreds of millions of global and regional e-resources, such as journal articles and e-books obtained from primary and secondary publishers and aggregators, and items from open-access repositories.
Organizations that have recently become members of the Primo Central Publisher Program include The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Psychological Association (APA), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Berkeley Electronic Press (bepress), BioOne, British Standards Institute (BSI), Dawson Books, ebrary, IGI Global, Korea Information Science Society, LexisNexis, NuriMedia, Oxford University Press, Publishing Technology (IngentaConnect), Web of Science (Thomson Reuters) and Wiley-Blackwell. They join the rapidly growing number of leading information providers who are partnering with Ex Libris to provide integrated access to their online content.
The Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution, coupled with the vast Primo Central Index of scholarly materials, enables users to search the library's entire collection—both physical holdings and e-resources—through a single point of access, and to receive a single, relevance-ranked list of results. Ex Libris representatives will be presenting Primo Central at the Frankfurt book fair from 6-10 October, at hall 4.2, booth L434.
"It is a pleasure to collaborate with Ex Libris in enhancing the discoverability of our scholarly materials," commented Edward Gillespie, UK Business Development at Oxford University Press. "We are confident that Primo Central's ability to expose our e-resources to library users will help further our mission of increasing the availability of the highest quality research and scholarship."
"We are happy to welcome these important content providers to the Primo Central Publisher Program," remarked Nancy Dushkin, corporate vice president of discovery and delivery solutions at Ex Libris. "As internationally significant publishers from all academic disciplines join the groundswell of information providers that are contributing their content to Primo Central, we continue to meet the goals of both publishers and libraries by facilitating the exposure of scholarly e-resources to the research community."
About Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press (OUP) is a department of the University of Oxford. The press furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the world's largest university press with the widest global presence. It currently publishes more than 6,000 new publications a year, has offices in around fifty countries, and employs more than 5,000 people worldwide. It has become familiar to millions through a diverse publishing program that includes scholarly works in all academic disciplines; bibles; music; school and college textbooks; children's books; materials for teaching English as a foreign language; business books; dictionaries and reference books: and academic journals.
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 75 countries on six continents.
Dedicated to developing creative solutions in close collaboration with our 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.