Jerusalem, Israel—January 4, 2011. Ex Libris Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that many additional information providers have recently joined the large group of publishers whose content is indexed in the Primo Central Index of scholarly materials, boosting the discoverability of their content by the research community.
The Primo Central Index is a mega-aggregate of scholarly content. Managed in the Ex Libris cloud environment, the world-class Primo Central Index encompasses hundreds of millions of scholarly resources from leading information providers. The Primo Central Index is offered as an integral part of the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution, enabling library users to enjoy the full benefit of a one-stop service for their information needs and to explore their library's locally managed collections along with global and regional resources from the Primo Central Index.
Agreements were recently signed with the following content providers to add their collections to the Primo Central Index: Annual Reviews, BioScientifica (Society of Endocrinology), CABI (e books and reviews), Future Science Group, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Japan Society of Applied Physics, the Physical Society of Japan and Trans Tech Publications. Agreements have also been reached to index additional collections from Brill and Gale.
"We are very happy to be entering into this collaboration with Ex Libris and to be included in the Primo Central Index," commented Andrea Powell, executive director of publishing at CABI. "Our aim is to ensure that the material we publish is available to the people who need it, when they need it, and we believe that exposing our content via the Primo Central Index will promote our prominent scholarly resources and expand their visibility."
"I am delighted to welcome these international content providers to the ever-growing ranks of publishers who are partnering with Primo Central to provide integrated access to their content," remarked Nancy Dushkin, corporate vice president of discovery and delivery solutions at Ex Libris. "The Primo Central Index provides a huge collection of authoritative content that is unprecedented in size, scope, and focus. These new partnerships enable us to continue meeting the needs of both content providers and libraries, by increasing the exposure and usage of scholarly material to the research community."
CABI is a not-for-profit science-based development and information organization. Its goal is to improve people's lives by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. CABI produces key scientific publications, including CAB Abstracts—the world-leading database covering agriculture and environment; and Global Health—the definitive bibliographic database for public health information. The organization also publishes multimedia compendia, books, ebooks and full text electronic resources aiming to further science and its application to real life.
For more information about CABI, see http://www.cabi.org/
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 80 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.