Bologna, Italy—October 6, 2011. Ex Libris Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that Casalini Libri has joined the rapidly expanding group of information providers whose scholarly content is searchable in the Primo Central Index. Casalini Libri will enable Primo Central to index Torrossa.it, a full-text platform that contains Casalini Libri's Italian full-text collection—Editoria Italiana Online (EIO)—and its collection of Spanish electronic monographs—Edición Española Online (EEO).
EIO and EEO, together comprising 7,200 e-books and 400 journals, have subscribers on three continents and remain the primary sources for scholarly electronic content from Italy and Spain. In March 2011, Casalini Libris was awarded the Aldo Manuzio Prize for EIO in the category of Books and New Technology. This prize was established to promote the dissemination of European books and culture.
Offered as a cloud-based service to hundreds of libraries around the globe, the Primo Central Index is an integral part of the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution. Providing library users with a one-stop service for their information needs, Primo enables users to explore their library's locally managed collections along with global and regional resources indexed in Primo Central.
Michele Casalini, managing director at Casalini Libri, commented: "We are particularly satisfied with this agreement to make our collections searchable in Primo Central. We are convinced of the importance of technological tools to maximize the visibility of electronic materials. The needs of researchers have been transformed by the diffusion of online publishing; at the same time, the strategies of content providers have also changed. The synergy between Casalini and Ex Libris will promote the rapid global transition toward the digital library."
"We join the many Ex Libris customers throughout Europe in welcoming the inclusion of Casalini's EIO and EEO resources in the Primo Central Index," noted Liliana Morotti, general manager of Ex Libris Italy. "At Ex Libris, we believe in the importance of making scholarly resources as easy to access as possible, regardless of their language and location. The Company's content neutrality enables us to work with a wide range of information providers for the benefit of users all over the world. Thanks to this agreement with Casalini, we are now seeing additional Italian content providers choosing to include their resources in the Primo Central Index."
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About Casalini Libri
Since its establishment in the late 1950s, Casalini Libri S.p.A. has been dedicated to the supply of bibliographical services, books, and journals to national, academic, and public libraries and institutions worldwide. From the outset, Casalini Libri has worked closely with libraries and publishers to develop customized library and supply services that suit the individual needs of customers around the world.
The Casalini Libri Digital Division, established in January 2000 following an international pilot project, offers innovative electronic publishing services to the highest industry standards, collaborating with Italian and international publishers to create and distribute digital publications.
For more information, see www.casalini.it.
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 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.