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New publishers and aggregators to provide content for the Ex Libris Primo Central index of scholarly e-resources

Press Release: [June 21, 2012]

Copyright (c) 2012 Ex Libris

Abstract: Ex Libris announced that it has signed new agreements with numerous content providers to add or expand their collections in the Primo Central Index. Offered as a cloud-based service to hundreds of libraries around the globe, the Primo Central Index gives users access to hundreds of millions of scholarly e-resources of global and regional importance.


Jerusalem, Israel—June 21, 2012. Ex Libris Group, a world leader in the provision of library technology solutions, is pleased to announce that it has signed new agreements with numerous content providers to add or expand their collections in the Primo Central Index. Offered as a cloud-based service to hundreds of libraries around the globe, the Primo Central Index gives users access to hundreds of millions of scholarly e-resources of global and regional importance.

Information providers that have recently added their content to the Primo Central Index include:

  • American Geosciences Institute (GeoRef database)
  • ARTstor Digital Library
  • British Standards Institution
  • Dandy Booksellers
  • Encyclopædia Britannica (Britannica Online Academic Edition and Britannica Image Quest)
  • Henry Stewart Talks
  • il Mulino
  • Key Note
  • MA Healthcare
  • Mintel Group
  • Nature Publishing Group (Linked Data Platform)
  • New England Journal of Medicine
  • Berkeley Electronic Press (Digital Commons)
  • Project Euclid
  • World Bank

Publishers that have expanded their agreements with Ex Libris to make additional content available in Primo Central include:

  • Cambridge University Press (e-books)
  • Brepols Publishers (Brepols Miscellanea Online)
  • Oxford University Press (University Press Scholarship Online platform)
  • Sage (e-books)
  • Springer (SpringerProtocols database and additional content in German)
  • Wiley-Blackwell (e-books)

Rick Lumsden, executive director for institutional sales at Encyclopædia Britannica, noted: "This agreement with Ex Libris will enable users to easily discover Britannica resources via the Primo Central Index. Britannica content offers an invaluable introduction to an extraordinary wealth of knowledge, and will provide a substantial boost to the research of library users, particularly undergraduates or those seeking knowledge outside of their specialty."

"Adding our content to the Primo Central Index is an important move for us," commented Tom Easley, Publisher and Managing Director of the New England Journal of Medicine. "Our principal mission is the dissemination of medical knowledge across the globe, and the inclusion of the journal's content in Primo Central helps thousands of researchers, practitioners, and trainees to quickly and efficiently discover the rigorous research we publish."

David Beychok, vice president of discovery and delivery solutions at Ex Libris, remarked: "We are delighted to welcome new Primo Central Index partners and to be able to cover more collections from existing partners. The addition of groundbreaking research from major scientific and medical collections, together with prominent broad-interest content, demonstrates the commitment of Ex Libris to making Primo Central a comprehensive, robust research tool. Our rapidly expanding coverage enables us to serve users in every discipline and all around the world."

About Encyclopædia Britannica

Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. is a global educational publisher with products that promote knowledge and learning. We provide timely, relevant, and trustworthy information and instructional products used in schools, universities, homes, libraries, and workplaces throughout the world. In a world where questionable information is rampant, we provide products that inspire confidence, with content people can trust. We do this, as we have for many years, by collaborating with experts, scholars, educators, instructional designers, and user-experience specialists; by subjecting their work to rigorous editorial review; and by combining it all into learning products that are useful, reliable, and enjoyable.

For more information, see http://corporate.britannica.com/

About New England Journal of Medicine

The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM.org) is the world's leading medical journal and website. In 2012, NEJM celebrates 200 years of advancing medical science, practice and patient care. Each week, NEJM publishes peer-reviewed research and clinical content for physicians, educators and the global medical community. The New England Journal of Medicine is owned and published by the Massachusetts Medical Society.

For more information, see http://www.nejm.org/.

About Ex Libris

Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic, national, and research 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 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.

Publication Year:2012
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:June 21, 2012
Publisher:Ex Libris
Company: Ex Libris
Products: Primo
Subject: Product announcements
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Record Number:16987
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:2012-06-21 17:41:32