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Elsevier and Ex Libris Group announce collaboration to expand discoverability of scholarly content

Press Release: [October 2, 2012]

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Abstract: Elsevier and Ex Libris announced a collaborative initiative that will enable joint customers to search the Scopus abstracting and indexing database via the Ex Libris Primo Central Index.


Jerusalem, Israel—October 2, 2012. Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, and Ex Libris Group, a global leader in the provision of library automation solutions, announced a collaborative initiative that will enable joint customers to search the Scopus abstracting and indexing database via the Ex Libris Primo Central Index.

The cloud-based Primo Central Index is an integral part of the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution, the discovery platform of choice for a rapidly growing global customer community of over 1,000 institutions. In the latest Primo version, a user can personalize the discovery experience by tailoring the relevance ranking of search results to the user's discipline and academic level.

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed research literature. With more than 19,500 titles from 5,000 international publishers, Scopus offers scholars a comprehensive resource to support their research needs in the scientific, technical, medical, and social sciences fields, as well as in the arts and humanities.

"Expanding the discoverability of Scopus content by researchers is one of our most important goals," commented Cameron Ross, head of product management for Scopus. "The Primo Central Index will let Scopus subscribers use their library's standard search interface to widen their search and quickly find needed information. Researchers at institutions that subscribe to both Scopus and the Primo Central Index will now have access to citation data as well as other in-depth analytical tools that will enable them to achieve better research outcomes. We believe that the Ex Libris strategy to support and promote scholarship through superior technology aligns with our ongoing commitment to advancing scientific research and discovery."

"This latest agreement with Elsevier is a significant achievement for Ex Libris and its customer community," remarked David Beychok, the vice president of discovery and delivery solutions at Ex Libris. "Enabling Primo Central users to locate the extensive abstract and citation data offered in Scopus will improve the discovery experience for many thousands of researchers worldwide. After our successful collaboration with Elsevier to index the full text of ScienceDirect in Primo Central and to include bX recommendations in the ScienceDirect and Scopus interfaces, we are pleased to strengthen our ties with the company through the upcoming incorporation of Scopus into Primo Central."

About Scopus

Covering the world's research literature, Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. Featuring smart tools to track, analyze, and visualize research, Scopus was designed and developed with input from over 500 users and librarians internationally. Its unique database contains abstracts and references from nearly 19,500 peer-reviewed journals from more than 5,000 publishers worldwide, ensuring broad interdisciplinary coverage. In addition, Scopus not only offers users citation information about the articles covered but also directly integrates Web and patent searches. Direct links to subscribed full-text articles, library resources, and other applications, such as reference management software, make Scopus quicker, easier, and more comprehensive to use than any other literature research tool.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, Reaxys, MD Consult, and Nursing Consult, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals; and the SciVal suite and MEDai's Pinpoint Review, which help research and health-care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

For more information, see http://www.elsevier.com/.

About Ex Libris Group

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.

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Publication Year:2012
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:October 2, 2012
Publisher:Ex Libris
Company: Ex Libris
Products: Primo
Subject: Product announcements
Record Number:17257
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:2012-10-02 09:15:46