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June 27, 2011 — In addition to this week's NewsBreak(s), the editors have compiled the Weekly News Digest, featuring stories from the week just past that you should know about. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today.

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Elsevier and Ex Libris Group Announce Collaboration

Elsevier and Ex Libris Group announced their collaboration to make the full text of SciVerse ScienceDirect journal articles and ebooks searchable in the Ex Libris Primo Central Index. Primo Central is an integral part of the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution, which enables library users to enjoy the full benefit of 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.

Offered as a cloud-based service to hundreds of libraries around the globe, the Primo Central Index covers hundreds of millions of scholarly resources from leading information providers. It now includes full-text journal articles and book chapters from SciVerse ScienceDirect. Part of the SciVerse suite of search and discovery products offered by Elsevier, SciVerse ScienceDirect consists of more than 2,000 peer-reviewed journals and 20,000 books and major reference works, and more than 10.5 million articles and chapters, with nearly 500,000 items added every year.

“By offering our library users the extensive scope of scientific, technical and medical peer-reviewed content from SciVerse ScienceDirect, we are closer to our goal of providing a definitive research experience,” said Oren Beit-Arie, Ex Libris chief strategy officer. “In a recent pilot program with selected leading institutions around the world, Primo was shown to have a considerable impact on the discoverability of SciVerse ScienceDirect content.”

Ex Libris is a provider of automation solutions for academic libraries. Offering a 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 a customer base consisting of thousands of sites in more than 80 countries on six continents.

Elsevier is a provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services. It has recently announced content partnerships with Serials Solutions’ Summon, EBSCO EDS, and Credo Reference.

Source: Ex Libris



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