August 27, 2013
Datasets from public and private sources will be searchable by all Primo Central users.
Jerusalem, Israel—August 27, 2013. Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library technology solutions, is pleased to announce that it has recently signed an agreement with Data Planet™ to include its extensive collections of original datasets in the Primo Central Index. More than 12,000 summary-level data records from Data-Planet will be available in the Primo Central Index, allowing all PCI users to link directly to Data-Planet Datasheets. This number will quickly grow to more than 120,000 records.
Offered as a cloud-based service to institutions around the globe, the Primo Central Index gives users access to hundreds of millions of scholarly e-resources of global and regional importance.
The Data-Planet repository of statistical content currently holds more than 5,000 datasets presented in more than two billion views of data (maps, trends, tables, rankings). The datasets are sourced from reputable public and private organizations and cover topics across 16 broad subject areas, including Agriculture; Banking, Finance, and Insurance; Criminal Justice; Education; Energy Resources and Industries; Government and Politics; Health; Housing and Construction; Industry: Commerce; International Relations; Labor; Defense, and more.
Michal Gindi, director of publisher relations at Ex Libris, commented: ”We are pleased to be able to offer Data Planet’s unique statistical datasets to all Primo Central users. This agreement will make officially sourced data easily discoverable by students and researchers around the world at over 1900 institutions using Primo.”
”This partnership with Ex Libris is an exciting move for Data Planet,” President Matt Dunie remarked. ”Adding our datasets to Primo Central supports Data Planet’s overriding objective of making statistical data more widely available to a diverse population of library users.”
About Data Planet
Data Planet recognized the need for a dynamic repository of officially sourced statistical data. The company embarked on making this data usable by applying standards to data that did not adhere to standards, harmonizing disparate datasets and applying descriptive information and metadata to make data more findable. The result, built over several years, is Data-Planet: a very large dynamic repository with the ability to ingest massive amounts of statistical data combined with descriptive content and a robust suite of visualization, search, and analysis capabilities on a single platform. For more information, see www.data-planet.com .
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.
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