April 2, 2012
The extensive content of RMIT Publishing’s collections will expand the international scope of the Primo Central Index of scholarly resources
Jerusalem, Israel—April 2, 2012. Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that RMIT Publishing has made additional scholarly content from its diverse collections searchable in the Primo Central Index. Under the agreement, Ex Libris will index a further 78 abstract and indexing (A&I) databases that cover agriculture, the arts, Asian studies, business, education, engineering, health, history, law, media, the sciences, the social sciences, and technology.
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. As a one-stop service, Primo enables users to fulfill their information needs by exploring their library’s locally managed collections along with global and regional resources indexed in Primo Central, and to obtain one blended, relevance-ranked result list.
”We are delighted to reach this agreement with Ex Libris to have more Informit content indexed in Primo Central,” commented Heather Crosbie, director of RMIT Publishing. ”As the largest provider of scholarly material in Australia, we are keen for the widest possible community of global researchers to discover new perspectives on world issues. We believe that enabling the Primo Central Index to search Informit facilitates users’ research and significantly increases the visibility of Informit’s scholarly resources worldwide.”
Holley Dumble, Ex Libris director of sales for Australia and New Zealand, remarked: ”Expanding the agreement with RMIT Publishing is an important development for the Primo community in Australia and New Zealand. We are very pleased to be leveraging RMIT’s unique, high-quality collections for our mutual customers in the international research community. The convergence of global and regional resources in Primo Central enables us to provide a truly global service to users.”
About RMIT Publishing
RMIT Publishing is the leading provider of online research content from Australia, New Zealand, and the Asia-Pacific region, offered through the company’s Informit search platform and online databases. Regarded as the natural home of authoritative regional content for over 20 years, RMIT Publishing was first established in 1989 within the library at RMIT University, with the mission to improve the accessibility, visibility, and preservation of regional content. These same principles underpin the company’s vision today, as it continues to innovate in response to the needs of the library and research community. RMIT Publishing is committed to three simple principles—locating, digitizing, and delivering relevant content.
For more information, see http://www.informit.com.au/.
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.
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