Springer and Ex Libris Partner to Offer Access to Authoritative Online Content via Primo Central

The collaboration will provide researchers with seamless access to Springer content via the Primo Central mega-index of scholarly materials

Frankfurt, (PresseBox) - Ex Libris® Group is pleased to announce that following the signing of an agreement with Springer at the Frankfurt book fair, Springer's leading academic journals and e-books will be directly accessible via the Primo Central mega-aggregate of scholarly e-content. Springer, a premier global scientific publisher, is the latest to join the rapidly expanding group of publishers and aggregators who have chosen to make their content accessible to library users via Primo Central-a centralized index of data harvested from primary and secondary publishers and aggregators.

The world-class Primo Central Index is a mega aggregate of scholarly content. Hosted by Ex Libris in a cloud computing environment, Primo Central is vendor-neutral and encompasses scholarly resources from leading information providers. Coupled with the Primo® discovery and delivery solution, library users simultaneously explore the library's local collections and Primo Central's extensive global electronic collections, and instantly retrieve accurate, relevance-ranked search results. Ex Libris representatives will be presenting Primo Central at the Frankfurt book fair from 6-10 October, at hall 4.2, booth L434.

"Primo Central will be greatly enriched by this collaboration with Springer," remarked Michal Gindi, publisher relations and research manager at Ex Libris. "SpringerLink is one of the most important research destinations for the academic community, and having its content indexed within Primo Central will provide a major boost for subscribing libraries around the world."

About Springer

Springer is a leading global scientific publisher of books and journals, delivering quality content through innovative information products and services. In the science, technology, and medicine (STM) sector, the group publishes about 2,000 journals and more than 6,500 new books a year and offers the largest STM e-book collection worldwide.

For more information on Springer, see http://www.springer.com/.

About SpringerLink

SpringerLink is one of the world's leading interactive databases for high-quality STM journals, book series, books, reference works, and also offers the renowned Online Archives Collection. SpringerLink is a powerful central access point for researchers and scientists.

For more information on SpringerLink, visit http://www.springerlink.com/.

Ex Libris (Deutschland) GmbH

Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic 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 75 countries on six continents.

Dedicated to developing creative solutions in close collaboration with customers, Ex Libris enables academic, national, and research 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.

For additional information on Ex Libris Group, see our Web site, join us on Facebook, visit our Initiatives and Commentary blogs, and follow our Twitter page. Visit Ex Libris at hall 4.2, booth L434 at the Frankfurt Book Fair, from 6-10 October.

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