Casalini Libri to Make Collections Available
to the Ex Libris Primo Central Index
Primo Central coverage will expose Casalini Libri’s extensive Italian
and Spanish content to a global audience of researchers
Ex Libris® Group is pleased to announce that Casalini Libri has joined the rapidly expanding group of information providers whose scholarly content is searchable in the Primo Central Index. Casalini Libri will enable Primo Central to index Torrossa.it, a full-text platform that contains Casalini Libri’s Italian full-text collection—Editoria Italiana Online (EIO)—and its collection of Spanish electronic monographs—Edición Española Online (EEO).
EIO and EEO, together comprising 7,200 e-books and 400 journals, have subscribers on three continents and remain the primary sources for scholarly electronic content from Italy and Spain. In March 2011, Casalini Libris was awarded the Aldo Manuzio Prize for EIO in the category of Books and New Technology. This prize was established to promote the dissemination of European books and culture.
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. Providing library users with 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.
Michele Casalini, managing director at Casalini Libri, commented: “We are particularly satisfied with this agreement to make our collections searchable in Primo Central. We are convinced of the importance of technological tools to maximize the visibility of electronic materials. The needs of researchers have been transformed by the diffusion of online publishing; at the same time, the strategies of content providers have also changed. The synergy between Casalini and Ex Libris will promote the rapid global transition toward the digital library.”
“We join the many Ex Libris customers throughout Europe in welcoming the inclusion of Casalini’s EIO and EEO resources in the Primo Central Index,” noted Liliana Morotti, general manager of Ex Libris Italy. “At Ex Libris, we believe in the importance of making scholarly resources as easy to access as possible, regardless of their language and location. The Company’s content neutrality enables us to work with a wide range of information providers for the benefit of users all over the world. Thanks to this agreement with Casalini, we are now seeing additional Italian content providers choosing to include their resources in the Primo Central Index.”