Elsevier and Ex Libris Group Announce Collaboration
to Expand Discoverability of Scientific Content
SciVerse ScienceDirect Content Now Searchable
through Ex Libris Primo Central Index
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 world-class 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.”
“Recognizing the ever-growing need for researchers to find information quickly, we feel it is important to further expand the discoverability of content from SciVerse ScienceDirect through solutions such as those offered by Ex Libris,” said Yukun Harsono, Senior Vice President, Search & Discovery, Academic and Government Markets at Elsevier. “The Ex Libris commitment to creating efficient, user-friendly products aligns with our mission to advance scientific search and discovery for all of our users. We look forward to further collaboration in order to address the needs of librarians and researchers alike.”