Tools for Managing, Making Accessible and Promoting Electronic Information Resources
Session coordinator: Miroslav Bartošek, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Time and venue: May 26, 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM, Vencovsky Aula
Primo Central - Your Universe of Scholar Information
- Martin Vojnar, MULTIDATA Praha, s.r.o., Czech Republic
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Primo Central is a centralized index consisting of data harvested from primary and secondary publishers and aggregators. With Primo Central, users simultaneously search locally managed collections and global e-content and receive search results that are blended into a single relevance-ranked list. Libraries can tailor the relevance ranking to ensure appropriate emphasis on their local collections. Ex Libris provides Primo Central as a service, in a cloud computing environment.
Not only will Primo Central draw attention to materials that users were not aware of previously—thus improving return on the investment in e-collections—but it clearly indicates the origin of the materials for the benefit of those users who value specific scholarly collections.
Primo Central marks a dramatic change in the way we make the discovery of information resources available to the scholarly community. Researchers are able to access a vast wealth of e-content together with their local collections—and all with the same ease.
We are looking forward to the general release of Primo Central, planned for July 2010, and to seeing this service implemented at over 250 Primo sites around the world.
- Author's professional CV
1993–1998: graduate of Information and Knowledge Engineering at University of Economics, Prague
1999–2009: library automation dept. at Olomouc Research Library (webmaster, system librarian, system administrator, head of dept.)
2008-…: MULTIDATA Praha s.r.o. (project manager, implementation and services of Ex Libris sw solutions – ALEPH 500, PRIMO)