Datasets from public and private sources will be available to all Primo Central users.
Data-Planet™ is pleased to announce that it has recently signed an agreement with Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library technology solutions, to include its extensive collections of original datasets in the Primo Central Index. More than 12,000 summary-level data records from Data-Planet will be available in the Primo Central Index, allowing all PCI users to link directly to Data-Planet DataSheets. This number will quickly grow to more than 120,000 records.
The Data-Planet repository of statistical content currently holds more than 3.9 billion time series presented in billions of views (maps, trends, tables, rankings). The datasets are sourced from reputable public and private organizations and cover topics across 16 broad subject areas, including Agriculture; Banking, Finance, and Insurance; Criminal Justice; Education; Energy Resources and Industries; Government and Politics; Health; Housing and Construction; Industry; Commerce; International Relations; Labor; Defense; and more.
Offered as a cloud-based service to institutions around the globe, the Primo Central Index gives users access to hundreds of millions of scholarly e-resources of global and regional importance.
“This partnership with Ex Libris is an exciting move for Data-Planet,” President Matt Dunie remarked. “Adding our datasets to Primo Central supports Data-Planet’s overriding objective of making statistical data more widely available to a diverse population of library users.”
Michal Gindi, director of publisher relations at Ex Libris, commented: “We are pleased to be able to offer Data-Planet’s unique statistical datasets to all Primo Central users. This agreement will make officially sourced data easily discoverable by students and researchers around the world at over 1,900 institutions using Primo.”
Data-Planet delivers officially sourced statistical data made usable by applying standards to data that does not adhere to standards, harmonizing disparate datasets, and applying descriptive information and metadata to make data more findable. The result, built over several years, is Data-Planet: a very large dynamic repository with the ability to ingest massive amounts of statistical data combined with descriptive content and a robust suite of visualization, search, and analysis capabilities on a single platform. For more information, see www.data-planet.com .
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. For more information about Ex Libris Group, see www.exlibrisgroup.com.
Bethesda, Maryland - August 27, 2013