ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery) www.acm.org is increasing the visibility of the vast content in its renowned Digital Library http://librarians.acm.org/ through an agreement with Ex Libris, a provider of services to academic, research, and national libraries. The agreement enables researchers of scholarly resources to discover, search, and retrieve ACM’s entire online content using the Ex Libris Primo Central index of scholarly materials. This service creates a single point of access for researchers to find high-quality information, and to receive a single, relevance-ranked list of results. It also assists libraries in optimizing the usage of their collection by helping users discover unknown library resources in the computing field.
The Ex Libris Primo system, in use at hundreds of academic institutions worldwide, is hosted in a cloud computing environment that enables efficient access to the ACM DL. It will facilitate global entry into ACM’s rapidly growing archive of computer-related magazines and online publications, as well as multimedia files, newsletters, citations, indexed content, journal articles, conference proceedings, books, references, dissertations, and technical reports.
This initiative is part of ACM’s ongoing investment in content, features, performance, and the worldwide reach of its DL, which comprises an online collection of more than two million pages of full-text articles from ACM publications as well as one of the most comprehensive bibliographic databases in the computing field. The ACM DL includes an index of more than 7 million references, 1.25 million citations, and over 500,000 journal articles. ACM’s full-text database consists of many of the highest impact titles in the computing field dating back to 1954, and includes content from ACM’s wide range of scholarly resources.
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