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ACM Increases Visibility of Its Digital Library Content with Integrated Publisher Program

Partnership with Primo Enables Researchers to Efficiently Discover and Retrieve Scholarly Computing Resources

The Association for Computing Machinery
Advancing Computing as a Science & Profession

Contact: Virginia Gold

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NEW YORK – JUNE 26, 2010 –ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery) is increasing the visibility of the vast content in its renowned Digital Library 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. 

            ​"This partnership with Ex Libris will help to increase the global research community's awareness of and access to ACM's journals, conference proceedings, and other high quality content," said Scott Delman, ACM Director of Group Publishing.  "By using Ex Libris' tools, the computing community will be able to discover online resources they may never have known existed, resulting in more efficient searches and more targeted results." 

            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.   

            Nancy Dushkin, corporate vice president of discovery and delivery solutions at Ex Libris, remarked, "It is a pleasure to begin this partnership with ACM, enabling our customer community to access a wealth of scholarly resources from the computer science field. Collaborating with world-class information providers such as ACM is essential to our strategy of continuously bringing new benefits to libraries and their users."           

            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.  

About ACM

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field’s challenges. ACM strengthens the computing profession’s collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking.   

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