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Central Discovery

A wealth of
academic resources

Primo ensures the discovery of commercial and Open Access content available through the Ex Libris Central Discovery Index (CDI) and library local resources. The coverage is deep and broad, reflecting available journal articles, ebooks, videos, reviews, legal documents and more. This content is carefully aggregated from an extensive network of providers, enriched by the Ex Libris team of metadata librarians to facilitate fast and easy discovery, and supplemented by items specific to your library.
Primo Central Index Resource Types Full

Deep and broad coverage

Ex Libris tracks and works with the broadest types of resources, thanks to our close relationships with global and local content providers. This comprehensive approach provides users with the ability to successfully discover easy and hard-to-find content across all sources.

Primo Content Stewardship

Stewardship of metadata

The dedicated team of professional Ex Libris librarians uses its deep expertise in metadata management to continuously aggregate, enrich, and update resources. Our experts and content handling processes bring together and maintain data from all available sources, treating sources equally to improve the discoverability and accessibility of content.

Primo Content Stewardship

Primo - Authoritative Metadata Full

Authoritative and rich metadata

The scholarly resources searched through Primo contain extensive metadata which improves the delivery of relevant results. The level of record detail includes subject terms, controlled vocabularies, author-provided keywords, metadata from A&I sources, CrossRef DOIs, Ulrich’s peer-reviewed indicators, and more – resulting from an efficient flow of data and close collaboration with content providers.


Community engagement

Customers play a critical role in suggesting additions to the Central Discovery Index. The Ex Libris Idea Exchange Content forum provides you with opportunities to submit, review and vote on ideas to help us grow our collections to meet both library and user needs.