ACI Information Group announces that the ACI Scholarly Blog Index is now available in Ex Libris’ Primo Discovery and Delivery Service.Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is a global provider of cloud-based solutions for the academic market and serves customers in 90 countries. Having ACI’s scholarly blogs indexed in Primo means that library users searching in Primo can now discover and surface authoritative scholarly blog content available through the ACI Scholarly Blog Index. With the ExLibris integration, ACI Scholarly Blog Index is now available through all four major library discovery services.

ACI Scholarly Blog Index is an editorially selected and curated collection of scholarly blogs written by leading researchers and faculty in academic institutions worldwide and covers all academic disciplines. The collection includes more than 11,000 scholarly blogs and their corresponding two million blog posts.

“ACI’s partnership with Ex Libris to make the ACI Scholarly Blog Index available through the Primo Discovery and Delivery Service gives researchers worldwide access to an important and growing collection of editorially-selected scholarly blogs” stated Larry Schwartz, President, ACI Information Group

Primo uses a technically advanced combination of algorithms and relevance ranking to deliver search results that more accurately match user search expectations. ACI Scholarly Blogs can be selected as a database to be included in a Primo search thereby ensuring scholarly blogs will be incorporated in a results set.  The ACI database has a mobile version and is mobile-aware. This approach complements Primo’s delivery of one experience across devices enabling blog search results to be readable and easy to navigate from device to device, a requirement in the mobile-centric world of higher education.

In a forthcoming blog post, ACI will show users how to select the ACI database from the range of databases Primo supports and include scholarly blogs in their searches. Subscribers to ACI Scholarly Blog Index will be able to click through to the full text of the blog post and view the author’s full credentials as well as use the workflow tools integrated into ACI.

ACI Information Group is pleased with the Ex Libris partnership and will work with our mutual Primo subscribers to ensure a flawless integration. Our customers will now be able to find authoritative scholarly blog content by searching Primo, and easily access the scholarly article, abstract, and blog metadata to link directly to the full text and author profile within the ACI database.  In addition, users within libraries who subscribe to the ACI Scholarly Blog Index will be able to access the full range of premium metadata and workflow tools available in ACI.