Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library technology solutions, is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) to syndicate the metadata of the research data that ANDS stores and makes accessible to researchers. This agreement is part of the Ex Libris initiative to expand the indexing of research data in Primo Central.
ANDS is transforming Australia’s research data environment by managing and connecting data, enabling the discovery of this data, and supporting its reuse. The organization aims to promote richer, more accountable research ; a more efficient use of research data ; and improved provision of data to support policy development.
Director of Services Dr. Adrian Burton explained : “ANDS strives to make Australian research data more visible, and we actively syndicate information on Australia’s research data assets. Thanks to our new partnership with Ex Libris, any data sets registered with ANDS will also be visible to researchers who use the Primo Central Index for resource discovery. Working with Ex Libris helps more scholars use Australian research data and creates international collaboration opportunities for Australian research organizations.”