Ex Libris Group and Ingram Content Group announced an agreement between the two companies to make ebook content from Ingram's MyiLibrary available through Ex Libris's suite of discovery products, including the Primo Central scholarly content aggregator and the MetaLib gateway. The collaboration gives libraries using Ex Libris's discovery suite access to MyiLibrary's comprehensive catalog of publisher content, featuring hundreds of thousands of titles in all major disciplines. Under the terms of the agreement, Ingram will provide metadata for its ebook repository to Ex Libris.
Ingram is the most recent in a series of aggregators to provide metadata for Ex Libris' Primo Central platform, a utility that allows users to simultaneously search locally managed content from library collections and global digital content. The platform is currently undergoing beta testing with a group of 14 partner libraries around the world, with an expected release some time mid-2010.