Personalized discovery and usage-based enrichment draw academic and research libraries to the Primo unified discovery solution
Jerusalem, Israel—December 10, 2012. Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that in recent months, numerous academic and research libraries have selected the Primo® discovery and delivery solution, which includes the Primo Central Index of electronic scholarly content.
The following institutions are among the new Primo sites:
- Australian Drug Foundation
- University of Adelaide (Australia)
- National Library of Chile
- SENA: National Learning Service (Colombia)
- University of Pardubice (Czech Republic)
- Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (Germany)
- Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (Germany)
- University of Hong Kong
- Biblioteca Scientifica Regionale (Italy)
- Università degli Studi di Torino (Italy)
- Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology
- Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería (Peru)
- Temasek Polytechnic (Singapore)
- National Chengchi University (Taiwan)
- Canterbury Christ Church University (United Kingdom)
- King’s College London (United Kingdom)
- St. George's University of London (United Kingdom)
- University of Sussex (United Kingdom)
- Loyola University New Orleans (United States)
- Michigan Technological University (United States)
- Southwest Research Institute (United States)
- Spokane Community College (United States)
- Washington University in St. Louis (United States)
“The Van Pelt and Opie Library at Michigan Technological University selected Primo from amongst the options currently available,” commented University Librarian Ellen B. Marks. “Our primary consideration was to stay within the Ex Libris family of systems including the Voyager® ILS and the SFX® OpenURL link resolver, in order to save staff time and to offer a wide array of services as seamlessly as possible, including the accessing of loans, renewals, and hold requests directly from the Primo interface. Our library and Information Technology staff enjoy consistently excellent support and service from all areas of Ex Libris as well.”
“We are delighted to continue our ongoing relationship with Ex Libris, which began when we were the first UK site to adopt Aleph in 1998,” noted Robert Hall, director of library services at King’s College London. “Choosing Primo is a key part of our strategy to enhance access to and discovery of our extensive electronic and print library collections and to create a trusted information environment for our college community and beyond.”
David Beychok, vice president of discovery and delivery solutions at Ex Libris, remarked: “We warmly welcome all the new Primo sites, hailing from 13 countries, and look forward to their involvement in the active user community of over 1,200 institutions. We are pleased to see Primo extending its market leadership and are gratified by the positive response of academic and research libraries to innovations such as the recent enhancements to the Ex Libris ScholarRank™ technology and the incorporation of the article recommendations and Hot Articles from the bX suite of usage-based services.”
About King’s College
Founded in 1829, King’s College London is the fourth oldest university in England, and one of top 30 universities in the world. Based in the heart of London, King’s is a research-led university with more than 24,000 students from 150 countries.
For more information, see http://www.kcl.ac.uk.
About Michigan Technological University
Michigan Technological University is a leading public research university developing new technologies and preparing students to create the future for a prosperous and sustainable world. Michigan Tech offers more than 130 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering; forest resources; computing; technology; business; economics; natural, physical and environmental sciences; arts; humanities; and social sciences.
For more information, see www.mtu.edu.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic, national, and research libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries today and will facilitate their transition into the future. Ex Libris maintains an impressive customer base consisting of thousands of sites in more than 80 countries on six continents.
Dedicated to developing creative solutions in close collaboration with customers, Ex Libris enables libraries to maximize productivity and efficiency and, at the same time, greatly enhance the user experience. By empowering users to discover and obtain the information they need, libraries ensure their position as the bridge to knowledge.
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