Under Curtis Thacker's leadership, Brigham Young University (BYU) was one of the first institutions to create a fully "skinned" version of Primo and make it available to their users.
Leveraging the Primo API suite and integrating with other institutional systems, Curtis and his team have expanded the range of services and functionality offered to their patrons.
Through the innovative mash-up, the BYU discovery layer offers seamless integration with the library ILS, interlibrary loan, and document delivery services; embedded maps and videos on demand; an individualized service menu for authenticated users; contextual references to resources and services such as a database finder, journal finder, subject guides, library hours, and staff directory; responsive design for mobile devices; and many other user-focused services.
Curtis was selected as this year's award winner for his innovative approach to providing an extended, robust, and elegant discovery experience for BYU's end users.
His approach is a model for how to empower an organization to literally think outside the box and bring valuable resources into the right context.