openPR Logo
Press release

International Primo Customer Base Continues to Grow

06-23-2010 02:02 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

Press release from: Ex Libris

Primo’s sophisticated technology and superior user experience continue to attract academic, national, and research libraries

Jerusalem, Israel—June 23, 2010. Ex Libris® Group is pleased to announce that further prominent libraries around the world have selected the Primo® discovery and delivery solution. In addition to enjoying the redesigned user interface and the rich functionality of Primo version 3, these libraries—together with the other 280 members of the international Primo community—will benefit from the integration with the Primo Central index of scholarly e-content.

Among the recent newcomers to the Primo community are the following institutions:
• Atlanta University Center (United States)
• Monash University Library (Australia)
• University of Applied Arts Vienna (Austria)
• Parliament of Hungary
• Coventry University (United Kingdom)
• Aberystwyth University (United Kingdom)
• University of the West Indies (Caribbean countries)

Released in May 2010, Primo version 3 provides the end user with a simplified, modernized interface, enhanced search and display options, the incorporation of library OPAC functions into the Primo interface, and seamless expansion of the search scope to include the Primo Central mega aggregate index of hundreds of millions scholarly materials.

In addition to complete interoperability with the Aleph® and Voyager® integrated library systems (ILS), Primo can serve as a discovery and delivery layer for all major ILS products, including Millennium, Horizon, Unicorn, Geac, SISIS, Libero, and a variety of regional and local systems. Primo presents a single result list that blends items from local collections, including the local library catalog, with global e-resources from the Primo Central index.

Julie Hart, library resources manager at Aberystwyth University, commented: “Following an extensive evaluation of discovery products, Primo stood out as the only solution which fully met our requirements. Primo provides a single point of access to the full gamut of our physical and electronic resources. With its open architecture and wide variety of APIs, we will be able to customize the system to meet the unique needs of our library. Above all, Primo 3.0 enables our users to carry out many activities (such as loan renewals, hold requests, and payment of fees and fines) via a single interface.”

The University of Applied Arts Vienna chose to join the Austrian Library Network's Primo consortium to provide its users with sophisticated search technology. “Primo offers the simplicity and user-generated functionality, such as tags, ratings, and reviews, that our users demand,” explained Library Director Gabriele Jurjevec-Koller. "We are looking forward to exposing our rich collections via a single point of access."

“We wanted to establish a unified interface from which our users would be able to search across all our library resources—the catalog, databases, online journals, and our institutional repository,” noted Jennifer M. Joseph, university and campus librarian at the University of the West Indies (UWI). “Having used Aleph, together with the MetaLib® metasearch solution and the SFX® link resolver, for several years, we knew that Primo could be effectively layered onto our existing systems to provide a radically improved search experience for our users. UWI is a unique institution with campuses in several independent territories across the Caribbean. Primo will enable the library to realize its goal of a unified search across all our information resources and campuses,” added Ms. Joseph.

Nancy Dushkin, corporate vice president of discovery and delivery solutions at Ex Libris, commented: “The growing popularity of Primo among academic, national and research libraries around the world reflects the solution’s proven achievements for library staff and users. With the recent release of version 3.0, which offers a single interface for all library functions and seamless access to Primo Central, Primo provides a complete, efficient discovery experience.”

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 75 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.

For additional information on Ex Libris Group, see our Web site, visit our Initiatives and Commentary blogs, and follow our Twitter page.

Ex Libris
Daniela Wittig
Gasstraße 18, Haus 2
22761 Hamburg

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Copy
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release International Primo Customer Base Continues to Grow here

News-ID: 136192 • Views: 1173

More Releases from Ex Libris

Ex Libris Releases Primo 4.0
The new version represents a milestone in the personalization of library users’ discovery experience Jerusalem, Israel—June 5, 2012. Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce the release of version 4 of the Primo® discovery and delivery solution. The discovery platform of choice for a global, rapidly growing customer community, Primo 4 enables users to personalize their discovery experience in ways
The European Primo Community Expands Across Europe
European academic libraries join others in offering the Ex Libris discovery experience to their users Jerusalem, Israel—May 2, 2012. Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that numerous academic and research libraries in Europe have selected the Primo® discovery and delivery solution. In addition, several existing customers have supplemented their Primo offering with the Primo Central Index and the bX Recommender,
Ex Libris Delivers the Fourth Partner Release of the Alma Library Management Ser …
This installment of the cloud-based service accelerates the product’s readiness for general release in early 2012 Jerusalem, Israel—September 26, 2011. Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that the fourth partner release of the Alma library management service is now available for testing by development partners. Delivered on schedule, this fourth release is being deployed to partners in the Ex Libris
Primo Customer Base in Scandinavia Continues to Expand
Five Swedish institutions select the Primo discovery and delivery solution from Ex Libris Copenhagen, Denmark—September 21, 2011. Ex Libris is pleased to announce that five Swedish institutions joined the Primo® community within the last month. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Mid Sweden University, Luleå University of Technology, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, and Jönköping University represent the latest in a line of Scandinavian institutions that have opted for the superior

All 5 Releases


More Releases for Primo

Hydraulic Wrench Market 2017 -SPX, ITH, Primo, TorcUP, ENERPAC, Hydratight
Apex Research, recently published a detailed market research study focused on the "Hydraulic Wrench Market" across the global, regional and country level. The report provides 360° analysis of "Hydraulic Wrench Market" from view of manufacturers, regions, product types and end industries. The research report analyses and provides the historical data along with current performance of the global Hydraulic Wrench industry, and estimates the future trend of Hydraulic Wrench market on
Ex Libris Releases Primo 4.0
The new version represents a milestone in the personalization of library users’ discovery experience Jerusalem, Israel—June 5, 2012. Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce the release of version 4 of the Primo® discovery and delivery solution. The discovery platform of choice for a global, rapidly growing customer community, Primo 4 enables users to personalize their discovery experience in ways
The European Primo Community Expands Across Europe
European academic libraries join others in offering the Ex Libris discovery experience to their users Jerusalem, Israel—May 2, 2012. Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that numerous academic and research libraries in Europe have selected the Primo® discovery and delivery solution. In addition, several existing customers have supplemented their Primo offering with the Primo Central Index and the bX Recommender,
Wageningen University and Research Center and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Selec …
Rich functionality and seamless access to scholarly electronic content make Primo the natural choice for Dutch academic libraries Hamburg, Germany—May 12, 2011. Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that Wageningen University and Research Center (Wageningen UR) and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam) have selected the Primo® discovery and delivery solution, together with the Primo Central Index of scholarly e-content. Both
The National Library of Finland Selects Primo and Primo Central from Ex Libris f …
Primo will provide Finland’s libraries, museums, research institutes and archives with a unified gateway to a wealth of scholarly and cultural resources Jerusalem, Israel – August 30, 2010. Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that the National Library of Finland has chosen the Primo® discovery and delivery solution and the Primo Central mega-index of scholarly materials, to provide a unified
Ex Libris Announces Library Partners for Primo Central
Institutions from the international customer community partner with Ex Libris to shape the Primo Central mega-aggregate of scholarly e content Jerusalem, Israel – December 15, 2009. Ex Libris® Group is pleased to welcome the first academic institutions to collaborate with the Company as partners for the Primo Central index of scholarly materials. More than 250 leading academic and research institutions in 28 countries already benefit from the Primo® discovery and delivery solution,