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Ex Libris Announces the Release of Primo Version 3.1

06-23-2011 09:40 AM CET | IT, New Media & Software

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By integrating user services in the library environment and reducing information overload, Primo 3.1 takes discovery to the next level

Jerusalem, Israel—June 21, 2011. Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce the release of version 3.1 of the Primo® discovery and delivery solution. The new functionality in this version is the product of continued collaboration with the rapidly expanding international Primo community, which now consists of over 850 sites that span 45 countries on six continents.

Highlights of the new Primo version include the following:
• Enhanced ranking: The Primo ranking algorithm now incorporates data from the bX article recommender service. The data reflect actual usage of journal articles by the global scholarly community.
• Optimal display of results: Grouping of identical results in the Primo Central Index has been enhanced to reduce information overload.
• Context as king: By displaying snippets from both Primo Central and local records, Primo 3.1 helps users assess the relevance of an item. The snippets—which each consist of 161 characters—are extracted from the abstract or the full text.
• Greater configurability of OPAC functionality in the Primo interface: All the OPAC information is available on the Location tab, and library staff can fully configure the display.
• Tailored consortium support: With Primo 3.1, consortium members can boost (accurately rank records by combining ranking or preference functions) records from their own institution in a consortium environment.
• Multilingual support: Primo 3.1 offers improved support for search in traditional and simplified Chinese.

“We are looking forward to working with the enhanced functionality of Primo 3.1,” commented Naomi Greidinger, deputy director of Haifa University Library. “We believe that the integration of article recommendations will fit into users’ search flow and help them locate items they had not thought of consulting. In addition, with the enhanced range of library activities that users can perform in the Primo interface, the system will present an even more natural and intuitive experience.”

Jørgen Madsen, Primo product manager, remarked: “Primo 3.1 takes context to the heart of the discovery experience. The interplay between an information system’s user interface, the content offered, and the way in which the system “understands” the user’s context is central to the success of a discovery solution. Primo’s fusion of services embedded in a modern user interface, leveraging aggregations of rich content and usage data, provides an advanced discovery and delivery solution that libraries can adjust to meet the diverse needs of contemporary users.”

About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic 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 academic, national, and research 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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Ex Libris
Daniela Wittig
Gasstrasse 18, Haus 2
22761 Hamburg

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