March 19, 2013
Norway’s nationwide library consortium will offer Primo and the Primo Central Index to researchers at over 100 institutions
Hamburg, Germany—March 19, 2013. Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that BIBSYS, the Norwegian national provider of library services, has selected Ex Libris Primo® and the SFX® OpenURL link resolver for its discovery and delivery solution.
BIBSYS provides a range of integrated library products and services for a consortium that comprises libraries of Norwegian institutions of higher education, the National Library of Norway, and Norwegian research libraries. Rather than creating a homegrown search interface, BIBSYS decided to look into commercial systems. After an evaluation process in which the Ex Libris solution’s ability to integrate with existing systems and accommodate local data was clearly demonstrated along with other differentiators, BIBSYS selected the Primo discovery and delivery solution.
Frode Arntsen, director of BIBSYS, commented: ”We are excited about providing Primo as a unified search interface for the multiple resources that we offer Norwegian lecturers, librarians, researchers, and students. With the flexibility of Primo, each institution in our 100-strong organization can configure the system to the institution’s unique needs. In line with our open approach and commitment to harnessing advanced technology, we are pleased to combine the sophisticated technology of Primo with our own extensive experience and understanding of the Norwegian higher education and research community.”
”Ex Libris is proud that BIBSYS has selected Primo for this countrywide implementation,” remarked Matti Shem Tov, president and CEO of Ex Libris. ”Our experience in providing large-scale multitenant solutions for consortia such as BIBSYS will prove an important asset in supporting the Norwegian institutions in this flagship project.”
BIBSYS is a key supplier of products and services for Norwegian higher education institutions, other research institutions, public administrative institutions, and the National Library of Norway. BIBSYS offer lecturers, librarians, researchers, students, and others easy access to library resources by providing a variety of search options as well as simple loan and order functions. BIBSYS delivers a range of integrated products for the internal operation of research and special libraries, as well as providing easy access to the libraries’ collections, whether they are electronic or paper documents.
BIBSYS products and services are developed in cooperation with the institutions that BIBSYS serves. The organization’s aim is to be the most important strategic tool for these higher education and research institutions, enabling them to provide the right library services to their users. For more information, see http://www.bibsys.no/english/pages/index.php.
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