March 30, 2008
Primo will enable Brigham Young University Library users to access and explore the institution’s diverse local and remote information resources
Chicago, IL — March 26, 2008. Ex Libris Group announced today that the Brigham Young University Library has chosen the company’s Primo® discovery and delivery solution to serve as a unified interface for searching and retrieving all library resources, regardless of format and location. Primo will enable the library to present its complete collection in an entirely new way, offering users a single point of access to this wealth of information.
”We envision that Primo will help us realize our goal of enabling discovery and improving access to information resources for students and faculty,” explains Randy Olsen, Brigham Young University Librarian. ”We plan to implement Primo across both the Harold B. Lee Library and the Howard W. Hunter Law Library. In addition to searching resources from our integrated library system, Primo will enable our patrons to expand the breadth of their search by accessing resources contained in the collections of external sources, including commercial databases.” Brigham Young University is also in the process of implementing Verde® and SFX®, two important Ex Libris products which enable electronic resource management and effective end user links.
”The Brigham Young University Library is tasked with curating content and building easily accessible collections that offer flexibility in teaching, learning, research, and using library space,” says Robert Murdoch, Assistant University Librarian for Collection Development and Technical Services at Brigham Young University. ”Future plans include the use of Primo to provide access to BYU’s extensive digital library institutional repository and commercial databases.”
”We are honored to welcome the Brigham Young University Library to the North American Primo community,” comments Susan Pastore, vice president of North American sales at Ex Libris. ”We look forward to our continued collaboration with BYU as the library realizes its goal of providing information resources and services that assist individuals in their quest for knowledge.”
About Brigham Young University:
Young University is one of the nation’s largest private universities with 30,000 students who come from over 100 countries. The Harold B. Lee and J. Reuben Clark libraries boast collections of nearly 4 million volumes, 3 million microforms and over 1 million photographs.
Research at BYU is supported by the libraries deep collections in Renaissance/Reformation, Western Americana, History of Printing, Motion Picture Archive, Film Music, and Victorian Literature. The Harold B. Lee Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, Greater Western Library Alliance and a number of other local, regional, and national library associations.
For additional information on Brigham Young University, see: http://www.byu.edu/webapp/home/index.jsp.
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 the efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries today and will enable them to transition into the future. Ex Libris maintains an impressive customer base consisting of thousands of sites in more than 70 countries on six continents.
Dedicated to developing creative solutions in close collaboration with our 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.
For additional information on Ex Libris Group, see: http://www.exlibrisgroup.com/.