March 12, 2014
The unified search interface of Primo will increase the discoverability of the Library’s many varied and unique collections
London, UK–March 12, 2014. Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that the UK’s Durham University has selected the Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery system for the University Library and Heritage Collections. Library users will enjoy faster searches in a more intuitive interface, which will be seamlessly integrated with the Library’s Innovative Interfaces system.
”We chose Primo because it offers a single search interface that is highly configurable,” commented University Librarian Jon Purcell. ”Because our collections span modern printed books, e-journals, archives, medieval manuscripts, and ancient artifacts in our museums, users will benefit from being able to search for different types of materials through one system. In addition, we will have the flexibility to offer additional Primo views with specialist search and filtering facilities where needed. The use of Primo will also help us raise awareness of the breadth and quality of Durham University’s unique Heritage Collections, as well as publicize other research collections in the Northeast of the UK that will be indexed by our system. Equipped with Primo, the Library will provide valuable support for Durham University’s regional, national, and international strategies.”
Christoph Frech, regional sales director at Ex Libris, stated: ”The evaluation carried out by Durham University Library was thorough and professional, and we are delighted that Primo emerged as the clear winner. It is gratifying to see another Millennium customer choosing Primo as the discovery layer. We are looking forward to working with the Library to implement Primo, thus enabling the university’s large user community to easily discover and access the Library’s unique archives and institutional repositories.”
About Durham University
Ranked by Times Higher Education as one of the top 100 universities in the world, Durham University has been a leading center of learning for 1,000 years. The 25 departments and schools are home to more than 3,000 staff members and a student population of over 15,000. The University Library and Heritage Collections provide staff, students, and researchers with access to 1.6 million print items, over 18,000 e-journals, thousands of e-books, and special collections that include incunabula and medieval manuscripts.
For more information, see https://www.dur.ac.uk/.
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 90 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.