September 23, 2008
ETH chooses the Primo discovery and delivery solution as a basis for its university-wide knowledge portal and enters into development cooperation with Ex Libris
Hamburg, Germany – September 23, 2008. Ex Libris (Germany) is pleased to announce that following a thorough selection process, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) has selected the Primo® discovery and delivery solution from Ex Libris. Primo will constitute a key element of the ETH Knowledge Portal, which goes beyond a standard library project.
“We evaluated a wide range of products and concluded that Primo is the best platform to fulfill our goal of integrating all information resources from the ETH-Bibliothek and ETH Zurich,” explained Arlette Piguet, project manager of the Knowledge Portal at ETH Zurich. “We were impressed with the Ex Libris team’s extensive knowledge in this area, and we are looking forward to working together in close cooperation on this strategic project,” added Andreas Kirstein, head of library IT and associate library director at ETH Zurich.
Marc Daubach, corporate vice president and general manager for Europe at Ex Libris, commented, ”We value our strategic relationship with ETH Zurich and are pleased that the institution has identified Primo as its solution of choice. Through this project, ETH Zurich demonstrates once more its leadership role and its user-oriented service strategy.”
About ETH Zurich
ETH Zurich is a science and technology university with an outstanding research record, a place where 18,000 people from 80 nations study, conduct research, and work. About 350 professors teach in 16 departments, which focus mainly on engineering sciences, architecture, system-oriented sciences, mathematics, and natural sciences, and carry out research that is highly valued worldwide.
The ETH-Bibliothek is the largest library in Switzerland and the main library of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. The library holds more than 6.9 million items, including maps, old prints, audiovisual materials, journals, databases, and much more. Special emphasis is given to innovative library services and to the electronic resources that the faculty, staff, and students access at ETH Zurich.
For additional information on ETH Zurich and ETH-Bibliothek, see http://www.ethz.ch/index_EN
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 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/.