March 4, 2010
Primo, Voyager, and the Ex Libris e-product suite will be provided as managed solutions
Chicago, IL – March 4, 2010. Ex Libris® Group is pleased to announce that the Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering and Technology in Kansas City, Missouri, has selected a number of solutions from Ex Libris. Migrating from its former SirsiDynix Horizon system, the library has chosen the Voyager® integrated library system (ILS), the Primo® discovery and delivery solution, the MetaLib® gateway and metasearch solution, the SFX® OpenURL link resolver, and the Verde® e-resource management system.
Lisa Browar, president of the Linda Hall Library, commented: ”We are very excited to begin working with Ex Libris on implementing this robust suite of managed solutions. After an intensive evaluation process, we concluded that Voyager and the e-product family of solutions, with Primo providing a unified point of access to our extensive collections, will best enable our library to offer the maximum degree of service to our end users, while minimizing the burden on our staff members. We are particularly looking forward to making the vast resources of the Linda Hall Library and the Primo Central index available in ways that respond to the needs of our large and diverse research community.”
”It is a great thrill to begin collaborating with the Linda Hall Library,” noted Carl Grant, president of Ex Libris North America. ”We believe that managed solutions offer a powerful platform for libraries that require the sophisticated technology of Ex Libris solutions without the resource demands created by a local installation. Via this comprehensive Ex Libris offering, enhanced by the Primo Central mega-aggregate of e-content, the Linda Hall Library will transform its users’ research experience.”
About Linda Hall Library
The Linda Hall Library, an independent public library of science, engineering, and technology, is used extensively by companies, academic institutions, and individuals throughout the world. Containing one of the world’s foremost rare book collections devoted to the history of science, it is located on the site of Herbert and Linda Hall’s former home on a 14-acre arboretum in Kansas City, Missouri, and is open to the public at no cost. The library was established by the wills of Herbert and Linda Hall and opened in 1946.
For additional information on Linda Hall Library, see http://www.lindahall.org/.
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 75 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.
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