October 15, 2015
The robust functionality of Primo makes it a clear choice for meeting the Library’s needs today and into the future
Chicago, IL— October 15, 2015. Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation and preservation solutions, is pleased to announce that the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) has decided to adopt the Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution. An NLM working group evaluated a number of options and ultimately selected Primo, primarily because of its advanced technology, extensive road map, and active customer communities. The Primo solution will replace Ex Libris WebVoyage Classic, known as LocatorPlus, which enables NLM users to search the Library’s collections.
The Primo solution meets the NLM requirements for seamless interoperability with its integrated library system (ILS), real-time availability of holdings and item records, the delivery of physical materials requested by onsite users, and the display of NLM authority records. In addition, as specified in the Primo road map, the Primo solution will be made compliant with the security standards outlined by the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and as such will fulfill the NLM’s security requirements.
”We are excited to strengthen our relationship with NLM and assist in its efforts to deliver the right materials at the right time,” remarked Eric Hines, president of Ex Libris North America. ”NLM’s adoption of Primo further showcases the adaptability and flexibility of the solution, demonstrating that it fulfills the needs not only of academic libraries but also of a unique library positioned in the federal government landscape. We look forward to collaborating with this vital national library.”
About the National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), in Bethesda, Maryland, is a part of the National Institutes of Health, US Department of Health and Human Services. NLM is the world’s largest biomedical library with a collection of more than 26 million items. Since its founding in 1836, NLM has played a pivotal role in translating biomedical research into practice. NLM acquires, organizes, and preserves the world’s scholarly biomedical literature, creates databases and search tools for molecular biology, genomic and toxicology information, and supports a nationwide network of medical libraries. The Library’s Web-based databases are the world’s most consulted medical information resources for scientists, health professionals, and the public.
For more information, please visit www.nlm.nih.gov.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading global provider of cloud-based and on-premises solutions for higher education. Offering SaaS implementations for the management and discovery of the full spectrum of library materials, as well as mobile campus services for driving student engagement and success, the company serves over 5,600 customers in 90 countries. Ex Libris solutions are deployed at 43 of the top 50 universities worldwide and more than 40 national libraries.
With the Ex Libris Alma® resource management service and Primo® discovery and delivery solution, libraries lower operational costs, increase efficiency, and add value to their institution through diverse new services and collaboration with other libraries and organizations. The Ex Libris campusM™ mobile platform enables universities to deliver a unified digital experience, promoting student engagement while providing mobile access to campus-wide information and services.