March 5, 2014
Seamless integration with other systems in the college’s library and the global, active user community were key factors in the selection of Primo
London, UK—March 5, 2014. Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, has announced that the Institute of Education (IOE), a renowned center for teacher education and educational research at the University of London, has chosen to adopt the Primo® discovery and delivery solution. Primo will enable the IOE’s Newsam Library and Archives to offer thousands of users access to one of the largest European collections of current and historical materials on education and related areas of social science.
”The Library and Archive Service is committed to supporting the Institute’s strategic ambitions for excellence in research, teaching, and learning,” commented Andrew McDonald, director of Newsam Library and Archive Services, Institute of Education. ”Following a thorough review of the discovery systems currently available, we selected Primo as the sector-leading, most innovative solution. Integrating seamlessly with our current systems, Primo will replace the OPAC interface of our catalog, currently provided by the SirsiDynix Symphony® system. We are particularly excited by the prospect of significantly improving the user experience: Primo will simply transform access to the whole range of our print, electronic, archive, and repository content, not only by students but also by researchers in the United Kingdom and throughout the world, thus fulfilling one of our key strategic imperatives.”
Christoph Frech, regional sales director Ex Libris Europe, added: ”The IOE is the tenth college or institute of the University of London and the third member of the University of London’s Bloomsbury Colleges to join the steadily growing Primo community of more than 2,000 institutions worldwide. One of the most important factors in the IOE decision to adopt Primo was its ScholarRank™ technology. This relevance-ranking technology can personalize the ranking of search results to display education-related results that are the most relevant to a specific user at the top of the list. We are continuing to enhance ScholarRank to make it an even more powerful tool for students and researchers. The IOE’s decision affirms Primo’s position as the world’s leading discovery solution, and we are proud to have this distinguished institution as a customer.”
About the Institute of Education, University of London
The Institute of Education is a world-leading university specialising in education and the social sciences. Founded in 1902, the Institute currently has more than 7,000 students and 800 staff. In January 2014, the Institute was recognised by Ofsted for its Outstanding’ initial teacher training across primary, secondary and further education. In the 2014 QS World University Rankings, the Institute was ranked number one for education worldwide. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise two-thirds of the publications that the IOE submitted were judged to be internationally significant and over a third were judged to be “world leading”. The Institute is part of the University of London. For more information, see www.ioe.ac.uk
About Ex Libris
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.