June 19, 2012
Chicago, IL—June 19, 2012. Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library technology solutions, is pleased to announce that the University of Hawaii System (UH), which consists of 10 universities and colleges, has adopted the Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution, the Primo Central Index of scholarly electronic resources the bX Article Recommender, and the SFX® OpenURL link resolver, replacing Serials Solutions 360 Link in a number of member institutions.
With the Ex Libris Voyager® integrated library system already in use, the consortium has added Primo to provide its students and faculty with a superior discovery platform. Users will now be able to access library services, such as requests, loans, and account updates, directly from the search interface.
”Adopting Primo will enable the libraries of the University of Hawaii to expose our diverse collections more easily and thereby help our students and faculty identify the most valuable resources for their research,” commented Kim Nakano, assistant university librarian at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. ”We concluded that Primo best suits our users’ rapidly evolving and tech-savvy needs. We were very impressed by the Ex Libris project team, whose strategic vision and commitment to our requirements have been unwavering.”
With its diverse member institutions, UH considered Primo’s built-in capabilities for consortia particularly important. The Primo configuration options range from centralized control to total independence for member libraries. With the latter configuration, each library can select its own settings for search options, result boosting, the user interface, the calculation of item availability, and delivery options. UH will therefore be able to create a common discovery platform while preserving institutional branding and preferences. Primo also enables each member institution to integrate the discovery layer with its local systems and digital repositories.
Mark Triest, president of Ex Libris North America, remarked: “We are delighted to welcome UH to the rapidly expanding Primo community, which now comprises more than 1000 institutions. Primo will deliver exceptional value to students and faculty members across all the UH libraries. We are looking forward to strengthening our relationship with this dynamic, diverse group of institutions as it continues to expand its successful deployment of Ex Libris solutions.”
About the University of Hawaii System
The University of Hawaii System (UH) includes 10 campuses and dozens of educational, training, and research centers across the Hawaiian Islands. As the public system of higher education in Hawaii, UH offers opportunities that reflect the diversity of its island home. The unique geographic and cultural advantages of the University of Hawaii System foster expertise in a wide range of fields, spanning the arts, humanities, sciences, and professions. From accounting to zoology and from professional development to vocational training, UH’s individualized programs empower all students to achieve their educational goals.
For more information, see http://www.hawaii.edu/.
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 80 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.