June 26, 2008
The Primo discovery and delivery solution will empower Queensland State Library users via a single library knowledge sharing interface
Adelaide, Australia – June 26, 2008. Ex Libris (Australia) is pleased to announce that the State Library of Queensland (SLQ) has selected the Company’s Primo® discovery and delivery solution to serve as an easy to use, single-search interface for widely sharing the State Library’s valuable print, digital, audio, film, and licensed e-resources collections. Primo Web 2.0 characteristics were among the key features that led the State Library of Queensland to decide on this solution.
‘The State Library of Queensland is committed to the belief that an empowered and progressive society depends on creative thinking and the sharing of knowledge,” explains Lea Giles-Peters, state librarian.
”Primo will enable the State Library of Queensland to provide improved access to millions of items in our extensive Collection, ranging from books and manuscripts to music scores, films and pictures. Client feedback clearly pointed to a desire for a simpler and user-friendly solution to accessing the vast array of State Library online resources. Through a single interface clients can now comment on, tag, and review these items. We believe that Primo is the ideal solution to offer our online services and resources to Queenslanders and the wider global community.”
”We are delighted that SLQ has selected Primo to present its diverse collections to the public,” commented Douglas Barnard, managing director, Ex Libris Australasia. ”A long-time user of the Voyager integrated library system, the State Library of Queensland will also be implementing the SFX® OpenURL link server, MetaLib® gateway and metasearch portal, and DigiTool® digital asset management system, all from Ex Libris. We believe that Primo functionality is well suited to the needs of state libraries throughout Australia and hope to see Primo implemented in other such institutions in the very near future.”
About the State Library of Queensland:
The State Library of Queensland is one of Australia’s major cultural and educational destinations – physically and virtually. As the leading library of Queensland’s documentary heritage, with major reference and research collections, SLQ is an advocate of and partner with over 330 public libraries across Queensland. The State Library provides access to over 1 million published items, over 45,000 online photographic images and manuscripts and more than 15,500 online magazine and journal titles.
For additional information on the State Library of Queensland, see http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/home.
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/