June 25, 2014
A single point of access to the library’s collections and the content-neutral ranking of search results were major factors in the University’s decision.
Sasso Marconi (Bologna), Italy—June 25, 2014. Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that the University of Bergamo has decided to adopt the Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution, joining the worldwide Primo community of more than 2,100 institutions. The Primo Central Index’s breadth and depth of content, together with its ability to index collections and rank search results with complete impartiality, were of particular importance to Bergamo in this decision.
“We chose Primo because it is a web-scale discovery system that will enable our users to access our libraries’ many diverse resources through a single search,” said Ennio Ferrante, head of library services at the University of Bergamo. “The University community will benefit from the improved visibility of our extensive electronic collections; and the coverage, reliability, and ease of use of Primo will enhance the research experience. We are looking forward to providing a multilingual research environment that is fully integrated with our library information system and accessible from mobile devices. With Primo, we know that we can rely on an established, widely used product from a content-neutral partner.”
Liliana Morotti, general manager of Ex Libris Italy, commented: “We are very pleased to welcome the University of Bergamo to the expanding Primo community in Italy. The University’s decision highlights both the quality of Primo and the extensive coverage of Primo Central, which together enable a user to find resources that are relevant to his or her needs, regardless of the resources’ origin or format.”
About the University of Bergamo
The University of Bergamo is located in Lombardy, a region with more than 10 million inhabitants in northern Italy. A state university, Bergamo has an enrollment of about 16,000, of whom more than 300 students are in PhD programs. A staff of 656, including academic, administrative, and technical members, provides a dynamic scientific and teaching environment open to innovation. The six departments of the University and its research centers are grouped into three campuses—the campuses of Economics and Law, Humanities, and Engineering—and are closely intertwined in the life of the town. For more information, see http://www.unibg.it/struttura/en_struttura.asp?cerca=en_introunibg.
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.
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