February 10, 2011
Topping the university’s trial of well known discovery systems, Primo will provide a seamless discovery experience for library users
Jerusalem, Israel—February 10, 2011. Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation technology, is pleased to announce that the University of Twente in the Netherlands has selected the Primo Direct package from Ex Libris. Deployed as a cloud-based solution, Primo Direct and the Primo Central Index of scholarly e-content will provide users with a unified search interface for the library’s vast collections and electronic resources.
Primo will enable users at the University of Twente to search the library’s LBS library catalog together with its e-prints repository and electronic resources in the Primo Central Index. ”Our intensive evaluation, including a two month trial of major discovery systems, showed that Ex Libris Primo best fulfilled our requirements, specifically in the fields of adaptability and administration,” Peter Daalmans, Director of the Library and Archive, commented. ”Primo combines the benefits of a SaaS solution, reducing the burden for our library staff to manage the system, while still providing us with full control over our data and the ability to influence the ranking of local and global collections.”
”I could not be more pleased with the University of Twente’s decision to select Primo Direct with the Primo Central Index,” commented Ullrich Jüngling, Vice President of Sales for Central, East, and South East Europe at Ex Libris. ”We are confident that Primo’s ability to integrate seamlessly with different ILS systems—for example at the University of Twente with LBS—will encourage many diverse libraries to adopt Primo in the future.”
About the University of Twente
At the University of Twente around 3,300 scientists and professionals carry out ground-breaking research, bring about socially relevant innovation, and provide inspiring teaching for more than 9,000 students. The campus is home to around 100 businesses, including student-run businesses. The University of Twente has also generated more than 700 successful spin-off companies. The university’s business park, Kennispark Twente, encourages and assists entrepreneurs to start new companies. The sports and cultural facilities are unique and are host to events such as the world’s largest student think tank, Create Tomorrow. Another feature of the Twente campus is the Netherlands’ largest student sports event, the Batavieren Race.
For additional information on the University of Twente, see http://www.utwente.nl/en
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 75 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.
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