January 23, 2009
Flexibility and the ability to manage complex collections draw institutions in Utah to choose Ex Libris solutions
Jerusalem, Israel – January 23 2009. Ex Libris™ Group is pleased to announce that the University of Utah, together with the College of Eastern Utah, have selected the Primo® discovery and delivery solution and the Aleph® integrated library system —replacing the University’s legacy system. A customer of the Ex Libris SFX® OpenURL link resolver since May 2008, the University of Utah’s selection of Primo brings the international Primo community to over 150 institutions, spanning 22 countries and four continents.
As a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), one of the University’s most important criteria in the selection process was the ability to accommodate and make available a complex range of content from existing and future repositories, a requirement that Aleph and Primo were easily able to meet. Together these solutions encompass both sides of library activity—the management of collections and the discovery and use of resources by students and researchers. Core Primo competencies—sophisticated search technology, flexibility, and deep search architecture—will ensure that the University’s many library users will be able to access all of the library’s resources at any time, whether on or off campus.
”We are excited to be offering this advanced discovery system to our users,” commented Joyce Ogburn, university librarian at the University of Utah. ”Primo integrates perfectly with Aleph, and can easily be dovetailed onto our existing SFX link resolver, providing us with a unified search interface for our print, electronic, and digital collections. Primo will lay the foundations for future collaboration with other academic libraries in the region.”
Susan Pastore, vice president of sales at Ex Libris North America, commented, ”I am pleased to welcome the University of Utah and the College of Eastern Utah into the growing community of North American institutions which have chosen Primo to serve as a universal solution for finding and utilizing the full spectrum of their materials. We look forward to continuing our close collaboration with the University, one of 98 ARL libraries in the Ex Libris customer base, and to deepening our links with other institutions in the State.”
About the University of Utah
The University of Utah is the state’s oldest and largest institution of higher education and is a major research university. The University offers over 100 undergraduate and 90 graduate degree programs to over 28,000 students. The University of Utah is one of the state’s largest employers and is ranked as one of the top public research universities in the nation.
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 not only serve the needs of libraries today, but will also 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 libraries to maximize productivity and efficiency while greatly enhancing 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/.