August 31, 2008
Continually a leader in the adoption of new technological solutions, the University of Haifa chooses Primo to enhance its library users’ experience
Jerusalem, Israel — August 31, 2008. Ex Libris Group™ is pleased to announce that the University of Haifa library has selected Primo® to serve as the unified point of access to all of the library’s collections. One of the first Ex Libris customers in Israel, the University of Haifa library currently runs the Aleph® integrated library system, SFX® OpenURL link server, MetaLib® gateway and metasearch portal, and DigiTool® digital asset management system, all from Ex Libris.
”The University of Haifa Library is very focused on ensuring that its users enjoy the benefits of the most robust and up-to-date technologies that the library automation industry has to offer,” explains Oren Weinberg, director of the University of Haifa Library. ”Our experience with Ex Libris and its products has been consistently positive. So Primo, for which we are developing a full Hebrew interface in cooperation with Ex Libris, was a natural choice for us. The addition of Primo to our technological infrastructure will give users a single entry point to the vast quantity of information accessible within our library and elsewhere. Our users are already looking forward to trying out the Web 2.0 features of Primo.”
”We value our relationship with the University of Haifa Library and are pleased that they have chosen Primo,” comments Oded Scharfstein, VP Asia Pacific at Ex Libris. ”The Haifa University staff has been a consistent leader in introducing new technological solutions to library users in Israel. We look forward to continuing our work with the University.”
About the University of Haifa Library:
The University of Haifa central library, which houses over 2 million items, offers its various target audiences a wide range of library resources: an extensive, growing collection of printed materials and digital assets (electronic databases, electronic journals, and digital images), supported by advanced storage and retrieval technology, and reference and instructional services. The library’s rare-book collection includes treasures such as Spinoza’s Tractatus Theologico-politicus, with his handwritten remarks. Additional collections include a large number of Salnameh yearbooks from the Ottoman Empire and pages from the ancient Cairo Geniza.
For more information about the University of Haifa library, see http://lib.haifa.ac.il/library_eng.html.
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 the 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/.