June 19, 2008
Scalability, open architecture, and a shared vision of the future of library automation prompted Notre Dame to choose the Ex Libris Primo solution
Chicago, IL — June 19, 2008. Ex Libris Group™ is pleased to announce that the Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame in conjunction with its colleagues in the Michiana Academic Library Consortium have selected the Primo® discovery and delivery solution to serve as a major library portal. An Ex Libris customer for over 10 years, Notre Dame was the first North American institution to implement the Ex Libris Aleph® integrated library system. Since that time, Notre Dame has gone on to acquire the SFX® OpenURL link server, MetaLib® gateway and metasearch portal, Verde® e-resource management system, and DigiTool® digital asset management system, all from Ex Libris.
”The culmination of a very thorough selection process, our choice of Primo was prompted by both our positive experience working with Ex Libris in the past and our confidence in the Company’s vision for the future,” explains Jennifer Younger, Edward H. Arnold Director, Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame. ”Over the last decade, we have developed a strong relationship with Ex Libris based on our shared vision of the future of library automation. We are pleased that Notre Dame users will benefit from a robust solution which includes such features as scalability, enabling Primo to expand with our growing collections; Web 2.0 social computing features; and an open architecture on which users can develop code extensions to be shared among members of the Primo community.”
”We are honored to have had the opportunity to work closely with Notre Dame since we first entered the North American market,” comments Oren Beit-Arie, chief strategy officer at Ex Libris. ”The strategic dialog we enjoy with the Notre Dame team has been invaluable for our growth in, and understanding of, the needs of academic and research libraries, and we look forward to continued collaboration with the Notre Dame team. We are aware of the demand for high standards by the users of the Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame and are thus extremely pleased that the Primo discovery and delivery solution was chosen to serve as the keystone of the library’s infrastructure.”
About the University of Notre Dame:
The University of Notre Dame is a national Catholic research university that provides a distinctive voice in higher education that is at once rigorously intellectual, unapologetically moral in orientation, and firmly embracing of a service ethos. The Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame include the 14-story Theodore M. Hesburgh Library and nine branch libraries. With the Kresge Law Library, the Hesburgh Libraries contain over 3.3 million volumes, 68,000 serials, nearly 4 million microform units and 35,000 audiovisual items.
For additional information on the University of Notre Dame, see http://nd.edu/
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/