Ex Libris Primo Community in North America Continues to Expand

The Primo discovery and delivery solution continues to be the system of choice for leading academic libraries

Chicago, IL, (PresseBox) - Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that in recent months, numerous academic and research libraries in North America have selected the rich functionality of the Primo® discovery and delivery solution, raising the number of Primo sites worldwide to over 900.

Institutions that have recently selected Primo, including the Primo Central Index of scholarly e-content, include the following:

- Fort Hays State University
- Idaho State University
- Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
- Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
- University of Hawaii
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
- Virginia Community College System
- WISPALS Library Consortium

"Our staff members are thrilled that Idaho State University's Oboler Library is able to offer the Primo discovery tool to support research and teaching at ISU," commented Janet Warnke, assistant university librarian for library systems at the university. Ms. Warnke continued: "Our students, faculty, and staff are going to benefit greatly from their ability to access scholarly material through a robust, intuitive user interface. As a Voyager customer for many years, we have been following Ex Libris as it actively participates in shaping the role of technology in libraries. Our decision to embrace Primo over competitors' products was greatly influenced by our belief that Ex Libris will continue to develop sound solutions that address the ever-changing needs of libraries."

Mark Triest, president of Ex Libris North America, remarked: "I'm honored to welcome these diverse institutions to the rapidly growing global Primo community. This is an exciting time for our Primo customers. Building on the Company's ongoing commitment to openness in all Ex Libris solutions, we are strengthening our strategic partnerships in the discovery arena, as demonstrated by recent agreements with OCLC, Elsevier, and Copyright Clearance Center."

About Idaho State University
Idaho State University (ISU), a research and teaching institution with a Carnegie classification of Research University/High, was founded in 1901. The university attracts students from around the world to its main campus in Pocatello and other locations in Meridian, Idaho Falls, and Twin Falls. ISU offers more than 280 high-quality programs to almost 14,500 students and is the state's designated lead institution in health professions and medical education. Faculty and students are trailblazers in cutting-edge research and innovative solutions in the areas of energy, health professions, nuclear research, teaching, humanities, engineering, performing and visual arts, technology, biological sciences, pharmacy, and business. For more information, see http://www.isu.edu/.

Ex Libris (Deutschland) GmbH

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 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 80 countries on six continents.

Dedicated to developing creative solutions in close collaboration with 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.

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