Hong Kong Polytechnic University Library Selects Primo and Its Central Index

Rich functionality and seamless access to scholarly electronic content make Primo a perfect fit for the university

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Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) library has selected the Ex Libris suite of discovery and delivery products, including Primo®, with its Central Index; the MetaLib® metasearch system; and the SFX® OpenURL link resolver.

Following an intensive evaluation process, this influential university found that Ex Libris technologies, together with the comprehensive scale and scope of the Primo Central Index, best meet the evolving requirements of the library staff and users.

"The Primo open architecture will enable us to tailor the discovery experience to our users' needs," commented Steve O'Connor, the university librarian. "With Primo Central, the university library will offer unparalleled access to electronic resources that encompass the vast majority of items that our users require. In addition, the availability of Chinese e?resources through Primo Central is a significant plus for our users, who will now benefit from a unified search experience."

Lisa Kwan, associate librarian of digital and infrastructure services, added: "We were looking for a discovery solution that combines high standards in areas such as CJK support and administrative flexibility and will also integrate seamlessly with our existing systems-in particular, our Millennium integrated library system. We found all this in the Ex Libris solution."

"We are delighted to welcome Hong Kong Polytechnic University to the international Ex Libris community," noted Jason Tan, Ex Libris sales director for South East Asia. "The suite of solutions that PolyU has adopted will provide a seamless discovery experience for users, exposing the university's wealth of electronic, print, and digital resources to faculty and students alike."

About the Hong Kong Polytechnic University Library

The Pao Yue-kong Library actively enhances learning and research by providing a flexible and stimulating study environment, seamless and timely access to high quality information resources, and efficient and innovative services, contributing to intellectual inquiry and knowledge creation in the university. This learning hub of the university comprises one of the largest collections of scientific, engineering, and business materials in East Asia. It provides access to over 32,000 unique full-text e?journal titles, almost 360,000 e-books, and a wide array of multimedia and e?learning programs.

For information about Hong Kong Polytechnic University, see http://www.polyu.edu.hk/.
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