The Primo Community Exceeds 1000 Sites
as the University of Hawaii System Selects
Ex Libris Discovery and Delivery Solutions
Hawaii’s 10-member consortium chose Primo
to provide an advanced discovery experience for researchers
Ex Libris® Group is pleased to announce that the University of Hawaii System (UH), which consists of 10 universities and colleges, has adopted the Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution, the Primo Central Index of scholarly electronic resources the bX Article Recommender, and the SFX® OpenURL link resolver, replacing Serials Solutions 360 Link in a number of member institutions.
With the Ex Libris Voyager® integrated library system already in use, the consortium has added Primo to provide its students and faculty with a superior discovery platform. Users will now be able to access library services, such as requests, loans, and account updates, directly from the search interface.
“Adopting Primo will enable the libraries of the University of Hawaii to expose our diverse collections more easily and thereby help our students and faculty identify the most valuable resources for their research,” commented Kim Nakano, assistant university librarian at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. “We concluded that Primo best suits our users’ rapidly evolving and tech-savvy needs. We were very impressed by the Ex Libris project team, whose strategic vision and commitment to our requirements have been unwavering.”
With its diverse member institutions, UH considered Primo’s built-in capabilities for consortia particularly important. The Primo configuration options range from centralized control to total independence for member libraries. With the latter configuration, each library can select its own settings for search options, result boosting, the user interface, the calculation of item availability, and delivery options. UH will therefore be able to create a common discovery platform while preserving institutional branding and preferences. Primo also enables each member institution to integrate the discovery layer with its local systems and digital repositories.
Mark Triest, president of Ex Libris North America, remarked: "We are delighted to welcome UH to the rapidly expanding Primo community, which now comprises more than 1000 institutions. Primo will deliver exceptional value to students and faculty members across all the UH libraries. We are looking forward to strengthening our relationship with this dynamic, diverse group of institutions as it continues to expand its successful deployment of Ex Libris solutions.”