24. Januar 2019

Tel Aviv University Selects Ex Libris Primo, with the Primo Central Index

Users will access a single interface for searching
the university's electronic, print, and digital collections

Ex Libris® Group is pleased to announce that Tel Aviv University has selected the Primo® discovery and delivery solution, together with its Primo Central Index of scholarly content, to provide over 30,000 students and staff with easy, unified access to the library's collection of local and global resources.

Offered as an integral part of Primo, Primo Central is a mega-index of hundreds of millions of scholarly e-resources that are harvested from primary and secondary publishers and aggregators and from open-access repositories. Through a single search box, users can explore their library's locally managed collections along with the global and regional resources indexed in Primo Central. Primo displays the results in a single, relevance-ranked result list; provides seamless access to online materials; and, through the incorporation of OPAC functionality, enables users to carry out library activities, such as placing hold requests and managing their personal accounts, directly in the Primo window.

"Following a thorough evaluation of discovery solutions, we found that Primo meets all our requirements and will add significant value to our Aleph® library system," commented Mira Lipstein, director of Tel Aviv University's Library of Life Sciences and Medicine. "Having used Aleph for many years, we are very satisfied with the high standard of commitment and responsiveness that Ex Libris demonstrates. In addition, the Company's culture of collaboration and openness and its strategy of unified library services mesh with the university's approach to library services," added Ms. Lipstein.

Matti Shem Tov, president and CEO of Ex Libris, remarked: "I am delighted that Tel Aviv University has adopted Primo to better serve the needs of the university's students and researchers. Primo is the solution of choice for a vibrant community of over 750 leading national, academic, and research libraries, thanks to its rich functionality, sophisticated search technology, impartial indexing of content from any provider, and comprehensive consortial support."