Durham University Library and Heritage Collections Now Searchable through Ex Libris Primo
Primo helps researchers find what they need rapidly and easily in Durham University’s unique Heritage Collections
Ex Libris® Group is pleased to announce that the Durham University Library and Heritage Collections have gone live with the Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution.
The sophisticated search and ranking technology of Primo, its intuitive browsing options, and its support for serendipitous discovery enable users at Durham University to easily find and seamlessly access the resources they need. Primo offers flexible configuration options, including the customization of facets, indexes, and record display fields, thus facilitating the discovery of, and access to, the wealth of resources available to users.
“The powerful search interface of Primo makes it easier for our students and staff to find the information they are seeking. Primo has improved access to our growing electronic collections and enables us to offer various views with specialist search and filtering facilities where needed,” commented Matthew Phillips, head of digital and bibliographic services. “Primo will also help us raise awareness of the breadth and quality of our collections in the Northeast of England, thus supporting our regional, national, and international strategies.”
Koby Rosenthal, corporate VP and general manager of Ex Libris Europe, remarked: “We are pleased to welcome Durham University to the rapidly growing Primo community, which currently numbers close to 2,200 institutions in 26 countries. We look forward to seeing how Primo helps the University Library and Heritage Collections meet their strategic goals both now and in the future.”