Chicago, IL—September 3, 2012. Ex Libris Group, a global leader in library automation solutions, is pleased to announce the selection of the Primo discovery and delivery solution, bX Recommender, and SFX link resolver by Wyoming Community Colleges. Wyoming joins other states including Virginia, Florida, Hawaii, and Wisconsin where community colleges have adopted Primo statewide.
After a thorough evaluation of the discovery service landscape, Wyoming's seven-college consortium chose Primo for its advanced functionality, in particular its ScholarRank relevance ranking, the scholarly article recommendations from bX, and the solution's flexibility in accommodating complex consortial needs. "The Wyoming community college libraries have invested in some great electronic resources, but we needed an intuitive and integrated discovery platform to help our students and faculty access the wealth of e-content. We were impressed with the features of the Primo service as well as the strong customer support provided by Ex Libris. We wanted a solution that would not only be easy for our patrons to use, but also easy for our librarians to manage," said Maggie Swanger, discovery lead for the Wyoming Community College Library Funding Commission.
Mark Triest, president of Ex Libris North America, commented: "We are excited to welcome Wyoming Community Colleges to the vibrant Primo community. The consortium will join their peers from across North America in streamlining the user experience for a diverse community of teachers and learners. We look forward to working closely with Wyoming Community Colleges to help define the future of library services throughout the state."
About the Wyoming Community Colleges
Wyoming Community Colleges provide dynamic, lifelong learning environments through higher education, workforce development, innovative partnerships, and civic and global engagement that lead to economic, social, and cultural prosperity. The seven community colleges in Wyoming account for more than two-thirds of all undergraduate credit enrollments in the state.
For more information, visit http://communitycolleges.wy.edu.
About Ex Libris
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 solutions that serve the needs of libraries today and will facilitate their transition into the future. Ex Libris maintains an impressive customer base consisting of over 5,000 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, while at the same time greatly enhancing the user experience. By empowering users to discover and obtain the information they need, libraries ensure their position as the bridge to knowledge.