Sasso Marconi (BO), Italy—July 30, 2014. Ex Libris Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce the adoption of Primo and the Primo Central Index by the European University Institute (EUI) in Fiesole, Italy.
Seeking a solution that would offer users a unified search interface for the school's wealth of specialized resources, which include an official depository of European Union publications and documents, the Institute found that Primo and the Primo Central Index met the library's requirements. Along with the system's customization capabilities, the ease of a cloud-based solution made Primo the most suitable option for the EUI. The cloud deployment will spare the Institute's staff members the burden of maintenance while also enabling them to modify many aspects of the system.
"Our decision to adopt Primo followed a careful evaluation process which lasted 18 months," commented Tommaso Giordano, Director of EUI Library. "The extensive electronic collections indexed in Primo Central played a key role in our choice, together with the presence of a support structure in Europe. In addition, some of the features in the back office for managing Primo played an important role in our decision. We were interested in the system's customization possibilities, particularly the control over the blending of results from local and global collections."
Liliana Morotti, General Manager of Ex Libris Italy stated: "We are very pleased to count the prestigious European University Institute among the expanding Italian and European Primo communities. Their decision shows that our discovery and delivery strategy, particularly our commitment to content neutrality, reflects the strategic priorities of academic and research libraries."
About the European University Institute
Founded by the member states of the European Community, the EUI opened in 1976. Today it offers doctoral and postdoctoral programs in social sciences (economics, law, history and political science) and hosts a community of more than 1000 scholars from over 60 countries. The EUI also houses the Historical Archives of the European Union.
Research at the Institute is supported by a first class Library in the Social Sciences, and a team of experienced librarians and information specialists. The collections of the European University Institute (EUI) library include resources that are both traditional (books, documents and journals on paper or in microform, about 850,000 items in all) and digital (435,000 ebooks, and 13,000 ejournals and serials accessible online), in law, economics, history and civilization, and political and social sciences, with a special focus on Europe. . The Library has the Status of European Documentation Centre (EDC), an official depository of EU publications and documents.
For more information please see: http://www.eui.eu/Home.aspx
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic, national, and research libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries today and will facilitate their transition into the future. Ex Libris maintains an impressive customer base consisting of thousands of sites in more than 90 countries on six continents.
Dedicated to developing creative solutions in close collaboration with customers, Ex Libris enables libraries to maximize productivity and efficiency and, at the same time, greatly enhance the user experience. By empowering users to discover and obtain the information they need, libraries ensure their position as the bridge to knowledge.