Hamburg, Germany—May 21, 2013 Ex Libris Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that the Zentral- und Hochschulbibliothek Luzern (ZHB Luzern) has adopted the Primo discovery and delivery solution. Both Primo and the library's Aleph integrated library system (ILS) will be provided through the Ex Libris cloud environment. As the principal library for the universities in Luzern, Switzerland, ZHB Luzern required a discovery and delivery solution that would facilitate searching the multiple resources of these institutions.
Ulrich Niederer, Director of ZHB Luzern, commented: "Our utmost priority is to meet the needs of our diverse group of users by providing them with access to all of our resources via a single interface. With Primo, we can make the library experience more user-friendly, allowing our users to search the complete wealth of our resources from their PC, phone, or even tablet computer. In addition to this, selecting Primo as a cloud-based solution as well as moving our Aleph system into the cloud will reduce the amount of time that our IT department spends on updates and other routine maintenance. This in turn will enable them to focus their time on more mission-critical aspects of their jobs."
"We are pleased that the Zentral- und Hochschulbibliothek Luzern—another prominent library in Switzerland—has chosen Primo and has expressed its confidence in Ex Libris cloud services to minimize maintenance costs," added Ullrich Jüngling, vice president of sales for Central and East Europe at Ex Libris. "Primo is now by far the leading discovery and delivery solution in Switzerland and we are confident that this positive trend will continue."
About Zentral- und Hochschulbibliothek Luzern
Founded in 1951, the ZHB Luzern is the largest library of central Switzerland and provides literature and information for research, teaching, leisure and entertainment. It serves the canton's university, college and teacher training college, as well as a number of other educational institutions. In addition to modern media, ZHB Luzern houses valuable historical collections which stem from its forerunner libraries, the library of citizens (from 1812) and the cantonal library (from 1832). The ZHB Luzern is part of the Informationsverbund Deutschschweiz (IDS), a consortium of German-speaking Swiss libraries.
For more information, see http://www.zhbluzern.ch/ (German only)
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 80 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.