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Central Michigan University selects Ex Libris Primo and bX Recommender

Press Release: Ex Libris [September 19, 2012]

Chicago, IL—September 19, 2012. Ex Libris Group, a global leader in library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that Central Michigan University (CMU) has selected the Primo discovery and delivery solution, with the Primo Central Index of scholarly e resources, and the bX Recommender. Primo, which will be deployed as a cloud-based service, will provide the user interface for the university's Millennium library system.

CMU Libraries carried out an intensive evaluation process before concluding that Primo best meets their requirements, with its powerful relevance ranking, extensive central index, and personalized ranking of the search results, based on the user's academic level and discipline. Among the Primo system's many strengths, library managers welcome its flexibility, which will enable the staff to continually customize and configure the system.

"Primo will completely refresh the user experience across our vast library network," commented Thomas Moore, dean of libraries at CMU. "While searching the full spectrum of our local collections and remote resources, users will be able to refine their results by including and excluding facet values. We are also excited to offer, in the search results, recommendations about scholarly articles via the bX Recommender."

Mark Triest, president of Ex Libris North America, commented: "This is an important decision for CMU, and we are honored to be selected as partners in their campaign to improve the user experience and intensify the usage of their resources. We are looking forward to extending the Primo community in Michigan and building ties with additional institutions in the region."

About Central Michigan University

Central Michigan University, located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, was established as a school for teacher and business education in 1892. Today, this doctoral/research university is the fourth largest academic institution in Michigan and among the 100 largest public universities nationally. Central Michigan University has offered degree programs through its Global Campus unit to working adults for more than 40 years. The University operates a network of CMU Learning Centers in more than 50 locations throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Currently over 400 programs are offered at the undergraduate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels, including non-degree certifications.

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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.

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Publication Year:2012
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:September 19, 2012
Publisher:Ex Libris
Company: Ex Libris
Products: Primo
Libraries: Central Michigan University
Subject: System announcements -- selection
Record Number:17233
Last Update:2023-09-22 20:25:54
Date Created:2012-09-24 20:07:17