Chicago, IL – April 14, 2008. Ex Libris Group is pleased to announce that the Universite du Quebec (UQ) has selected the Primo discovery and delivery solution to serve as the main portal for the libraries of eight of the university’s constituents. Major factors in the university’s choice of Primo were its flexible consortial functionality, one-stop search solution, and out-of-the-box multilingual support for all aspects of the system.
"Always mindful of innovations that correspond with the strengths and needs of our institution, we were impressed with the manner in which Primo addresses user expectations for quick, easy, and effective searching and retrieval. We are sure that its Web 2.0 features, such as tags, ratings, and reviews, will be very popular with our students," explains Line Cormier, directrice des bibliotheques et du soutien technologiquea l'enseignement at the Universite du Quebec. "We look forward to introducing the French Primo interface to our users."
"Last year, Ex Libris and UQ implementation teams worked closely to merge the eight UQ catalogs into one and migrate to the Aleph integrated library system by Ex Libris. We feel that this close collaboration was key in meeting our aggressive time line without any extra expenditures," comments Benoit Seguin, directeur du developpement et des services techniques et informatises at the library of Universite du Quebeca Trois-Rivieres. "This successful experience led library directors to look into acquiring additional products from the Ex Libris suite. UQ is planning to go live with the MetaLib gateway and metasearch system and to implement the company’s Primo discovery and delivery solution as the libraries’ main portal."
"We are pleased that our successful partnership with the Universite du Quebec in setting up the Aleph system has led so soon to an expansion of our relationship," comments Susan Pastore, vice president of sales at Ex Libris North America. "A short time after going live with Aleph, we are now working together to implement MetaLib and Primo."
Primo will be deployed at Universite du Quebeca Trois-Rivieres, Universite du Quebeca Chicoutimi, Universite du Quebeca Rimouski, Universite du Quebec en Outaouais, Universite du Quebec en Abitibi-Temiscamingue, Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Ecole nationale d’administration publique, and Ecole de technologie superieure; and hosted at the Universite du Quebeca Trois-Rivieres site.
About Universite du Quebec
Created by the Government of Quebec in 1968, Universite du Quebec is the largest university network in Canada. Its mission is to facilitate access to university education and to contribute to the scientific development of Quebec, as well as to regional development.
From its headquarters in Quebec City, Universite du Quebec coordinates courses taught by nearly 6,000 professors and their assistants to 86,000 students in its nine establishments in 54 cities across the province. As the youngest university in Quebec, Universite du Quebec has established an identity based on innovation and challenge, quality of teaching, and openness to the world at large.
For additional information on Universite du Quebec, see http://www.uquebec.ca.
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 the efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries today and will enable them to transition into the future. Ex Libris maintains an impressive customer base consisting of thousands of sites in more than 70 countries on six continents.
Dedicated to developing creative solutions in close collaboration with its customers, Ex Libris enables academic, national, and research 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.