Adelaide, AustraliaŚNovember 20, 2013. Ex Libris Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has selected the Alma library management service and the Primo discovery and delivery solution. Alma and Primo replace a number of systems including Ex Libris Voyager and Proquest AquaBrowser.
The implementation of Alma and Primo will allow CSIRO to consolidate existing systems, thereby reducing the technical and administrative burden on staff members. The move will enable CSIRO to consolidate workflows and knowledge bases across all collections, and enhance the discoverability of cutting-edge research material by simplifying support for all resource types, using new and emerging standards.
Thomas Girke, information support manager at CSIRO, commented: "CSIRO Library Services has a tradition of innovation. We were the first library in Australia to implement a web-enabled catalogue, and among the first libraries globally to provide researchers with access to full-text online content. Upgrading from Voyager to Alma and Primo will support the management of our rapidly growing collection of online resources, and provide researchers with improved search tools to find information resources more easily."
Holley Dumble, Ex Libris sales director for Australia and New Zealand, remarked: "I am very proud to welcome CSIRO into the expanding Australian community of Alma and Primo users. It is gratifying to see that the Ex Libris vision of unifying resource management and discovery on a single, cloud-based platform is being endorsed by leading libraries in the field of science and technology such as CSIRO."
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is Australia's national science agency, and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world. CSIRO researchers deliver solutions for agribusiness, energy and transport, environment and natural resources, health, information technology, telecommunications, manufacturing and mineral resources. The largest science library in Australia, CSIRO Library Services provides support to over 6,500 staff located at more than 40 sites, and places the highest priority on desk-top access to information resources and services. For more information, see www.csiro.au/.
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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.
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