Sasso Marconi (Bologna), Italy -- 10 March, 2015. Ex Libris Group, a global leader in library automation services, is pleased to announce that the University of Genoa in Italy has selected the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution. The university library chose Primo from a number of commercial alternatives to provide users with a single point of access to all library resources, regardless of resource type or location.
The sophisticated search and ranking technology of Primo, its intuitive browsing options, and its support for serendipitous discovery enable users to easily find and seamlessly access the resources they need. Content neutral and flexible, Primo empowers libraries to tailor the discovery experience to the needs and expectations of their own user community.
"Primo will enable us to present the electronic, physical, and digital collections of the University in a much more user-friendly way," commented Antonio Scolari, director of the library at the University of Genoa. With Primo, our electronic resources will be both more visible and more accessible to users, enabling us to improve the level of service that we offer. The comprehensive search interface will simplify discovery and delivery considerably, giving our users one starting point for searching all resources. Lastly, our users will benefit from the most effective discovery experience possible through the unique personalized relevance ranking capability of Primo."
Liliana Morotti, general manager of Ex Libris Italy, stated: "We are delighted to welcome the University of Genoa to the growing family of Italian institutions that have decided to offer Primo to their user communities. We are confident that with Primo, the University will be able to take its patrons' research and learning experience to a higher level and will help the University fulfil its educational goals."
About the University of Genoa
The University of Genoa offers 127 undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs at its four educational centres (Genoa, Imperia, Savona, and La Spezia). An enrolment of over 32,600 students is served by 1,300 instructors, 1,400 administrative staff members, and approximately 80 librarians.
The five libraries of the university library system deliver services in 60 locations and hold over 1,200,000 items. More than 45,000 electronic resources are available and, in 2013, the libraries processed 69,000 loans and more than 9,000 interlibrary loans and document delivery requests. The Union Catalogue also includes the public libraries of Genoa, whose main library is the Biblioteca Berio. For more information, see http://www.sba.unige.it/.
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.