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Primo will provide invaluable support to over 65,000 students and 10,000 researchers and faculty staff across the Université Paris-Saclay

PARIS, FRANCE, May 29, 2017 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the Université Paris-Saclay (UPSaclay) consortium will deploy the Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution at its 16 member institutions to increase content usage and create an optimum discovery experience for users.

UPSaclay is a French “ComUE,” or Communauté d’universités et d’établissements (Community of Universities and Institutions), a type of higher-educational and research consortium. Comprising three universities, seven research centers, and nine engineering and business schools, UPSaclay has more than 65,000 students and more than 10,000 researchers and teachers. The University also hosts research and educational centers for a number of international companies.

UPSaclay needs a consortial Discovery tool in order to allow access to the collections of its sixteen member institutions and to support PhD students and researchers across the campus as well as its collaborative research laboratories. Moreover, since each member institution has its own distinct mission, UPSaclay needs a discovery solution that will allow each member institution to share resources while allowing each library to configure the system to meet the needs of its own user community.

Camille Mazé, Manager of the UPSaclay Discovery Tool Project, explained, “Primo is perfectly suited to our consortial environment, because it provides us with the features and functionality we need to meet the diverse requirements of each library. Because the needs of each user differ, the Primo personalization elements will be of great benefit to researchers, teachers, and students alike. In addition, we are confident that with the Primo solution’s content neutrality, the usage of all the content that we purchase will continue to increase.”

Ofer Mosseri, corporate vice president and general manager of Ex Libris EMEA, commented, “I am delighted that the Université Paris Saclay has chosen Primo to optimize the usage of its extensive collection for a very diverse set of users. The decision proves that Primo can support students, teachers, and researchers alike.”

About Université Paris-Saclay

To meet the challenges of global competition in terms of education, research, and innovation, 20 research institutions joined forces as the Paris-Saclay Campus Foundation to create Université Paris-Saclay. Several large international companies have already located their research, development, and education centers on the Paris-Saclay site, and together they are responsible for over 15% of French research output in the fields of agriculture, energy and engineering, and advanced computing.

The Paris-Saclay member institutions have more than 40 libraries between them, located at the various campuses. The libraries collectively offer massive holdings of print, digital, and electronic resources and special collections. For more information about Université Paris-Saclay, see our website, and join us on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin.

About Ex Libris

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for higher education. Offering SaaS solutions for the management and discovery of the full spectrum of library and scholarly materials, as well as mobile campus solutions driving student engagement and success, Ex Libris serves thousands of customers in 90 countries. For more information about Ex Libris, see our website, and join us on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

About ProQuest (http://www.proquest.com)

ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company’s products are a gateway to the world’s knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. ProQuest technologies serve users across the critical points in research, helping them discover, access, share, create and manage information.

The company’s cloud-based technologies offer flexible solutions for librarians, students and researchers through the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Coutts® information services, Dialog®, ebrary®, EBL™, and SIPX® businesses – and notable research tools such as the Summon® discovery service, the RefWorks® citation and reference management platform, MyiLibrary® ebook platform, the Pivot® research development tool and Intota™. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.

29 May 2017


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