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Primo enhancements expand customization options, collaboration, and resource discovery options

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL, July 31, 2018 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce enhancements to the Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution that improve the user experience and empower libraries to better meet their users’ needs through customization of the Primo interface.

A new and exciting enhancement is Primo Studio, an online tool for customizing the user interface and for sharing addons and user interface elements contributed by community members. With Primo Studio, libraries can easily extend their institution’s brand, customize the Primo user-interface design—with real-time previews of the changes—and leverage features and apps submitted by other Primo customers. Activating such apps and customized interface elements can be done with just one click.

Other enhancements include a dedicated newspaper search interface within the Primo user interface. With this feature, libraries benefit from increased visibility of their news collections while patrons enjoy improved discovery and access to over one billion items of this specialized content. In addition, libraries can now foster greater resource awareness and improve usability with a new Open Access facet and enhancements to Resource Recommender.

“Our customers inspire us to always seek new ways to improve resource discovery,” said Shlomi Kringel, Ex Libris vice president of Learning & Research Solutions. “Primo Studio is a great example of what can be achieved through community collaboration. This recent set of Primo enhancements reflects our approach and our vision to deliver a comprehensive, efficient, and flexible gateway to resources. Libraries can enrich the discovery experience and maximize user access to the array of research material that they want to make available.”

A week-long Primo hackathon, including a live YouTube event and ongoing collaboration and support throughout the event, provided customers with the opportunity to share ideas and develop community apps for Primo Studio. To learn more about the new features, you are invited to view a quick introduction to Primo Studio and an overview of Primo Newspaper Search.

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 (https://www.proquest.com)

ProQuest is committed to supporting the important work happening in the world’s research and learning communities. The company curates content that matters to the advancement of knowledge, assembling an archive of billions of vetted, indexed documents. It simplifies workflows so that people and institutions use time effectively. And because ProQuest connects information communities, complex networks of systems and processes work together efficiently. With ProQuest, finding answers and deriving insights is straightforward and leads to extraordinary outcomes.

ProQuest and its companies and affiliates – Ex Libris, Alexander Street, Bowker – stand for better research, better learning, better insights. ProQuest enables people to change their world.

31 July 2018


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