National Library of Medicine Selects Ex Libris Primo Discovery and Delivery Solution

Posted by | October 15, 2015 | News, Other, Stories | No Comments

The robust functionality of Primo makes it a clear choice for meeting the Library’s needs today and into the future

Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation and preservation solutions, is pleased to announce that the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) has decided to adopt the Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution. An NLM working group evaluated a number of options and ultimately selected Primo, primarily because of its advanced technology, extensive road map, and active customer communities. The Primo solution will replace Ex Libris WebVoyage Classic, known as LocatorPlus, which enables NLM users to search the Library’s collections.

The Primo solution meets the NLM requirements for seamless interoperability with its integrated library system (ILS), real-time availability of holdings and item records, the delivery of physical materials requested by onsite users, and the display of NLM authority records. In addition, as specified in the Primo road map, the Primo solution will be made compliant with the security standards outlined by the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and as such will fulfill the NLM’s security requirements.

“We are excited to strengthen our relationship with NLM and assist in its efforts to deliver the right materials at the right time,” remarked Eric Hines, president of Ex Libris North America. “NLM’s adoption of Primo further showcases the adaptability and flexibility of the solution, demonstrating that it fulfills the needs not only of academic libraries but also of a unique library positioned in the federal government landscape. We look forward to collaborating with this vital national library.”

About the National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), in Bethesda, Maryland, is a part of the National Institutes of Health, US Department of Health and Human Services. NLM is the world’s largest biomedical library with a collection of more than 26 million items. Since its founding in 1836, NLM has played a pivotal role in translating biomedical research into practice. NLM acquires, organizes, and preserves the world’s scholarly biomedical literature, creates databases and search tools for molecular biology, genomic and toxicology information, and supports a nationwide network of medical libraries. The Library’s Web-based databases are the world’s most consulted medical information resources for scientists, health professionals, and the public.
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