Ex Libris Alma and Primo will deliver a unified cloud-based platform to manage and make accessible the National Library’s unique collections
Ex Libris® Group, a leading global provider of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that the National Library of New Zealand has adopted the Ex Libris Alma® resource management solution and the Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution, with its Primo Central index of scholarly e-resources. As a result the National Library will deploy a fully integrated platform to manage and expose its vast collections of electronic, print, and digital resources. Primo will also be integrated with the National Library’s installation of the Ex Libris Rosetta digital asset management and preservation system, enabling future generations to access the rich digital heritage of New Zealand.
As development partners for Rosetta, NLNZ has been a close collaborator with Ex Libris The Library sought to replace its existing Voyager integrated library system with a cloud based, comprehensive platform that would consolidate operations for all library collections and at the same time reduce the technical burden on library staff—enabling them to devote more resources to support users.
Bill Macnaught, National Librarian, commented: “I am delighted that the National Library of New Zealand will continue to develop our successful partnership with Ex Libris. Alma, Primo and Primo Central together provide a cloud-hosted, modern, next-generation system designed to meet the Library’s acquisitions, cataloguing, circulation, search, discovery and delivery needs. Moreover, the Ex Libris cloud solutions will complement Rosetta, the Ex Libris digital preservation system already in production at the National Library.”
“The National Library’s decision to adopt Alma and Primo is an important step forward and will be an inspiration to many other national libraries around the world,” Matti Shem Tov president and CEO of Ex Libris, commented. “We are confident that the move to cloud solutions will enable the Library to streamline operations, improve the user experience, and offer new services that were unavailable previously. I am thrilled to have this opportunity to strengthen the close ties we enjoy with the National Library through our pioneering joint development of Rosetta.”
About the National Library of New Zealand
The National Library of New Zealand enables New Zealanders to access and use the collective knowledge of the nation. The Library’s role is to collect, connect, and co-create knowledge to inform and inspire New Zealand. Collect: New Zealand’s documentary taonga (a Maori term relating to physical or cultural treasures, such as artefacts or memories) in words, sounds and pictures are collected, protected and accessible; Connect: New Zealanders can easily access national and international resources through knowledge networks; Co-create: New Zealanders working together to turn knowledge into value. For more information see http://natlib.govt.nz/