Norway’s nationwide library consortium selects Ex Libris Primo

Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that BIBSYS, the Norwegian national provider of library services, has selected Primo® for its discovery and delivery solution.
BIBSYS provides a range of integrated library products and services for a consortium that comprises libraries of Norwegian institutions of higher education, the National Library of Norway, and Norwegian research libraries. Rather than creating a homegrown search interface, BIBSYS decided to look into commercial systems. After an evaluation process in which the Ex Libris solution’s ability to integrate with existing systems and accommodate local data was clearly demonstrated along with other differentiators, BIBSYS selected the Primo discovery and delivery solution.
Frode Arntsen, director of BIBSYS, commented: “We are excited about providing Primo as a unified search interface for the multiple resources that we offer Norwegian lecturers, librarians, researchers, and students. With the flexibility of Primo, each institution in our 100-strong organization can configure the system to the institution’s unique needs. In line with our open approach and commitment to harnessing advanced technology, we are pleased to combine the sophisticated technology of Primo with our own extensive experience and understanding of the Norwegian higher education and research community.”
“Ex Libris is proud that BIBSYS has selected Primo for this countrywide implementation,” remarked Matti Shem Tov, president and CEO of Ex Libris. “Our experience in providing large-scale multitenant solutions for consortia such as BIBSYS will prove an important asset in supporting the Norwegian institutions in this flagship project.”