|The National Library of New Zealand Selects Primo from Ex Libris|
|Primo will provide the National Library’s users with a single, unified gateway to its wealth of resources
Singapore– March 9, 2009.Ex Libris Asia Pacific is pleased to announce that the National Library of New Zealand has chosen to expand its suite of ExLibris products with the Primo® solution, which will provide users with a unified interface for the discovery and delivery of the library’s vast collections. The National Library of New Zealand is the fifth national library to join the rapidly growing international Primo community, which now includes more than 150 institutions.
In addition to Primo’s interoperability with the Library’s existing systems, the product’s open interfaces, which enable institutions to develop unique extensions to meet their specific needs, were key to the National Library’s choice of Primo. “We engaged in an extensive requirements process to determine the best solution for enabling our users to easily find the digital and physical resources of the National Library and the Alexander Turnbull Library,” commented Steve Knight, Associate Director of the National Digital Library at the National Library of New Zealand. “We also needed to address the issues surrounding the delivery of those resources. The Primo solution met our identified requirements. We expect the Ex Libris open-platform strategy to enable us to extend Primo to create services that we need now and will need in the future. The APIs provided by Ex Libris will help us be more responsive to the needs of our customers.”
“Finally,” added Knight, “Primo is a natural fit for our environment, as we currently use several other Ex Libris systems, including the Voyager® integrated library system and the Ex Libris Rosetta digital preservation system. Implementing Primo as a cornerstone of our Discover-Deliver-Interact platform will find us in familiar territory.”
“I am delighted that the National Library of New Zealand has chosen to build on its successful experience with Voyager and Ex Libris Rosetta by adopting Primo,” commented Oded Scharfstein, vice president of Asia Pacific at Ex Libris. “The National Library has been a creative and forward-thinking development partner for Rosetta, and we are glad to have this opportunity to continue our close collaboration with the Library in the years ahead.”
About the National Library of New Zealand
The goal of the National Library of New Zealand is to enrich the cultural and economic life of New Zealand and its interchange with other nations by collecting, preserving, and protecting documents, particularly those related to New Zealand; making these documents accessible in a manner consistent with their status as documentary heritage; and working in collaboration with local and international institutions with similar purposes.
For additional information on the National Library of New Zealand, seehttp://www.natlib.govt.nz/.