On discovery and the issue with content neutrality

At the ALA annual conference in Chicago I attended a public panel session titled “Hiding in Plain Cite: The Growing Importance of Content Neutrality in Library Discovery Services,” organized by Ex Libris and led by Roger Schonfeld from Ithaka S+R. The panellists were Amira Aaron (Northeastern University), Wally Grotophorst (George Mason University Libraries), Lisa O’Hara

A mandate for Open Access: The University of Liège (ULg) and ULg Library

The University of Liège has an exemplary Open Access mandate. It inspired a unique collaboration among researchers, university management and library. In this guest post, François Renaville, systems librarian at the ULg Library, explains how. ULg’s institutional repository ORBi is indexed in Primo Central. For more information about institutional repositories in Primo Central click here.

Challenges and Transformation at ALA Midwinter

I had the pleasure of attending the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Seattle last month and was impressed with the incredible interest librarians expressed in addressing the challenges they face while transforming their processes and expanding their services.  We all know the challenges – fewer staff, more and more resources (particularly electronic), stagnant or

Altmetrics on Primo

We have just added a free Primo code extension to the CodeShare area in EL Commons, the Ex Libris collaborative platform. It enables libraries using Primo to embed altmetrics from altmetric.com into the search results. I am very excited about this new feature. Read more about my take on altmetrics below the picture. The altmetric.com

Welcome Primo Central Library Partners

As 2009 draws to a close, we are taking a moment to look back, with amazement, at the extraordinary developments in the library discovery environment. It is less than a year ago that services such as Primo Central—offering scholars the wealth of global e-content integrated with local library collections—started to emerge. Of all the stakeholders

Primo Central—more data for discovery, better service to end users, less hassle for libraries

We are very happy to announce today the introduction of a new Primo component, Primo Central. Primo Central indexes scholarly materials such as articles and e-books provided by publishers and aggregators, and is seamlessly integrated into local Primo systems. Primo Central will be managed by Ex Libris as a service available to all Primo customers.