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National Library of Finland picks Ex Libris

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The National Library of Finland has chosen the Primo discovery and delivery solution and the Primo Central mega-index of scholarly materials to provide a unified interface for the discovery and delivery of the entire country’s collections and electronic resources. These resources are provided by Ex Libris.

Primo will be the public interface from which users can access digital content and local collections from museums, academic and public libraries, research institutes and archives throughout the country.

Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen, deputy national librarian at the National Library of Finland, commented: 'A central element of the National Digital Library project is the public interface—enabling libraries, museums and archives to make the information resources under their guardianship easily-accessible to the end user and to provide access to library services, via a single point of access. Primo’s core characteristics were key factors in this important decision: its open architecture, scalability, consortia features, seamless integration with administrative systems from different sectors, and multi-lingual capabilities. We were also impressed by Primo’s ability to integrate numerous library services into the Primo interface, and the quality of resources made available through Primo Central.'