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Perspective and commentary by Marshall Breeding
Ex Libris has been working with Vanderbilt for over a year as a development partner toward the creation of this new product which includes features such as faceted search, relevancy ranking of results, content enrichment services, grouping of related items through FRBR, and much more. Other development partners working on Primo with Ex Libris include the University of Minnesota and University Library Center of North-Rhine Westphalia.
At Vanderbilt, Primo works in conjunction with the library's Unicorn Library Management System, from which it receives the bibliographic records that represent the library's core collections. As an initial foray into expanding the scope of Primo to include other types of content and collections, the Library has also loaded data from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive, a major collection of U.S. national news broadcasts beginning in 1968.
During this review phase, Primo will be availble for review and comment, under the temporary name AlphaSearch. This event marks the first time that a live Primo implementation has been made available to the general public.
Marshall Breeding Aug 20, 2007 08:24:47 Link to this thread