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Facilitate Groundbreaking Discovery

Scholarly success depends on intuitive discovery of ground-breaking insights and information across your library’s collections. The Primo discovery solution is investing in revolutionary technologies like conversational search to optimize outcomes for library users and staff.

Primo

The Discovery Experience Users Expect

Give patrons access to a wealth of trusted scholarly materials and the most relevant mix of resources related to their research, including smart recommendations, in a single search interface, anytime, and from any device.


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Maximize Your Library Resources

Expose a wealth of content and resources to your patrons via the Central Discovery Index, increase the use of unique library content via showcases and special collections, promote the visibility and accessibility of your library services via QuickLinks and other features, and demonstrate value to decision-makers through advanced analytics.

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Enhancing Patron Engagement and Intuitive Discovery with Primo Research Assistant

A generative AI-powered library discovery solution enables to engage patrons better and empowers them to intuitively search, explore, and take maximum advantage of trusted library materials.

Based on a RAG (Retrieval Augmented Generation) architecture and grounded in the extensive Ex Libris CDI (Central Discovery Index), Primo Research Assistant provides a starting point to users for their research, including source referencing and appropriate attribution for the authors.

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Building Today for Tomorrow’s Users 

Give your patrons the Next Discovery Experience built to meet their needs and expectations, using best-fit AI technology, conversational discovery and designed for user convenience.

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The stars are aligned, and we are actively working towards the Next Discovery Experience, including development of:  

  • New UX for Primo Pages  
  • Linked Data Experience 
  • User Engagement Analytics
  • Taking Advantage of New AI Technology   
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Support the Art of Librarianship

Increase productivity with end-to-end library workflows and advanced integrations with Alma and other library solutions. Easily customize Primo discovery services to influence how collections are explored and displayed, benefitting from the tightly integrated resource management and discovery solutions, enabling libraries to boost productivity, enhance the user experience, and shift focus to strategic services.

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Embedding discovery in the academic ecosystem

Connect your discovery interface with Alma’s resource management system, research solutions, teaching and learning platforms, student mobile apps, and other tools, with Primo’s out-of-the-box product integrations and open APIs.

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Primo

The Discovery Experience Users Expect

Give patrons access to a wealth of trusted scholarly materials and the most relevant mix of resources related to their research, including smart recommendations, in a single search interface, anytime, and from any device.


Maximize Your Library Resources

Expose a wealth of content and resources to your patrons via the Central Discovery Index, increase the use of unique library content via showcases and special collections, promote the visibility and accessibility of your library services via QuickLinks and other features, and demonstrate value to decision-makers through advanced analytics.

Enhancing Patron Engagement and Intuitive Discovery with Primo Research Assistant

A generative AI-powered library discovery solution enables to engage patrons better and empowers them to intuitively search, explore, and take maximum advantage of trusted library materials.

Based on a RAG (Retrieval Augmented Generation) architecture and grounded in the extensive Ex Libris CDI (Central Discovery Index), Primo Research Assistant provides a starting point to users for their research, including source referencing and appropriate attribution for the authors.

* Will be released soon
Conceptual image of AI

Building Today for Tomorrow’s Users 

Give your patrons the Next Discovery Experience built to meet their needs and expectations, using best-fit AI technology, conversational discovery and designed for user convenience.
Expand >

The stars are aligned, and we are actively working towards the Next Discovery Experience, including development of:  

  • New UX for Primo Pages  
  • Linked Data Experience 
  • User Engagement Analytics
  • Taking Advantage of New AI Technology   
Read Less

Support the Art of Librarianship

Increase productivity with end-to-end library workflows and advanced integrations with Alma and other library solutions. Easily customize Primo discovery services to influence how collections are explored and displayed, benefitting from the tightly integrated resource management and discovery solutions, enabling libraries to boost productivity, enhance the user experience, and shift focus to strategic services.

Embedding discovery in the academic ecosystem

Connect your discovery interface with Alma’s resource management system, research solutions, teaching and learning platforms, student mobile apps, and other tools, with Primo’s out-of-the-box product integrations and open APIs.

Our customer stories

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    University of California, Davis

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    “[Rapido] makes the process as seamless as accessing items in the library’s own collection.”

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    Jennifer Young
    East Tennessee State University

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    Elizabeth York
    Rutgers University

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    “With all the change we have seen … you can’t wait too long to adapt. Every five years, at least, you have to put everything on the table and rethink, from scratch.”

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    François Renaville
    University of Liège

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    “Primo was the one place where we could integrate all the different resources that we have and give differentiated access to the different user groups.”

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    Knut Bøckman
    Royal Danish Library

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    "I don't think we would have been able to do a lot of the things that we've done without that type of customization framework."

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    Allen Jones
    The New School Library and Archives

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    “Alma and Primo have not only made our lives easier from the librarian back end, but the clients — our students — are also very happy.”

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    Mary Turnbull
    Cairnmillar Institute

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    Explore how SBART improves user experience and increases visibility using Alma & Primo

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    "When you take a look at Alma and what Alma can do and how that can be restructured that can open your mind to new possibilities."

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    Julie Kane
    Washington & Lee University

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    "We've been able to do a lot of streamlined workflows with the same amount of staff, and we really appreciated working with the tools."

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    Pascal Calarco
    University of Windsor

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    “Find out why an academic library at a specialist college transformed its services and operations through Alma, Primo and Leganto."

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    Laura Pilsel
    Harper Adams University

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    Supporting the Imperial College Library Mission with Ex Libris Higher-Ed Cloud Solutions

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    Imperial College, London

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    Demonstrating and Deepening the Library's Value with Ex Libris Higher-Ed Solutions

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    Helen Woolfries
    Kingston University London

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    Alma & Primo at Vanderbilt University

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    Dale Poulter
    Vanderbilt University

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    Primo at KU Leuven: The New Primo UI and the Primo Community

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    Mehmet Celik
    Senior Business Consultant, KU Leuven

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    Primo at City University of New York: Higher Usage of Electronic Resources and Better Indexing

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    Allie Verbovetskaya
    Web and Mobile Systems Librarian, City University of New York

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      Ex Libris Webinars

        16 Jul 2024
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        Rialto Release Customer Education Session

        Learn about the new features and enhancements available with Rialto's latest releases. July 2024.
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        17 Jul 2024
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        WorldCat Connexion Setup

        This session will help you feel comfortable with connecting Alma to OCLC for cataloging. We'll cover both adding WorldCat as an external search resource as well as integrating Alma...
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        17 Jul 2024
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        New Manage Patron Services Page Circulation Desk (Alma 2024 ...

        The Manage Patron Services page is being completely redesigned in order to leverage new layout capabilities to support a more streamlined workflow at the circulation desk. This is ...
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        23 Jul 2024
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        Rapido Monthly Update

        A monthly webinar covering the latest monthly release, community activities, and frequently asked questions.
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        24 Jul 2024
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        Consortia Central Configuration dashboard for distributing s...

        In this session we would like to walk through the main features of this new dashboard for Collaborative Networks.
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        31 Jul 2024
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        How to Restrict Editing Bibliographic Fields by Member Insti...

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        31 Jul 2024
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        What’s New with Summon

        Take part in this live webinar to get caught up on recent and upcoming developments of Summon and the 360 services.us questions, provide feedback, and share your ideas.
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        28 Aug 2024
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        Rapido Monthly Update – Aug 2024

        A monthly webinar covering the latest monthly release, community activities, and frequently asked questions.
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        04 Sep 2024
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        New “All titles search” User Experience (Alma 20...

        Join us to get an early look at what’s coming and make sure you and your library are prepared (and excited!) for the change.
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        18 Sep 2024
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        2024 Alma Analytics Become an Expert: Overview and Introduct...

        This session will include: Accessing and "consuming" analytics Roles ETL - Extract, Transform, and Load Folder structure of ready-to-use reports Dashboards Create a report
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        25 Sep 2024
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        2024 Alma Analytics Become an Expert: Physical Inventory and...

        This session will include: Default, ready-to-use reports and dashboards that analyze physical inventory and fulfillment Creating custom reports that analyze physical inventory an...
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        25 Sep 2024
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        How to Use Local Extensions for Member Institutions of a Net...

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        02 Oct 2024
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        2024 Alma Analytics Become an Expert: Electronic Inventory, ...

        This session will include: Default, ready-to-use reports and dashboards that analyze electronic inventory, usage, and acquisitions Creating custom reports that analyze electronic...
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        09 Oct 2024
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        2024 Alma Analytics Become an Expert: Creating and Managing ...

        During this session we will show how to: Create a new analytics dashboard Edit a default dashboard Create a dashboard prompt
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        16 Oct 2024
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        2024 Alma Analytics Become an Expert: Creating and Managing ...

        This session will focus on the following: How prompts are used in analytics reports How to create a prompt in an Alma Analytics report How to refine your prompts
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        23 Oct 2024
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        2024 Alma Analytics Become an Expert: Filters and Functions ...

        This session covers how to create Filters for: Contents of a specific position of a control field in Alma Analytics Strings with both uppercase and lowercase Multiple filters pe...
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        30 Oct 2024
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        2024 Alma Analytics Become an Expert: Analytics Objects

        This session includes how to: Add Analytics Widget to Alma Home Page Create Analytics Dashboard Object Accessible from Analytics Menu Create Report Object Create Scheduled Repo...
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        06 Nov 2024
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        2024 Alma Analytics Become an Expert: Useful Tips in Analyti...

        In this final session we will cover how to: Save a customized Alma Analytics column for future reports Add a logo to the top of a report Create an Alma set from an analytics re...
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        06 Jun 2024
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        Moving Libraries Forward: Managing change amid technology sh...

        Discover how peers in your field are not just keeping pace with but leading the way in the evolution of libraries through strategic change management and the adoption of cutting-ed...
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        06 Jun 2024
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        Fiscal Period Closure

        This session will review the fiscal period rollover process in Alma including ledger rollover and PO line rollover. Alma has tools that help you roll over subscription orders, stan...
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        29 May 2024
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        Rapido Monthly Update – May 2024

        A monthly webinar covering the latest monthly release, community activities, and frequently asked questions.
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        Dr. Safiya Noble
        30 Apr 2024
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        A Conversation with Dr. Safiya Noble: New challenges in DEI,...

        Our special guest speaker, Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble, from UCLA, will talk about the new challenges in DEI, technology and libraries.
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