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The National Library of Finland selects Ex Libris' Primo and Primo Central -

Library solutions provider Ex Libris Group, Israel, has announced that 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.

Representing the full spectrum of museums, academic and public libraries, research institutes and archives, the National Library of Finland chose Primo as the public interface from which users can access digital content and local collections throughout the country. The product was selected as it met all of the network's extensive requirements for comprehensive search technology and impartial access to scholarly global content.

Primo claims to be a one-stop solution for the discovery and delivery of local and remote resources, such as books, journal articles and digital objects. It assists libraries in fully utilising their collections and offering users an up-to-date discovery and delivery experience. Primo services can be embedded in commonly used applications such as course management systems and institutional portals, helping library serve users wherever they are.

The National Library of Finland claims to be the oldest and largest scholarly library in Finland as well as the largest independent institute at the University of Helsinki. It is responsible for the collection, description, preservation and accessibility of Finland's printed national heritage and the unique collections under its care. The library also serves as a national service and development centre for the library sector and promotes national and international cooperation in the field.

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