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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: Trials and Triumphs of Implementing the ExLibris Primo Discovery Tool in a Small Regional Consortium
College and Undergraduate Libraries (2012)
  • Jeffrey M. Mortimore, Bennett College
  • Leah M. Dunn, University of North Carolina at Asheville
  • Drew A. McNaughton, North Carolina-Piedmont Automated Library System, Inc.
  • Elizabeth Novicki, Salem College
  • Elizabeth J. Wade, Guilford College
  • Christine A. Whittington, Greensboro College
Abstract
This article presents a case study of the NC-PALS (North Carolina-Piedmont Automated Library System, Inc.) consortium's selection and implementation of the Ex Libris Primo Central discovery service, with the purpose of highlighting considerations, challenges, and concerns presented by our experiences. This case study may help inform planning and implementation of similar discovery services in small- and medium-sized libraries or consortia. Following a review of the literature on user behaviors and Web-scale discovery services, this study offers a detailed description of NC-PALS's experiences selecting and implementing Primo, giving attention to trials and triumphs along the way and identifying ongoing challenges that may hold significance for future implementations.
Keywords
  • Cloud services,
  • consortia,
  • Discovery service,
  • Ex Libris Primo,
  • Implementation,
  • Interoperability,
  • Selection
Publication Date
2012
DOI
10.1080/10691316.2012.693344
Publisher Statement
This is a preprint of an article published in College and Undergraduate Libraries, 19(2-4), 344-366. The final published version of this article is available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/10691316.2012.693344.
Citation Information
Jeffrey M. Mortimore, Leah M. Dunn, Drew A. McNaughton, Elizabeth Novicki, et al.. "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: Trials and Triumphs of Implementing the ExLibris Primo Discovery Tool in a Small Regional Consortium" College and Undergraduate Libraries Vol. 19 Iss. 2-4 (2012) p. 344 - 366 ISSN: 1545-2530
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jeff_mortimore/6/