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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, Georgia Southern University
  • Leah M Dunn, University of North Carolina at Asheville
  • Drew A McNaughton
  • 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.
Publication Date
2012
Publisher Statement
This is an electronic version of an article published in College and Undergraduate Libraries, 19(2-4), 344-366. College and Undergraduate Libraries is available online at: http://dx.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. 2/3 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jeff_mortimore/6/