Thursday, 22 December 2016 01:01

Library launches Primo: fast, personalized search engine


Search more, faster. That’s what the new Primo search engine, launching on Dec. 23 at Morgan Library, will allow users to do.

Primo allows users to search more at once by accessing the library’s catalog, databases and collections all in one place. Primo searches the full text of articles and databases to pull up relevant materials, and is not restricted to just a keyword or title.

Discovery on-the-go means Primo is accessible from any device – iPhone, Android, tablet and more – so users will have a fresh and intuitive web experience when searching content.

Access to the user’s CSU Libraries account is part of Primo, which will help users request items, while streamlining off-campus access to the search. Primo allows users to login and gain access to most electronic resources from off campus without using the VPN/

Relevancy ranking in Primo uses algorithms to deliver content that is relevant to the search context and user’s profile. Serendipitous discovery allows one to learn and explore content thorough automatic recommendations and virtual browsing.

Maximizing the impact of Morgan Library

In a time where content creation is flourishing and access to information is almost instantaneous through the Internet, Primo helps promote the visibility of library services.

Support for academic research is provided through the Primo Central Index where hundreds of millions of scholarly e-resources are aggregated. Analytics and reporting provide the user with insights into their searches; promotion of local content enables the library to feature collections; and brand visibility tailors Primo’s look and feel to create a discovery environment unique to Morgan Library.

Nearly 2,100 global institutions use Primo to encourage library discovery and enhance the search experience. This launch will provide greater institutional value and support for CSU students, faculty, and staff.

For more information and to start using Primo, go to the CSU Libraries website.

Author : Christina Vessa

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