Primo- Ex Libris discovery service, public interface for your catalog, PASCAL Delivers, and loads of additional content
Primo VE- pronounced Primo V, the version we are using. Important to know if you look at documentation or follow Primo listserv. Sometimes it does matter if it is Primo or Primo VE
How your library named it: OneSearch, Find It, maybe something else
Alma-the behind the scenes system used by staff for acquisitions, cataloging, circulation, etc
Once you begin entering a search, you will see different search scopes which are customizable for each library. The options and what they are called may still be a work in progress but expect:
|Articles, books and more||
Recommended name for Central Discovery Index + your library catalog
Signing In may give you more results. Some metadata is only shared if you subscribe to the product. Web of Science for example.
|Your library catalog||Print and online holdings for your library. Lots of different ways for this being named.|
|PASCAL Delivers||All the holdings of the PASCAL Libraries|
You may also see scopes for:
|EBSCO||Library determines which of their EBSCO databases to include. Searches metadata from those databases. EBSCO does not contribute the metadata to the Central Discovery Index. User will need to sign-in before seeing any results. Facets/filters are very limited. If there is a problem with one of the databases included in this scope, the entire scope will fail.|
In any scope that includes content from the Central Discovery Index, the default action is to return only results that are accessible to the patron--either available online through your library or open access or in print in the library. Users can select Expand My Results to search for materials that will require Interlibrary Loan. Some libraries may have chosen not to display this option or renamed it.
Ex Libris Central Discovery Index - Overview (Ex Libris Knowledge Center)
Ex Libris Central Discovery Index (CDI) Update (October 2019) – YouTube video, WebEx recording, or PDF file. Some information relates to Primo, not PrimoVE, for example grouped records instead of merged records when the same item has content from several different metadata providers.