Chicago, IL—January 23, 2013. Ex Libris Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, announced today that Brandeis University has selected the Primo discovery and delivery solution and the Alma library management service. Having used the Ex Libris Aleph integrated library service for many years, the University decided to migrate its library systems to the Ex Libris cloud environment and take advantage of the two solutions' tight integration and unified framework for the management and discovery of all resource types and collections.
John Unsworth, chief information officer at Brandeis, commented: "We are eager to take advantage of the comprehensive platform offered by Ex Libris Primo and Alma. On the discovery side, ensuring that our resources are presented in a neutral fashion, regardless of publisher, is critical—and this neutrality is a defining principle of the Primo Central Index. For our library operations, we were seeking a solution that would increase automation and accuracy, particularly for cataloging. We are also attracted by the fact that a number of our partners in the Boston Library Consortium are moving to Alma and Primo. We think that Alma, in particular, is going to be a good platform for consortial collaboration and will ultimately save us money and improve the quality of service we can provide."
"The addition of Brandeis to the flourishing North American Alma community is an exciting development for Ex Libris," remarked Mark Triest, president of Ex Libris North America. "Academic and research libraries are increasingly moving all their Ex Libris solutions to the Ex Libris cloud. This trend demonstrates libraries' desire to participate in a collaborative, networked space that also delivers tangible benefits, such as lower costs, higher productivity, and an enhanced discovery experience."
About Brandeis University
Brandeis supports an innovative and exciting program of learning that emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge and the solution of real-life problems. From the first year, undergraduates enjoy leadership positions and research opportunities typically available only to third- and fourth-year undergraduates and graduate students. As a research university, Brandeis is dedicated to the advancement of the humanities; the arts; and social, natural, and physical sciences. As a liberal arts college, Brandeis affirms the importance of a broad, critical education in enriching the lives of students, preparing them for full participation in a changing society, and rendering them capable of promoting their own welfare while remaining deeply concerned about the welfare of others.
For more information, see http://www.brandeis.edu.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic, national, and research libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries today and will facilitate their transition into the future. Ex Libris maintains an impressive customer base consisting of thousands of sites in more than 80 countries on six continents.
Dedicated to developing creative solutions in close collaboration with customers, Ex Libris enables libraries to maximize productivity and efficiency and, at the same time, greatly enhance the user experience. By empowering users to discover and obtain the information they need, libraries ensure their position as the bridge to knowledge.