London, UK—October 24, 2013. Ex Libris Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that Anglia Ruskin University in the United Kingdom has selected the Alma library management solution. Having adopted the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution in 2011, the University Library is now looking forward to the further improvements in library services that Alma will generate, especially the simplification of electronic-resource management. Library staff members are enthusiastic about the potential of Alma Analytics, which will help them understand the usage of the library's resources in a more informed way and thus save time and money.
"There is no competitive solution to Alma on the market," commented Nicky Kershaw, university librarian. "We have followed Alma since its inception, and we understood that our library services, particularly the management of e-resources, need to meet the needs of users in the 21st century. We could see the additional advantages that a unified resource management system would bring us."
Nicky Kershaw and colleagues attended a number of Alma events before making their decision. "After hearing from early adopters and other libraries that are running Alma, and carefully evaluating additional commercial offerings, we knew that Alma is the way forward for us," added Ms. Kershaw.
Christoph Frech, regional sales director for north and west Europe, commented: "We are delighted to see our long-standing relationship with Anglia Ruskin University developing further and are honored to welcome the university to the Alma community. It is gratifying to see not only the continual growth of this community but also the constructive interactions between Alma customers and other institutions. The interest in Alma clearly demonstrates the importance of a unified, next-generation management system for the future of libraries."
About Anglia Ruskin University
Anglia Ruskin University has a student population of 30,000 and is one of the largest universities in the East of England. Its main campuses at Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough attract students from the East of England and increasing numbers of international students. With large collections of e-journals, e-books, and databases, all available 24/7 via the website, the four university libraries provide course-relevant materials and a range of study spaces and facilities. For more information, see http://www.anglia.ac.uk/.
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 90 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.