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July 12, 2016

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has selected the Ex Libris Alma library management service and Primo discovery and delivery solution to manage and provide access to the Health Sciences Library’s large collection of electronic and physical materials. The library will be migrating from Innovative Millennium. Key to the university’s choice was the cloud-based, multitenant nature of the Alma service as well as improvements in the management and discovery of electronic and physical resources enabled by the combination of Alma and Primo. The Health Sciences Library will benefit from reports that help librarians analyze collections and manage them with greater efficiency. In addition, the rich Alma interfaces and APIs will facilitate the solution’s integration with third-party systems and will enable the library to expand its services.

June 26, 2016

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Washington Research Library Consortium, based in the Washington, DC area, has selected the Ex Libris Alma library management service and Primo discovery and delivery solution to help fulfill the consortium’s priorities of coordinating collections across all partner institutions (including its high-density Shared Collections Facility) and presenting end-users with a unified view of WRLC’s shared collection. WRLC chose Alma and Primo for their scalability, openness to other systems, rich functionality, and cost-effectiveness. The consortium of nine academic libraries will be migrating from Voyager® and Innovative Interfaces Sierra to the new solutions.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris anunció que su servicio de gestión de bibliotecas Alma permitirá a los bibliotecarios acceder a Alma desde cualquier lugar, utilizando un dispositivo móvil.

June 24, 2016

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that its Alma library management service now enables librarians to access Alma from anywhere, using a mobile device. The new mobile capabilities are being rolled out gradually, with the first version now available for early-access users. A general release for all Alma users is planned for the third quarter of 2016. Librarians can now access task lists and perform fulfillment activities on the go, even scanning item barcodes to register in-house use from anywhere in the library. Built on a flexible advanced mobile application framework, Alma Mobile will grow to include more features, such as work-order processing, item returns, the creation and processing of sets, inventory management, and even mobile analytics.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that its Alma library management service now routinely handles over one million API transactions daily from hundreds of institutions around the world.

June 22, 2016

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris and the UK’s Copyright Licensing Agency announced their collaboration on the Digital Content Store Content URL API. This collaboration will facilitate the integration of the Digital Content Store with the Ex Libris Alma resource management solution and Leganto reading list solution. Ex Libris is one of several partners aiding in the development of the DCS Content URL API.

June 14, 2016

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Mondragon University has selected the Ex Libris campusM Enterprise platform for creating the university’s digital portal. The multilingual solution will foster communication between users.

June 8, 2016

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that South Africa’s Stellenbosch University has chosen the Ex Libris Alma resource management service to complement the library’s Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution. This investment will help the university control costs and maintain its ranking as one of the three leading research-intensive academic institutions in Africa.

June 7, 2016

(Ex Libris) Hong Kong -- June 7, 2016. Ex Libris announced that the Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee (JULAC) has selected the Ex Libris Alma resource management service and Primo discovery and delivery solution. The Hong Kong consortium of eight academic libraries will use Alma and Primo solutions to enable a shared library services platform (rather than an individual ILS deployment) that will align with JULAC’s stated strategy of deep collaboration.

(Ex Libris) Users of the Ex Libris Rosetta digital asset management and preservation solution are gathering this week at New York University in New York, NY, for the seventh annual meeting of the Rosetta Advisory Group.

June 2, 2016

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announcee that NHS Education for Scotland has selected the Ex Libris Alma library management service and Primo discovery and delivery solution as the infrastructure to combine NHS Scotland’s print and electronic resources through the organization’s popular and well used Knowledge Network. NHS Education chose Alma and Primo after considering several options for replacing its legacy library management and discovery products.

May 26, 2016

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Istanbul-based Koç University, one of the leading academic and research institutions in Turkey, has chosen the Ex Libris campusM Enterprise platform for developing and delivering personalized applications and services to students and staff.

May 25, 2016

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Consortium of Academic and Special Libraries of Saskatchewan has selected the Ex Libris Alma resource management service and Primo discovery and delivery solution to create a unified resource management and discovery environment that offers comprehensive and convenient access to library materials. Alma and Primo will replace Voyager and SirsiDynix Symphony.

May 20, 2016

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announce that it is increasing its investment in the Spanish market and has reached an agreement with its Barcelona-based partner, GreenData, that will see Ex Libris playing a direct role in the Spanish market. Under the agreement, GreenData will remain an Ex Libris business development partner while the marketing, sales, and support responsibilities will move to Ex Libris. GreenData's solutions experts, sales team, and support personnel for Ex Libris products will become part of the Ex Libris team and will continue to operate from GreenData's Barcelona office. The expanded team will also work closely with Madrid-based Ex Libris and ProQuest staff, thus increasing the size and reach of Ex Libris in Spain.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, empresa propiedad de ProQuest, se complace en anunciar un incremento de sus inversiones en el mercado español y la firma de un acuerdo con su socio barcelonés GreenData que permitirá a Ex Libris participar directamente en el mercado del país. En virtud de este acuerdo, GreenData continuará siendo el socio de desarrollo de negocio de Ex Libris, mientras que esta última asumirá las tareas de marketing, ventas y asistencia. Los expertos en soluciones, el equipo de ventas y el personal de asistencia de GreenData encargado de los productos de Ex Libris pasarán a formar parte del equipo de esta última y continuarán operando desde la oficina de GreenData en Barcelona. El equipo ampliado también colaborará estrechamente con el personal de Ex Libris y ProQuest con sede en Madrid, lo que reforzará el alcance y tamaño de Ex Libris en España.

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