London, UK-October 29, 2013. Ex Libris Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that Kingston University has chosen Alma as their next generation, unified resource management solution. Having opted for a complete suite of fully cloud-based Ex Libris products two years ago—the Primo discovery and delivery solution, the SFX link resolver, and the Aleph integrated library system—Kingston saw Alma as the next step in their plan to modernize the library in support of the university's academic and strategic objectives.
"The prospect of working with Alma was very appealing in 2011 when we made the decision to adopt Ex Libris cloud solutions," commented Elizabeth Malone, Co-Director of Library and Learning Services at Kingston University. "Now that Alma is successfully running in dozens of libraries, we are excited to be joining the growing European Alma community. Alma will provide our library with efficient, unified workflows across all our collections. These automated workflows will help to us to fulfill and anticipate both current and future requirements by streamlining our processes, thereby enabling our staff to spend more of their valuable time on student-focused activities. Additionally, Alma Analytics will enable us to better understand students' use of information resources and therefore ensure they receive the best possible service from the library."
Christoph Frech, Regional Sales Director at Ex Libris, commented: "Kingston University signaled their support for our Alma vision over two years ago when they chose to migrate from Talis to Aleph. Now that Alma is live, it is the obvious next step for them to take. The fact that all their applications are already hosted in the Ex Libris cloud environment will make the transition to Alma even quicker and smoother."
About Kingston University
With over 100 years of history and an annual income of more than ₤203million, Kingston University is home to almost 3,000 members of staff and over 23,000 students. The library contains almost 400,000 books as well as 158,000 eBooks, 31,500 DVDs and audio-visual materials, and 73,000 eJournals.
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 almost 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.