Chicago, IL—January 29, 2014. Ex Libris Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that Kansas State University (K-State) has selected the Ex Libris Alma library management solution. Replacing multiple systems including Ex Libris Voyager, Alma will streamline operations at K-State Libraries by providing a cloud-based, open, and unified platform for all collections, that integrates smoothly with both external campus systems and the Libraries' Ex Libris Primo discovery solution.
Interoperability was a key driver in the Libraries' selection of Alma, as Dean of Libraries Lori Goetsch explained: "Alma will unify all our operations on a single platform and will enable us to enjoy complete visibility between departmental and library systems. Within the library itself we are excited about transferring our multiple processes to Alma and thereby eliminating technical burdens and duplicate workflows in a single move. The analytics capability of Alma will boost our understanding of collection usage, particularly for electronic resources, and will thereby facilitate further efficiencies—on top of those made possible by Alma's automated workflows."
Mark Triest, president of Ex Libris North America, remarked: "Kansas State University is a longstanding member of the Voyager and Primo communities. We are delighted to be embarking on this next stage of our partnership—both as service providers and by supporting their strategic objective of leveraging technology to promote the long-term academic goals of the university. We are looking forward to implementing Alma during 2014."
About Kansas State University
The university was founded in 1863 as the nation's first operational land-grant university. Kansas State University has campuses in Manhattan, Salina and Olathe, and Research and Extension has a presence throughout Kansas. Nearly 25,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries attend the university, choosing from more than 250 majors and options in nine colleges: agriculture; architecture, planning and design; arts and sciences; business administration; education; engineering; human ecology; technology and aviation; and veterinary medicine. The Graduate School offers 150 academic programs and the university is home to more than 90 research centers. For more information, see http://www.k-state.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 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.