Adelaide, Australia—June 2, 2014. Ex Libris Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that Bond University, in Queensland, Australia, has selected the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution and the Alma resource management service. The growing collection of the library's electronic resources, together with its strategic priority of supporting the university's academic objectives, makes the cloud-based Primo-Alma combination a compelling solution for Bond.
The adoption of Primo will significantly enhance the research experience for students and faculty, who will be able to move easily between search activities and library services such as accounts and hold requests. Library staff members are also looking forward to enabling users to personalize the ranking of Primo search results according to the users' discipline and level of scholarly expertise.
Alma will enable Bond University library to enhance its collaborative activities in areas such as resource sharing and fulfillment. Closer to home, the Alma solution's unified, automated workflows and comprehensive analytics capabilities will improve efficiencies and inject usage data and trends into the decision-making equation. As a current Ex Libris Aleph site, Bond University is keen to adopt the newest technology from Ex Libris for managing and exposing all collections via a unified, cloud-based platform.
"We are looking forward to realizing the opportunities afforded by Alma and Primo to enhance our services and deliver a state-of-the-art library experience," said University Librarian Wendy Abbott. "With Alma/Primo in place, the ‘virtual library' will be seamlessly integrated into the University's technology systems and services and will be at the center of academic life. Behind the scenes, moving to a cloud-based solution is a particularly attractive feature of the Alma/Primo package as it will allow us to transfer much of our technical support to the vendor who has the best technical expertise for the product."
Holley Dumble, Ex Libris sales director for Australia and New Zealand, remarked: "I am excited to welcome Bond University to the expanding Alma and Primo community. With over 40 customers in Australia and New Zealand having selected Alma as the right solution to streamline and extend library operations, the region is one of the fastest-growing Alma communities. We are looking forward to partnering with the library at Bond to build a world-class environment that will advance the academic goals of the university."
About Bond University
As the country's first private not-for-profit university, Bond University has changed the face of tertiary education in Australia. Modelled on the traditions of the world's leading educational institutions, it was built around the ideal of providing a personalised learning experience where students work in small classes, mentored by leading experts in their respective fields. Bond consistently ranks as one of Australia's leading universities in independent reviews such as the Good Universities Guide. Its Law school is rated as one of the best in Australia. The Bond MBA is ranked in the country's top five and its Executive MBA in the top three. For more information on Bond, visit www.bond.edu.au.
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.