Boston, MA—February 12, 2013. Ex Libris Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that California State University, Sacramento ("Sacramento State"), has selected the Alma unified library management solution. The University Library at Sacramento State will consolidate library operations under Alma, which will replace a number of systems: the Innovative Interfaces Millennium integrated library system, Ex Libris SFX OpenURL link resolver, and Serials Solutions 360 Resource Manager. Alma supports the full range of library operations for the entire spectrum of materials—electronic, print, and digital—regardless of their format or location.
By adding Alma to the Primo discovery and delivery solution, which is currently used for searching local and global collections, Sacramento State will offer staff members and researchers a single environment for resource management and discovery, providing seamless access to library resources along with a range of new services.
Sacramento State is the first member of the California State University system to move to Alma—a move that other libraries in the system are taking note of as they formulate their strategy for adopting a next-generation resource management solution.
University Library Dean Tabzeera Dosu explained: "The decision to move to Alma is very exciting for the entire Sacramento State community. The system will enable us to meet evolving user expectations through new services, expanded collaboration and smarter fulfillment while increasing the efficiency of workflows. Through patron-driven acquisition, Alma will help us significantly reduce the time that the library takes to provide new resources to the campus community. We will also benefit from Alma's advanced analytics capabilities, which will give us more insight into library operations and will provide key metrics to other stakeholders on campus."
"We are very happy to see the Sacramento State University Library adopting Alma," remarked Mark Triest, president of Ex Libris North America. "The library is a key participant in the University's teaching, learning, and research missions, and we are pleased to have a role in supporting these activities. We look forward to extending our long-term partnership with Sacramento State."
About California State University, Sacramento
Sacramento State has a diverse student body of 27,000 and a highly knowledgeable faculty, with 98 percent of its full-time professors holding the highest degree in their fields. Each year, the university's seven colleges award 6,500 degrees in 58 undergraduate programs and numerous master's and doctoral programs. The university's General Education Honors Program is tailored to high-achieving first-year undergraduates.
For more information, see http://www.csus.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 80 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.