Chicago, IL—June 27 2014. Ex Libris Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that the Colorado School of Mines (Mines), a leading science and engineering university, has selected the Ex Libris Alma resource management solution, which will complement the school's Ex Libris Primo discovery solution. Alma will replace a number of systems currently in use at the library, including the Ex Libris Voyager integrated library system (ILS) and SFX OpenURL link resolver.
The Colorado School of Mines offers unique programs in in science and engineering. Its research hub, the Arthur Lakes Library, is a specialized technical library that supports the educational and research goals of the university and also serves as a regional source of information in engineering and applied science related to the earth, energy, and the environment. The Library sought a solution that would not only integrate with other systems at the university but would also help the school continue expanding its collaboration with other institutions in the region.
Mark Triest, president of Ex Libris North America, remarked: "We are delighted to see our longtime partners at Mines adopt Alma, thus further validating the Ex Libris strategy of unifying collection management and discovery for academic libraries. As the first member of the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries to select Alma, Mines will demonstrate to other libraries in the region the enormous benefits to be gained from Alma's efficient workflows, advanced analytics, and collaborative capabilities."
About Colorado School of Mines
Founded in 1874, Colorado School of Mines is a public research university dedicated to educating students and professionals in the applied sciences, engineering, and associated fields, with special expertise in the development and stewardship of the earth's resources. The Arthur Lakes Library is a specialized technical library that supports the educational and research goals of the Colorado School of Mines and also serves as a regional center for information in engineering and related science fields. For more information, see https://www.mines.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.