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October 18, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Ex Libris Alma library services platform has won a place in the French national Système de gestion de bibliothèque mutualisé library management system framework agreement. The competitive process for the framework and the tenders awarded under it are managed by the Agence bibliographique de l’enseignement supérieur (ABES), the French agency that provides bibliographic services to over 60 percent of French higher education institutions.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris to announced that the number of libraries participating in the Ex Libris Alma and Primo implementation at the Washington Research Library Consortium, in Washington, DC, has recently increased to 16.

October 3, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the company is the first in the library industry to achieve ISO 22301:2012 certification. ISO 22301:2012 is the first international standard published by the International Organization for Standardization that focuses exclusively on business continuity management. This Ex Libris certification joins two others awarded to the company—ISO 27001:2013, certification for information security management systems; and ISO/IEC 27018:2014, certification for the protection of personally identifiable information in the cloud computing environment.

September 29, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris anunció que el consorcio Madroño ha elegido la plataforma de servicios bibliotecarios Alma y la solución de descubrimiento y entrega Primo para mejorar la colaboración, la eficiencia y los servicios para los miembros del consorcio. Alma reemplazará el sistema de biblioteca integrado SirsiDynix Symphony.

September 28, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Consorcio Madroño has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution to enhance collaboration, efficiency, and services for the consortium’s members. Alma will replace the SirsiDynix Symphony integrated library system.The six member universities of the Madroño Consortium, all leading institutions in Madrid, had previously used individual, local, on-premises (non-cloud) deployments of the same integrated library system (ILS) and discovery tool.

September 19, 2017

(Ex Libris) Prosegue a livello globale la forte tendenza verso l'adozione di Alma, che diventa la piattaforma bibliotecaria con la più rapida crescita al mondo. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, ha il piacere di annunciare che Ex Libris Alma, la soluzione in cloud per la gestione delle risorse della biblioteca, è ora il sistema preferito da un migliaio di clienti. La millesima istituzione che ha optato per Alma è l'Università Carnegie Mellon che, come le altre 999 istituzioni, potrà beneficiare dei flussi di lavoro ottimizzati offerti dalla soluzione SaaS per la gestione unificata delle risorse.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Bibliothèque Interuniversitaire de Montpellier (BIU, or Interuniversity Library of Montpellier) has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and the Primo discovery and delivery solution to optimize library management and discovery. Alma and Primo will replace the Aleph integrated library system.

September 12, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Ex Libris Alma cloud-based library services platform is now the system of choice for one thousand customers. The thousandth institution to select Alma is Carnegie Mellon University, which, like the 999 other Alma institutions, will benefit from the streamlined workflows of a unified SaaS resource management solution. Alma will be replacing the SirsiDynix Symphony integrated library system.

September 6, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences (KUAS) has become the first university in Taiwan to choose the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform. Alma and the Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution will be replacing a number of the library’s current systems, including an integrated library system, electronic resource management system, and discovery system.

August 30, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Université Fédérale Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution to manage and expose its expanding collections. The Ex Libris solutions will replace the SirsiDynix Horizon integrated library system, in use since 1995.

August 24, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the University of Calgary has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Primo® discovery and delivery solution. Alma will be replacing the SirsiDynix Symphony® integrated library system.

August 18, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the National Library of Scotland has selected the cloud-based Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Primo discovery and delivery solution to help the Library better manage its collections, increase the visibility of resources, and handle the ever-growing quantity of electronic resources and print deposits.

August 16, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Ex Libris campusM mobile solution and portal has powered the University of Montana’s campus app for a full year, with resounding success.

August 15, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced a new release of the Summon discovery service. This release helps libraries further address researcher and student needs and improve their users’ experience. Patrons will benefit from interface and system enhancements, increased opportunities for discovering content through subject-specific searches, and easy access to course reserves through search results.

August 10, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform to replace the institute’s Voyager integrated library system. NAIT is already using the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution, which will be tightly integrated with Alma to optimize the student and staff experience.

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