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December 13, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the University of Southern Queensland has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library services platform, the Primo discovery and delivery solution, and the Leganto course reading list solution as the university’s next-generation integrated system to serve students, academic staff, and library patrons in the community. USQ selected Alma, Primo, and Leganto primarily for the return on investment that these solutions have demonstrated at customer sites around the world.

December 12, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Scotland’s Robert Gordon University has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library services platform, Primo discovery and delivery solution, and Leganto course reading list solution. These products will be replacing RGU’s legacy software from SirsiDynix, EBSCO, Talis, and Clio.

December 4, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that 17 of the 20 libraries that were previously members of the UNILINC library network have chosen to work directly with Ex Libris as they continue to use the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Primo discovery and delivery solution.

November 28, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Drexel University has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform to integrate with the university’s Summon discovery and delivery service. The Alma-Summon combination will improve the discovery of and access to scholarly resources needed for learning, teaching, and research. As a single system, Alma will streamline procedures for managing the Libraries’ acquired and licensed electronic and print resources, help the Libraries raise staff productivity significantly, improve workflows, and eliminate data silos. The Alma platform replaces the Innovative Interfaces Millennium integrated library system, which Drexel has used since 1998.

November 15, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Swiss National Library has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution.

November 9, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata" (University of Rome Tor Vergata) has now gone live with the company’s Leganto course reading list solution. Along with Tor Vergata’s Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution, the Leganto service will provide instructors and students with all the functionality needed for creating, maintaining, and using reading lists.

November 8, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that LUISS – Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli is to build its new and enhanced library services on the Ex Libris Alma platform while continuing to work with the Ex Libris Summon discovery solution. The university will be taking advantage of Alma’s powerful analytics, streamlined workflows, and unified management of print and electronic resources.

November 7, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Virginia’s Community Colleges has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and will integrate it with its statewide implementation of the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution. Alma will replace the Ex Libris Aleph® integrated library system. The libraries of the nearly two dozen community colleges that constitute the VCCS will have the time-saving benefit of centralized acquisitions and collaborative decision-making.

October 31, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that its campusM higher-education mobile app platform has already been adopted at 50 university campuses in the United Kingdom and many more worldwide. The campusM app is supports many aspects of student life, in addition to the teaching and learning processes. On many campuses, the app is integrated with wider campus systems such as learning management, student records and administration, and library services.

October 19, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that BIBSYS—the agency of the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research that provides library services to universities and colleges, research institutions, and the National Library—has chosen the Ex Libris LegantoSM reading list solution after an exhaustive tendering process.

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.

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