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November 12, 2019

Ex Libris University of Michigan Library modernizes its systems and improves resource sharing and analytics with Ex Libris Alma and Primo. Ex Libris announced that the University of Michigan Library has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution to provide innovative services to the school’s diverse constituents. The University of Michigan Library is one of the largest research libraries in the United States, with almost 13 million volumes, 137,000 current serials, and more than 4.2 million annual visits. This scale and the library’s rapid growth rate were key business drivers for the strategic move to modern, cloud-based computing standards and capabilities, including multitenant software as a service (SaaS), and the selection of the Alma platform. Michigan has been a power user of the Ex Libris Aleph library management system for more than 15 years. [Full Announcement].

September 12, 2018

Knowledge Unlatched. Knowledge Unlatched and University of Michigan Library announce collaboration to advance Open Access. Knowledge Unlatched, a not-for-profit company based in England, and University of Michigan Library, a major research library based in Michigan, are pleased to announce that they will collaborate to study and overcome remaining obstacles to the spread of Open Access scholarly publishing in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Under the arrangement, U-M Library will provide a North American base for KU which has recently also established presences in Germany and Australia. [Full Announcement].

February 7, 2012

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. University of Michigan selects Innovative's Electronic Resource Management (ERM) system. Innovative Interfaces announced that the University of Michigan Library in Ann Arbor, one of the largest university library systems in the U.S., has selected the Electronic Resource Management solution, which will centralize and assimilate all of the technical and administrative details of the Library's electronic resources. [Full Announcement].

June 3, 2011

University of Michigan. Announcing a Drupal Module for Searching Summon via API. The University of Michigan Library's Web Systems department built a Drupal module for searching Serials Solutions' Summon product using the Summon API. Developed by Web System's lead developer, Albert Bertram, the Article Discovery module conducts searches in Summon, replicating much of the search functionality offered by Summon's native interface. It presents search results with facets, offers an advanced search, and allows users to export selected records to EndNote, RefWorks, or a simple citation list that can be emailed. [Full Announcement].

March 28, 2011

Relais International Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) selects Relais D2D. The Committee on Institutional Cooperation libraries have agreed to proceed with a pilot of Relais D2D. The pilot will include: University of Chicago; University of Iowa; University of Michigan; Michigan State University; Northwestern University; and Pennsylvania State University. Relais D2D (Discovery to Delivery) is a next-generation software platform for consortial borrowing from Relais International. The CIC libraries will implement Relais D2D over the summer with the goal of being live by the fall semester 2011.The CIC is the nation's premier higher education consortium of top-tier research institutions, including the Big Ten Conference members and the University of Chicago. [Full Announcement].

July 19, 2010

ProQuest University of Michigan chooses the Summon service to improve discovery of library collections. After a comprehensive study of researchers’ needs and priorities at the University of Michigan has chosen the Summon web-scale discovery service from Serials Solutions. More than 50,000 students and faculty at all three of its campuses, which encompass more than a dozen libraries, will benefit from the Summon service. U-M is one of many top-ranked institutions selecting the Summon service to create a familiar web searching experience for users, enabling access to the breadth of the libraries’ collections – no matter the format -- from a single search box. [Full Announcement].

June 20, 2003

Ex Libris SFX/MetaLib customer base doubles, with 200 new sites in one year. Ex Libris announced the success of the award-winning SFX and MetaLib systems, with the signing of eighteen new customers in the last month in North America alone. With these new awards, the global customer base of MetaLib and SFX will have doubled in the last year. [Full Announcement].

January 13, 2003

Ex Libris Trend continues of ARL's signing contracts with Ex Libris as deals are announced with University of Michigan and University of Tennessee - Knoxville. Ex Libris announced that two more ARL institutions have signed contracts for the installation of Ex Libris products. The University of Michigan has signed for the Ex Libris suite of products including ALEPH, MetaLib and SFX. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville signed a contract for ALEPH, complementing their already existing use of MetaLib and SFX. The ALEPH system will replace a Horizon ILS and GEAC acquisitions system at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a NOTIS ILS system and Innovative acquisitions system at Michigan’s University Library. [Full Announcement].