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January 27, 2014

Ex Libris University of Minnesota Is Live With Ex Libris Alma. Ex Libris announced that all campuses of the University of Minnesota are live with the Alma library management service, joining 68 other institutions worldwide. Alma replaces a number of Ex Libris systems previously used by the UMN Libraries, including the Aleph integrated library system and the Verde e-resource manager. As a unified, cloud-based solution, Alma now supports the Libraries’ acquisitions, metadata management, and fulfillment workflows for all of its collections—which are among the most extensive in the United States. With its in-depth reporting capabilities, Alma Analytics provides library staff with valuable insights into library operations. [Full Announcement].

October 9, 2007

Ex Libris Ex Libris announces five sites go live with the Primo discovery and delivery solution. Ex Libris Group announced that during August and September of 2007, five institutions--Vanderbilt University, the Royal Library of Denmark, the University of Minnesota, the University of Bridgeport, and the University of Iowa--went live with the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution. Additional Primo sites will be going live throughout the year [Full Announcement].

May 01, 2007

Ex Libris Ex Libris launches the Primo Discovery and Delivery Solution. Ex Libris Group announced that the Company's Primo unified solution for the discovery and delivery of library resources, regardless of format and location, is now in general release. Addressing the expectations of today's library users for quick, easy, and effective searching and retrieval, Primo is the first step toward a new architecture of library information systems. [Full Announcement].

January 17, 2007

Ex Libris Ex Libris announces Primo Charter Members Program. Ex Libris Group announced the formation of the Primo Charter Members Program--providing a leading group of organizations with the opportunity to collaborate on the development of Primo. [Full Announcement].

June 19, 2006

Ex Libris Vanderbilt University and University of Minnesota partner with Ex Libris to deliver Primo-the next-generation, user-centric discovery and delivery. The Ex Libris Group today announced that two prominent institutions, Vanderbilt University and the University of Minnesota, will partner with the company to bring to market its newest product offering, Primo. [Full Announcement].

May 24, 2004

Ex Libris Three US libraries move to ALEPH 500 Version 16.02 with Ex Libris Upgrade Express. Three US libraries, Binghamton University, University of Maryland and affiliated institutions, and the University of Minnesota, will this week become the first Ex Libris customers to upgrade their existing ALEPH 500 systems to Version 16.02 using the Company’s new Upgrade Express tool kit—a set of automated tools aimed at making the transition between versions of ALEPH 500 quick and simple [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].

July 25, 2002

Ex Libris This was the week that was: Ex Libris delivers ALEPH across the globe. Ex Libris announced that six libraries in different parts of the world recently went live with the ALEPH 500 system within an eight-day period: Australia`s Curtin University; Lancaster University, in the United Kingdom; and the University of Delaware, the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, the State University of New York (SUNY) Cortland, and Harvard University, in the United States. [Full Announcement].

January 31, 1994

SIRSI Corporation. Sirsi corporation first to sign agreement to support three X12 formats. [Full Announcement].