Adelaide, Australia—November 19, 2012. Ex Libris Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that Australia's Curtin University has opted for the Ex Libris Alma next-generation resource management solution. Already adopted by over 120 institutions worldwide, Alma—a single consolidated solution—will replace a number of Ex Libris systems currently used by the library: the Aleph integrated library system, the SFX OpenURL link resolver, the Verde electronic resource management (ERM) system, and the DigiTool digital asset management system.
As part of its ongoing drive to improve services, the Curtin University library identified the need for a next-generation library management system that would integrate print, electronic, and digital workflows and deliver substantial improvements in efficiency and productivity. With the Primo discovery platform in use since 2009, library staff understood that the unified approach of Alma to resource management—and the system's seamless integration with Primo—would make a good fit for the school. In addition, the solution's cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) deployment will help Curtin University's library streamline its resource-management processes.
"The Curtin Library is a dynamic facility in a vibrant, international university. We look forward to continuing our long partnership with Ex Libris through the implementation of Alma, which will support the delivery of innovative, next-generation library services to our staff and students," commented Imogen Garner, University Librarian at Curtin.
Holley Dumble, Ex Libris director of sales for Australia and New Zealand, remarked: "We are delighted to see Curtin University, one of our closest partners in the Australian Ex Libris community, adopting Alma. The library has always had a visionary outlook on the technology required to fulfill its strategic goals, and the selection of Alma demonstrates this future-ready perspective."
By consolidating the disparate systems used by today's libraries to manage electronic, print, and digital resources, the Ex Libris Alma solution accelerates libraries' capacity to deliver next-generation services. Alma's cloud infrastructure helps libraries increase their efficiency through data sharing and collaboration. As a result, libraries can focus their resources on extending services within and outside their institution while supporting its teaching and research missions.
About Curtin University
Established in 1966 as the Western Australian Institute of Technology (WAIT), Curtin University gained university status and was renamed Curtin University of Technology in 1987. Home to nearly 47,000 students and graduate students, Curtin University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs in business, the humanities, health sciences, resources, engineering, and science. Curtin University is an internationally respected research and teaching institution based in Perth, with campuses in Sydney, Malaysia, and Singapore.
For more information, see www.curtin.edu.au.
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 80 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.