London, UK—February 18, 2013. Ex Libris Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that Lancaster University in the United Kingdom is live in production with the Ex Libris Alma library management solution. Having launched the Primo discovery and delivery solution to users in 2010, Alma now consolidates all the library's back-office operations in a single, cloud-based solution that supports many aspects of the library's modernization strategy.
"After intense preparation, we are very pleased to be live with Alma," commented Clare Powne, University Librarian at Lancaster University. "Our Implementation Group developed strong working relationships with the Ex Libris staff who have guided the project from London and Hamburg. We appreciate their responsiveness and attention to detail in bringing a complex project to this milestone on a tight timetable.
"As we hoped and anticipated, we are being challenged to re-consider numerous working practices and workflows," continued Ms Powne. "In the coming weeks and months, we expect to make significant strides in integrating previously separate streams of work to enable us to operate more efficiently and effectively. We are especially looking forward to developing an evidence-base for decision making by exploiting the Alma Analytics module, and we are excited about the options for further integrations that will help us enhance our service to library users."
Christoph Frech, regional sales director for Ex Libris Europe, remarked: "Over 120 institutions worldwide have chosen Alma and trust Ex Libris to be the right partner for the future. The numerous live implementations of Alma in Europe and the US prove that Ex Libris delivers according to plan, and we are gratified to see Lancaster University—an important, research-intensive institution—running its library with Alma."
About Lancaster University
Lancaster University is an internationally regarded leader in the provision of inspiring teaching and research. Ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world, Lancaster has fostered a culture of prioritizing the student experience and teaching, as well as strong research. The University advances knowledge and understanding across a variety of disciplines and makes major contributions in Arts and Social Sciences, Management, Health and Medicine, and Science and Technology. Its thriving community is culturally diverse, with research, teaching and student exchange partnerships with leading institutions in 24 countries around the world, and staff and students from over 100 countries attracted to our beautiful campus in the North West of England.
For more information see www.lancs.ac.uk
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.