London, UK—May 30, 2013. Ex Libris Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that Plymouth University is in production with the next-generation Ex Libris Alma solution. Plymouth has replaced a number of existing systems with two solutions—Primo for the discovery of all library collections and Alma for resource management.
Having adopted Primo in 2011, Plymouth began to look into adopting a next-generation management service that would transform library operations in the way that discovery systems are changing the user experience. "The Ex Libris vision of unified resource management appealed to our own strategic thinking, and Alma's functionality matched many of our requirements," commented Jane Gosling, Head of Library and Digital Support at Plymouth University Library. "By joining the early adopter program we had the opportunity to actively engage in the development of Alma functionality. We reviewed many of our policies, but, now that we're in production, we are still being challenged to think differently about our processes and workflows, and as a result our efforts are being realized in tangible benefits for the academic outcomes of the university."
Ms Gosling also acknowledged the support from Ex Libris during the implementation of Alma. "It was helpful that several members of the project implementation team had worked with us on previous implementations, and were familiar with our systems and data," Ms Gosling noted.
Christoph Frech, regional sales director for Ex Libris Europe, remarked: "I am delighted to see Plymouth University, a close partner of Ex Libris during the Alma development period, enjoying the daily efficiencies and insights that Alma brings to libraries and their parent organizations. Over 150 institutions worldwide have chosen Alma and are migrating from a diverse range of integrated library systems, as well as Ex Libris Aleph and Voyager, to Alma."
About Plymouth University
With a mission to be 'the enterprise university', Plymouth is a dynamic and innovative place to work and study, transforming lives through education, world-class research and innovation on a global stage. Plymouth University is one of the UK's most prominent and dynamic universities with an educational history dating back to 1862. Consistently ranked as one of the top three modern universities, Plymouth has over 30,000 students, almost 3,000 staff, and plays a major role in the Combined Universities in Cornwall.
For more information, see http://www.plymouth.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.