Chicago, ILóNovember 17, 2014. Ex Libris Group is pleased to announce that the University of Rhode Island (URI) has selected the Ex Libris Alma library management service along with the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution to replace multiple homegrown and commercial systems.
Housing extensive physical, electronic, and digitized collections, the libraries at URI will now run a unified, cloud-based management system and provide a one-stop search engine that connects users with all of the library's collections. Provided on a SaaS basis, Alma automates and streamlines all library operations (order management and acquisition, catalogue management, metadata management, and digitization) for the full range of bibliographic resourcesóregardless of their location or format.
The sophisticated Primo search and ranking technology, intuitive browsing options, and support for serendipitous discovery enable users to easily find and seamlessly access the resources they need. Content neutral and flexible, Primo empowers libraries to tailor the discovery experience to their own user community.
"We are delighted to welcome the University of Rhode Island to the North American Ex Libris community," remarked Eric Hines, president of Ex Libris North America. "URI joins a large number of institutions worldwide that have moved to Alma from systems other than Aleph and Voyager. We are looking forward to supporting and collaborating with the URI libraries as they harness Alma and Primo to fulfill the university's strategic goals."
About the University of Rhode Island
The University of Rhode Island is the state's flagship institution of higher education and its only public university. As such, the school is uniquely positioned, ready, and able to provide innovative ideas, adaptive intelligence, and breakthrough research. The university offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in over 80 undergraduate and over 50 graduate areas of study. For more information, see http://ww2.uri.edu/.
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 90 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.