London, UK — November 26 , 2014. Ex Libris Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that Edinburgh Napier University is live with Ex Libris Alma. After choosing the Primo discovery solution to improve the search experience for users, the Library decided to move their management system into the 21st century to help realize the University's strategic vision, further improve the end-user experience, and simplify workflows.
Alma's streamlined approach to library operations has enabled staff members at Edinburgh Napier University to transform their management of electronic resources and to manage their print and digital collections through a single unified system. In addition to seamless integration with the Primo discovery and delivery solution, Library Managers saw the benefits to be gained from integrating their library system with HR, finance, and Student Record Systems. The Library Managers will also be harnessing Alma's powerful Analytics module to enable staff to make decisions based on accurate and easy-to-produce usage statistics.
Chris Pinder, Director of Information Services at Edinburgh Napier University, commented: "Our successful implementation of Alma builds on our recent deployment of Primo and, together, these two products help us play our part in supporting and realising important elements of the University's strategic vision, which includes an excellent student experience, innovation, and, of course, efficiency."
"We are delighted with the support and encouragement that we received from Ex Libris, allowing our own staff to achieve the ambitious objective of going live before the start of term," said Margaret Lobban, Assistant Director (Customer Services). "The project team has worked very hard to achieve this goal and their enthusiasm and knowledge have taken the rest of the staff with them."
Christoph Frech, regional sales director for North and West Europe, commented: "After going live on time and on budget, we are pleased that Edinburgh Napier is the first University in Scotland benefiting from Alma in their everyday operations. Edinburgh Napier joins a strong community of 13 libraries in the UK that are live with Alma and we hope that many other Universities in Scotland will follow this example of a successful migration to the next-generation Alma library solution."
About Edinburgh Napier University
Edinburgh Napier is a modern university with campuses located around south central Edinburgh. It offers over 200 undergraduate and post graduate courses and has around 17,500 students from over 100 countries. Edinburgh Napier is among the top universities in the UK for graduate employability. For more information, see: http://www.napier.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 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.