London, UKóJune 5, 2015. Ex Libris Group, a global leader in library automation services, is pleased to announce that the University of Leicester has chosen the Ex Libris Alma unified resource management solution to streamline business processes and workflows. The University has also selected the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution to maximize the discoverability of resources while improving the user experience and user satisfaction. These solutions will replace Leicester's SirsiDynix Symphony integrated library system (ILS) and ProQuest Summon discovery software.
"Our current ILS, which has been in use since 1997, no longer meets our changing needs, and the business processes developed to work around it have led to a considerable duplication of effort," commented Caroline Taylor, University Librarian at the University of Leicester. "Furthermore, with the shifting nature of our collections toward greater numbers of digital and electronic resources, our system has become overburdened. When reviewing solutions that could satisfy our current and future requirements, we observed a trend toward cloud-based rather than locally hosted systems, as well as solutions that offer the business intelligence and management information that today's libraries need for demonstrating their value to their institution. Alma provides all of these features. With the Primo discovery system, our students and researchers will enjoy fast, easy searching; personalized relevance ranking; and opportunities for serendipitous discovery."
Koby Rosenthal, corporate vice president and general manager of Ex Libris Europe, remarked: "We are pleased to welcome the University of Leicester to the large community of Alma and Primo institutions in the UK and worldwide. By helping the library fulfill its mission, our solutions will be lending support to the University in achieving its academic and strategic goals. We are looking forward to working with Leicester in the implementation of Alma and Primo."
About the University of Leicester
The University of Leicester is a leading UK University committed to international excellence through the creation of world changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. Leicester is ranked among the top one per-cent of universities in the world by the THE World University Rankings.
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About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for higher education. Offering SaaS solutions for the management and discovery of the full spectrum of library and scholarly materials, as well as mobile campus solutions driving student engagement and success, Ex Libris serves over 5,600 customers in 90 countries. More than 40 national libraries and 43 of the top 50 universities worldwide have deployed Ex Libris solutions to create a unified platform for both the management and the discovery of library resources.
With Ex Libris Primo and Alma, libraries lower operational costs, increase efficiency, and add value to their institution through diverse new services and collaboration with other libraries and organizations. The Ex Libris campusM mobile platform enables universities to deliver a unified digital experience, promoting student engagement while providing mobile access to campus-wide information and services.