Sasso Marconi, Italy—February 12th, 2016. Ex Libris Group, a leading global provider of cloud based solutions for higher education, is pleased to announce that the University of Udine is live with the Alma library management service and Primo discovery and delivery solution. Udine has become one of the first universities to benefit from Alma's recently added support for the UNIMARC cataloguing format.
Dr.ssa Liliana Bernardis, co-ordinator of the library system of the University of Udine, said: "Together with our fellow early adopters we have worked closely with Ex Libris to ensure that the implementation of Alma with UNIMARC is right for our country."
"We are looking forward to making use of Alma's advanced Analytics to understand the usage of online sources. In addition, by providing centralised metadata, the Alma Community Zone will enable us to reduce the time required for cataloguing," continued Mrs Bernadis.
"With Alma and Primo, we are now in a position to deliver more efficient services thanks to the solutions' innovative design and unified workflows. As cloud-based solutions, Alma and Primo enable us to devote more time and resources to supporting our users' teaching and learning activities. Integration with other national systems used for the management of library services, particularly Inter-library Loan and Document Delivery, will help to further enhance our efficiency," concluded Mrs Bernadis.
"I am delighted to see Alma live in daily use at Udine," remarked Ofer Mosseri, corporate vice president and general manager of Ex Libris Europe. "We have worked closely with the Library to refine Alma and Primo to meet the needs of Udine and the Italian customer community. I look forward to seeing many more Italian customers go live with both solutions in the near future."
About the University of Udine
The University of Udine was founded in 1978 as part of the reconstruction plan of Friuli after the earthquake in 1976. The University provides more than 17,000 students with degree programmes in sciences, medicine and the arts; humanities, law and languages and communications. The University is actively involved in many research projects at national and international level and in student and staff exchange projects with universities within the EU and with several universities from Eastern Europe and other non-EU countries.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, 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 thousands of customers in 90 countries. For more information about Ex Libris, see our website, and join us on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter.