Hamburg, GermanyŚMarch 2, 2016. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the University Library of Mannheim has gone live with the Alma cloud-based resource management solution. The library chose to add Alma to its existing Primo implementation to make resource management and analysis easier and faster.
Mr Christian Benz, director of the library, explained: "My strategy for the library required the adoption of streamlined and modern systems that would allow us to manage and present our resources in the most effective way. Our previous system had served us well but there were three areas that I was keen to improve."
Mr Benz continued: "I wanted the library to employ an integrated workflow for print and electronic material, to have access to improved statistical analysis, and to offer comprehensive access to our licensed electronic resources. With Alma and our current Primo discovery solution working together we will be able to deliver our services more smoothly to our patrons. This will reduce duplication, simplify data management, and enable staff to carry out detailed analysis of resource use without needing expert-level SQL knowledge."
"The implementation process has been very smooth," Mr. Benz concluded. "Alma is a well-designed, flexible and feature-rich product designed by the leading company in its field, which has a global network of customers on which to draw for their product design requirements. It's implemented and supported by a very skilled team."
Ofer Mosseri, general manager and vice president of Ex Libris Europe said "Our professional services team collaborated closely with the team at Mannheim to ensure a smooth implementation and I am delighted to welcome Mannheim as the latest German member of the global community of live Alma users."
About the University of Mannheim
Ranked among the top-twenty economic and social science research institutions in Europe for many years, the University of Mannheim is one of the leading institutions in Germany with an international network of collaborators. More than 12,000 students and 3,000 employees enjoy the university's unique blend of Economic and Social Sciences that are linked to Humanities, Law, Mathematics and Informatics via a number of interdisciplinary programs and research projects.
The Mannheim University Library provides books and information resources for researchers, instructors, students and further education at Mannheim University. It is also open to residents, agencies and businesses in the Mannheim area. The collections of Mannheim University Library total about 2.2 million items including books and journals, e-books and e-journals, digital media and databases from all fields. For more information see https://www.uni-mannheim.de/1/english/
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.