Chicago, IL—April 5, 2011. Ex Libris Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation technology, is pleased to announce that Emory University Libraries has selected the Aleph integrated library system, replacing its SirsiDynix Unicorn system. At the same time, the Emory Libraries are moving their Ex Libris solutions, including their Primo discovery and delivery solution, MetaLib metasearch solution, and SFX OpenURL link resolver, to the TotalCare cloud environment, and are complementing their suite of Ex Libris cloud-based solutions with the addition of the Primo Central Index of scholarly content and the bX article recommender.
"As long-term partners with Ex Libris, we chose the cloud-based option for the Aleph and Primo solutions to ensure the robust management of our diverse library collections and operations," noted Richard Luce, vice provost and director of the Emory libraries. "The combination of Aleph and Primo on a cloud-based platform with the addition of the vast Primo Central Index and bX service will enable us to offer our users a complete discovery solution. In addition, the Ex Libris road map aiming toward a unified resource management resonates deeply with our strategic direction."
"We welcome the Emory libraries' decision to select Aleph and applaud its vision in choosing to move all its library operations to the TotalCare cloud environment," commented Mark Triest, president of Ex Libris North America. "Emory is making a bold statement about cloud-based services in today's library space. By stepping up to prepare its operations for the Ex Libris Alma next-generation library management service, Emory is demonstrating its continuing leadership in the world of academic libraries."
About the Emory Libraries
With more than 13,000 students, Emory University is a top 20 research university located in Atlanta, Georgia. The nine Emory libraries house more than 3.7 million volumes, including over 56,000 electronic resources. From the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library—which holds special collections that are strong in modern literature, African American history and culture, and the history of Georgia and the South—to the Woodruff Health Sciences Library, whose librarians are called upon by medical students and hospital professionals alike, each library contributes to making the system as a whole the intellectual commons of the campus.
For more information about the Emory libraries, see http://web.library.emory.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 80 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.