Adelaide, Australia—November 12, 2014. Ex Libris Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that Victoria University of Wellington has selected a unified solution for its libraries, consisting of Ex Libris Alma for next-generation resource management services and Ex Libris Primo for resource discovery and delivery. By providing cutting-edge services and an advanced discovery experience for users, these tightly integrated systems will help the library fulfill its strategic goal of supporting the University's learning objectives.
In its evaluation of resource management systems, Victoria sought a solution that would provide streamlined library operations, advanced management of metadata, analytics, and discovery-layer interoperability. As a vendor, Ex Libris was appealing because of its powerful vision for the future of library management and discovery, as demonstrated by the Ex Libris commitment to cloud-based SaaS solutions and to the enhancement of the user experience of both staff members and patrons.
"Alma functionality provides a future-focused, cloud-based solution with flexible workflows; good reporting and dashboards; and open, extensible architecture," said University Librarian Noelle Nelson. "Primo offers a truly integrated interface for all user activities, such as requests, renewals, and holds. Taking advantage of the extensive experience of Ex Libris, its commitment to academic libraries, and its clearly defined road map, the University will be well placed for future development. By joining the alliance of Alma and Primo customers in New Zealand and Australia, we will also benefit from opportunities to partner closely with Ex Libris in the decision-making process for Alma and Primo refinements."
Holley Dumble, Ex Libris director of sales for Australia and New Zealand, remarked: "The addition of Victoria University of Wellington to the Alma and Primo communities is an exciting development for both Ex Libris and our region. The rapid expansion of the Alma and Primo solutions in Australia and New Zealand demonstrates that academic and research libraries are eagerly seeking a new platform to transform libraries into an essential component of the research and learning life cycle of their institution. We are looking forward to collaborating closely with Victoria University in the coming months and years."
About Victoria University of Wellington
New Zealand's globally ranked, capital-city university, Victoria University of Wellington is known for its ethos of civic engagement and a strong commitment to advancing Wellington, New Zealand, and the Asia-Pacific region through teaching, research, and public service. In 2012, Victoria was ranked New Zealand's top university for research quality. The University is internationally respected and falls well within the top 300 of the world's 7,000 universities. In its traditional areas of strength, including law, the humanities, business, education, and earth sciences, Victoria ranks even higher, within the top 150 universities, and Victoria Business School is among an elite group of institutions with the "triple crown" of international commerce accreditations. The University aims to be New Zealand's most globally connected university, and its student population of over 21,000 includes approximately 3,000 international students from around the world. For more information about Victoria, visit www.victoria.ac.nz.
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.