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OCUL members opt for Ex Libris Alma and Primo solutions
- 13 Jul 2018

Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, has announced that the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution. Thirteen OCUL libraries, including six ARL members, chose to move forward and participate in a collaborative purchase of the Alma and Primo solutions. Member libraries will be upgrading from the Ex Libris Voyager® integrated library system (ILS), as well as replacing other third-party integrated library systems. The Alma platform will also be replacing a variety of link resolver and ERM systems. The Primo discovery solution will replace the diverse range of discovery systems currently in use among the members to provide improved discoverability of resources across the institutions.

The University of Windsor, an OCUL member, was the first in the consortium to purchase the Alma and Primo solutions, in 2013. The 13 OCUL institutions that have recently opted for the Ex Libris solutions are York University (an ARL member), the University of Ottawa (ARL), Western University (ARL), the University of Waterloo (ARL), the University of Guelph (ARL), Queen's University (ARL), Nipissing University, Brock University, Carleton University, Lakehead University, Trent University, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, and Wilfrid Laurier University. It is anticipated that additional OCUL members will join the project in the future. The participating members have collections representing more than 18 million bibliographic records and serve over 340,000 students, staff, and faculty members.

The Alma platform and Primo discovery solution will provide OCUL libraries with the opportunity to share data, collaborate more efficiently, and streamline workflows. In addition, to support data-driven decision-making, librarians will be able to generate cross-campus analytics for an effective review of system-wide sharing, collection development, and resource usage. As a unified resource management solution, the Alma platform aligns with OCUL's goal to eliminate silos, redundant processes, and the duplication of data. The platform will be able to handle the size, scale, and diverse nature of the OCUL institutions and support a full range of collaborative services while also preserving institutional autonomy where necessary. The Primo consortium capabilities will enable each member library to optimise services; enhance the user experience; and maximise discoverability, resource sharing, and collaboration across the consortium.

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The National Library of Poland selects Ex Libris Alma and Primo solutions for OMNIS e-Service project
- 11 Jul 2018

Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, has announced that the National Library of Poland has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Primo® discovery and delivery solution as key components in the library's OMNIS e-Service project. Alma and Primo will provide the basis for the library to adopt a unified national approach to library resource management, discovery, and delivery.

The OMNIS e-Service project, financed by the Digital Poland Projects Centre, represents a major investment in the creation of a nationwide library network and the future of Polish librarianship. The project aims to enable users to access a wide variety of resources via a single gateway.

After the Alma and Primo solutions are implemented at the National Library, they will be rolled out to early adopters consisting of academic, regional, and county libraries. These institutions will transfer their data to a common cataloguing service and begin working collaboratively with Alma and Primo. The experience they gain will benefit all the libraries in Poland as the OMNIS e-service project is rolled out across the country.

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Universitą degli Studi dell'Insubria selects Ex Libris Alma library services platform
- 27 Jun 2018

Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, has announced that Universitą degli Studi dell'Insubria (the University of Insubria) has chosen the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform to achieve greater efficiency through economies of scale, reduced management costs, and improved library workflows.

As with many other institutions, the university is keenly aware of the growing demand for and importance of electronic resources. Over the past 16 years, the library's acquisition budget devoted to electronic resources has increased by over 85 percent. At the same time, the available human resources have declined as the result of budgetary constraints.

With the transition to the Alma system, the library team will have an opportunity to revamp their workflows to achieve greater efficiency, thus freeing up staff to develop innovative new services for the library's users. Library managers will be able to take advantage of the Alma analytics and reporting features to make data-based decisions related to organisational changes and resource usage.

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University of New Hampshire opts for Ex Libris Alma and Primo solutions
- 26 Jun 2018

Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, has announced that the University of New Hampshire (UNH) has chosen the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution. The UNH Library is the 11th member of the Boston Library Consortium to adopt the Alma and Primo solutions.

The UNH Library's vision aligns with Ex Libris' commitment to provide cloud-based solutions for higher education. Ex Libris shares the UNH Library's interest in encouraging research that contributes to the greater good.

The full-featured Alma capabilities and continual rapid pace of the product's development were among the key factors in UNH's decision to adopt this solution.

With the combination of the Alma platform and the Primo solution, the university will benefit from modern, unified library management functionality and user-friendly discovery service. In an era of data-driven decision-making and the need to demonstrate a library's value to its institution, the UNH Library anticipates that the analytics and reporting options will show the benefits of a significantly enhanced user experience.

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The Revs Institute uses OCLC WorldShare Management Services and CONTENTdm to drive research in automotive history
- 25 Jun 2018

Non-profit global library cooperative OCLC has announced that The Revs Institute is now using OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as its library services platform and CONTENTdm to manage its digital collections and make them accessible on the web.

WorldShare Management Services (WMS) provides all of the applications needed to manage a library, including acquisitions, circulation, resource sharing, metadata and license management, and a discovery service for library users. It also includes a range of reports that help libraries better understand their activities and track key metrics over time. CONTENTdm enables the library to easily build and showcase digital collections on the web.

The mission of the Revs' Library and Archives is to support the scholarly and instructional work of the Revs staff, volunteers and user community. By preserving milestones in automotive history, the Revs Institute is documenting the automobile as a cultural icon and agent of change. It is now the most comprehensive automotive library in the world.

CONTENTdm makes it possible for libraries to build and manage digitised collections and make them more visible and accessible to users. The Revs Institute has 500,000 images available online now, and another 500,000 yet to digitise. The library is digitising an average of 6,000 images each week. In addition, the Revs Institute built an entire e-commerce platform directly in CONTENTdm. They use the WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway to upload their collections to WorldCat, where students and researchers can find them more easily.

At the time the Revs Institute selected CONTENTdm, they also decided to begin digitising their own collections. The Revs Institute staffs get help from interns and about 140 local volunteers in the Naples area.

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