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Northern Alberta Institute of Technology opts for Ex Libris Alma® library services platform
- 11 Aug 2017

Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, has announced that the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform to replace the institute's Voyager® integrated library system. NAIT is already using the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution, which will be tightly integrated with Alma to optimise the student and staff experience.

Among the functionality requirements that NAIT defined for its new library system was digital asset management that is part of the library services platform rather than a separate product. The Alma-Primo combination not only meets this requirement but also helps break down silos by enabling libraries to manage electronic, digital, and print assets within a single system and to provide access to all resources within a single interface.

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a polytechnic and applied sciences institute providing career programs in applied research, technical training, applied education, and learning designed to meet the demands of Alberta's technical and knowledge-based industries. NAIT offers approximately 140 credit programs leading to applied degrees, diplomas, and certificates.

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HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht selects OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system
- 07 Aug 2017

HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, one of the largest universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands, is now using OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system.

WorldShare Management Services (WMS) is the cloud-based library services platform that provides all of the applications needed to manage a library, including acquisitions, circulation, metadata, resource sharing, license management, and a discovery service for users. It also includes a range of reports that helps libraries better understand their activities and track key metrics over time.

HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht provides education and carries out applied research, working with organisations and institutions to find solutions to a wide variety of complex issues. The university's research generates knowledge and new insights both for the relevant professional field and for teaching activities.

As part of the OCLC library cooperative, WMS libraries work together through the WorldShare environment. Librarians are also able to connect with one another, exchange best practices, contribute ideas and stay informed about new WMS enhancements in the web-based OCLC Community Center, which is available 24/7.

Libraries worldwide are using WMS to share bibliographic records, publisher and knowledge base data, vendor records, serials patterns and more. With WorldCat at its foundation, WMS enables libraries to draw on the collaborative data and work of libraries worldwide for more efficient workflows. WMS also provides libraries with the unique opportunity to share innovation, applications, infrastructure, vision and success in serving their users.

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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley adopts Ex Libris Alma and Primo to unify library systems
- 03 Aug 2017

Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, has announced that the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library management service and Primo® discovery and delivery solution.

Established in 2013, UTRGV is now consolidating systems used by two former schools that are part of the new university. In making the move to Alma and Primo, the university's goal is to streamline the differing workflows from each campus and adopt a standardized, more efficient approach.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley selected Alma and Primo for the superior functionality and interconnectivity they offer. The library's top priority was finding an integrated library system that could serve as a universal tool to tie library functions together in a meaningful way. Library staff members are excited by the prospect of using interconnected workflows, as well as by the ease of generating meaningful analytics. Also, with the merging of two formerly separate libraries, the staff will have an opportunity to learn the new products together and share experiences as resource management becomes unified for a united institution.

With new data-driven capabilities, the library plans to simplify decision-making about de-selection, preferred formats, and how to improve cost efficiency. The university believes that the reports enabled by Alma analytics will make it easier for the library to demonstrate its impact on research, teaching, and learning.

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The State Library of Iowa partners with Credo to expand Iowans' access to foundational research materials
- 02 Aug 2017

Students and residents across Iowa will now enjoy increased access to foundational research materials as the State Library of Iowa and Credo Reference have partnered on a state-wide agreement that will bring Credo's flagship exploratory research platform to public and academic libraries.

At a time when finding information online means navigating around fake news sites and biased sources, easy access to authoritative sources is critical for meeting Iowans' academic, professional, and personal information needs.

In addition to accessing the Credo Online Reference Service platform, college and university students (in the Iowa Academic Library Alliance consortium) and public library patrons have been granted access to Credo's Complete Core collection. With access to over 850 easily-searchable ebook titles, thousands of high definition images, plus a wealth of video and audio files, there is something for everyone. The interface is intuitive enough for younger students whose schools might not have access to many digital resources, and easily searchable for lifelong learners researching their favourite topics. The award-winning platform also provides the robust and wide-ranging scholarly materials necessary for academic libraries helping their students embark on college-level research.

Credo Online Reference Service is more than just a database of scholarly materials. Its unique user interface includes several features that help cultivate information literacy skills in users while providing them with the information they seek. Topic Pages help researchers gather background information without venturing into the unverified sources found in Google or Wikipedia searches. The Mind Map brainstorming tool helps users see connections between and across topics. Key concepts included in every search use natural language processing to help researchers build subject vocabulary and find links to related resources.

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Virginia's Lynchburg College opts for Ex Libris Alma and Primo solutions
- 28 Jun 2017

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, has announced that Virginia's Lynchburg College has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Primo® discovery and delivery solution to manage and expose the library's electronic and print collections and to improve efficiency across the board with integrated workflows.

Lynchburg sought a robust solution that would integrate the college's complex collections and enable its library to manage print and electronic resources more efficiently. In addition, the college wanted to partner with a vendor that has a long history and extensive experience in the library system business.

The Alma platform will streamline library workflows and processes at Lynchburg and strengthen the collaboration between library professionals, while Primo will provide Lynchburg's students and faculty with unified access to both print and electronic resources. The comprehensive analytics capabilities offered by Alma and Primo will support Lynchburg's collection development processes and help the library demonstrate its value to the college.

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