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University of California Libraries adopt Ex Libris higher-ed cloud platform to facilitate access to collections and systemwide collaboration -

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, has announced that the University of California (UC) Libraries have selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution to deploy a systemwide integrated library system (SILS).

Currently, the maintenance of many independent but interconnected library and resource sharing systems at UC provides diminishing returns, resulting in higher system resource investments and lost opportunities to innovate and enhance the libraries’ services. The Ex Libris higher-ed cloud platform will help the UC Libraries scale efficiently, providing the technological infrastructure to support more than 2,000 library staff members who serve 330,000 students and academic employees across 100 libraries.

The Alma cloud-based platform will help the libraries improve the faculty and student end-user experience in discovering and accessing items in UC’s vast physical and electronic collections. The libraries will also be able to take advantage of business intelligence that feeds a data-driven approach to library management and development, and will benefit from the operational efficiencies and transformative opportunities enjoyed when a systemwide approach is taken.

In addition, the Ex Libris Primo solution will provide the UC Libraries with a discovery interface and central index of metadata that directs users to both local and systemwide resources.

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