June 17, 2013
Increased operational efficiency and cross-campus impact on scholarly objectives were crucial to the UK university’s decision
London, UK—June 17, 2013. Ex Libris Group®, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that Coventry University has selected the next-generation Alma solution from Ex Libris. Following its 2010 decision to implement Primo to improve the user experience, the university has now taken a strategic step to improve library operations with Alma. Alma will replace the Aleph® integrated library system and the SFX® OpenURL link resolver, enabling the library to increase efficiency by employing a single, cloud-based solution to manage its electronic and print resources. The combination of Alma and Primo will enable Coventry University to streamline workflows while continuing to offer their users access to the wealth of its resources via a single interface.
”Our decision to adopt Alma follows both an in-depth review of the marketplace and observations of successful implementations in the UK, Europe, and worldwide,” stated Caroline Rock, university librarian at Coventry University. ”We are confident that Alma will provide the unified functionality appropriate for today’s library users as well as for efficient and effective management of our information resources. Alma will enable our library to contribute fully to the academic goals of the university. Additionally, with this implementation, we will be able to build on the Ex Libris solutions that have provided us with strong foundations in both information resource management and resource discovery.”
Christoph Frech, regional sales director for Ex Libris Europe, commented, ”By joining the growing number of institutions implementing Alma, Coventry University reaffirms Alma’s place as an established service in the market. Alma is a natural step forward for institutions currently using Ex Libris solutions and for all libraries looking for a next-generation, cloud?based solution. The university’s decision to adopt this solution clearly demonstrates that Alma presents a sustainable alternative to locally installed library software.”
About Coventry University
Coventry University has a long tradition as a provider of education, with roots that go back as far as Coventry College of Design, which was founded in 1843. In 1970, Coventry College of Art amalgamated with Lanchester College of Technology and Rugby College of Engineering Technology to form Lanchester Polytechnic. The Lanchester name has been preserved in the title of the Lanchester Art Gallery, as well as in the university library. The Lanchester Library, whose building has won many awards for innovation, houses three floors of resources. As well as print and e-resources, the library is home to a large media collection, including DVDs, VHS tapes, CDs, and slides, and a number of special collections. For more information about Coventry University, see http://www.coventry.ac.uk/.
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.