December 2, 2014
Streamlined workflows and a unified management framework for all collections make Alma the system of choice for diverse institutions
Chicago, IL—December 2, 2014. Ex Libris Group®, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that institutions across North America are continuing to select Ex Libris Alma for next-generation resource management services and Ex Libris Primo® for resource discovery and delivery. Pulaski Technical College in Arkansas and The Master’s Seminary in California are the latest institutions to select Alma with Primo. These institutions are migrating from the Voyager® integrated library system as well as other third-party systems.
As a fully cloud-based solution, Alma will considerably reduce the administrative workload on staff and thereby enable them to spend more time supporting the teaching and learning activities of users. Alma’s powerful analytics capabilities enable libraries to make informed decisions about collection development and budgets, as well as other areas of operations, thereby increasing efficiency and enhancing the value of the library to the institution.
Dr. Dennis M. Swanson, Vice President for Library, Educational Assessment, and Operations at The Master’s Seminary, commented: ”Ex Libris is the leader in library and information technology and systems. From my perspective there is nothing on the market that compares pound for pound with the Ex Libris suite of products. As a library director, I find their cloud-based solutions, forward-looking and innovative thinking, and excellent support service give me the assurance of future excellence for my staff, faculty, and students.”
”We are pleased to welcome these diverse institutions—which include a community college and a theological seminar—to the expanding Alma community,” remarked Eric Hines, president of Ex Libris North America. ”The rapid expansion of the Alma community in North America and worldwide demonstrates that academic and research libraries are eager to adopt a new platform to transform library operations and support the educational goals of the institutions that they serve.”
About The Master’s Seminary
The Master’s Seminary is committed to offering challenging academic degree programs that seek to ensure student mastery of the skills and knowledge, which are critical to success in one’s chosen profession, as well as preparation for further education at the graduate level. At the same time the College and Seminary make it a priority to provide support systems to maximize the potential for students to complete their degree work in a timely manner. For more information, see http://www.tms.edu/.
About Pulaski Technical College
Pulaski Technical College is Arkansas’ largest two-year college and the fourth largest of all the state’s colleges and universities. Through university-transfer curriculum, workforce training, and economic development initiatives in business and industry, Pulaski Tech is a vital partner in the economic health of central Arkansas. The college offers more than 76 degree and certificate programs in allied health and human services, aviation, business, culinary arts, information technology, manufacturing, and industrial and automotive technology, as well as continuing education and community services. The college awards Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees to graduates of the university-transfer program, as well as Associate of Applied Science degrees, technical certificates and certificates of proficiency. For more information, see http://www.pulaskitech.edu/
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.