December 3, 2014
Easy integration with internal and external systems as well as streamlined workflows were among the key reasons for their choice
Hamburg, Germany—December 3, 2014. Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm has chosen the Ex Libris Alma® next-generation library management solution. This decision will enable the KTH Library to make considerable reductions to their total cost of ownership and free up staff resources for customer-facing activities. Alma’s insightful analytics capability will assist the Library in maintaining a cost-effective, relevant and optimal collection.
Cecilia Heyman Widmark, Head of Media and IT at the KTH Library, commented: ”Rationalising and improving our services will be a central issue for years to come and the Library required a system that offers flexible solutions for workflows and personalisation. For the same reason we required a solution that would both integrate with existing institutional and external systems — including our present Primo® discovery and delivery solution — and which has a clear roadmap so that it will grow with us in the future. With Alma, we have selected a solution which meets all of these criteria and more, and one that can efficiently handle the present and future services associated with an academic library.”
Christoph Frech, regional sales director for northern and western Europe, remarked: ”We are delighted to welcome this historic technical university in Sweden to the growing Nordic community of Alma institutions. I look forward to seeing the solution enabling KTH Library to increase its efficiency and demonstrate its value to the academic goals of the institution, in the same way as Alma has benefited more than 400 institutions worldwide.”
KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm is the largest and oldest technical university in Sweden. Education and research spans from natural sciences to all branches of engineering and includes Architecture, Industrial Management and Urban Planning. There are a total of 13,400 bachelor’s and master’s degree students and almost 1,900 doctoral students. KTH has 4,900 employees.
The KTH Library provides scientific information to support research and education and acts as a central information hub within the institution. A large number of e-journals, e-books and databases are handled and administered by the Library as a part of the delivery of scientific resources. One of the main goals and strategies for the library is offering and delivering information as well as other services in the quickest and best possible way. For more information about the Royal Institute of Technology, please see: http://www.kth.se/en
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.