July 11, 2013
Alma will increase efficiency by providing unified resource management of all the library’s collections, regardless of location or format
Singapore—July 11, 2013. Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that Seoul National University (SNU) has selected the next-generation Alma library management solution. SNU is the first Korean institution to join the Alma early-adopter program, following in the footsteps of over 160 leading institutions worldwide.
Seoul National University sought a new solution to replace its legacy library system, which no longer met the needs of library staff and users. ”We looked for a vendor that would enable us to provide world-class library services,” explained Library Director, Jihang Park, PhD. ”Alongside the construction of our state-of-the-art library building we are refreshing our strategic goals—which now encompass streamlining our operations to maximize efficiency and productivity. As a result the library will be able to focus more of its resources on supporting the academic objectives of the University.”
”We are proud to welcome Seoul National University as the first member of the Alma early-adopter program in Korea, joining the rapidly growing worldwide Alma community,” remarked Ziv BenZvi, vice president of Ex Libris Asia Pacific. ”SNU is well known for technical innovation and scholarly leadership on the global stage. The pioneering decision made by SNU will provide an important case study for future implementations of Alma in Korea.”
About Seoul National University
The mission of Seoul National University in the twenty-first century is to create a vibrant intellectual community where students and scholars join together in building the future. As Korea’s leading research university, Seoul National University is committed to diversifying its student body and faculty, fostering global exchange, and promoting path-breaking research in all fields of knowledge. For more information, see http://www.useoul.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 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.