March 19, 2015
The first library to implement Alma in Singapore, SIM has transformed library operations with the Ex Libris next-generation library management solution
Singapore—March 19, 2015. Ex Libris® Group, a global leader in library automation services, is pleased to announce that the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) is live with the Ex Libris Alma library management solution. The first library in Singapore to adopt Alma, SIM expects the migration to serve as a transformative platform to realize the Library’s Vision 2020′ milestones.
To accommodate the evolving needs of users, changes in the education landscape, and rapid advances in technology, SIM Library needed to move away from the traditional integrated library system that was in use since 1994. The Library’s primary requirements were for a solution that harnesses cutting-edge technology, consolidates the disparate systems, and is flexible to the unique requirements of each institution. SIM selected Ex Libris Primo together with Alma to enable them to offer users a unified discovery interface that is tightly integrated with library services and operations.
”The search for a unified, cutting-edge solution that would meet our needs for at least the next ten-years was a huge priority,” Dr. Gina de Alwis, Senior Manager of Library Services at SIM, commented. ”Alma’s well defined development roadmap provides a very clear direction and meets the academic objectives of both the Library and the Institute. Alma and Primo allow us to manage our electronic, print and digital resources efficiently—leading to cost savings and more time for our staff members to focus on user services. In addition Alma Analytics provides us with powerful data and insights to improve decision-making and deliver the services that are most valuable to students.”
Ziv Benzvi, VP Asia Pacific at Ex Libris, remarked: ”We are delighted that the Singapore Institute of Management is now benefiting from Alma and Primo in their everyday operations, as the first institution in Singapore to implement Alma. SIM joins over 400 libraries around the world that have selected Alma, and we hope that many other organizations in the Asia Pacific region will follow this example of a successful migration to the next-generation library solution.”
About the SIM Group
The Singapore Institute of Management (SIM Group) is the leading provider of higher education and professional training in Singapore, reputed for its dedication to lifelong learning and high standards and quality. Founded in 1964 under the initiation of Economic Development Board to support Singapore’s economic development, we are today a diverse and vibrant organisation with a wide range of programmes and services.
We are also a membership-based organisation with more than 50,000 individual and corporate members. Our extensive range of membership programmes, activities and resources provide an important nexus for students and members to network and learn.
The SIM Group offers its core services through three educational brands: SIM University, SIM Global Education, and SIM Professional Development. For more information, visit our websites at: www.sim.edu.sg, www.simge.edu.sg and www.unisim.edu.sg
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.
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