January 5, 2016
A consortium of Tennessee Tech University and four community colleges plans to optimize collaboration and streamline workflows
Chicago, IL—January 5, 2016. Ex Libris®, a ProQuest® company, is pleased to announce that Tennessee Tech University and four affiliated community colleges—Motlow State, Pellissippi State, Roane State, and Volunteer State Community Colleges—have selected the Ex Libris Primo® discovery solution and Alma® resource management solution. These solutions will replace multiple systems, including Innovative Interfaces’ Millennium.
The consortium evaluated several products and concluded that Alma was the most advanced resource management solution available. High on the libraries’ agenda was the ability to administer the library system on the consortium level while also meeting the differing needs of the individual institutions. They also sought a solution that provided integrated resource management and resource discovery, creating a seamless experience for librarians and users. A further factor in their decision was the ability to integrate with external systems used by the libraries, such as the Copyright Clearance Center’s Get it Now service.
”We are happy to be working with Ex Libris and we are looking forward to implementing Alma and Primo at our institutions,” Douglas Bates, Dean of Library and Learning Services at Tennessee Tech University, commented. ”Ex Libris has a strong commitment to the future development of these solutions and we are confident that they will deliver excellent value for our investment. Alma and Primo will enable us to provide our users with the up-to-date discovery experience that they expect, while for staff members across the consortium workflows will become simpler and more streamlined.”
Eric Hines, president of Ex Libris North America, remarked: ”Tennessee Tech and its affiliated community colleges are joining the Alma and Primo communities at an exciting time. Our user-driven roadmaps featuring regularly released new advancements will allow TTU to enhance user and patron experience and drive librarian productivity. With its commitment to high quality technological education, Tennessee Tech will find that Ex Libris solutions support its teaching and learning goals and provide a seamless research environment for library users.”
About Tennessee Tech University
The state’s only public technological university, Tennessee Tech University offers more than 40 bachelors and 20 graduate programs to more than 11,000 students on its 282-acre campus. Our students include outstanding high-school graduates, accomplished military veterans and students from around the world, many of whom graduate debt free. With more than 100 student organizations, community service projects and intramural sports, TTU offers a full campus experience. Founded in 1915, TTU is in Cookeville, a small town of about 30,000, located between three large cities and dozens of state parks.
Learn more at www.tntech.edu.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is a leading global provider of cloud-based and on-premises solutions for higher education. Offering SaaS implementations for the management and discovery of the full spectrum of library materials, as well as mobile campus services for driving student engagement and success, the Company serves over 5,600 customers in 90 countries. Ex Libris solutions are deployed at 43 of the top 50 universities worldwide and more than 40 national libraries.
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Motlow State Community College
Motlow State Community College is a public, multi-campus college offering certificates, associate degrees, and flexible learning pathways for early transfer, college preparation, and workforce training. Students are prepared for employment, career advancement, and four-year college or university transfer. The College serves an eleven-county area comprised of full-time, part-time, traditional, and non-traditional age students from diverse socio-economic populations with disparate educational and cultural backgrounds. The College offers high quality accredited educational programs and a variety of support services emphasizing and promoting student success. For additional information please visit www.mscc.edu.
Pellissippi State Community College
Pellissippi State Community College is a member of Tennessee’s Community Colleges. Tennessee’s Community Colleges is a system of 13 colleges offering a high-quality, affordable, convenient and personal education to prepare students to achieve their educational and career goals in two years or less. We offer associate’s degree and certificate programs, workforce development programs, and transfer pathways to four-year degrees. For more information, please visit us online at www.tncommunitycolleges.org.
Roane State Community College
Roane State Community College has nine locations across East Tennessee – the Roane County flagship campus; an Oak Ridge campus; campuses in Campbell, Cumberland, Fentress, Loudon, Morgan and Scott counties; and a center for health science education in West Knoxville. Roane State provides transfer and career preparation study options, as well as continuing education and developmental education.
Learn more at www.roanestate.edu.
Volunteer State Community College
Volunteer State Community College has more than 90 programs of study and offers two-year degrees, certificates and paths to university transfer. Continuing Education and Workforce Development extends the college mission to the entire community. For more information, visit www.volstate.edu.