November 2, 2015
The next-generation library management and reading-list solutions will be major contributors to excellence in teaching and research at the university
London, UK—November 2, 2015. Ex Libris® Group, a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for higher education, is pleased to announce that the University of Bath is to replace its SirsiDynix Symphony® integrated library system with the Ex Libris Alma® library management service. At the same time, the University is adopting the Leganto® reading-list solution from Ex Libris.
University Librarian Kate Robinson commented: ”The needs of the library and our users have changed enormously over the years. With the new solution in place, we will be able to eliminate the large number of spreadsheets we currently use, be able to adapt workflows to meet changes in service delivery, such as the management of metadata for e-book collections, and efficiently generate reports to help us manage costs and collections more effectively.”
”As users of the SFX® link resolver since 2004,” continued Ms. Robinson, ”as well as the Primo® discovery solution, with its Primo Central Index, and the bX article recommender, we know that Ex Libris is very responsive to its customers. Alma, the company’s new-generation library management solution, has reached maturity and will continue to evolve in parallel to our needs. We look forward to contributing to and benefiting from the exchange of ideas among members of the active user and developer communities.
”Through Alma, Primo, and Leganto, our back-office workflows and front-end interfaces will be seamlessly integrated and we will be better able to achieve our strategic goal of provide access to the world’s knowledge through excellent services, 24/7, for the advancement of education and research at the University of Bath” concluded Ms. Robinson.
The newest addition to the Ex Libris product suite, Leganto is a standalone, cloud-based service for creating, maintaining, evaluating, using, and sharing course reading lists. Leganto facilitates collaboration between lecturers, librarians and students, and helps the library to become a more active partner in the teaching and learning processes, provides more control over copyright compliance, and helps librarians to develop collections to optimally serve the institution’s academic goals.
”I am delighted to welcome the University of Bath to the European Alma and Leganto communities,” remarked Ofer Mosseri, corporate vice president and general manager of Ex Libris Europe. ”We are seeing growing interest in Leganto as a next-generation reading list solution across Europe. Together with Alma and Primo, Leganto will give the library team at the University of Bath a collaborative and efficient end-to-end library service that will support lecturers, students, and researchers.”
About the University of Bath
The University of Bath is one of the UK’s leading universities in terms of both research and reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and graduate prospects. In the 2015 Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey the university was ranked first overall out of 113 UK universities and in the top three for 12 of the categories. In the Research Excellence Framework 2014 research assessment, 87 percent of the university’s research was defined as ”world-leading” or ”internationally excellent.” From making aircraft more fuel efficient to identifying infectious diseases more quickly or cutting carbon emissions through innovative building solutions, teaching and research from Bath is making a difference around the world. Find out more at http://www.bath.ac.uk/research/.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris 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.
With the Ex Libris Alma® resource management service and Primo® discovery and delivery solution, libraries lower operational costs, increase efficiency, and add value to their institution through diverse new services and collaboration with other libraries and organizations. The Ex Libris campusM™ mobile platform enables universities to deliver a unified digital experience, promoting student engagement while providing mobile access to campus-wide information and services.