February 18, 2015
This multi-campus ARL member is harnessing collaborative network technology to drive innovation with Alma and Primo
Chicago, IL—February 18, 2015. Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that the University of Connecticut Libraries have selected the Alma® library management solution and the Primo® discovery and delivery solution. The UConn Libraries were looking for an advanced technology solution to achieve seamless integration of all the libraries across their diverse system that includes four libraries on the main campus, five regional libraries, the UConn School of Law, and UConn Health.
”The UConn Libraries is focused on ways to expand efficiencies across the Libraries’ system and we believe the shared management platform provided through Alma will be a major tool in streamlining workflows and highlighting collection development opportunities,” commented Martha Bedard, Vice Provost for University Libraries at UConn. ”Additionally, the unified discovery solution in Primo gives our users a search option that will help them easily find the resources they need regardless of their campus location.”
Eric Hines, president of Ex Libris North America, remarked: ”We are delighted to welcome our long-time partners at UConn to the Alma and Primo communities. Alma is proving to be the platform of choice for research libraries in the United States and globally, with a steadily expanding community of over 400 institutions. UConn’s decision to move both library management and discovery to the Ex Libris cloud demonstrates their commitment to supporting the academic outcomes of their institution.”
About the University of Connecticut
The University of Connecticut, the state’s flagship institution, is one of the top public research universities in the nation, with more than 30,000 students at the main campus at Storrs and spread among five regional campuses. UConn offers small classes, access to talented faculty, and exclusive internships and majors. The UConn School of Law, located just minutes from downtown Hartford, emphasizes intellectual discipline and the development of professional analytic skills. UConn Health, located in Farmington, offers a strong foundation of groundbreaking research, a first-rate education, and quality clinical care. For more information, see http://uconn.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 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.