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December 5, 2013. BIBSYS Consortium selects Ex Libris Alma. Ex Libris announced that BIBSYS, the Norwegian national provider of library services, has selected the Alma library management service. BIBSYS will use Alma in conjunction with Ex Libris Primo to provide next-generation library services for a consortium of over 100 institutions that includes all Norwegian universities, colleges, the National Library and a number of research libraries. <<more>>
November 27, 2013. Bavaria Takes Digital Long-Term Preservation Statewide with Ex Libris Rosetta. Ex Libris announced that the Bavarian Library Network has selected Ex Libris Rosetta to provide long-term preservation services to all the academic libraries in the state. This decision extends the existing Rosetta implementation at the Bavarian State Library (BSB) to all university libraries in Bavaria. <<more>>
November 27, 2013. Roger Brisson joins Ex Libris as Strategy Director Europe. Ex Libris announced that Roger Brisson has been appointed Strategy Director for Ex Libris Europe. The former head of Metadata Services at Boston University, which has run Ex Libris Alma for the past year, Mr Brisson brings with him a wealth of real-world knowledge of academic libraries and their evolving needs. <<more>>
November 20, 2013. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation selects Ex Libris Alma and Primo. Ex Libris announced that the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation has selected the Alma library management service and the Primo discovery and delivery solution. Alma and Primo replace a number of systems including Ex Libris Voyager and Proquest AquaBrowser. <<more>>
November 18, 2013. Ex Libris and Elsevier collaborate to harness journal metrics for Primo relevance ranking . Elsevier and Ex Libris announced a collaborative initiative to use the source normalized impact per paper (SNIP) and SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) metrics in calculating relevance ranking for Primo search results. <<more>>
November 18, 2013. Collaborazione Ex Libris - Elsevier per includere le metriche SNIP e SJR in Primo. Elsevier, leader nella fornitura di prodotti e servizi informativi in ambito scientifico, tecnico e medico, ed Ex Libris Group, leader mondiale nella fornitura di soluzioni tecnologiche di biblioteca, hanno annunciato la collaborazione per l'utilizzo delle metriche SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper) e SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) nel calcolo del relevance ranking dei risultati della ricerca all'interno del discovery tool Primo. <<more>>
November 10, 2013. Jisc and Ex Libris collaborate to support UK academic libraries . Ex Libris announced that it has entered into a collaborative agreement with Jisc to help academic libraries manage their e resources. The collaboration will improve library efficiency by continually updating data from Jisc’s Knowledge Base+ (KB+) to the KnowledgeBase of the Ex Libris SFX OpenURL link resolver and Alma library management solution. <<more>>
October 30, 2013. Montana higher education institutions select Ex Libris Primo and SFX. Ex Libris announced that the University of Montana and the Montana State University System—both multi-campus consortia—have selected the Primo discovery and delivery solution, the SFX OpenURL link resolver, and the bX Recommender. The Ex Libris solutions will replace Summon and 360Link from Serials Solutions at several member institutions. <<more>>
October 29, 2013. Kingston University Library selects Ex Libris Alma. Ex Libris announced that Kingston University has chosen Alma as their next generation, unified resource management solution. Having opted for a complete suite of fully cloud-based Ex Libris products two years ago—the Primo discovery and delivery solution, the SFX link resolver, and the Aleph integrated library system—Kingston saw Alma as the next step in their plan to modernize the library in support of the university’s academic and strategic objectives. <<more>>
October 24, 2013. Anglia Ruskin University chooses Ex Libris Alma. Ex Libris announced that Anglia Ruskin University in the United Kingdom has selected the Alma library management solution. Having adopted the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution in 2011, the University Library is now looking forward to the further improvements in library services that Alma will generate, especially the simplification of electronic-resource management. Library staff members are enthusiastic about the potential of Alma Analytics, which will help them understand the usage of the library's resources in a more informed way and thus save time and money. <<more>>
October 14, 2013. University of Mannheim Library selects Ex Libris Alma management service. Ex Libris announced that the University of Mannheim has opted for the Alma library management solution. One of the leading economic and social science libraries in Germany, with a record of continuing innovation, the University of Mannheim joins over 170 institutions worldwide that have chosen to take advantage of the seamless integration between Alma and Ex Libris Primo for the management and discovery of all resource types and collections. <<more>>
October 7, 2013. Ex Libris signs agreement with NewsBank to add Readex content to the Primo Central Index . Ex Libris has signed an agreement with NewsBank to include a number of the Readex Archive of Americana collections in the Primo Central Index. Offered as a cloud-based service to institutions around the globe, the Primo Central Index gives users access to hundreds of millions of scholarly e-resources of global and regional importance. <<more>>
October 2, 2013. Primo Central Index to Cover Russian-language content from BIBCOM Central Collector of Libraries . Ex Libris announced that it has signed an agreement with BIBCOM Central Collector of Libraries, a principal aggregator of Russian scholarly content, to include its extensive collections in the Primo Central Index. <<more>>
September 30, 2013. Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense selects Ex Libris Primo and SFX. Ex Libris Group announce that Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense has selected the Primo discovery and delivery service, the Primo Central Index of scholarly e-resources, and the SFX link resolver for its research community. A long-standing Ex Libris customer, Université Paris Ouest opted for the company’s suite of discovery products to improve the end-user experience at its three associated libraries: the Service Commun de Documentation, an umbrella organization for the university’s libraries; Bibliothèque de Documentation Internationale Contemporaine; and Maison Archéologie et Ethnologie, René-Ginouvès. <<more>>
September 11, 2013. Bulgarian National Academic Library and Information System (NALIS) selects Ex Libris Rosetta . Ex Libris announced that the National Academic Library and Information System in Bulgaria has adopted the Rosetta digital preservation solution. <<more>>
August 28, 2013. Ex Libris Alma goes live at the University of Sheffield . Ex Libris announced that the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom is now in production with the next-generation Alma library management solution. A member of Research Libraries UK and the Russell Group, the University of Sheffield participated in the Alma early adopter program, providing valuable input to Ex Libris on European and UK requirements. Alma has been selected by over 170 institutions worldwide to date. <<more>>
August 27, 2013. University of Salford goes live with Ex Libris Alma. Ex Libris announced that the University of Salford in the United Kingdom has gone into production with the next-generation Alma library management solution. After improving its users’ discovery and delivery experience with the Ex Libris Primo discovery solution in 2011, the University of Salford has now replaced multiple systems, including its link resolver and its Capita (Talis) library management system (LMS), with Alma, which provides more effective management of library resources. <<more>>
August 26, 2013. Data Planet statistical content to be covered by the Primo Central Index . Ex Libris announced that it has recently signed an agreement with Data Planet to include its extensive collections of original datasets in the Primo Central Index. More than 12,000 summary-level data records from Data-Planet will be available in the Primo Central Index, allowing all PCI users to link directly to Data-Planet Datasheets. This number will quickly grow to more than 120,000 records. <<more>>
July 22, 2013. Ex Libris Alma promotes success at RMIT University. Ex Libris announce that RMIT University is in production with the Alma library management service from Ex Libris. In tandem with Ex Libris Primo, which RMIT implemented in 2012, Alma has replaced multiple systems, including the Library’s Voyager ILS. <<more>>
July 10, 2013. Seoul National University selects Ex Libris Alma . Ex Libris announced that Seoul National University 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. <<more>>
June 27, 2013. University of Oklahoma Libraries select Ex Libris Primo, SFX, and bX. Ex Libris announced that the University of Oklahoma Libraries—including libraries at the Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, University of Oklahoma-Tulsa, and University of Oklahoma College of Law—have selected the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution, the bX article recommender, and the SFX OpenURL link resolver. These Ex Libris solutions will replace EBSCO EDS and LinkSource systems. <<more>>
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Ex Libris is owned by Golden Gate Capital, a private equity firm based in San Francisco, CA.
Ex Libris offers the following Integrated Library Systems:
A total of 2841 library facilities included in lib-web-cats use an ILS provided by Ex Libris.
Ex Libris offers an OpenURL Link Resolver:
|Oct 16, 2012||
Golden Gate Capital acquires Ex Libris from Leeds Equity Partners.|
|Jul 2, 2012||
Boston College becomes the first library to put Alma in production.|
|Feb 8, 2010||
Ex Libris acquires Fujitsu Services A/S library division.|
|Jul 6, 2009||
Ex Libris announces development initiative for Unified Resource Management -- later branded as Alma.|
|Aug 5, 2008||
Leeds Equity Partners acquires Ex Libris Group.|
|Nov 21, 2006||
Francisco Partners acquires Endeavor Information Systems from Elsevier.|
|Jun 26, 2006||
Francisco Partners acquires Ex Libris for $62 million.|
Ex Libris announces Primo for the discovery and delivery of library resources.|
Azriel Morag retires from Ex Libris.|
|Jun 21, 2004||
Ex Libris announces Verde electronic resource management system.|
|May 11, 2003||
Matti Shem Tov appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Ex Libris.|
|Jan 28, 2002||
Ehud Arad steps down as President of Ex Libris.|
|Jul 8, 2000||
Ex Libris introduces MetaLib federated search application.|
|Apr 7, 2000||
Endeavor Information Systems acquired by Elsevier.|
Ex Libris acquires rights to SFX from University of Gent .|
Endeavor employees gain full ownership of Endeavor Information Systems.|
Walden Israel and Tamar Ventures invest in Ex Libris Group.|
Ex Libris enters United States library automation market.|
Ex Libris acquires Dabis.|
Company reorgainzed as Ex Libris group.|
Yissum Aleph and Ex Libris, Ltd. merge into a single company.|
Endeavor Information Systems founded.|
Ex Libris, Ltd. founded.|
Aleph Yissum founded to commercialize ALEPH.|
ALEPH software created at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.|
The following are a sample of articles related to the major events in the corporate history of Ex Libris, or you can view all articles related to the company from Library Technology Guides.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (August 2012). Crossing the Threshold: Boston College Places Alma into Production
On July 2, 2012, the Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Library of Boston College became the first to place Alma, the library services platform created by Ex Libris, into production use. The library migrated from an Aleph system in place since 2000. Boston College had been working with Ex Libris since mid-2009 as a development partner, testing each incremental release of the software, and providing constructive feedback. The library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, with a staff numbering around 120, and a collection of 3.5 million volumes.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (March 2012). Ex Libris: Alma, Aleph, and Primo
Ex Libris has made progress across multiple products. There have been developments with Alma, its new unified resource management platform, Aleph, one of its integrated library systems, and with its Primo discovery product.
(January 6, 2011). Ex Libris announces the cloud-based Alma Library Management Service
Ex Libris announced that the company’s next-generation library management solution has been named Ex Libris Alma. Harnessing the Unified Resource Management (URM) framework, Alma supports the entire range of library operations—selection, acquisition, metadata management, digitization, and fulfillment—for all library materials, regardless of their format or location. The Ex Libris Alma solution accelerates libraries' move toward next-generation services by consolidating, optimizing, and extending library workflows. Alma consolidates the disparate systems used by today’s libraries to manage print, electronic, and digital resources. Alma’s cloud infrastructure helps libraries improve their operational efficiency through data sharing and collaboration. As a result, libraries can focus their resources on extending services within and outside the institution and on supporting the institution’s teaching and research missions. The general release of the Alma solution is scheduled for early 2012.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (January 2011). Ex Libris Marks Progress in Developing URM
Ex Libris continues to make progress on the development of its next-generation library management platform called Unified Resource Management, or URM. This product, which was developed as the company's long-term strategic library automation platform, continues in the research and development stage, with expected release at the beginning of 2012. Although the product is still some time away from general availability, it has progressed from the proof-of-concept prototypes to a functional model. Though preliminary, some versions have been made available to development partner libraries for testing and assessment
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (August 2008). Ex Libris Sets Strategic Course on Open Systems
Ex Libris specializes in automation products, primarily aimed at academic and research libraries, and has a large base of customer libraries throughout the world. In June 2008, Ex Libris announced that it had launched what it calls an "open-platform program" formalizing and expanding its commitment to deliver its products and services in a more transparent approach.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (January 2007). Consolidation continues: Endeavor acquired by Francisco Partners
Following its July 2006 acquisition of Ex Libris, private-equity firm Francisco Partners announced a definitive agreement late last fall to acquire 100 percent of Endeavor Information Systems from Elsevier. This acquisition represents a major step toward consolidation in the academic library-automation industry. As a result, this combined company stands as the largest provider focused solely on providing systems and services to academic libraries.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (December 2006). Francisco Partners completes Ex Libris buy
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (March 2006). OPAC sustenance: Ex Libris to serve up Primo
Marshall Breeding provides a description of Primo, a new information discovery and delivery tool from Ex Libris.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (November 2005). Ex Libris withdraws from IPO
In a move to gain additional funding for its business strategies, Ex Libris recently embarked on an initial public offering of stock to raise capital. But late in the process, the company’s board of directors withdrew from the IPO; the aborted effort follows another significant company event--the retirement of Azriel Morag, company founder and longtime chairman of the board.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (April 2005). Ex Libris reorganizes its U.S. operations
Library Systems Newsletter (July 1997). Ex Libris purchases Dabis
Ex Libris Lts., the Israeli company which sells the Aleph 500 automated library systems and supports several earlier generations of that system, has purchased DABIS of Germany and DABIS of Austria, a former leading vendor of automated library systems in the German speaking countries. DABIS had gone into receivership, primarily because of failure to sell new systems. ExL GmbH, a new Ex Libris subsidiary, will service the 300 DABIS accounts and will seek to migrate them to its product. It has hired 26 former DABIS staffers and will maintain offices in Hamburg, Berlin, and Cologne.