Adelaide, Australia—January 21, 2014. Ex Libris Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that the University of Auckland has selected the Ex Libris Alma resource management solution. Together with the Ex Libris Primo discovery solution, Alma will replace a number of the systems currently used at the Library, including the Voyager integrated library system (ILS).
"The University of Auckland Library is pleased to be implementing Alma as a unified resource management system supporting our Primo discovery layer," commented University Librarian, Janet Copsey. "With both Ex Libris solutions we will be able to further consolidate our library enterprise systems and offer users a seamless platform for discovery and interacting with the Library. We are also keen to put into practice the Ex Libris vision for next generation libraries by migrating from our valued Voyager ILS to Alma. This decision enables us to join the community of forward-looking libraries that have already adopted Alma, and to collaborate with them in refining the solution over the long term."
Holley Dumble, Ex Libris sales director for Australia and New Zealand, remarked: "We are delighted to see our longtime partners at the University of Auckland giving their vote of confidence to Alma and the Ex Libris strategy for unifying collection management. The Alma community in Australia and New Zealand is growing rapidly and the addition of Auckland will no doubt inspire fellow Alma users as well as other institutions in the region."
About the University of Auckland
The University of Auckland is New Zealand's leading university with a ranking in the Times Higher Education Top 200 universities as well as significant international affiliations including membership of three global consortia - Universitas 21, the World Universities Network (WUN) and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities. It is the largest research organisation in New Zealand with more than 12,000 staff and postgraduate students involved in fundamental and applied research. The University Library is the most extensive tertiary library system in New Zealand, with a world-class electronic collection as well as fourteen subject-specific libraries. For more information, see https://www.auckland.ac.nz/.
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 80 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.