Adelaide, Australia, and Christchurch, New Zealand—June 9, 2014. Ex Libris Group and Lincoln University are pleased to announce that the University has opted for the Ex Libris Alma library management service and the Primo discovery and delivery solution. Deployed in the cloud, Alma and Primo will provide the University's students and academic staff with access to leading scholarship from global and national sources and will facilitate the discovery of the considerable intellectual capital that the University produces through research and teaching activities. The automated Alma workflows will streamline library operations relating to all materials and collections, enabling library staff to dedicate more time to providing services to faculty and students.
In addition, Ex Libris and Lincoln University will work with national institutions in New Zealand to address some of the issues involved in managing, curating, and providing long-term access to the data that underpins the University's research activities.
In support of the commitment by Ex Libris to include open-access materials in the Primo Central Index, Lincoln University has established a comprehensive open-access policy according to which authors will use a Creative Commons copyright license. The first university in New Zealand to adopt this policy, Lincoln pledges to make research that is funded by public resources more accessible to the public.
University Librarian Penny Carnaby explained: "In 2011, Lincoln University developed a strategy for the future, named ‘Connecting the Knowledge Networks: Reimagining learning, teaching and research at Lincoln University to 2020.' The project we are undertaking with Ex Libris—a major realization of the strategy—will transform the University's discovery system and connect the learning, teaching, and research infrastructure of the University with global and national knowledge networks. We are very excited about this development and have a great deal of respect for the regional Ex Libris team in Australia and New Zealand."
"We are delighted to be embarking on this transformative project with Lincoln University," remarked Holley Dumble, Ex Libris sales director for Australia and New Zealand. "The Alma community in Australia and New Zealand is growing extremely rapidly, and this endorsement from Lincoln University demonstrates the strong appeal of Alma and Primo as a combined platform for delivering streamlined academic services to library users."
About Lincoln University
Lincoln University is New Zealand's specialist land-based (agricultural) university. For more than 130 years and under the guiding principles of feed the world, protect the future, and live well, the University has positioned itself as a key contributor to the major commercial interests of the New Zealand economy through offering specialist research-based qualifications in such fields as agricultural science; soil, plant, food, and animal science; bio-protection and biosecurity; conservation and ecology; environmental management; social science; commerce; and landscape architecture. With its reputation for research excellence, Lincoln is one of only four universities invited to join the Euroleague of Life Sciences (ELLS) in 2013.
For more information on Lincoln University, see www.lincoln.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 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.