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May 21, 2015

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Alma resource management solution and the Primo discovery and delivery solution are live at the Natural History Museum in London. Alma allows museum staff to manage all of the Library’s scholarly resources and media types in a unified system, while Primo enables users to search all resource types from a single user-interface, and receive a single, relevance-ranked result list.

May 6, 2015

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris gibt mit Freude bekannt, dass sich vier Universitätsbibliotheken in Berlin für die Ressourcenmanagementlösung Ex Libris Alma entschieden haben. Das Netzwerk besteht aus folgenden Institutionen: Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin und Universität der Künste Berlin. Mit der vollständig cloudbasierten Bibliotheksmanagementlösung Alma können alle Bestände und Ressourcenarten – ob elektronisch, gedruckt oder digital – über ein einziges System verwaltet werden.

May 4, 2015

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that it will be collaborating with Instructure, a software as-a-service (SaaS) company and creator of the Canvas learning management system, as a member of Instructure’s certified partnership program. Mutual customers of the two companies will benefit from the tight integration of the new Ex Libris Leganto reading-list solution and Canvas.

April 30, 2015

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris has expanded its product portfolio by acquiring oMbiel, a leading UK-based SaaS platform provider of mobile and portal solutions for higher education. campusM, oMbiel’s flagship product, enables educational institutions to deliver services and information to prospective, enrolled, and graduating students, as well as other campus audiences, through a high-quality user experience. Mobile access to information and services as provided by campusM is now a basic expectation of users, particularly the new generation of mobile-first students.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris ha ampliado su cartera de productos con la adquisición oMbiel, un proveedor líder en el Reino Unido de soluciones móviles y portales en ambiente SaaS para la educación superior.

(Ex Libris) La soluzione campusM di oMbiel amplierà la suite dei prodotti Ex Libris per rispondere alla crescente esigenza delle istituzioni di educazione superiore di attrarre studenti attraverso i dispositivi mobili.

April 22, 2015

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia has selected the Ex Libris Alma next-generation resource management solution and the Primo discovery and delivery solution. Alma and Primo will replace a number of systems, including the Virtua integrated library system and the EBSCO discovery service.

April 21, 2015

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the University of Sheffield in the UK has selected the Rosetta digital asset management and preservation solution. Rosetta will ensure the sustainable preservation of the digitised objects created by the University Library’s Special Collections Department and the National Fairground Archive—a unique collection of videos, texts, audio files, and pictures about the culture and history of travelling fairs and entertainment—as well as the University’s large collection of born-digital material which includes scholarly research data, administrative records, and departmental publications.

April 20, 2015

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Durham University Library and Heritage Collections have gone live with the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution.

April 17, 2015

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Sheffield Hallam University, one of the largest teaching universities in the UK, has chosen the Alma next-generation unified resource management solution and the Primo discovery and delivery solution. Providing a fully integrated cloud-based platform, Alma and Primo will replace the Library’s previous Innovative Millennium and ProQuest Summon systems.

April 16, 2015

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the 2015 Azriel Morag award for innovation is now open, and nominations from Ex Libris customers are invited. The late Azriel Morag, founder and first CEO of Ex Libris, believed in experimentation, daring, and the power of individuals to make a difference. This award will carry on his legacy. The Azriel Morag award for innovation is presented to a librarian who demonstrates exceptional innovation and initiative during the two years leading up to the date of nomination. The winner’s accomplishments and the institution that the winner is associated with will be publicized globally.

April 15, 2015

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced the appointment of Matt Baker as director of support for Ex Libris North America.

April 14, 2015

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the University of Edinburgh has selected the next-generation Alma unified resource management solution and the Primo discovery and delivery solution. Primo will enable the Library to achieve its goal of providing rapid and seamless discovery, access and use of collections. Alma will offer the University of Edinburgh Library automated workflows to improve many of its services, together with comprehensive analytics to provide evidence of its contribution to the institution and to ensure efficient expenditure on library resources.

April 7, 2015

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the University of Surrey has selected the next-generation Alma unified resource management solution and the Primo discovery and delivery solution. Primo and Alma will replace multiple systems, including the Library’s Capita (Talis) library management system and search system. Fully cloud-based, Primo and Alma will be monitored and supported 24/7 by Ex Libris experts, enabling the Library to move forward without hidden technical costs, and reallocate resources to improving user services. The open architecture on which Alma and Primo are built will also enable the University to integrate its campus-wide and external systems with library operations, providing greater business continuity.

April 6, 2015

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that a network of four university libraries in Berlin, Germany, has chosen Ex Libris Alma to provide unified resource management. The network is comprised of the Freie Universität Berlin, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the Technische Universität Berlin, and the Universität der Künste Berlin. A fully cloud-based library management solution, Alma enables all collections and resource types – whether electronic, print or digital – to be managed within a single system.

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