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August 25, 2015

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Singapore Management University has gone live with the Ex Libris Alma library management service and Primo discovery and delivery solution. Alma and Primo will replace the Innovative Millennium integrated library system and EBSCO Discovery Service.

August 17, 2015

(Ex Libris) Sistemas Lógicos Chile, empresa líder de automatización de bibliotecas en el Cono Sur, tiene el agrado de anunciar la reciente contratación del sistema de futura generación Alma de Ex Libris por la Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez de Chile.

August 4, 2015

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Minnesota-based Bridge Consortium, consisting of St. Olaf College and Carleton College, has selected Ex Libris Alma® for resource management and Ex Libris Primo for resource discovery and delivery. The Bridge Consortium is migrating from an Innovative Interfaces Millennium integrated library system.

July 22, 2015

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris Group anunció que la Universidad de Leiden ha seleccionado el servicio de gestión de recursos unificado Ex Libris Alma. La elección de la Universidad se basa en el enfoque integral de Alma, que ayudará a mejorar los servicios de la biblioteca, así como la automatización y racionalización de las operaciones para todos recursos y flujos de trabajo.

July 13, 2015

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the University System of Georgia -- with its 31 member institutions -- has selected the cloud-based Ex Libris Alma library management service and Primo discovery and delivery solution to create a new shared library system.

July 9, 2015

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges has selected the Ex Libris Alma resource management solution, and the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution. Alma will replace a number of systems currently in use in each of their member libraries, including Innovative Millennium, SirsiDynix Symphony, Spydus, and Ex Libris Voyager.

July 7, 2015

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Leiden University has selected the Ex Libris Alma unified resource management service. The University’s choice was based on the comprehensive approach of Alma, which will help improve library services as well as automating and streamlining operations for all types of workflows and resources.

July 2, 2015

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Sistema per la valorizzazione del patrimonio culturale (service for the promotion of cultural heritage, or SVPC) in Switzerland has chosen the Primo discovery and delivery solution for a portal that will provide access to all of the Canton of Ticino’s extensive cultural and scientific resources. Shared by 80 libraries, the first stage of the Primo-powered catalog will enable users to discover and access more than a million scientific and cultural heritage items. The portal project, named Sàmara, is supported by the Ticino’s Department of Education, Culture, and Sports (Dipartimento dell’educazione, della cultura e dello sport).

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Ofer Mosseri, a highly experienced high-tech manager, will be joining Ex Libris as a corporate vice president and general manager of Ex Libris Europe, effective July 4, 2015.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris ed EBSCO Information Systems collaborano per favorire l'ottimizzazione nei flussi di lavoro delle acquisizioni di periodici ed e-book e garantire un'eccezionale esperienza utente per i clienti delle due società attraverso un sistema di linking migliorato

June 30, 2015

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced the launch of an early-adopter program in Israel for the Ex Libris Alma library services platform. Eight top institutions of higher education are participating: the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University, the University of Haifa, the College of Management—Academic Studies, IDC Herzliya, Max Stern Yezreel Valley College, Oranim Academic College of Education, and the Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art. Four of the colleges belong to the 47 member Israel College Consortium. All the early adopters will be migrating from the Ex Libris Aleph library management system to Alma, which they will use in combination with the Primo discovery and delivery solution to reap the benefits of an integrated, end-to-end system.

June 26, 2015

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the California State University has selected the Ex Libris Alma library management service and Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution to deliver seamless, state of the art access to print and electronic resources for students and faculty. CSU campuses are migrating from various systems including Innovative Interfaces' Millennium and Sierra, ProQuest’s 360 Link and Summon and from Ex Libris Voyager and SFX.

June 25, 2015

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris and EBSCO Information Systems announced an agreement to streamline libraries’ acquisition processes and optimize the experience of library patrons who are using Ex Libris solutions to access full-text content hosted on the EBSCOhost platform. The two companies have committed to expanding their collaboration to other areas as well. According to the agreement, all print and electronic book and journal orders placed via an EBSCO online collection-development or ordering system will be automatically updated in the Ex Libris Alma library management service through EBSCO’s use of the Alma Real Time Acquisition application programming interface. This first phase of the integration will streamline and further automate the acquisition process for libraries. In addition, EBSCO is making its proprietary linking technology available to Ex Libris to improve the accuracy of links from Ex Libris solutions to full text articles hosted on the EBSCOhost platform.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University have adopted the Rosetta digital asset management and preservation solution. Rosetta will enable the libraries to manage and preserve their digital collections, including born-digital objects such as web sites and research data, in perpetuity. With Rosetta, the three institutions will be able to implement the solution together and work off one infrastructure, providing end-to-end digital asset management and preservation for the vast array of assets in all of their libraries.

June 24, 2015

(Ex Libris) In the cooperative spirit of the National Information Standards Organization, Ex Libris publicly declared its support of the Open Discovery Initiative and conformance with ODI’s recommended practice for pre-indexed “web-scale” discovery services. The ODI Working Group’s main objective is to promote transparency in content discovery and to improve the collaboration between discovery-index stakeholders.

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