February 22, 2023. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate plc (NYSE:CLVT), is pleased to announce that the University of Delaware (UD) has selected Ex Libris Alma for library management, Primo for library resource discovery, Leganto for course resource delivery, and Esploro for research information management. It becomes the 79th Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member to choose Alma.
With roots dating back to 1743, the University of Delaware is one of the oldest universities in the U.S. Originally formed as a seminary in New London, Pennsylvania, the school relocated to its current campus in Newark, Delaware in 1765, where it was later renamed Delaware College in 1843. Since 1950, the University's enrollment has quadrupled, and it continues to expand by becoming a world-class Science, Technology, and Advanced Research (STAR) university. Today the university has an enrollment of almost 24,000, comprising of 10 colleges and schools, and hosts 80 research centers. The University of Delaware Library, Museums, and Press operates 5 libraries, 4 specials collections units and museums, as well as the UD Press, publishing scholarly works for researchers.
"Increasing the academic success and engagement of our students and faculty is one of our key priorities at the University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press," Trevor A. Dawes, vice provost for libraries and museums and May Morris University Librarian. "We are excited about partnering with Ex Libris to implement this innovative suite of products that will facilitate this enhanced user experience and staff efficiency."
All four services selected by the University of Delaware are built on the cloud-based Ex Libris Higher Education Platform. The platform provides a single system to deliver seamless collaboration between the library and campus partners, while ensuring that library operations are connected across teaching, learning, and research initiatives across the university. The services are tightly connected, through the platform, to ensure seamless workflows for university staff and superior user experiences for patrons.
The combination of services aligns with the vision of the University of Delaware libraries and museums. Alma empowers the libraries to manage all aspects of print, electronic and digital resources and materials in one robust solution. Its integration with Primo simplifies backend processes for librarians and delivers an inherent discovery layer that enhances the user experience. Similarly, Leganto integrates with both Primo and Alma to help libraries better support faculty and students in an automated and cost-effective manner. Lastly, with Esploro, librarians can play a stronger, more strategic role in the research cycle and collaborate with the research office and scholars.
To learn more about how these solutions can enhance efficiency and maximize the visibility of your library collection, while creating stronger connections across your campus, visit exlibrisgroup.com or contact us today.