Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, is pleased to announce that over 2500 institutions have now selected the Alma unified resource management platform. This milestone is the result of more than 180 additional libraries of various sizes and types choosing Alma in 2023 and over 500 since 2021.
The wide and continued adoption of Alma as the library solution of choice reflects its proven ability to unify management of library electronic, print, and digital collections. Beyond its core services and valuable functionality, the strength of the Alma community and relationship with Ex Libris is a key contributor to this rapid growth. Customers can leverage open communication channels to influence the development process, share knowledge to strengthen the service, and educate each other through listservs, the Idea Exchange, the Developer's Network, user group events, and more.
Beyond providing libraries an effective solution for their library resource management challenges today, Alma continues to evolve to meet library needs worldwide. More than 400 enhancements for Alma have been delivered since the beginning of 2023. It's published roadmap through 2024 offers opportunities for libraries to become more effective and efficient in the areas of open access and collaboration, while also leveraging linked open data and artificial intelligence.
"It's quite exciting for the Alma community to be over 2500 customers strong, including Yale University, Duke University, and members of OhioLINK. All Alma customers, no matter their size or type, help strengthen its position as a premier resource management solution for libraries to use today and tomorrow,"commented Dana Moshkovits, Senior Director of Product Management at Ex Libris.
"The growth is also a testament to the development and service support we provide each and every customer."
Over the past few months several Alma community members have shared and celebrated their Alma stories. See what they have to say about Alma:
Spokane Community College Benefits from the Alma Unified Resource Management Solution
Dartmouth Library Uses Alma as Core Library Operations Solution
SBART Italy – Working with Alma and Primo
Alma and Primo Delivers a Powerful Unified Solution for Washtenaw Community College
University of Nevada – Reno capitalizes on a unified approach through Alma and Primo