California State University, Sacramento,
Moves to the Ex Libris Alma Library Management Service
Sacramento State is extending its suite of Ex Libris solutions,
adding resource management to discovery and delivery
Ex Libris® Group is pleased to announce that California State University, Sacramento (“Sacramento State”), has selected the Alma unified library management solution. The University Library at Sacramento State will consolidate library operations under Alma, which will replace a number of systems: the Innovative Interfaces® Millennium integrated library system, Ex Libris SFX® OpenURL link resolver, and Serials Solutions® 360 Resource Manager. Alma supports the full range of library operations for the entire spectrum of materials—electronic, print, and digital—regardless of their format or location.
By adding Alma to the Primo® discovery and delivery solution, which is currently used for searching local and global collections, Sacramento State will offer staff members and researchers a single environment for resource management and discovery, providing seamless access to library resources along with a range of new services.
Sacramento State is the first member of the California State University system to move to Alma—a move that other libraries in the system are taking note of as they formulate their strategy for adopting a next-generation resource management solution.
University Library Dean Tabzeera Dosu explained: “The decision to move to Alma is very exciting for the entire Sacramento State community. The system will enable us to meet evolving user expectations through new services, expanded collaboration and smarter fulfillment while increasing the efficiency of workflows. Through patron-driven acquisition, Alma will help us significantly reduce the time that the library takes to provide new resources to the campus community. We will also benefit from Alma’s advanced analytics capabilities, which will give us more insight into library operations and will provide key metrics to other stakeholders on campus.”
“We are very happy to see the Sacramento State University Library adopting Alma,” remarked Mark Triest, president of Ex Libris North America. “The library is a key participant in the University’s teaching, learning, and research missions, and we are pleased to have a role in supporting these activities. We look forward to extending our long-term partnership with Sacramento State.” undergraduates.