Plymouth University Modernizes Library Services
with Ex Libris Alma and Primo
The early adopter of Alma has replaced multiple systems with
two unified solutions for library management and discovery
Ex Libris® Group is pleased to announce that Plymouth University is in production with the next-generation Ex Libris Alma solution. Plymouth has replaced a number of existing systems with two solutions — Primo for the discovery of all library collections and Alma for resource management.
Having adopted Primo in 2011, Plymouth began to look into adopting a next-generation management service that would transform library operations in the way that discovery systems are changing the user experience. “The Ex Libris vision of unified resource management appealed to our own strategic thinking, and Alma’s functionality matched many of our requirements,” commented Jane Gosling, Head of Library and Digital Support at Plymouth University Library. “By joining the early adopter program we had the opportunity to actively engage in the development of Alma functionality. We reviewed many of our policies, but, now that we’re in production, we are still being challenged to think differently about our processes and workflows, and as a result our efforts are being realized in tangible benefits for the academic outcomes of the university.”
Ms Gosling also acknowledged the support from Ex Libris during the implementation of Alma. “It was helpful that several members of the project implementation team had worked with us on previous implementations, and were familiar with our systems and data,” Ms Gosling noted.
Christoph Frech, regional sales director for Ex Libris Europe, remarked: “I am delighted to see Plymouth University, a close partner of Ex Libris during the Alma development period, enjoying the daily efficiencies and insights that Alma brings to libraries and their parent organizations. Over 150 institutions worldwide have chosen Alma and are migrating from a diverse range of integrated library systems, as well as Ex Libris Aleph® and Voyager®, to Alma.”