Coventry University Extends Library Services with Ex Libris Alma
Increased operational efficiency and cross-campus impact on scholarly objectives
were crucial to the UK university’s decision
Ex Libris Group® is pleased to announce that Coventry University has selected the next-generation Alma solution from Ex Libris. Following its 2010 decision to implement Primo to improve the user experience, the university has now taken a strategic step to improve library operations with Alma. Alma will replace the Aleph® integrated library system and the SFX® OpenURL link resolver, enabling the library to increase efficiency by employing a single, cloud-based solution to manage its electronic and print resources. The combination of Alma and Primo will enable Coventry University to streamline workflows while continuing to offer their users access to the wealth of its resources via a single interface.
“Our decision to adopt Alma follows both an in-depth review of the marketplace and observations of successful implementations in the UK, Europe, and worldwide,” stated Caroline Rock, university librarian at Coventry University. “We are confident that Alma will provide the unified functionality appropriate for today’s library users as well as for efficient and effective management of our information resources. Alma will enable our library to contribute fully to the academic goals of the university. Additionally, with this implementation, we will be able to build on the Ex Libris solutions that have provided us with strong foundations in both information resource management and resource discovery.”
Christoph Frech, regional sales director for Ex Libris Europe, commented, “By joining the growing number of institutions implementing Alma, Coventry University reaffirms Alma’s place as an established service in the market. Alma is a natural step forward for institutions currently using Ex Libris solutions and for all libraries looking for a next-generation, cloud-based solution. The university’s decision to adopt this solution clearly demonstrates that Alma presents a sustainable alternative to locally installed library software.”