Bond University Selects Ex Libris Alma and Primo
Australia’s leading private university is transforming its users’ research experience
by creating a seamless environment for resource management and discovery
Ex Libris® Group is pleased to announce that Bond University, in Queensland, Australia, has selected the Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution and the Alma resource management service. The growing collection of the library’s electronic resources, together with its strategic priority of supporting the university’s academic objectives, makes the cloud-based Primo-Alma combination a compelling solution for Bond.
The adoption of Primo will significantly enhance the research experience for students and faculty, who will be able to move easily between search activities and library services such as accounts and hold requests. Library staff members are also looking forward to enabling users to personalize the ranking of Primo search results according to the users’ discipline and level of scholarly expertise.
Alma will enable Bond University library to enhance its collaborative activities in areas such as resource sharing and fulfillment. Closer to home, the Alma solution’s unified, automated workflows and comprehensive analytics capabilities will improve efficiencies and inject usage data and trends into the decision-making equation. As a current Ex Libris Aleph site, Bond University is keen to adopt the newest technology from Ex Libris for managing and exposing all collections via a unified, cloud-based platform.
“We are looking forward to realizing the opportunities afforded by Alma and Primo to enhance our services and deliver a state-of-the-art library experience,” said University Librarian Wendy Abbott. “With Alma/Primo in place, the ‘virtual library’ will be seamlessly integrated into the University’s technology systems and services and will be at the center of academic life. Behind the scenes, moving to a cloud-based solution is a particularly attractive feature of the Alma/Primo package as it will allow us to transfer much of our technical support to the vendor who has the best technical expertise for the product.”
Holley Dumble, Ex Libris sales director for Australia and New Zealand, remarked: “I am excited to welcome Bond University to the expanding Alma and Primo community. With over 40 customers in Australia and New Zealand having selected Alma as the right solution to streamline and extend library operations, the region is one of the fastest-growing Alma communities. We are looking forward to partnering with the library at Bond to build a world-class environment that will advance the academic goals of the university.”