The University of Alabama at Birmingham Opts for Ex Libris Alma, Primo, and Rosetta Solutions
The Ex Libris cloud-based solutions will integrate two disparate libraries, provide seamless discovery,
and enable the university to preserve digital assets in perpetuity
Ex Libris® Group is pleased to announce that the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has decided to adopt the Ex Libris Alma® library management service, Primo® discovery and delivery solution, and Rosetta digital asset management and preservation solution. The university libraries will be migrating from various systems, including the SirsiDynix Symphony® integrated library system (ILS) and the Ex Libris Voyager® ILS.
UAB sought systems that would enable it to integrate the operations and processes of two independent libraries under a single technology platform. The unified Alma workflows will provide a firm foundation for this merger, and the easy-to-use Primo interface will support users who seek items from both libraries. Rosetta’s end-to-end digital asset infrastructure will preserve digital resources at both libraries and keep such resources accessible for future generations.
“Although we were making great progress in integrating the operations and organizational cultures of the Mervyn H. Sterne Library and Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, it became apparent that the enduring success of the merger could be assured only by the implementation of the cloud-based Alma and Primo solutions,” commented John M. Meador, UAB inaugural dean of libraries. “We are acquiring Rosetta to support preservation for UAB’s digital assets, ranging from institutional memory to research data. As a Rosetta user at an early adopter institution, I am thrilled to rejoin the distinguished digital preservationists who constitute the international Rosetta user group.”
“Ex Libris looks forward to supporting the University of Alabama at Birmingham as it forms a next-generation library system,” commented Eric Hines, president of Ex Libris North America. “The ability to combine the resources of disparate libraries into a single, cloud-based system is one of Alma’s strengths. Coupled with the user-friendly Primo interface and Rosetta’s powerful digital asset management, the Alma solution will help UAB libraries provide valuable support for the academic goals of the university.”