Cambridge Deploys Ex Libris' Alma and Primo Solutions

By CIOReview | Monday, May 2, 2016
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Eric Hines, President, Ex Libris North America

Eric Hines, President, Ex Libris North America

FREMONT, CA: In the rapidly changing research and learning environments, institutional libraries are touching new paradigms to meet the evolving needs of users with improved and innovative services. Today readers can remotely access public and private libraries, and can read books anytime and anywhere with the libraries going digital and mobile. The prestigious Cambridge University has deployed Alma and Primo solutions of Ex Libris, a provider of library automation solutions. The cloud-based system of Alma will facilitate better administration of digital content, save time for management of technology, and channelize library resources towards new services. Alma will also facilitate library staff to collaborate easily with colleagues throughout the University. Primo, on the other hand will simplify the search and discovery experience of students, academics and researchers.

“Effective use of mobile technology gives students access to what they want and when they want it, driving engagement and enhancing student experience,” states Eric Hines, President, Ex Libris North America. The firm has been assisting the University with various solutions for the past few years.  The company’s Voyger integrated library system has been used by the institution for over 13 years and the ProQuest, AquaBrowser and Summon discovery systems for the past 6 years. With the growth of digital content in libraries and the increasing complexities of library materials, the University was looking for a system to manage the full range of resources and library services across more than 100 Cambridge libraries. The institution also wanted a single interface for all content in order to simplify the search processes and serve their users better in future.