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The library will use the new platform to provide innovative services and improve users’ discovery experience

SASSO MARCONI (BOLOGNA), ITALY, March 28, 2017 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione IULM (IULM University) has chosen the Ex Libris Alma® resource management service and the Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution. With the combined platform, the university anticipates increasing integration with other campus and library systems, improving the discovery experience for users, and creating innovative new services. Alma and Primo will replace IULM University’s existing Ex Libris Aleph® integrated library system and EBSCO® Discovery Service™.

IULM University decided to migrate to Alma and Primo to meet new challenges in library management and address evolving user needs. It was essential that the IULM library system be integrated with a number of campus systems, such as student records and resource acquisition platforms, while giving librarians access to timely, accurate usage statistics and providing them with essential information for developing collections in line with pedagogical requirements. IULM also wanted to satisfy users’ rapidly rising demand for e‑resources. Together, Alma and Primo fulfill all these needs, and with the platform’s truly cloud-based architecture, numerous administrative tasks, such as performing system upgrades and migrations, are shifted from the library staff to Ex Libris.

Emanuela Costanzo, librarian at IULM, said, “The move to Alma and Primo will strengthen the library’s support of teaching and learning objectives without creating an extra burden on our staff. With the unified Alma resource management service, we will be better able to meet the growing demand for digital resources, and our users will benefit from the powerful, personalized Primo search feature and its easy-to-use interface. The statistics that we will get from both solutions will help us optimize our collections.”

Ofer Mosseri, corporate vice president and general manager of Ex Libris EMEA, commented, “I am delighted that the prestigious IULM University is joining our rapidly growing Italian Alma and Primo communities. The school’s decision to move to Alma and Primo demonstrates once again that the Ex Libris platform has the features that universities need to support teaching, learning, and librarianship and that the openness of our solutions enables them to be easily integrated with other campus systems.”

About Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione IULM

The mission of IULM University is to train professionals who are capable of taking on the challenges and grasping the opportunities emerging from international markets and states of affair, while also shaping men’s and women’s cognizance of their own being and worth. IULM provides its students with deep cultural awareness and a solid university education—a mix of theory and practice. IULM University has always seen itself as a pioneer: over the years, it has been able to foresee trends and adapt to change, operating as a dynamic interlocutor in a constantly evolving system. As a well-established institution in its area of influence, IULM can approach important non-academic bodies and institutions to propose joint projects that can produce added value for teaching and research. For more information, see

About Ex Libris

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for higher education. Offering SaaS solutions for the management and discovery of the full spectrum of library and scholarly materials, as well as mobile campus solutions driving student engagement and success, Ex Libris serves thousands of customers in 90 countries. For more information about Ex Libris, see our website, and join us on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company’s products are a gateway to the world’s knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. ProQuest technologies serve users across the critical points in research, helping them discover, access, share, create and manage information.

The company’s cloud-based technologies offer flexible solutions for librarians, students and researchers through the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Coutts® information services, Dialog®, ebrary®, EBL™, and SIPX® businesses – and notable research tools such as the Summon® discovery service, the RefWorks® citation and reference management platform, MyiLibrary® ebook platform, the Pivot® research development tool and Intota™. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.

28 March 2017

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