BOLOGNA, ITALY, October 9, 2018 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that Italy’s LIUC – Università Cattaneo will be moving to the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform, Primo® discovery and delivery solution, and Leganto™ course reading list solution.
Because of the diversity of the technological solutions currently in place at LIUC, information has accumulated in silos and problems have developed with the management of e‑resources and the provision of access to them.
LIUC Rector Professor Federico Visconti said, “One of the strategic objectives assigned to the library is to better support researchers in accessing electronic resources and to create innovative services that can be delivered via the Internet to the entire LIUC community. With Alma, Primo, and Leganto, we will be able to create a more user-friendly library service that increases the use of all resources and makes the management and distribution of teaching materials more efficient.”
With the move to the Ex Libris solutions, LIUC will benefit from tight integration between discovery, resource management, and resource lists, which are all based on the Ex Libris cloud platform. The effective unified management of both print resources and the university’s increasing collection of e‑resources will support a large, rapidly growing community of users in Italy.
Ofer Mosseri, corporate vice president and general manager of Ex Libris EMEA, said, “The Ex Libris platform will enable LIUC to take advantage of workflows and analytics that align the acquisition, discovery, and delivery of print and electronic resources with the actual needs of researchers, students, and teachers. Furthermore, library users will enjoy an enriched discovery experience through the openness and vendor neutrality of the Primo platform.”
About LIUC – Università Cattaneo
LIUC was founded in 1991 by 300 entrepreneurs from the province of Varese (UNIVA) and Upper Milan to create an economic, technical, scientific, and managerial university that would prepare young people for the real demands of the world of work. The university offers undergraduate degrees and master's degrees in business administration and engineering and a PhD program in management, finance, and accounting. The LIUC Business School also carries out executive training and applied research.
LIUC emphasizes the development of the person and social relationships by also offering extracurricular activities that help create and develop leadership, team building, and networking skills.
The university campus, drawing from Anglo-Saxon inspiration, is a real "small town," housing 2,000 students from throughout Italy—more than 40% of whom are involved in international trade—and over 300 teachers. The university placement service works with 5,700 companies and institutions to find post-graduation employment opportunities and has worked to date with over 9,000 alumni.
About Ex Libris
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