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HCI is upgrading its library services to enhance students’ learning experience and make resource management more efficient

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA, December 15, 2020 – Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that Health Careers International (HCI) has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution. Health Careers International is an Australian-based company that provides healthcare education and training programs for students who plan careers as healthcare professionals around the world.

Until now, LibGuides has served as HCI’s online library system. The company decided to upgrade its library services in preparation for the increase in enrollment expected when the COVID‑19 pandemic subsides.

The company plans to increase its collection of e-books to address the needs of students in higher education and vocational education, and Alma and Primo will enable easy access to both paid and open access material through a single, integrated search interface. In addition, because the library team will manage all systems centrally, librarians and academic staff on various campuses will be able to collaborate more easily.

With Alma and Primo, library staff will have greater access to teaching and learning resources so that they can more easily support the institution’s educational goals. In implementing the Alma platform and Primo discovery solution, HCI expects to strengthen students’ learning experience and enhance the user experience of both instructors and library staff.

HCI Managing Director Kunnumpurath Bijo commented, “As we add more courses and grow our student base globally, Alma and Primo will help us realize our goal to become a global education provider in the online learning space. Ex Libris is known for innovation, and we are pleased to join the ranks of the majority of Australian universities in deploying the latest technology in library management.”

Osher Gilinsky, corporate vice president and general manager of Ex Libris Asia Pacific, added, “We welcome Health Careers International to the worldwide Alma and Primo user communities. The innovation provided by our higher-ed platform will assist HCI in upgrading its library systems and enriching the learning experience of its students.”

About Health Careers International

Health Careers International (HCI) is a group of companies that specialise in education and systems to develop the careers of healthcare professionals around the world. HCI embraces the latest technologies and collaborative tools in the design and delivery of its healthcare education and training programs.

HCI is a  premier healthcare education provider in Australia, focused on delivering an extensive range of skills programs, through the Institute of Health & Management (IHM) and the Institute of Health & Nursing Australia (IHNA). HCI is seeking to grow its operations in Australia and globally through its additional subsidiaries which now include:

  1. AceLern Pty Ltd
  2. Heathovation Pty Ltd
  3. HCI Educationhub Pty Ltd

About Ex Libris

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions that enable institutions and their individual users to create, manage, and share knowledge. In close collaboration with its customers and the broader community, Ex Libris develops creative solutions that increase library productivity, maximize the impact of research activities, enhance teaching and learning, and drive student mobile engagement. Ex Libris serves over 7,500 customers in 90 countries. For more information about Ex Libris, see our website, and join us on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

About ProQuest (https://about.proquest.com)

ProQuest is committed to supporting the important work happening in the world’s research and learning communities. The company curates content that matters to the advancement of knowledge, assembling an archive of billions of vetted, indexed documents. It simplifies workflows so that people and institutions use time effectively. And because ProQuest connects information communities, complex networks of systems and processes work together efficiently. With ProQuest, finding answers and deriving insights is straightforward and leads to extraordinary outcomes.

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14 December 2020


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