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The streamlined Ex Libris library workflows will support the increased demand for remote services following the merger of Paris-Sorbonne University and Pierre and Marie Curie University in 2018

PARIS, FRANCE, July 8, 2020 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that Sorbonne University has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution as part of a drive to improve library services. The new system will simplify workflows for library staff and patrons and automate many key tasks, giving staff members more time to develop innovative services and support patrons from any location.

In recent years, the university has been using multiple library products, resulting in complex administrative rules and discrepancies in reporting services. Furthermore, many of the legacy tools do not comply with the latest standards in digital technology or support off-campus learning and working.

With the Alma platform, the university library will be able to automate workflows and allow staff to manage resources in a single, unified system that can be operated from anywhere via the Ex Libris higher-ed cloud platform. The Alma user-centered design and personalized dashboard will facilitate library management and provide efficient reporting capabilities, while the Primo discovery solution will help users find what they need, quickly and easily, whether on or off-campus.

“The Alma and Primo combination offers a flexible, customizable solution that is consistent with the digital practices of staff and users and today’s need for remote services”, noted Anne-Catherine Fritzinger, library director at Sorbonne University. “The new solution will facilitate the day-to-day work of the library staff and improve work processes.”

Ofer Mosseri, corporate vice president and general manager of Ex Libris EMEA, commented, “The Ex Libris platform will enable Sorbonne University to take advantage of workflows and analytics that support the acquisition, discovery, and delivery of electronic and print resources. Library users will enjoy an enriched search experience through the Primo platform.”

About Sorbonne University

Sorbonne University was established in 2018 through the merger of Paris-Sorbonne University and Pierre and Marie Curie University. It now has more than 55,000 students and 6,600 academic staff. The merger of two of France’s most prestigious universities was a major undertaking and required a new library system to manage the increased data load, streamline operations, and ensure that users experience the best service possible.

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://www.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.

ProQuest and its companies and affiliates – Ex Libris, Alexander Street, Bowker – stand for better research, better learning, better insights. ProQuest enables people to change their world.

08 July 2020


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