10 October 2016 News Releases

Central Queensland University Selects Ex Libris Alma and Primo to Manage and Deliver Print, Electronic, and Digital Resources

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce Central Queensland University has selected the Alma library management platform and Primo discovery and delivery solutions.

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA, October 10, 2016 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that Central Queensland University (CQUniversity) has chosen the Ex Libris Alma® library management platform and Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution to support library services at the more than 20 university locations, which serve over 35,000 students. The solutions will replace Virtua from Innovative and EBSCO Discovery Service.

CQUniversity reached its decision following a comprehensive selection process during which everything from product functionality and development road maps to user communities and ROI were examined. CQUniversity sought a cloud-based system that delivered a streamlined user interface, flexible APIs, and support for e‑resource management.

Shaune Sinclair, Deputy Director of Learning Environments and Libraries at CQUniversity, explained, “The Alma and Primo solutions will offer us a platform that provides better access to resources for our students, academic staff, and researchers. In addition, the flexibility of the platform will enable us to quickly adapt our library services to meet the requirements of our very energetic and dynamic university. One of our priorities was to find a vendor whose products have healthy development road maps and who would partner with CQUniversity to meet our evolving needs. We found what we need in Ex Libris.”

Ziv BenZvi, vice president of Ex Libris Asia Pacific, remarked, “We are delighted that CQUniversity has chosen Alma and Primo to serve the needs of the university’s large student body and to support the library’s innovative initiatives. We are pleased to welcome CQUniversity to the Ex Libris user community.”

About Central Queensland University

CQUniversity is Australia’s largest regional university, with over 35,000 students, more than 20 locations, and over 300 technical and further education (TAFE) and university programs. CQUniversity offers flexible study options, practical learning experiences, and pathway options to enable further education.

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.

About ProQuest (http://www.proquest.com)

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.