25 October 2016 News Releases

Jönköping University Library Selects Ex Libris Alma and Primo to Help Fulfill Strategic Plan

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce the Jönköping University has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library management platform and Primo discovery solution.

HAMBURG, GERMANY, October 25, 2016 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that Sweden’s Jönköping University has chosen the Ex Libris Alma® library management service and Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution to help the library improve services and create new ones that will enhance the teaching, learning and research experience at the University.

The library team at Jönköping University will take advantage of the advanced e‑resource management functionality of Alma and Primo to eliminate the spreadsheets that are currently in use. With the help of the Alma and Primo APIs, the team will also develop local customizations and new services.

Library Director Mattias Lorentzi explained: “By adopting the technologically advanced, cloud-based Alma and Primo solutions, we will spend less time on system administration. As a result, the library team will have more time to work on developing new services for the teaching staff and students. Because openness is a fundamental part of the design of Alma and Primo, we will be able to create well integrated, user-friendly systems and web solutions that will facilitate the use of library resources by both Swedish and English language speakers.”

Ofer Mosseri, corporate vice president and general manager of Ex Libris EMEA, remarked: “Jönköping University has long been a customer of Ex Libris and I am delighted that the library has chosen our solutions to enhance its services and provide better support for the constantly increasing demand for e‑resources. We are particularly looking forward to Jönköping library’s involvement with the Alma and Primo communities as the staff begins to customise the platforms and optimize library services.”

About Jönköping University Library

One of three independent institutions of higher education in Sweden offering postgraduate programs, Jönköping University has an enrolment of some 10,000 students and 725 employees at four schools. The university library is the most important information resource for scientific research and higher education at the University and, as a public library, is an important resource in the university's interaction and cooperation with the surrounding society. In the International Student Barometer rankings, the Jönköping library has consistently achieved a very high score in both the physical and the online library categories; in the online library category in 2012, Jönköping was ranked number one out of 188 participating universities from 14 countries.

In 2005, the University library was awarded Library of the Year in Sweden.

For more information, see http://ju.se/library.html.

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.