10 April 2017 News Releases

Ex Libris Alma and Primo Solutions to Be Implemented at Three Southern Nevada Libraries

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce UNLV, along with the College of Southern Nevada and Nevada State College, has chosen the Alma library management service and the Primo discovery and delivery platform.

CHICAGO, IL, April 10, 2017 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), along with the College of Southern Nevada and Nevada State College, has chosen the Ex Libris Alma® library management service and the Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery platform.

The UNLV University Libraries, UNLV Law Library, the College of Southern Nevada, and Nevada State College are the core academic libraries of Southern Nevada. In addition, the Desert Research Institute’s library in Las Vegas will also join in migrating to the selected systems. All institutions are members of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). Ex Libris provides a fully operational cloud-based platform that increases efficiency; streamlines workflows; consolidates the management of physical, electronic, and digital collections; provides robust discovery of all types of library resources, including locally created digital assets; and offers top-quality reporting and analytics features. The Alma platform’s resource management and capability to integrate with existing infrastructures and third-party systems, such as UNLV’s automated storage and retrieval system (LASR), were major factors in UNLV’s decision. More than 500 customers, many of whose collections and budgets are similar to UNLV in size, are using Alma today.

The Alma platform’s unified approach to managing electronic resources eliminates the duplication of activities and reduces the need to enter information into multiple systems. Built-in workflow rules and task lists enable the library staff to focus more on exceptions that require human intervention and thus spend less time on routine tasks, which can be automated. Additionally, the integration of the Alma knowledge base and external sources of data (for example, vendor databases) expedites the process of making newly acquired resources discoverable by patrons.

Patricia Iannuzzi, Dean of the University Libraries at UNLV, noted, “Student learning is the core of our mission at the UNLV University Libraries and we selected Alma and Primo with this in mind. Alma and Primo offer a fully functional and fully unified solution that will enhance discovery of all library resources—print, electronic, and locally-created digital assets. Through greater discoverability and access we will facilitate student learning and student success.”

“We are delighted that the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, together with the College of Southern Nevada and Nevada State College, has opted for Ex Libris Alma and Primo, and we look forward to welcoming these institutions to our community of academic libraries,” commented Eric Hines, president of Ex Libris North America. “This southern Nevada partnership has a strong tradition of collaboration, and Ex Libris is excited to be able to address the schools’ requirements and to help the libraries enhance their services for their patrons.”

About the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), located in Paradise, Nevada, is a research-intensive university with a focus on science and technology, business management, and law. The university is also known for its music, education, and architecture programs, and its hospitality programs have received some of the highest rankings in the nation. A member of the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), UNLV University Libraries consists of the main Lied Library and the Architecture Studies Library, Health Sciences Library, Music Library, and Teacher Development and Resources Library. UNLV also includes the largest law library in the state, the Wiener-Rogers Law Library. Visit the UNLV website at https://www.unlv.edu/.

About the College of Southern Nevada

Located in Clark County, Nevada, the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) is the largest higher education institution in the state and a member of the Nevada System of Higher Education. In addition to its large offering of two-year degrees, CSN has four-year programs in dental hygiene, medical lab science, respiratory sciences, and fire and emergency services administration. Visit the College of Southern Nevada’s website at https://www.csn.edu/.

About Nevada State College

Nevada State College, in Henderson, Nevada, is the state’s only four-year public college and is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). Established in 2002, the college has an enrollment of over 3,500 students and a focus on high-demand majors and minors. Curriculum at NSC is developed based on the needs of Nevada communities, business and industry, and the demands of its students. Its top programs include nursing, business administration, biology, education, and psychology. Visit the Nevada State College website at http://www.nsc.edu/.

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.