10 May 2017 News Releases

Marist College to Integrate Ex Libris Alma and Summon

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce Marist College will be adopting the Alma library services platform, to be used in conjunction with the Summon discovery service.

CHICAGO, IL, May 10, 2017 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that Marist College, in Poughkeepsie, New York, will be adopting the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform, to be used in conjunction with the Summon® discovery service. Replacing the library’s Voyager® integrated library system (ILS), the combination of Summon and Alma will streamline and enhance the management of resources and increase discovery capabilities.

Through the integration of Alma with Summon, Marist will continue to benefit from Summon as the front-facing discovery service that the College’s librarians, instructors, and researchers are familiar with. At the same time, Alma will enable the library to centrally manage all of its electronic, digital, and print resources. Marist will begin implementing Alma during the upcoming months and plans to complete the integration and launch the Alma-Summon solution in December 2017.

“We are happy that Ex Libris offers an integrated Alma-Summon solution, which enables us to continue using Summon while replacing our ILS with a robust, modern SaaS solution,” explained Rebecca Albitz, director at Marist’s James A. Cannavino Library. “Alma also gives us the opportunity to move forward in developing our library systems. As a previous Intota v2 Partner, we are particularly pleased that Ex Libris has been responsive to our requests and integrated Alma with Summon to meet our future needs.”

Eric Hines, president of Ex Libris North America, commented, “Over the years, Marist has positioned Summon as an integral part of the College’s library services and instruction on campus. The integration of Summon with Alma enables the library to manage resources more efficiently while maximizing the use of its collection through Summon. The library’s forward-looking selection of this solution reflects Marist’s confidence in the Ex Libris approach and commitment to enriching both Alma and Summon.”

About Marist College

Located on the river in the historic Hudson River Valley and at its Florence, Italy branch campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to help students “develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Forbes, and others. Though now independent, Marist remains committed to the ideals handed down from its founders, the Marist Brothers: excellence in education, a strong sense of community, and a commitment to service. Marist educates approximately 4,900 traditional-age undergraduate students and over 1,300 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and 14 graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees.

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.