29 March 2017 News Releases

National University of Ireland Galway Selects Ex Libris Alma and Primo to Realize Ambitious Library Vision

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce the National University of Ireland Galway has selected the Alma library management service and Primo discovery and delivery solution.

LONDON, UK, March 29, 2017 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library management service and Primo® discovery and delivery solution as a unified platform for delivering the university’s library services strategy.

NUI Galway currently uses a locally managed infrastructure, which served the university well as long as the library was focused primarily on print resources. However, with the growth in demand for electronic resources, the library has had to develop workarounds to handle new formats. As a result, the library systems have become more complex and require greater administrative overhead.

NUI Galway has opted for the cloud-based Alma and Primo solutions, which offer the stability of a hosted, vendor-maintained environment along with a steady pipeline of developments incorporating rapidly evolving technology. The reduced administrative burden will enable local staff to engage in more user-centered activities that are better aligned with the library’s goal of partnering to advance teaching, learning, and research.

The automated Alma workflow functionality, including unified resource management, will be closely integrated with other administrative systems. In addition, the advanced Alma and Primo analytics will assist the library in developing a more informed evidence-based approach to collection management, a key priority in the library’s strategy.

University Librarian John Cox said, “Our vision is that the library will be a catalyst for teaching, learning, and research success by serving as NUI Galway’s hub for the discovery, sharing, and publication of scholarly information. Alma is essential infrastructure for helping us develop our collections to meet the requirements of academic programs, foster a dynamic learning environment, and drive innovative research and global access. Alma and Primo will enable us to create simpler routes to information in all formats, access to rich archival and special collections, and more tools for discovering and managing information.”

Ofer Mosseri, corporate vice president and general manager of Ex Libris EMEA, remarked, “We are delighted that the NUI Galway library has chosen to entrust the realization of its strategic vision to our resource management, discovery, and delivery services. We welcome the university to the rapidly growing Alma and Primo communities in Ireland.”

About NUI Galway

The National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway was established in the heart of Galway City, on the west coast of Ireland, in 1845. Since then, it has advanced knowledge through teaching and learning, research and innovation, and community engagement. Over 18,000 students study at NUI Galway, where 2,600 staff members provide the very best in research-led education. NUI Galway’s teaching and research are recognized through its consistent rise in international rankings. The University is in the top 250 of both the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016/2017 and the QS World University Rankings 2016/17.

With an extensive network of industry, community, and academic collaborators around the world, NUI Galway researchers are tackling some of the most pressing issues of our times. Internationally renowned research centers based at NUI Galway include  the CÚRAM Centre for Research in Medical Devices, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, Moore Institute, Institute for Lifecourse and Society, and Ryan Institute.

For more information, see www.nuigalway.ie/.

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.