24 August 2017 News Releases

University of Calgary Selects Ex Libris Alma and Primo Solutions

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce the University of Calgary has selected the Alma library services platform and Primo discovery and delivery solution.

CHICAGO, IL, August 24, 2017 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the University of Calgary has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Primo® discovery and delivery solution. Alma will be replacing the SirsiDynix Symphony® integrated library system.

The University of Calgary’s Libraries and Cultural Resources (LCR), which operates seven libraries on campus and across the city, used a rigorous evaluation process to identify a system that applies the latest technologies and is built on a cloud-based, software-as-a-solution (SaaS) platform with automatic updates and streamlined workflows. Alma and Primo were the solutions of choice.

The Alma platform will enable the university to optimize library management processes and will provide the analytics that are essential for making increasingly complex decisions. Primo will facilitate users’ access to the University of Calgary’s high-quality resources through its customizable interface, comprehensive search capabilities, and personalized search results. In addition, the many configuration options offered by Primo will enable Calgary to meet the needs of its partners in the Southern Alberta Integrated Libraries (SAIL) consortium.

The University of Calgary’s Vice-Provost and University Librarian Tom Hickerson noted, “Libraries and Cultural Resources is at the center of an innovative research program to develop the future of libraries. As we continue to enhance our spaces and capabilities for research in the Taylor Family Digital Library, Alma and Primo are the solutions that support our vision for addressing future needs.”

“We are excited that Alma and Primo were selected as the bold new direction in library technology promoted by University of Calgary, named in the highest-ranked universities of the QS ‘Top 50 Under 50’ list,” commented Eric Hines, president of Ex Libris North America. “We are pleased that the University of Calgary has joined the growing Canadian community of Ex Libris users utilizing Alma, Primo and our new Canadian Data Center.”

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is a global intellectual hub located in Canada’s most enterprising city. In our spirited, high-quality learning environment, students thrive in programs made rich by research, hands-on experiences, and entrepreneurial thinking. Our strategy drives us to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, engaging the communities we both serve and lead. This strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university's Gaelic motto, which translates as “I will lift up my eyes.” For more information, visit ucalgary.ca/eyeshigh.

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 is committed to supporting the important work happening in the world’s research and learning communities. The company curates content that matters to the advancement of knowledge, assembling an archive of billions of vetted, indexed documents. It simplifies workflows so that people and institutions use time effectively. And because ProQuest connects information communities, complex networks of systems and processes work together efficiently. With ProQuest, finding answers and deriving insights is straightforward and leads to extraordinary outcomes.

ProQuest and its companies and affiliates – Ex Libris, Alexander Street, Bowker – stand for better research, better learning, better insights. ProQuest enables people to change their world.