15 August 2018 News Releases, Academic, Librarian

University of Central Missouri Selects Ex Libris Alma Library Services Platform and Primo Discovery Solution

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

CHICAGO, IL, August 15, 2018 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the University of Central Missouri (UCM) has chosen the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution to replace the university’s Innovative Sierra integrated library system.

After a rigorous three-year evaluation process, the University of Central Missouri selected the Alma platform and Primo solution to meet the information needs of students and faculty, who are increasingly accessing information electronically for teaching, learning, and research. The university required a library system that is easy to use, simple to maintain, flexible, and customizable. Also of importance to UCM was system architecture that was built from the outset to handle electronic formats and that is future proof, enabling the library to add new applications as technology changes.

“We are looking forward to replacing archaic, duplicative ways of managing information with the streamlined Alma and Primo workflows. The new system will reduce the time and effort invested by faculty librarians, giving them an opportunity to concentrate on more important activities,” said University Librarian Dr. Gail M. Staines. “This cost-effective, flexible solution will be able to handle changes in information access and technologies well into the future. Alma and Primo checked all our boxes! We are excited to offer our students and faculty a more robust discovery tool to enable them to connect to the information they need.”

Eric Hines, president of Ex Libris North America, commented, “Ex Libris is delighted that the University of Central Missouri will be joining the growing Alma and Primo communities.  We are confident that with the Alma platform and Primo solution, UCM will be able to optimize the management, sharing, and discovery of its library resources.”

About the University of Central Missouri

The University of Central Missouri is an innovative school that offers a high-quality education while remaining one of the most affordable universities in the United States. Founded in 1871, the University of Central Missouri has been transforming students into lifelong learners who are dedicated to service. UCM’s more than 12,300 students come from nearly every state and 50 countries. The university offers over 150 programs of study and 37 graduate programs, both online and on campuses in Warrensburg and Lee’s Summit, Missouri. For more information about the University of Central Missouri, visit https://www.ucmo.edu.

The James C. Kirkpatrick Library, named after the longest-serving Missouri secretary of state, is an advanced research and information facility designed to support the extensive range of the university's academic programs and statewide mission in technology. Containing over 2.3 million books, documents, periodicals, a curriculum collection, and an extensive children’s and young adult collection, the Library has a footprint the size of one football field. For more information about the James C. Kirkpatrick Library, visit https://library.ucmo.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 (https://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.