30 July 2019 News Releases, Academic, Administrator, Librarian

Murdoch University in Australia Selects campusM Student Portal and Mobile App to Transform the Student Experience

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce Murdoch University has joined an increasing number of institutions in Australia opting for the campusM mobile solution.

ADELAIDE, Australia, July 30, 2019 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that Murdoch University has joined an increasing number of institutions in Australia that have opted for the Ex Libris campusM™ mobile solution.

An analysis of Murdoch University’s legacy campus student portal identified an opportunity to enhance and increase student engagement by improving its digital student services as well as providing a dedicated mobile app.

After an extensive market evaluation, Murdoch selected the Ex Libris campusM platform to help the University transform its digital experience for students. Encouraging student involvement in both social and academic activities, the new myMurdoch student portal and mobile app provides easy access to learning and wellbeing support as well as opportunities for students to connect and collaborate with peers.

Michael Grant, Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Director of IT Services for Murdoch University, added, “The campusM student portal and mobile app platform will enable us to provide a consistent and smooth student experience across various channels and cater to the needs of students wherever they are. Such a unified cross-channel platform will fit nicely with our digital strategy and will offer us many benefits, such as one ‘source of truth’ for student communications throughout the University.”

Julie Whitlock, Associate Director, Digital Innovations at Murdoch University, commented, “Ex Libris has shown a strong commitment to our vision for a student portal that students want to use. They have really responded to our needs and worked with us to tailor the product to our requirements. We also involved students in the development so the new myMurdoch was concepted by students for students.

“Additionally, Ex Libris is a vendor with a long history and large customer base, providing support in Australia in our time zones. The company understood the unique needs of higher education and were eager to enhance and improve the product. We are looking forward to continuing to work with them in future product enhancements, so we can continue improving the Portal based on student feedback.”

Ziv Benzvi, Vice President of Ex Libris Asia Pacific, said, “We are truly pleased to welcome Murdoch University to the growing number of institutions throughout Australia and globally that are using the campusM student portal and mobile app platform. We are grateful to be part of Murdoch’s student-centric, digital-transformation journey, and we are confident that campusM will assist the University in providing an engaging, up-to-date student experience.”

About Murdoch University

Murdoch University is located in Perth, Western Australia, with local campuses in Mandurah and Rockingham and offshore campuses in Singapore and Dubai. Murdoch is currently the home of 23,000 students, 70,000 alumni, and 1,700 staff members across 90 different countries.

Murdoch University was ranked among the best 100 young universities in the world (Times Higher Education, 2017), was awarded top ranking in five disciplines of the 2017 QS World University ranking; and achieved world-class standard or above in 85 percent of research disciplines (Excellence in Research for Australia, 2015).

About Ex Libris

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions that enable institutions and their individual users to create, manage, and share knowledge. In close collaboration with its customers and the broader community, Ex Libris develops creative solutions that increase library productivity, maximize the impact of research activities, enhance teaching and learning, and drive student mobile engagement. 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.

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