02 December 2020 News Releases

Alphacrucis College Enhances Teaching and Research Capabilities for Students and Faculty with Ex Libris Alma Library Platform and Primo Discovery Solution

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce Alphacrucis College has selected the Alma library services platform along with the Primo discovery solution

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA, December 2, 2020 – Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that Alphacrucis College (AC) has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform along with the Ex Libris Primo® discovery solution to streamline the management of library resources and research materials. These systems will replace multiple products.

With campuses and partnerships throughout Australia and around the world, AC is guided by its vision to transform neighborhoods and nations. Through the Alma platform and Primo discovery tool, AC will now be able to offer multilingual search functions, access to hundreds of thousands of online resources, and a single catalog for searching in all physical and online collections.

Professor Denise Austin, AC’s Deputy Vice President Research and Standards and Australasian Pentecostal Studies Centre (APSC) Director, states, “The Alma and Primo services will provide global access to the digital archives of the APSC, which the National Library of Australia deems nationally significant to the history of Australian spirituality. The APSC holds one of the largest collections of Pentecostal and charismatic archives in the southern hemisphere. This exciting advancement will make a major contribution toward research into spirituality across the Asia Pacific region.”

“A key factor in our choice of the Alma platform is its sophisticated analytics on data collation and reporting,” she adds. “This functionality enables the library to analyse resource usage and the effectiveness of current resources in improving services for users. We believe that the Alma and Primo implementation will revolutionize the way our print and online resources are accessed and managed.”

Osher Gilinsky, Ex Libris Corporate Vice President and General Manager of APAC, comments, “We are delighted to support Alphacrucis College with a reliable, efficient, and easy-to-use solution for library staff, faculty members, and students around the world. The simplicity of the single interface provided by the Alma and Primo implementation will extend the discoverability of the institution’s resources and improve usage across all AC campuses.”

About Alphacrucis College

Alphacrucis College (AC) is at the forefront of equipping leaders for careers of influence in business, chaplaincy, counselling, education, leadership, ministry, music, and theology. AC was established in Melbourne, in 1948, as the national training institute of Australian Christian Churches (formerly Assemblies of God in Australia). It now has seven campuses across Australia and New Zealand, as well as higher education third-party arrangements in Australia, the Philippines, Finland, and Colombia. Through face-to-face and global online modes, courses are taught in English, Finnish, Korean, and Spanish. AC has a diverse range of accredited programs from certificate to PhD, taught by some of the world’s leading researchers in their fields. AC’s seven research centres are producing world-class research with high end-user impact and engagement. Tens of thousands of alumni are working in churches, schools, businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and communities across the world. Its mission is to equip Christian leaders to change the world.

About Ex Libris

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