21 October 2016 News Releases

Swedish Library Consortium to Unify E-Resource and Print Collections with Ex Libris Alma and Primo

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce the Swedish Library Consortium has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library management platform and Primo discovery solution.

LONDON, UK, October 21, 2016 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the Swedish Library Consortium (GSLG) has chosen the Ex Libris Alma® library management platform and Primo® discovery solution. Consortium members Linnaeus University, the University of Borås and Örebro University will benefit from the openness of the Alma and Primo solutions to streamline resource management workflows, improve discoverability and enhance the teaching and learning experience.

The three universities currently have separate systems and processes for managing and discovering electronic and print resources, and consequently, staff and users cannot readily view information for all collections. In addition, the lack of integration between their library system and components of the discovery interface complicates the workflows for e-resources and print materials. The members of the consortium will use Alma and Primo to streamline workflows for all resources and to support the resources’ entire life cycle, from acquisition through access, licensing, and administration to support, discovery, and evaluation.

Marie Danielsen, library director at Örebro University, said: “The members of the consortium are long-term users of the Voyager ILS and Summon discovery solution, along with EBSCO’s discovery software. However, changes in the nature of our collections mean that we need a way to integrate all of our holdings into one management and discovery platform.

“The combination of Alma and Primo will enable us to completely integrate our electronic and print resources. Furthermore, the solutions’ openness will facilitate their integration with internal and external systems. With these tools, we will develop even more innovative and collaborative services and a teaching and learning environment that supports our goal of creating, disseminating, and preserving knowledge.”

Ofer Mosseri, corporate vice president and general manager of Ex Libris EMEA, remarked: “We are delighted to welcome Linnaeus University, the University of Borås, and Örebro University to the growing group of institutions across the Nordic region that are now collaborating with each other as part of our expanding global Alma community.”

About Linnaeus University

Linnaeus University, a modern, international university inspired by Carl Linnaeus, provides a creative, international knowledge environment that promotes curiosity, creativity, companionship, and practicality. Linneaus has an enrollment of 30,800 students, of whom 14,000 are full time, and a teaching staff of about 2,000. Find out more at https://lnu.se/en/.

About the University of Borås

A modern, innovative institution of higher learning, the University of Borås offers high-quality educational and research opportunities and collaborates with organizations in both the public and the private sectors. The University has approximately 12,400 students and just over 700 employees. Among the University faculties are the internationally known Swedish School of Textiles and Swedish School of Library and Information Science. Find out more at http://www.hb.se/en/.

About Örebro University

Örebro University is a fast-expanding, broad-based university whose academics conduct internationally renowned research. About 1,300 staff members teach 15,000 students enrolled in some 80 degree programs at the undergraduate and master’s levels. Örebro University partners with industry and commerce, local and regional governments, and other organizations, both nationally and internationally. Find out more at https://www.oru.se/english/.

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.