Arizona Universities Library Consortium has decided to use the Ex Libris Alma library management service.
The platform will play a central role for Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona, according to a press release from the software maker’s parent company ProQuest
The software reduces the time that workers in the library spend on getting, managing and delivering resources, according to the release. It is also expected to make the workflow for print and electronic collections easier to manage.
In addition, ProQuest said it designed the program to bring about better collaboration between those who are employed at the three university libraries. The software will reportedly help library users to locate the material they are seeking quicker.
“We expect that implementing Alma and Primo will benefit our users and staff immensely,” Janet Crum, a librarian at Northern Arizona University said in the release. “We’re excited and ready to get started!”
Eric Hines, president of Ex Libris in North America, said he was pleased with the Arizona Universities Library Consortium decision.
"We are delighted that the Arizona Universities Library Consortium has selected the Ex Libris Alma, Primo, and bX solutions,” Hines said in the press release. “Patrons and librarians will soon benefit from increased staff efficiency in library management, the latest in discovery technology, and a peerless recommender service. We look forward to AULC's contributions to the active Ex Libris user community."