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Unified resource management, cloud-based services, and a customizable design were key to the ACT Health decision

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA, December 7, 2016 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that ACT Health, the body responsible for health services in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), has chosen to implement the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and the Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution at the Canberra Hospital library to provide medical information for doctors, nurses, and allied health clinicians. These solutions will replace the library’s Innovative Interfaces Sierra integrated library system (ILS).

ACT Health chose the Alma and Primo solutions primarily for their cloud-based platform and customizable design. The service and support reputation of Ex Libris also played a major role in the decision.

Saroj Bhatia, director of ACT Health Directorate Library and Multimedia Services at Canberra Hospital, explained, “It was important for ACT Health to have a single, unified resource management system. The new integrated platform will enable our library staff to manage library data and workflows in a cloud-based system that has been designed for this complex digital age. Our delivery and discovery services also need to be user friendly for our library community and support user customizations. Search results for all library resources—print and digital—will now be displayed in a consolidated format, enhanced by Primo discovery capabilities. The cloud-based platform of Alma and Primo means that the integrated system will be easy to manage, maintain, modify, and update.”

Ziv BenZvi, vice president of Ex Libris Asia Pacific, remarked, “We are delighted that ACT Health has chosen Alma and Primo to provide information services at Canberra Hospital, addressing the needs of the hospital staff. We welcome ACT Health to the Ex Libris user community.”

About ACT Health and Canberra Hospital

Canberra Hospital, in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), is the main hospital of ACT Health, providing a comprehensive range of services, such as acute inpatient and day services, outpatient services, and pathology services. Community-based care is provided from various venues across the ACT, as well as in people’s homes.

ACT Health designs sustainable services to deliver outcomes efficiently and embeds a culture of research and innovation. For more information, see http://www.health.act.gov.au/.

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.

06 December 2016


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