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The solutions’ abilities to deliver integrated management and discovery of diverse collections drew Southern to the Ex Libris cloud platform

CHICAGO, IL, February 17, 2016 – Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that Southern Adventist University (SAU) in Tennessee has selected the Ex Libris® Alma® resource management solution and the Primo® discovery and delivery solution, replacing their previous EBSCO Discovery Service system.

Having run the Ex Libris Aleph integrated library system for over ten years, SAU was keen to remain with the high quality technical and customer service standards of Ex Libris, while moving to a cloud-based platform. Adopting Alma and Primo will enable the university to manage library operations across all materials and collections via a single solution, totally integrated with a discovery interface that exposes the university’s full wealth of collections.

“This was an easy decision for us to make,” Dan Maxwell, library director at SAU, commented. “Ex Libris has been a trusted partner for the past decade, and we are confident that the Alma/Primo combination is right for us. We look forward to making the transition to a next generation library system, backed by the finest support team in the academic library market.”

Eric Hines, president of Ex Libris North America, remarked: “I am happy to see Southern Adventist University strengthening its relationship with Ex Libris through this decision to move to Alma and Primo. Because of its web-based architecture, Alma can be used by any type of library organization—from complex consortia to small institutions such as SAU. We look forward to seeing the teaching and learning benefits that both solutions will bring to the faculty and students at Southern.”

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 Southern Adventist University

Based in Collegedale, Tennessee, Southern Adventist University is a co-education institution established by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, offering doctoral, master's, baccalaureate, and associate degrees, and one-year certificates. For more information, see

About ProQuest (

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.

17 February 2016

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