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The university expects to significantly improve mobile user experience and streamline operations through the unified, responsive cloud platform

ADELAIDE, Australia, August 31, 2016 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that Australia’s Charles Darwin University (CDU) has opted for a library services platform consisting of the Ex Libris Alma® library management service and the Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery platform. These two solutions will be replacing Intota™ and SirsiDynix Symphony® systems.

A number of factors were key to the university’s decision to move to Alma and Primo. In Alma and Primo, CDU found a superior user experience and an interface that would be mobile-friendly, accommodating any device, used in any place and at any time. In addition, with the Alma and Primo cloud platform and agile development, updates would be immediate and trouble-free. Finally, the CDU team was impressed by the strong analytics and unified workflows that Alma and Primo provide, as well as the robust and comprehensive APIs that are available.

Anthony Hornby, director of the office of library services at CDU, explained, “Our aim is to have a platform that promotes collaboration and makes it simple for users to participate in a vibrant and innovative user community both globally and in our region. With a strong track record of listening to customers and developing innovative products, Ex Libris is a company that we are happy to work with.”

Ziv BenZvi, vice president of Ex Libris Asia Pacific, remarked, “We are delighted that Charles Darwin University has chosen Alma and Primo to facilitate library management, improve the user experience, and foster collaboration within the university and with Ex Libris users worldwide. We welcome CDU to the Ex Libris community and look forward to a productive partnership with the university.”

About Charles Darwin University

Charles Darwin University (CDU), based in Australia’s Northern Territory, is a young institution that has achieved world rankings for the impact of its research. Times Higher Education ranks CDU in the top 2% of universities in the world and in the top 50 universities under 50 years old. The university has 11 campuses and centers located throughout the Northern Territory and in Sydney and Melbourne. The largest campus is at Casuarina, in the culturally rich city of Darwin. Because of its proximity to the southern rim of Asia, the university has a fundamental interest in Southeast Asia, in addition to northern Australia and Indigenous Australia. More than 24,000 students study on CDU’s campuses and online in a variety of disciplines, including engineering and information technology, the environment, health, psychological and clinical sciences, business, creative arts and humanities, education, and law. Visit the CDU website at

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 Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University is a thriving and modern university based in the capital city of Wales, Cardiff, providing research, education, and training opportunities of the highest quality. Ranked as the top UK university for overall international student support six years in a row, Cardiff Met educates students from over 140 countries worldwide.

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.

28 April 2016

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