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Seeking next-generation solutions for the management and discovery of electronic content, this ARL member joins the growing Alma community

CHICAGO, IL, March 31, 2016 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that Colorado State University (CSU) has selected the Ex Libris Alma® resource management solution and the Primo® discovery and delivery solution, also from Ex Libris. A member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), CSU will be migrating from Innovative Interfaces Millennium and the VuFind library resource portal.

With electronic resources making up a significant portion of its library collections, Colorado State University was in search of a modern system designed to manage more than just print materials. Flexibility, interoperability, and workflow efficiency were major factors in the decision-making process. CSU also required an extremely intuitive, web-scale discovery interface that would facilitate research by faculty members and students.

The Alma‑Primo combination will serve to efficiently manage CSU’s current collections and the complex operations of the library. Enabling libraries to deliver electronic content in a modern, up-to-date manner, these Ex Libris solutions will make it easier for staff to meet the high demand for library services.

Pat Burns, vice president for information technology and the dean of libraries, commented: “We are very excited to be adopting new technologies from Ex Libris for the discovery and management of our resources. These solutions will stand us in good stead for the coming decade.”

Eric Hines, president of Ex Libris North America, remarked: “It is great to see Colorado State University joining the Colorado School of Mines and University of Denver as part of our rapidly growing Alma community in Colorado. CSU also brings the number of ARL institutions implementing Alma to 25. We’re honored to have this prestigious university adopting Alma and Primo and look forward to expanding our relationship with CSU.”

About Colorado State University

Colorado State University is a public, land-grant institution founded as the Colorado Agricultural College in 1870, six years before the Colorado Territory gained statehood.  Located in Fort Collins, about 60 miles north of Denver, CSU has an enrollment of about 27,000, and extramural funding exceeds $300 million annually. As a Carnegie Research University (with a Very High Research Activity ranking), CSU is a leader in science and technology research, particularly in infectious diseases, environmental science, clean energy technologies, and atmospheric science. The university system also includes the online CSU-Global Campus and Colorado State University-Pueblo, a satellite campus of nearly 5,000 students situated in the Pikes Peak region of southern Colorado.

Colorado State University Libraries includes Morgan Library and a branch library that supports the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The collections total more than 2.3 million books, bound journals, and government documents. Over 46,700 electronic journals and 545,000 e-books are accessible from the Libraries’ website. For more information, visit http://www.colostate.edu.

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 Treasure State Academic Information & Library Services (TRAILS)

The Treasure State Academic Information & Library Services (TRAILS) consortium is committed to a cooperative and efficient information technology project that supports student success and faculty research by providing seamless access to high-quality information resources. The Consortium was formed in 2016, with the goals of providing click-through access for students and faculty to all digital information resources purchased by any college or university in Montana, developing library collections cooperatively and negotiating with information resource vendors with one powerful voice, and utilizing cloud-based technologies for efficient support of teaching and research missions. For more information, visit http://guides.lib.montana.edu/TRAILS.

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.

31 March 2016


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