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The consortium of 18 institutions has selected the Ex Libris cloud solutions to deliver unified resource management and discovery

CHICAGO, IL, April 25, 2016 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the Keystone Library Network (KLN) has selected the Ex Libris Alma® resource management service and Primo® discovery and delivery solution. The Pennsylvania-based consortium of 18 academic and research libraries will be upgrading from the Ex Libris Voyager® integrated library system to the cloud-based, multitenant environment of Alma and the completely redesigned Primo user interface.

In an effort to further unify the libraries within the consortium, the Keystone Library Network sought a shared-services platform and sophisticated analytics that could benefit all members. With all of the open APIs that Ex Libris has made available, KLN will be able to quickly move to a seamless platform and enjoy a consistent look and feel when managing every workflow in the library.

Eric Hines, president of Ex Libris North America, remarked: “We are delighted to welcome our first Alma customers in Pennsylvania. Among the members of the Keystone Library Network are the 14 institutions of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). It is gratifying to see a Voyager customer moving on to the powerful combination of the Ex Libris Alma and Primo solutions, which are unified into one platform that benefits both staff and patrons.”

About the Keystone Library Network

The Keystone Library Network is a consortium of 18 academic and research libraries, with headquarters at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Office of the Chancellor in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. KLN takes pride in constantly developing new solutions to address the ever-changing world of library services in a high-availability environment.

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.

25 April 2016


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