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The next-generation solution will help the School simplify library processes and manage its comprehensive collections more effectively

LONDON, UK, September 28, 2016 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has opted to implement the Ex Libris Alma® library management platform and combine it with the library’s Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution. The School joins a growing global community of Ex Libris customers that are now able to optimize library processes and integrate them with other institutional systems to expand library support for teaching, learning, and research.

David Archer, head of the School’s Library & Archives Service, explained: “The way in which we acquire, manage, and deliver resources and services to our users has evolved significantly over time, and while our previous system—Symphony—served us well for many years, the time is right for change.”

The library team will be taking advantage of the move to Alma to streamline workflows and eliminate the large number of spreadsheets that are currently used to manage e-resources. Alma will also enable the library to generate reports quickly and easily and facilitate the management of the School’s comprehensive collections in public and global health.

“The ability to increase interoperability with other systems in use at the School, across a range of functions, and to reduce pressure on local resources via a cloud-based solution will be hugely beneficial,” added Archer. “At the end of the day, we wish to provide our users with the best possible access to the information they need. Alma will help us achieve this goal.”

Ofer Mosseri, corporate vice president and general manager of Ex Libris EMEA, remarked: “Alma, along with Primo, will help the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine provide easy access to information and resources for teaching and learning. We are happy to welcome the School to the global Alma community.”

About the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading center for research and postgraduate education in public and global health, with more than 4,000 students and 1,000 staff working in over 100 countries. The School is one of the highest-rated research institutions in the UK, and among the world's leading schools in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide, working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research and education and the translation of knowledge into policy and practice. Find out more at www.lshtm.ac.uk.

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.

28 September 2016


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