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Alma and Primo will be implemented for Scotland’s health and care workforce to improve the delivery of National Health Service (NHS) Scotland’s collections of journals, articles and books

LONDON, UK, June 2, 2016 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that NHS Education for Scotland has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library management service and Primo® discovery and delivery solution as the infrastructure to combine NHS Scotland’s print and electronic resources through the organization’s popular and well used Knowledge Network. NHS Education chose Alma and Primo after considering several options for replacing its legacy library management and discovery products.

Derek Boyle, senior knowledge manager at NHS Education for Scotland, commented, “Upgrading to Alma and Primo is the best choice for sustaining a national-quality health and social care library service. Alma will provide all our libraries with modern print and e-resource management technology and an extensive knowledge base. Primo, with its immense central index of scholarly literature, will offer all our staff easy access to professional information and research at the point of need.”

Ofer Mosseri, corporate vice president and general manager of Ex Libris EMEA, said, “I am delighted that NHS Education for Scotland has chosen the proven, next-generation resource management and discovery capabilities of Alma and Primo. There is always pressure on health professionals to obtain evidence from research studies quickly and cost effectively, and I am confident that our solutions will enable NHS Education for Scotland to better serve all its users.”

About NHS Education for Scotland and the Knowledge Network

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is an education and training body and a special health board within NHS Scotland with the responsibility of developing and delivering education and training to the healthcare workforce in Scotland. NES has a Scotland-wide role in undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing professional development and maintains a local perspective through centers in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen, and Inverness.

The Knowledge Network is the national knowledge management platform for health and social care delivered by the Knowledge Services Group at NHS Education for Scotland and supported by the wider library workforce in NHS Scotland. The platform provides high-quality knowledge support for the delivery of health and social care.

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 (

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.

02 June 2016

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