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The Board will use Alma and Primo to improve workflows across its libraries, meeting the changing needs of library patrons and staff

CHICAGO, IL, December 8, 2016 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the South Dakota Board of Regents has chosen the Ex Libris Alma® library management service and the Primo® discovery and delivery platform for use across South Dakota’s higher education system. The Board of Regents selected these solutions to cover all areas of library management, with a particular focus on handling electronic resources.

The Alma service will enrich member libraries with collaborative capabilities that, in addition to providing a communal platform and resource-sharing, enable each library to retain its institutional preferences and policies. In addition, the cloud-based platform will eliminate the overhead and costs of on-premises system administration. These benefits, combined with institutional workflow efficiencies, will help the South Dakota libraries overcome budget pressures they are facing.

Warren Wilson, Executive Director of the South Dakota Regents Library System, commented, “Implementing Alma and Primo is an exciting step for our libraries. Collaboration between libraries will now be significantly easier, and the cloud-based services provided through Alma and Primo promise to reduce costs at a critical time for our libraries. The improved discovery and management efficiencies that we gain will help both our patrons and our staff.”

Eric Hines, president of Ex Libris North America, noted, “We are excited to bring consortium-wide efficiency and electronic resource management to the South Dakota Board of Regents institutions. Patrons and librarians across South Dakota will now benefit from both streamlined library management and enhanced discovery.”

About The South Dakota Board of Regents

The South Dakota Board of Regents governs an education system made up of six public universities, two K-12 schools serving the deaf and the visually impaired respectively, and three additional public higher education centers. Nearly 34,000 students are enrolled in the system’s credit-based courses each year, with about 5,000 graduating annually. More than 73 percent of the students enrolled at South Dakota public universities are from South Dakota, and 82 percent of those students remain in South Dakota after graduation. For more information, visit the South Dakota Board of Regents’ website at https://www.sdbor.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 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®, Alexander Street™, Bowker®, Dialog®, Ex Libris® and SIPX® businesses – and notable research tools such as the RefWorks® citation and reference management platform, the Pivot® research development tool and the Ebook Central®, ebrary®, EBL™ and MyiLibrary® ebook platforms. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.

08 December 2016


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