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The migration to Alma will help the library improve e-resource management and create new services to support teaching, learning, and research

BOLOGNA, ITALY, November 28, 2016 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that Italy’s University of Bergamo has chosen the Ex Libris Alma® library management service to help the University Library meet its strategy of developing innovative services that will enhance the teaching, learning, and research experience at the University.

Library Director Ennio Ferrante explained, “The move to Alma from Ex Libris Aleph gives us an opportunity to completely upgrade the library information system while retaining and developing interoperability with campus systems that are already in place. We will continue to expand our library services to support the constantly growing range of resources, formats, and media that modern academic libraries must manage.”

The library team at Bergamo will take advantage of Alma to create workflows that are based on best practices. Taking into account local resources and policies, the team will standardize processes and collaborate with all members of the library staff, thus expanding competencies and increasing job satisfaction.

Alma will be integrated with the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution, which will provide access to a vast quantity of bibliographic and e-resource data. A shared catalog in the community zone will foster collaboration with local, national, and international partners. In addition, the advanced analytics built into Alma will facilitate decision making and empower library staff to solve problems more rapidly.

Ofer Mosseri, corporate vice president and general manager of Ex Libris EMEA, remarked, “The University of Bergamo has been a customer of Ex Libris for many years, and I am delighted that the library has opted for Ex Libris solutions to deliver a modern, efficient library service to students, lecturers, and researchers.”

About the University of Bergamo

The University of Bergamo is a state university located in Lombardy, in northern Italy. About 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled, studying in seven departments and a number of research centers. The University Library Services support all teaching, study, and research activities, making library resources and assistance available to satisfy the information needs of all its users.

The University Libraries contain about 200,000 books, 1200 current subscriptions to journals, collections of working papers, databases (on bibliographies, law, statistics, business, literature, and periodicals), and thousands of online titles and journals from international scientific publishers. In addition to materials that are available at the libraries or accessible online, users can access materials through interlibrary loan services.

For more information, see http://en.unibg.it/about-unibg/.

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 November 2016


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