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CU Anschutz chose the Ex Libris solutions for cloud-based management of its Health Sciences Library

CHICAGO, IL, July 12, 2016 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library management service and Primo® discovery and delivery solution to manage and provide access to the Health Sciences Library’s large collection of electronic and physical materials. The library will be migrating from Innovative Millennium.

Key to the university’s choice was the cloud-based, multitenant nature of the Alma service as well as improvements in the management and discovery of electronic and physical resources enabled by the combination of Alma and Primo. The Health Sciences Library will benefit from reports that help librarians analyze collections and manage them with greater efficiency. In addition, the rich Alma interfaces and APIs will facilitate the solution’s integration with third-party systems and will enable the library to expand its services.

Melissa De Santis, director of the CU Anschutz Health Sciences Library, explained, “We are very excited to have a cloud-based solution, which will eliminate daily manual operations on local systems and thus free up library IT staffers for other tasks. Equally important to us are Alma’s support of numerous open standards, “push” notifications that display librarians’ task lists, user-friendly reports, and the Alma Metadata Editor, which will streamline cataloging. The patron-driven acquisition (PDA) process and integrated discovery of both physical and electronic items, provided by Primo, will help us better meet the needs of our faculty and students.”

Eric Hines, president of Ex Libris North America, remarked, “I am pleased that another Colorado institution of higher learning has selected Alma and Primo. As more and more universities choose this winning combination, we look forward to seeing greater sharing of best practices among libraries in the Alma and Primo community.”

About the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz) is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado, the largest academic health center in the Rocky Mountain region, and one of the newest education, research, and patient care facilities in the world. Home to 21,000 employees, more than 4,000 degree-seeking students, and two nationally recognized hospitals that handle 1.7 million patient visits each year, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future and fuels the economy. CU Anschutz includes schools of medicine, pharmacy, dental medicine, public health, and nursing, as well as a graduate school with programs in the medical sciences. All interconnected, these organizations collaboratively improve the quality of patient care they deliver, research they conduct, and health professionals they train. Learn more about the CU Anschutz Medical Campus at

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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.

12 July 2016

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