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Leveraging Alma interoperability, over a dozen libraries plan to implement the integrated Alma-Summon solution in the coming months

CHICAGO, IL, June 25, 2017 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that Eastern Michigan University has gone live with the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform integrated with the Ex Libris Summon® discovery service. The first library to implement this integrated solution, Eastern Michigan now benefits from improved resource management workflows and an optimized resource discovery experience. Alma replaces the Ex Libris Voyager® integrated library system while the university has retained Summon as the preferred discovery service.

Eastern Michigan’s migration to Alma and the unification of the management and discovery of physical and electronic resources represent a significant step forward for the university library. It is already experiencing greater efficiency through the automation of many processes and the tight integration of services.

“Working with Ex Libris has been an extremely positive experience, with the company’s team meeting all our needs and timelines,” commented Jackie Wrosch, systems librarian at Eastern Michigan University. “Our transition from Voyager to Alma proceeded very smoothly, as did the integration of Alma with Summon. We have great confidence in Ex Libris and its commitment to deliver more service enhancements for both Alma and Summon. Our library staff and users will benefit greatly from these solutions’ rich roadmaps and the Ex Libris team’s continued collaboration with customers.”

“It is exciting for us to see Eastern Michigan University upgrade to Alma and go live. I would like to thank the library for its close collaboration with our implementation team,” remarked Eric Hines, president of Ex Libris North America. “This particular project is an important milestone, paving the way for the many Alma-Summon customers that are going live in the coming months and all customers that implement this integrated solution in the future.”

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern Michigan University is the second oldest university in Michigan, serving 22,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral, and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences, and professions. More than 300 majors, minors, and concentrations are delivered through the university’s graduate school and the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Health and Human Services, and Technology. EMU is recognized nationally for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information, visit the University's website.

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 is committed to supporting the important work happening in the world’s research and learning communities. The company curates content that matters to the advancement of knowledge, assembling an archive of billions of vetted, indexed documents. It simplifies workflows so that people and institutions use time effectively. And because ProQuest connects information communities, complex networks of systems and processes work together efficiently. With ProQuest, finding answers and deriving insights is straightforward and leads to extraordinary outcomes.

ProQuest and its companies and affiliates – Ex Libris, Alexander Street, Bowker – stand for better research, better learning, better insights. ProQuest enables people to change their world.

25 June 2017


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