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The Alma cloud platform, together with Primo, will significantly improve the user experience of library staff, instructors, and students

SEOUL, KOREA, March 1, 2017 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest Company, is pleased to announce that Korea’s Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) has gone live with the Ex Libris Alma® library management platform. The Alma service is integrated with the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution, which POSTECH has been using for several years.

Ranked as the top university in Korea by the 2016 Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings, POSTECH required a cloud-based, software-as-a-service library platform that would facilitate the acquisition and management of physical and electronic resources and improve the user experience of all stakeholders. The tight integration of Alma and Primo will increase library efficiency, unify resource management and discovery, and strengthen the library’s role in supporting the research of faculty members and students.

Kwisuk Choi, director of the POSTECH library, explained, “With the combination of Alma and Primo, POSTECH now benefits from unified, streamlined resource management, discovery, and delivery. The flexibility of Alma and Primo enables us to tailor our implementation to our specific needs and workflows. We look forward particularly to using the platform’s analytics features, which will help us develop our collections more efficiently and effectively.”

Ziv BenZvi, vice president of Ex Libris Asia Pacific, noted, “We are delighted that POSTECH has chosen Alma to facilitate library management, enabling the staff to focus its efforts on supporting teaching and learning. With the integrated Alma and Primo platform, the POSTECH library can easily expose the university’s resources to the thousands of users who access its collections. We welcome POSTECH to the rapidly expanding Alma community in Korea.”

About POSTECH

Founded in 1986, POSTECH has lit a spark in the nation’s higher education and scientific research community to become a crown jewel as a top research university specializing in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Today, POSTECH shines bright as a beacon that guides brilliant minds around the world to POSTECH for advanced studies. For more information about POSTECH, see http://www.postech.ac.kr/eng/.

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 February 2017


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