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The college seeks to modernize its library services to better meet the needs of students and faculty

CHICAGO, IL, June 24, 2017 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that Virginia’s Lynchburg College has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Primo® discovery and delivery solution to manage and expose the library’s electronic and print collections and to improve efficiency across the board with integrated workflows. The Ex Libris solutions will replace the Innovative Interfaces Millennium library system.

Lynchburg sought a robust solution that would integrate the college’s complex collections and enable its library to manage print and electronic resources more efficiently. In addition, the college wanted to partner with a vendor that has a long history and extensive experience in the library system business.

The Alma platform will streamline library workflows and processes at Lynchburg and strengthen the collaboration between library professionals, while Primo will provide Lynchburg’s students and faculty with unified access to both print and electronic resources. The comprehensive analytics capabilities offered by Alma and Primo will support Lynchburg’s collection development processes and help the library demonstrate its value to the college.

Jenny Horton, public services librarian at Lynchburg College’s Knight-Capron Library, said, “With student engagement at the core of our mission, we are excited to offer enhanced discovery and to enable our staff to benefit from more efficient resource management workflows. The Alma and Primo solutions’ strong collaboration capabilities and advanced analytics will help us meet our strategic goals.”

Eric Hines, president of Ex Libris North America, commented, “We are pleased to have Lynchburg College join the growing community of Alma and Primo customers in Virginia. With Alma, Lynchburg will be able to streamline library workflows for print and electronic resources and participate in resource sharing with other Ex Libris institutions.”

About Lynchburg College

A private college in Lynchburg, Virginia, Lynchburg College offers a strong liberal arts education, including 40 undergraduate majors, 57 minors, 13 preprofessional programs, and 18 graduate degrees. The Princeton Review lists the college as one of the 368 best colleges in the nation. The Knight-Capron Library of Lynchburg College supports learning by providing information services to meet the needs of students and faculty. The library’s instructional services help students develop information literacy skills that enable them to make effective and efficient use of information resources for curricular purposes, as information seekers, and for professional needs. In additional to its on-site print collection, the Knight-Capron Library offers a growing collection of electronic information resources. For more information, visit Lynchburg College’s library website at http://www.lynchburg.edu/academics/library/.

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.

24 June 2017


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