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The polytechnic and applied sciences institute moves to break down silos and streamline the management of digital collections

CHICAGO, IL, August 10, 2017 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform to replace the institute’s Voyager® integrated library system. NAIT is already using the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution, which will be tightly integrated with Alma to optimize the student and staff experience.

Among the functionality requirements that NAIT defined for its new library system was digital asset management that is part of the library services platform rather than a separate product. The Alma-Primo combination not only meets this requirement but also helps break down silos by enabling libraries to manage electronic, digital, and print assets within a single system and to provide access to all resources within a single interface.

“We believe that Alma represents the best of the new cloud-based library services platforms,” said Wayne Hofman, Library Services Manager at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Library. “The decision to adopt Alma is based both on its feature set and on our trust in the Ex Libris team, trust developed during the 17 years we have used the Voyager platform. We believe Ex Libris is the most progressive company in responding to the needs of the academic library market, providing a next-generation LSP system that will continue to grow and adapt as it moves into the future.”

“We are thrilled to continue working with the library at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. It’s wonderful that NAIT and Ex Libris are both moving in the same direction, responding to changes in libraries and technology to meet the needs of library staff and patrons,” said Eric Hines, president of Ex Libris North America.

About the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a polytechnic and applied sciences institute providing career programs in applied research, technical training, applied education, and learning designed to meet the demands of Alberta's technical and knowledge-based industries. NAIT offers approximately 140 credit programs leading to applied degrees, diplomas, and certificates. There are approximately 8,400 full-time students, 20,500 students in continuing education and part-time studies, and more than 20,000 registrants for customized corporate-based training. NAIT also attracts international students from 77 countries. The technical institute  is a long-time Voyager, SFX, and Primo customer. For more information, visit the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology library website at http://www.nait.ca/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.

10 August 2017


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