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Alma will enable the University to manage complex library workflows more efficiently and more effectively

CHICAGO, IL, January 22, 2017 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library management service to streamline both complex and basic workflows.

The selection of Alma was based on the university’s need for an intuitive platform that will be fully integrated with library workflows and will provide better management of the e-resource life cycle. In addition, UTC anticipates leveraging Alma analytics to gather data throughout the library system and produce meaningful reports that will drive collection development decisions and strategic planning. The university also intends to participate in the Ex Libris Community Zone, taking full advantage of the expertise of Alma customers worldwide.

Theresa Liedtka, Dean, UTC Library, explained, “We are impressed by Alma as a service and Ex Libris as a company. The knowledgeable, dedicated customer support teams, the active Alma user group, and the Company’s continuous investment in the development and improvement of the system all contribute to our confidence in partnering with Ex Libris. We are looking forward to getting underway and introducing our campus colleagues to Alma. The possibility of connecting with other Alma libraries in Tennessee for resource sharing is truly exciting.”

“We are pleased to see another Tennessee university join the Alma community,” commented Eric Hines, president of Ex Libris North America. “UT Chattanooga is a trailblazer in library services, and now the entire Alma community will be able to benefit from the enhanced possibilities of sharing resources and knowledge with UTC.”

About the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is a public university that was founded in 1886 and later became part of the University of Tennessee system. UTC, considered a national model for metropolitan universities, offers over 140 undergraduate majors and concentrations and nearly 100 graduate programs, including nationally ranked business engineering and nursing programs. The new UTC Library, completed just two years ago, offers a rich collection of research materials and scholarly support materials, including the Fellowship of Southern Writers archives. Visit the UT-Chattanooga website at

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 (

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.

22 January 2017

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