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Tsinghua chose Alma for its streamlined workflows and unified management of the entire life cycle of library resources

BEIJING, CHINA, January 16, 2017 – Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that Tsinghua University in Beijing has chosen the Ex Libris Alma® library management service to replace the university’s Innovative Millennium integrated library system. Tsinghua University was ranked as the top university in China by QS World University Rankings®.

Tsinghua chose Alma to manage the entire life cycle of library resources, including physical, electronic, and digital collections, helping the library streamline workflows and reduce the cost of maintaining numerous distributed systems. As a longstanding Ex Libris Primo® customer, Tsinghua will benefit from a truly integrated library management, discovery, and delivery system.

Professor Jingkang Deng, library director at Tsinghua University, explained, “With Alma, we hope to optimize the library workflow, increase efficiency, and improve the process for making library management and collection development decisions. In light of our successful past collaboration with Ex Libris, we look forward to work with the company to optimally localize Alma as the next-generation library service platform for the Chinese market.”

Ziv BenZvi, vice president of Ex Libris Asia Pacific, noted, “We are excited that the prestigious Tsinghua University, with which we have enjoyed such fruitful collaboration, has opted for the Alma platform, and we welcome the university to the rapidly expanding Alma community in China.”

About Tsinghua University

Tsinghua University was established in 1911 under the name Tsinghua Xuetang. Since China opened up to the world in 1978, Tsinghua University has developed at a breathtaking pace into a comprehensive research university. At present, the university has 19 schools and 56 departments with faculties in science, engineering, humanities, law, medicine, history, philosophy, economics, management, education, and art. The University now has over 43,000 students—15,000 undergraduates and 28,000 graduate students. As one of China’s most renowned universities, Tsinghua has become a prominent institution that fosters talent and scientific research. Learn more about Tsinghua University here: http://www.tsinghua.edu.cn/publish/newthuen/index.html.

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.

15 January 2017


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