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The migration to Alma and Primo will help the library realize its vision of modernizing its services and streamlining workflows

BARCELONA, SPAIN, January 9, 2017 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the Universitat Politècnica de València, a customer of Ex Libris Aleph® since 2000, has chosen the Ex Libris Alma® resource management service and Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution to help the library meet its strategic goals of improving the library’s efficiency, modernizing services, and transforming physical spaces to enhance the research experience at the University.

Elias Chumillas, director of the library, explained, “The University’s decision to invest in digital resources as a means of reimagining the physical spaces in our library so that students and professors have an inviting area for collaboration and research gave us the ideal opportunity to reevaluate our library services and discovery platform. After assessing the capabilities of the cloud-based Alma and Primo solutions, we reached the conclusion that they are optimal solutions to help us achieve these goals.”

As part of its modernization program, the library plans to reorganize its work processes to avoid the duplication of tasks and to improve collection management by consolidating the systems and processes used in various collections. In addition, the library looks forward to saving on costs by moving from locally managed hardware and services to a cloud-based solution.

“Alma and Primo will help us manage physical and digital collections more efficiently through the streamlining of processes, integration with other campus systems, and comprehensive Alma analytics. The SaaS model will enable us to redirect resources that up to now were dedicated to the management and maintenance of software systems and hardware,” added Chumillas.

Ofer Mosseri, corporate vice president and general manager of Ex Libris EMEA, commented, “We are delighted that the Universitat Politècnica de València has decided to remain with us as it enhances its systems to deliver modern, efficient library services to students, professors, and researchers. I welcome the University to the growing community of Alma and Primo institutions in Spain.”

About the Universitat Politècnica de València

The Universitat Politècnica de València (Technical University of Valencia) is a Spanish university that is focused on science and technology. It was founded in 1968 as the Higher Polytechnic School of Valencia and became a university in 1971.The university comprises five campuses (Camí de Vera, Blasco Ibáñez, Gandia, Alcoy, and Xàtiva) and 14 schools and faculties offering bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as 81 doctoral degrees.

The library is an open, modern, efficient institution, committed to the processes of learning, teaching, and research in scientific and technical fields, culture, and social and environmental sustainability. Through a dynamic, highly qualified team of professionals, the library offers a broad, diversified collection of materials, together with a broad range of services providing information, training, document access, research support, and open-source dissemination of the University’s scientific and technical product.

For more information, see https://www.upv.es/ and http://www.upv.es/entidades/ABDC/infoweb/bg/info/928827normali.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.

09 January 2017


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