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Alma and Primo play a major role in library transformation to support teaching and learning

LONDON, UK, March 6, 2017 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that after 19 years on a legacy library management system, the University of Limerick is now using the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Primo® discovery and delivery solution. In addition, the university is currently in the implementation stages of the Ex Libris LegantoSM course reading list solution, which is scheduled to go live in the third quarter of 2017.

The university’s migration from the Capita Alto library management system to Alma has given Limerick an opportunity to simplify its workflows and lower the costs associated with third-party software.

Library Director Gobnait O’Riordan said, “Our new library spaces, which contain our pioneering automated storage and retrieval system, and the move to Alma and Primo illustrate our commitment to providing the latest in library services with the most innovative technologies. In addition, Primo will enable us to integrate discovery more tightly with our library services platform, and Leganto will increase students’ engagement with the library.”

Ofer Mosseri, corporate vice president and general manager of Ex Libris EMEA, commented, “I congratulate the skilled, committed staff at the University of Limerick and the Ex Libris professional services team, who collaborated closely to carry out the implementation smoothly. This is the first Alma and Primo site in Ireland and is already benefiting from the experience of over one hundred institutions using Alma in Europe.”

About the University of Limerick

Established in 1972, the University of Limerick is an independent, internationally focussed university with over 14,000 students and 1,444 staff. It is a young, energetic and enterprising university with a proud record of innovation in education and excellence in research and scholarship.   UL is home to the Bernal Institute, an €86 million science and engineering research institute.  UL undergraduates benefit from the largest Co-operative Education Program and the largest ERASMUS program in Ireland.  For more information about the University of Limerick, see

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.

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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.

06 March 2017

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