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LONDON, UK, March 29, 2018 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the United Kingdom’s University of Wolverhampton has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform, Primo® discovery and delivery solution, and LegantoTM course reading list solution. The university library will be migrating from the Capita Alto library management system and integrating the Leganto solution with Wolverhampton’s virtual learning environment and student portal to improve pathways to course readings.
Wolverhampton plans to take advantage of the solutions’ sophisticated analytics to optimize the library collections so that they will better support the needs of the students and academic staff, while integrated workflows will increase library efficiency. The openness of the Ex Libris solutions will also enable the library to implement radio-frequency identification technology, thereby increasing self-service for printed materials, streamlining library tasks, and enabling the library to extend its opening hours.
Wolverhampton Content and Scholarly Communications Manager Mike Dainton said, “Having listened to student feedback on the learning resources that we provide, we are confident that investment in a new digital library system including Ex Libris Alma, Primo, and Leganto will completely transform the university’s library services. By providing a state-of-the-art, cloud-based library service platform, we can ensure that students are accessing the most recent and relevant reading material and offer them a seamless user experience. Ultimately, this investment will provide students with a responsive library service that recognizes the need to constantly adapt to changing learning, teaching, and research practices.”
Ofer Mosseri, corporate vice president and general manager of Ex Libris EMEA, said, “We are delighted that the University of Wolverhampton has selected the Alma, Primo, and Leganto services for this important project. Our solutions will help the library team make significant contributions to the University of Wolverhampton’s teaching, learning, and research.”
About the University of Wolverhampton
Based at campuses in Wolverhampton, Walsall, and Telford, Education Centres in Stafford and Burton, and Business Solutions Centres in Wolverhampton, Telford, Sandwell, Hereford, and Wyre Forest, the University of Wolverhampton has over 2,400 staff members and 23,000 students, including many international students. The latest Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey reported that 96.3% of Wolverhampton graduates had secured work or gone on to further study within six months of graduating; the National Student Survey (NSS) 2017 rated the quality of learning resources at 86% and noted that 84% of Wolverhampton students are satisfied with the learning opportunities provided. In the last round of assessment for research excellence in the UK, Wolverhampton was ranked at its highest level ever, and each staff member and subject area evaluated by the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) was recognized as having world-leading elements.
For more information, visit https://www.wlv.ac.uk/.
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)
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