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The largest university in Virginia, Liberty will be implementing the next-generation Alma platform to complement the school’s Ex Libris Summon discovery solution

CHICAGO, IL, June 5, 2018 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that Liberty University has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform. Liberty University is the largest private, nonprofit university in the United States and the largest university in Virginia. Alma will be implemented alongside the school’s Summon® discovery service. The Alma platform will facilitate the management and delivery of resources and support Summon’s robust patron-facing discovery services.

Major factors leading to the university’s choice of the Alma service were the availability of product features that match the institution’s needs and the positive experience that Liberty has had working with Ex Libris products and the Ex Libris team for more than a decade.

The university’s Jerry Falwell Library looks forward to the greater degree of automation that the Alma platform will provide. Through this automation, the interaction between library processes and other university systems will improve significantly. The library’s tighter integration with the university’s storage and retrieval system will streamline workflows and increase the discoverability of resources, while customer service will be enhanced—for example, by automatically issuing reminders regarding the return or renewal of items before their due date.

Angela Rice, Dean of the Jerry Falwell Library at Liberty University, said, “We are excited to move to the Alma platform. The technological advances and enhanced features of the system, along with its seamless integration with Summon, our integrated discovery tool, will enable us to improve our customer service and better support teaching, learning, and research at Liberty University.”

“Ex Libris is delighted to continue working with Liberty University. We expect that the Alma platform will empower the library, enabling it to exceed the institution’s needs,” said Eric Hines, president of Ex Libris North America. “By fulfilling the library’s goals of automating processes, integrating with university systems, enhancing the discoverability of research resources, and facilitating collaboration with other research institutions, the Alma platform will be a perfect fit for yet another current Summon customer.”

About Liberty University

Located in central Virginia, Liberty University is the largest private, nonprofit university in the United States and the largest university in Virginia. Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees. For more information on Liberty University, see https://www.liberty.edu/aboutliberty/.

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 is committed to supporting the important work happening in the world’s research and learning communities. The company curates content that matters to the advancement of knowledge, assembling an archive of billions of vetted, indexed documents. It simplifies workflows so that people and institutions use time effectively. And because ProQuest connects information communities, complex networks of systems and processes work together efficiently. With ProQuest, finding answers and deriving insights is straightforward and leads to extraordinary outcomes.

ProQuest and its companies and affiliates – Ex Libris, Alexander Street, Bowker – stand for better research, better learning, better insights. ProQuest enables people to change their world.

05 June 2018


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