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The new platform will help the library manage its collections and reduce operational inefficiencies and costs

YOKOHAMA, Japan, October 8, 2019 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the Bukkyo University library has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform. It will be used in conjunction with the Ex Libris Summon® discovery service, which the university implemented in 2011. Bukkyo University is replacing a locally developed integrated library system (ILS) with the Alma platform.

With the adoption of Alma services, Bukkyo University will be able to efficiently manage its growing collections of e-journals and e-books, digital as well as physical collections. The sophisticated features of this library management system could not be realized with a conventional homegrown ILS.

“We expect that the Alma cloud platform will lead to a reduction in library system operations, including the maintenance and replacement of on-premise servers. We are looking forward to eliminating these time-consuming tasks once and for all. In addition, we are delighted to be able to use the Alma services along with Summon, with which we are very familiar,” commented Katsunori Iino, Senior Systems and e-Resources Librarian of Bukkyo University Library.

Osher Gilinsky, general manager of Ex Libris Asia Pacific and corporate vice president, said, “We are happy to welcome Bukkyo University to the Alma community. This implementation is a big step for Ex Libris and for universities in Japan. Bukkyo University will set a great example for other institutions as it innovates library operations that have been handled by decades-old systems. The adoption of the Alma platform reflects Bukkyo University’s confidence in Ex Libris, earned from the library’s many years of experience with the Summon discovery service.”

About Bukkyo University

Located in Kyoto, Japan, the city of historical cultures, heritage, and universities, Bukkyo University has been in existence for 100 years. Its mission is to contribute to the enhancement of global culture and to advance the welfare of all human beings worldwide by following the spirit of Buddhism. The Bukkyo University library is located in the center of the Murasakino campus and supports research and teaching at the university. For more information, see the Bukkyo University website.

About Ex Libris

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions that enable institutions and their individual users to create, manage, and share knowledge. In close collaboration with its customers and the broader community, Ex Libris develops creative solutions that increase library productivity, maximize the impact of research activities, enhance teaching and learning, and drive student mobile engagement. Ex Libris serves over 7,500 customers in 90 countries. For more information about Ex Libris, see our website, and join us on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

About ProQuest (https://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.

08 October 2019


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