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The Ex Libris unified library services will reduce the complexity of resource management and discovery

BOLOGNA, Italy, June 18, 2019 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the University of Verona has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution. The university will be migrating from the Ex Libris Aleph® integrated library system (ILS).

The library team at Verona currently has numerous separate workflows, which causes complexity in the management of their work processes. The situation is further complicated by the library’s use of additional software for link resolution and resource recommendations, and the need to support and maintain such software.

Daniela Brunelli, coordinator of the university’s library system, said, “The university and the library always look at quality and sustainability when making strategic decisions. Thanks to the commitment of the Alma project group, coordinated by Marianna Gemma Brenzoni, Head of the Library Automation Service, our move to the Alma platform and the Primo VE discovery solution will help us strengthen the services and support that we provide for our users and enable the librarians to spend more time on high-value professional activities.”

Alma and Primo will provide the university with a unified platform that will make it easier for users to search the library’s resources and for staff members to follow up on personalized resource recommendations. The integrated, shared workflows that will become available through the platform will streamline operations at Verona and reduce data redundancy, while the advanced analytics and benchmarking features will help the library’s managers make better-informed decisions.

Ofer Mosseri, corporate vice president and general manager of Ex Libris EMEA, said, “The Ex Libris Alma community in Italy continues to grow, with customers migrating from Aleph as well as from systems from other vendors. We welcome this decision by our long-term customer, the University of Verona, to move to Alma and Primo.”

About The University of Verona

Founded in 1982, the University of Verona was named the best non-private university in Italy in 2014, 2015, and 2016 by the business newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, and was ranked sixth in the 2018 Young Universities in Italy category by Times Higher Education. The university’s 24,700 students are taught by over 700 faculty members in 12 departments. In 2017, the university’s 270 researchers produced more than 5,000 scientific publications, contributions, and books. The university’s library system houses over 520,000 print items and more than 272,000 electronic resources.

For more information, visit https://www.univr.it/en/home.

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.

18 June 2019


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