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The Alma platform will facilitate the management of electronic resources and streamline librarians’ workflows, while providing rich analytic data to guide decision-making

CHICAGO, IL, April 28, 2020 – Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that Tulane University has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform. The move to the new platform will enable the university’s libraries to unify the management of their electronic resources and make them as easily discoverable as possible.

The COVID-19 crisis brought into sharp focus the value of the online services provided by Tulane’s libraries. Migration to the cloud-based Alma platform and its integration with the Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution, which Tulane has been using for a number of years, will improve the scalability, reliability, and efficiency of the libraries’ operations for patrons both on and off campus.

The unified Alma platform will simplify the libraries’ workflows, improve the visibility of crucial license and contractual information, and provide analytics to inform real-time, collection-related decisions. Furthermore, the platform will enable the library staff to collaborate with members of the global Alma community to share best practices and analyses.

Tulane was founded in 1834 in New Orleans, Louisiana, as a public medical college with the goal of combating yellow fever, cholera, and other tropical diseases. Today, Tulane is categorized as an “R1”—highest research activity—doctoral university in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is ranked in the top 40 national universities by the U.S. News & World Report. A member of both the Association of American Universities and the Association of Research Libraries, Tulane serves 14,000 students enrolled in 10 undergraduate and graduate schools.

Tulane Dean of Libraries and Academic Information Resources David Banush explained, “The Tulane libraries’ vision statement is ‘Inspiring inquiry, enabling creativity, enriching minds.’ As we strive to make that vision a reality, we are always looking for solutions and partners that can help us make the most of our resources while supporting innovation, growth, and sustainability. We think the Alma platform will be one of the tools that helps us build a better library for Tulane’s learners, teachers, and researchers.”

“Ex Libris is happy to welcome Tulane University’s libraries to the Alma user community,” remarked Eric Hines, president of Ex Libris North America. “In addition to streamlining workflows to enhance productivity, the Alma platform will provide the libraries with insights into the usage of their collections and will improve access to information for all users.”

About Tulane University Libraries

Through welcoming spaces, expert staff, and a broad array of services and resources, Tulane University Libraries support and enrich the teaching, research, and outreach missions of Tulane University. Crossing borders both disciplinary and geographic, we help convene a community of teachers and learners for the conversations that lie at the heart of a great research university. For more information, visit https://library.tulane.edu/.

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.

28 April 2020


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