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The Ex Libris solutions will strengthen UOW Library’s digital transformation by delivering greater value for the university community

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA, January 29, 2020 – Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that Australia’s University of Wollongong has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform, along with the Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution and Leganto® course reading list tool, to streamline library and faculty workflows.

Investing in digitalization has been a core focus of the University of Wollongong (UOW) Library, which has long been dealing with a number of fragmented systems that were time-consuming to manage and inefficient to operate on a daily basis. To align with UOW’s Future-Ready Library strategy, the library team decided to find a strategic partner who would facilitate a shift from repetitive, low-value work to the delivery of user-centric digital services. The solution of choice would empower the staff to further develop digital collections and services, would include a highly advanced enterprise resource management system, and would offer extensive analytic capabilities.

“In an age where collections and their management are becoming more complex, advanced integration and analytic functions will enhance evaluation and assessment, thus improving the quality of decision-making and budget optimization,” said Margie Jantti, director of UOW Library Services. “It was clear that Ex Libris understood our digital aspirations, because the capabilities provided by the combination of the Alma, Primo, and Leganto products are an outstanding match for our current and—most important—future needs.”

“The adoption of the Ex Libris Alma, Primo, and Leganto solutions will enable all of UOW Library’s users to benefit greatly from virtual browsing, resource recommendations, and an unprecedented ease of access to online collections through integrated reading list services,” commented Osher Gilinsky, corporate vice president and general manager of Ex Libris Asia Pacific. “I am pleased that UOW has chosen Ex Libris to partner with the Library in delivering greater value to the university community and in supporting the UOW Library’s digital transformation into the library of the future.”

About the University of Wollongong

Since establishing its university campus in Wollongong in 1975, the University of Wollongong (UOW) has expanded its teaching locations to 10 campuses. Today UOW is a global network of campuses delivering world-class research and teaching to students in Australia, the United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore. The UOW Library provides services and knowledge resources to over 35,500 students and 2,500 staff members. UOW’s Future-Ready Library strategy sets a clear roadmap for the Library’s digital ambition: through the continued enhancement, automation, and integration of workflows, we can redirect our professional expertise to new areas of growth reflective of the evolution of pedagogy and research practices and student learning and success of a 21st century university. For more information, see https://www.uow.edu.au/about/index.html.

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 January 2020


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