Ex Libris Alma

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Developed in partnership with leading libraries, Alma® is the result of an Ex Libris® initiative to develop a new kind of library system that supports a new library environment; one in which economically driven decisions are increasingly important and as a result, efficiency, added-value and reduced costs of ownership are ever more important.

Unlike services that are essentially a collection of separate software environments linked together, Alma consolidates the functions needed to manage all your resources – electronic, digital and print – and streamlines the entire suite of library operations – selection, acquisition, metadata management and fulfilment – regardless of format or location.

While best-in-class analytics show librarians exactly how their resources and services are being used and helps them to make effective and timely data-driven decisions, Alma also generates considerable cost-savings and efficiencies for individual libraries as well as consortia by unifying management and workflows across diverse collections and locations and between collaborating institutions.

Provided on a SaaS basis from a secure European ISO 27001:2005 certified data centre, Alma enables libraries to reduce hardware costs, spares key staff members the burden of updating software and frees IT staff from providing the highest standards of security, availability and data privacy. As a result, the library can focus more resources Ex Libris Alma – a single, unified library management solution, by design on supporting the university’s objectives.

Together with the Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution, and Rosetta® for long-term preservation of digital assets, Alma provides a platform for transforming the collection-focused library into a valued and valuable service-focused component of research and academic institutions.