Seeking next-generation solutions for the management and discovery of electronic content, this ARL member joins the growing Alma community
Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that Colorado State University (CSU) has selected the Ex Libris Alma® resource management solution and the Primo® discovery and delivery solution, also from Ex Libris. A member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), CSU will be migrating from Innovative Interfaces Millennium and the VuFind library resource portal.
With electronic resources making up a significant portion of its library collections, Colorado State University was in search of a modern system designed to manage more than just print materials. Flexibility, interoperability, and workflow efficiency were major factors in the decision-making process. CSU also required an extremely intuitive, web-scale discovery interface that would facilitate research by faculty members and students.
The Alma‑Primo combination will serve to efficiently manage CSU’s current collections and the complex operations of the library. Enabling libraries to deliver electronic content in a modern, up-to-date manner, these Ex Libris solutions will make it easier for staff to meet the high demand for library services.
Pat Burns, vice president for information technology and the dean of libraries, commented: “We are very excited to be adopting new technologies from Ex Libris for the discovery and management of our resources. These solutions will stand us in good stead for the coming decade.”
Eric Hines, president of Ex Libris North America, remarked: “It is great to see Colorado State University joining the Colorado School of Mines and University of Denver as part of our rapidly growing Alma community in Colorado. CSU also brings the number of ARL institutions implementing Alma to 25. We’re honored to have this prestigious university adopting Alma and Primo and look forward to expanding our relationship with CSU.”
About Colorado State University
Colorado State University is a public, land-grant institution founded as the Colorado Agricultural College in 1870, six years before the Colorado Territory gained statehood. Located in Fort Collins, about 60 miles north of Denver, CSU has an enrollment of about 27,000, and extramural funding exceeds $300 million annually. As a Carnegie Research University (with a Very High Research Activity ranking), CSU is a leader in science and technology research, particularly in infectious diseases, environmental science, clean energy technologies, and atmospheric science. The university system also includes the online CSU-Global Campus and Colorado State University-Pueblo, a satellite campus of nearly 5,000 students situated in the Pikes Peak region of southern Colorado.
Colorado State University Libraries includes Morgan Library and a branch library that supports the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The collections total more than 2.3 million books, bound journals, and government documents. Over 46,700 electronic journals and 545,000 e-books are accessible from the Libraries’ website. For more information, visit http://www.colostate.edu.