Memorial University of Newfoundland Selects Ex Libris Solutions

Posted by | January 28, 2015 | News, Other, Stories | No Comments

Alma, Primo and Rosetta will provide the university with a powerful framework for library management, user discovery, and preservation of digital collections

Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that Memorial University in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada has adopted a suite of Ex Libris solutions comprised of the Alma® library management solution, the Primo® discovery and delivery solution, and the Rosetta digital asset management and preservation system. These solutions replace multiple disparate legacy systems used by the Library

Memorial University Libraries sought a robust system that would offer unified management of resources together with enhanced analytics and reporting functions, built on a cloud-based architecture. After a thorough evaluation, Memorial found that the Ex Libris suite of solutions offers a comprehensive approach that will allow the Libraries to improve services and enhance the user experience while showcasing its world-class collections. Through its streamlined workflows across collections, alongside tight integration with campus systems and services, Alma supports the University’s strategic vision for the Library to promote academic access.

In addition, Rosetta will enable Memorial University to manage and preserve its important collections of Newfoundland’s history, including a huge collection of digitized newspapers. Using the Primo search interface for physical collections, digital and digitized assets, and electronic resources, Memorial will provide a seamless discovery experience to users, whatever their learning and teaching needs.

“It is with great excitement that Memorial University Libraries embark on a new partnership with Ex Libris to provide an innovative and state-of-the-art library software system that improves discovery, management, and distribution of our diverse and valuable collections—print, electronic, and digital,” commented Slavko Manojlovich, Associate University Librarian of Information Technology. “We want to maximize the convenience and ease for our user community by increasing access and discoverability of our extensive, valuable, and unique collections.”

Eric Hines, president of Ex Libris North America, remarked: “By adopting Alma, Primo and Rosetta as an integrated platform, the Library is demonstrating its holistic approach to technology and its foresight into the changing needs of library staff and users. Alma and Primo will unify operations and present a cutting-edge discovery experience for users, while Rosetta will enable the University to preserve Newfoundland’s digital heritage in perpetuity. We are looking forward to beginning this exciting chapter of collaboration with Memorial University.”

About Memorial University
As Newfoundland and Labrador’s only university, Memorial has a special obligation to the people of this province. Established as a memorial to the Newfoundlanders who lost their lives on active service during the First and Second World Wars, Memorial University draws inspiration from these shattering sacrifices of the past as we help to build a better future for our province, our country and our world.

Memorial University Libraries are a dynamic and evolving multi-campus library system committed to engaging students, faculty and the broader community with the highest level of services and access to scholarly information. Our libraries currently include the Queen Elizabeth II Library, the Health Sciences Library, the Ferriss Hodgett Library, the C.R. Barrett Library, the Music Resource Centre, the Education Library, the Harlow Campus Library and the Labrador Institute Library.

For more information, see http://www.mun.ca/.

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