Looking to consolidate three separate library systems, UM has selected Alma and Primo to unify resource management and discovery services
Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that the University of Miami (UM) has selected Ex Libris Alma® for resource management and Ex Libris Primo® for resource discovery and delivery. The University libraries are migrating from three independent Innovative Interfaces Millennium integrated library systems and ProQuest’s Summon® discovery service.
UM sought a unified solution that would replace the disparate library systems and would enable the libraries to streamline their workflows, reduce costs, and provide better patron services. The Ex Libris implementation team will effectively deduplicate the data residing in the multiple systems, delivering a single catalog with shared records.
Executive Vice President and Provost Thomas J. LeBlanc commented, “We are eager to unify and streamline our library systems efficiently and effectively. The Ex Libris Alma and Primo implementation has already begun on our campuses, and we are looking forward to going live with the new platform in the first half of 2016.”
“The powerful combination of Ex Libris Alma and Primo forms the leading solution enabling libraries to move ahead with a unified platform that benefits both staff and patrons,” commented Eric Hines, president of Ex Libris North America. “We are excited about collaborating with the University of Miami as it develops its library, and we warmly welcome this new Ex Libris customer to the Alma and Primo communities.”
About the University of Miami
A private research university with more than 16,000 students from around the world, the University of Miami is a vibrant and diverse academic community focused on teaching and learning, the discovery of new knowledge, and service to the South Florida region and beyond. The University comprises 11 schools and colleges serving undergraduate and graduate students in more than 180 majors and programs. The libraries of the University of Miami rank among the top research libraries in North America with a combined collection of over 3.6 million volumes, with 95,600 current electronic and print serials.