Monday, December 1, 2014

Ex Libris Alma is Live at Anglia Ruskin University

Alma is now streamlining workflows at Anglia Ruskin University.

The cloud-based library management solution allows staff to concentrate on more user-focused activities and will empower the Library to meet their vision of providing accessible, innovative and responsive library services.

We spoke to Nicky Kershaw, University Librarian, about their reasons for choosing Alma and the implementation project: “Alma is designed to manage a 21st century library collection and service. Given the shifting balance of our collection from print to electronic resources, we realised that in order to develop and future proof our services, it is important to have a system that can manage electronic, digital and print resources as one holistic collection. Alma Analytics will help us evaluate collection usage and this in turn will help us to manage our resource budgets more effectively. Not having to manage servers, security, and backups with Alma is a bonus on top of the efficiencies we hope to make through “back-of-house” automated workflows. We know that our students will appreciate the auto-renewal facility we have been able to introduce. The project was challenging for the team, but the implementation and go-live went very smoothly and the Ex Libris team were very responsive and helpful. ”

If you would like to find out more about this project, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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