Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm Selects Ex Libris Alma

The largest and oldest technical university in Sweden, the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) has chosen the Ex Libris Alma® library management solution. With the support of the Alma Analytics capability the Library will maintain and optimize their collection in a cost-effective way while also reducing their total cost of ownership. Library users will benefit from library staff who are better able to focus on customer-facing activities, as they have been relieved of mundane, repetitive and tedious tasks.

I spoke to Cecilia Heyman Widmark, Head of Media and IT at the KTH Library, who told me about the reasons for their decision: “Rationalising and improving our services will be a central issue for years to come and the Library required a system that offers flexible solutions for workflows and personalisation. For the same reason we required a solution that would both integrate with existing institutional and external systems—including our present Primo® discovery and delivery solution—and which has a clear roadmap so that it will grow with us in the future. With Alma, we have selected a solution which meets all of these criteria and more, and one that can efficiently handle the present and future services associated with an academic library.”

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