We spoke with Kitty Inglis, Librarian at the University of Sussex, who commented that their “ability to facilitate the acquisition of resources and exposure of our collections and services was beginning to be seriously compromised. Students now have very high expectations for a unified solution that will enable them to easily discover the library resources they need. We are delighted with Primo as our resource discovery system, and Alma is the perfect fit for the effective delivery of content and services."
Ms Inglis also spoke about the strong Alma user community in the UK and internationally which offers a comprehensive knowledge base of material. Ms Inglis continued, “We see Alma as an investment in the future that will help us fulfil numerous goals; the strong, flexible analytics capabilities will provide us with tools to verify that we are meeting the needs of our users, and the efficient SaaS workflow will save time for our staff, who will be able to focus more on user-related tasks.”
Tightly integrated with the Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution which the University implemented in 2013, Alma will provide the Library with a future-oriented solution for the acquisition and fulfilment of electronic, digital and print resources. Flexible and open, Alma will interact efficiently with other internal and third-party systems.
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