The ARL member and eleven institutions of the Oklahoma A&M System chose Alma and Primo for their powerful collaborative capabilities
Chicago, IL—February 1, 2015. Ex Libris Group®, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that Oklahoma State University (OSU), together with the Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M) College System of 11 universities and colleges, has selected Ex Libris Alma® for next-generation resource management services and Ex Libris Primo® for unified resource discovery. Members of the consortium are replacing numerous systems, including the Voyager® integrated library system.
Before selecting Alma and Primo, OSU evaluated a number of library management and discovery solutions in their quest for a next generation platform, to identify a partner best able to meet the diverse needs of the system.
“We see this project as the natural evolution of the shared platform concept that we pioneered in Oklahoma years ago when we first adopted Voyager for use by the Oklahoma A&M System,” commented Sheila Johnson, Dean of Libraries at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater. “Ex Libris is the right partner to help us drive efficiencies in our workflows, have better insight into our operations and increase collaboration among our members – all of which will enable us to constrain growing costs and provide a more enhanced user experience.”
“We are also excited about the collaborative capabilities that Alma offers to deepen our recently formed collaboration with the University of Oklahoma (OU) Library System,” added Dean Johnson. “Building on the creation of a shared institutional repository with the OU System—SHARE OK—our adoption of the same technology framework will open doors to many other opportunities to collaborate, such as resource sharing, user services, and strategic procurement activities.”
Eric Hines, president of Ex Libris North America, remarked: “It is inspiring to see the power of Ex Libris solutions to help foster collaboration between institutions across Oklahoma. We are delighted that our customer community is continually finding new ways to harness the potential of our solutions, and I am looking forward to seeing the creative ways in which OSU, in partnership with OU Libraries, will leverage Alma and Primo to best serve their institutions and user communities.”
About Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant university that prepares students for success. OSU is America’s Brightest Orange. Through leadership and service, OSU is preparing students for a bright future and building a brighter world for all. As Oklahoma’s only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research and outreach. As America’s Healthiest Campus, OSU is committed to the health and well-being of its students, employees and the community. OSU has more than 36,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 25,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated around 255,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world. For more information, see http://go.okstate.edu/.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic, national, and research libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries today and will facilitate their transition into the future. Ex Libris maintains an impressive customer base consisting of thousands of sites in more than 90 countries on six continents.
Dedicated to developing creative solutions in close collaboration with customers, Ex Libris enables libraries to maximize productivity and efficiency and, at the same time, greatly enhance the user experience. By empowering users to discover and obtain the information they need, libraries ensure their position as the bridge to knowledge.