Alma

The fastest
growing
cloud-based
library services
platform

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Ex Libris Alma is the only unified library services platform in the world, managing print, electronic, and digital materials in a single interface. As a completely cloud-based service, Alma provides libraries with the most cost-effective library management solution in the industry.

Creating a unified library experience

Alma was built from the ground up to allow libraries to manage all of their resources and unique materials, supporting teaching, learning, and research. Alma removes unnecessary siloes and streamlines processes while supporting all modern metadata and open standards.

Puts the library at the heart of the academic ecosystem

Alma integrates with your academic and financial systems, leveraging open standards and protocols and serving as a central hub for your library. Alma’s robust service platform frees library staff to focus their efforts on supporting student life, academic teaching, and research.

Provides the data you need for your library’s future

Leverage the Ex Libris knowledge base and authority records to simplify your library workflows. Gain insights into your library data and make smart decisions with Alma Analytics.

Empowers library collaboration

Use the power of the growing Alma community. Share ideas and experiences and save time and effort by using community configurations, data, and report templates. Consortia can take advantage of Alma's collaborative functionality for managing their catalog, acquisitions, administration and analytics.

Product Highlights

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Metadata management

Multi-schema and multi-format support including support for linked data and BIBFRAME

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Streamlined workflows

Automated and exception-based workflows with dynamic notifications

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Standard compliant

Continually updated to support and promote open standards and initiatives

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Mobile-ready

Alma mobile app frees you to “leave your desk” while getting the job done

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Monthly releases

New services regularly updated to support modern library needs

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Unified

Management of digital and electronic resources is unified with shelf management and automated storage integration within a single system

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We’re seeing more collaboration
between various departments
and a lot of that has to do with the
way workflows are structured
in Alma.

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Ian Chan, California State University San Marcos

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