Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, is excited to announce the University of the Free State in South Africa has selected the Ex Libris cloud-based unified library management and discovery services platform. Implementation of Alma and Primo will support the library’s vision to be a world class digital and virtual information hub for its users.
One of the oldest and most respected academic institutions in South Africa, the University of the Free State was looking for a solution to modernize the library experience for staff and end users. By adopting Alma, Primo, and a library mobile solution – designed to work together holistically – the library can deliver additional resource coverage, simplify library operations, enhance the user experience, and reduce costs associated with managing multiple systems.
The transition to Alma will unify the library’s management of print and electronic resources, while enhancing services and capabilities. Alma streamlines resource management workflows, improves resource selection, and acquisitions, enables better decision-making through robust analytics, and delivers seamless resource access with a built-in link resolver.
With Primo, the University of the Free State library users will be able to more quickly find and access vital resources through an innovative discovery system that leverages AI and linked data technologies. The University of Free State will further take advantage of Alma’s unified platform by implementing the Ex Libris library mobile solution to provide a compelling, personalized library experience for digital-first users.
We’re proud to welcome the University of the Free State to the Ex Libris Alma community of more than 2500 libraries and support the institution’s commitment to research and learning excellence.
Learn more about how Alma is transforming the library experience for staff and users.