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Kingston University Goes Live with Ex Libris Alma


July 07, 2014 | 2 min read |

The largest university in South West London starts using the Ex Libris solution to transform the management of its electronic and print resources and multi-site collections.

With more than 21,000 students, Kingston University  is the largest provider of higher education in south west London And a growing force in research and a pioneer in e-learning. Three years ago Kingston University decided to migrate to the Ex Libris cloud-based solutions for discovery and delivery  with the clear goal of moving to Alma, the market’s only truly next-generation cloud-based resource management system.

With the move to Alma now complete students and staff members of Kingston University benefit from streamlined workflows, enhanced analytics, and a single, powerful search interface.

I spoke with Elizabeth Malone, co-director of Library and Learning Services, who stressed the advantage of using Alma and its design for the digital age. “Our library collections are now balanced equally between print and electronic resources, and, to work as effectively as possible, it’s important that our system is capable of managing many different resource formats with scalability to handle growing volumes of digital media.”

Ms Malone added: “We look forward to realising the efficiency gains from automated workflows and to using Alma Analytics to give us greater insight into students’ usage of resources, enabling us to develop our service to meet users’ changing requirements. Alma is a fully cloud-based system with an intuitive web interface that, from a student perspective, will work seamlessly in the background. The Library and Learning Services staff members are now looking forward to enjoying the benefits of the new system over coming months.”

We are very pleased to welcome the Kingston University to the expanding Alma community. If you would like to find out more about this project please contact us.