Remove unnecessary silos and streamline processes through a unified library experience. Start by effectively managing all of your resources and unique materials in a single platform solution.
Gain insights into your library’s data with Alma Analytics and simplify workflows by leveraging the Ex Libris knowledge base, authority records, and artificial intelligence. Address pressing questions today and be future-ready.
Free up staff time and refocus effort to better support students, teaching, and research. Help the library become a central hub across by integrating Alma with other academic and financial systems.
Everyone benefits when your library uses cutting-edge services. Ensure security, immediately use new features, and leverage APIs, Linked Data, and Artificial Intelligence with our cloud-based solution.
Save time and effort, enhance your services, and help others by connecting with the large, growing Alma community. You can share ideas, experiences, configurations, data, and report templates.
Raphael Gabbay Ex Libris, Part of Clarivate
Matthew Farthing Washtenaw Community College
Jane Davis Linda Hall Library
Itai Veltzman Ex Libris, Part of Clarivate
Charlie Remy Dartmouth Library
Katie Birch Ex Libris, part of Clarivate
Karen WaitE Spokane Community College
Christina Hennessey California State University - Northridge
Sara Melchior, Art Library Manager documenta archiv
Julie Kane Washington & Lee University
Guido Badalamenti The University of Siena
Wolfgang Hamedinger OBVSG
Pascal Calarco University of Windsor
Ming-Jiu Hwang National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University
Thomas Marty The Swiss Library Service Platform
Brian Yost Hope College
Simon Huggard Swinburne University
Bas Vat Leiden University
Christian Kieslinger University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten
Falk Hartwig The Nuremberg University of Music
Bettina Kaldenberg Library of the University of Mannheim
Knut Bøckman The Royal Danish Library
Leon Krauthausen, System Librarian Freie Universität Berlin
Dr. Brandon A. Owens Fisk University
Judith Drescher Molloy College
Dalia Mendelsson Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Chris Parker The Prince Charles Hospital Library
Sarah Falls University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Jane Saunders University of Leeds
Julie Kane Washington and Lee University
Lynne Billington State Library of New South Wales
Laura Pilsel Harper Adams University
Claire Brocklehurst Ara Institutue of Canterbury
Katherine Rose, Katharine Thompson, James Garry Imperial College, London
François Renaville, Paul Thirion, Fabienne Prosmans, Stéphanie Simon University of Liège
Celine Qiu Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)
Zanele Mathe University of Mpumalanga
Michael Frisbie Johnson County Community College
Helen Woolfries Kingston University London
Jessica Hartwigsen California State University
Brian Thompson & Todd Vandenbark University of Iowa & Wartburg College
Tony L.H. Wai
Matthew Pinson Macquarie University
Ryan Champagne Director of Systemwide Digital Library Services, California State University
Institutions using Alma
2023 New Enhancements and Features
Cloud Apps and Extensions
Alma centralizes management of print, electronic and digital materials, by unifying the management of ALL library resources. It simplifies all library management activities through a single unified interface, helping staff eliminate time-consuming manual processes and a complex patchwork of siloed systems. Alma automates routine library services and management processes, with intelligent automation streamlining workflows.
Alma Analytics was developed together with Alma from the very beginning. The Analytics tool is deployed on the Oracle Analytics Server, the top-of the line tool for sophisticated, but easy-to-use analytics. Alma Analytics provides insightful and actionable insights for librarians, is an integral part of the Alma solution and is included in a subscription.
Alma with Primo are seamlessly connected through a unified backend and deliver a single-point of administration. You and your staff can manage acquisition, activation, and fulfillment with unified workflows and the results are published to the discovery system in real-time. Critical content is immediately discoverable and processes are simplified, reducing time spent on setup, configuration, data updates, and more.
No. Alma does not require specialized expertise in order to start using it. The solution is both intuitive and focused on user experience, with context-sensitive help options throughout and read-to-go workflows for every library process.
The Alma Community Zone, an integral part of the Alma software, includes a Central KnowledgeBase (CKB) of vendor offerings for electronic resources that is maintained by Ex Libris. By integrating the CKB into the Community Zone, Alma allows libraries to eliminate the need to manually synchronize records for electronic resources into the local catalog.
Alma integrates with external systems, such as vendor systems, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, metadata management systems, and remote storage systems. It supports more than 200 APIs which are used daily by our customers in order to integrate Alma with their institutional ecosystem. Ex Libris’ Cloud Apps is an open framework that allows developers to write apps that can integrate with other systems and more.
Ex Libris provides customers a secure and reliable environment with a multi-tiered security model that covers all aspects of our cloud-based solutions and controls are based on international protocols and standards. Ex Libris has received FedRAMP Tailored Authorization and is committed to GDPR compliance. Alma is also designed to safeguard data throughout the data lifecycle including data in transit.
Alma supports different sizes and types of consortia, bringing members together! Alma supports collaborative networks – groups of institutions, such as a consortium – that share the management of metadata records and/or other Alma services, such as fulfillment, resource sharing, vendor information, or administration tables. Institutions can work together and share resources, or independently manage their own library needs.
All Ex Libris products and Alma in particular support in depth documentation – including online help, release notes, best practices and how tos, training documentation, Libguides, knowledge articles and more. All documentation is freely available and open to the world. No documentation is behind a paywall.