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Achieve greater success for your library and users with a proven, flexible and unified library services platform. You and your library will operate more efficiently, surpass patron expectations, and exceed institutional goals with Alma.



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Accomplish More

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.


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Make Informed Decisions

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.

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Increase Library Value

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.

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Increase User Satisfaction

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.

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Expand Opportunities

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.

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Alma

Accomplish More

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.


Make Informed Decisions

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.

Increase Library Value

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.

Increase User Satisfaction

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.

Expand Opportunities

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.

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    “We were looking for certain requirements and Alma met all those criteria.”

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    Van Duong
    Royal Melbourne Hospital

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    “It’s much easier to manage the content and troubleshoot errors, with everything in one system and CZ updates coming every week.”

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    Elizabeth York
    Rutgers University

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    "...I can't imagine life or work without Alma. Too many things have changed...When we wanted to trigger the shift from print to electronic and digital, we did that with Alma."

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    Gijs Noels
    LIBIS

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    "The unique full integration with Alma allows people to serendipitously find our content while searching the catalogue."

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    Alison Harvey
    Cardiff University

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    "I don't think we would have been able to do a lot of the things that we've done without that type of customization framework."

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    Allen Jones
    The New School Library and Archives

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    "Creating a seamless experience where we take analytics and the actions in Alma and turn them into one."

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    Raphael Gabbay
    Ex Libris, Part of Clarivate

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    "Alma lets us get materials out so much faster and so much easier"

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    Matthew Farthing
    Washtenaw Community College

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    “It has been a really big shift.. yet this was the smoothest implementation I’ve ever been through.”

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    Jane Davis
    Linda Hall Library

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    "Linked Data is a new technology and this is an important next step in the future of libraries."

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    Itai Veltzman
    Ex Libris, Part of Clarivate

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    "The features that excite me most about Alma are automated holdings, Alma Analytics, and the quarterly releases of new functionality."

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    Charlie Remy
    Dartmouth Library

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    "Our goal is to make the network open to any library using any integrated library system"

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    Katie Birch
    Ex Libris, part of Clarivate

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    “A small library can use Alma effectively and efficiently.”

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    Karen WaitE
    Spokane Community College

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    "My favorite thing in Alma is analytics, it's so powerful, it really helps me with assessment and figuring out how we want to change our services..."

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    Christina Hennessey
    California State University - Northridge

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    “Our continuously expanding knowledge of the new system allows us to improve our workflows, everyday IT skills, and user experience."

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    Sara Melchior, Art Library Manager
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    Explore how SBART improves user experience and increases visibility using Alma & Primo

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    "When you take a look at Alma and what Alma can do and how that can be restructured that can open your mind to new possibilities."

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    Julie Kane
    Washington & Lee University

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    "The University of Siena decided to go live with Alma, joining other universities in our region."

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    Guido Badalamenti
    The University of Siena

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    “Together with all of my colleagues in the network, and of course with the help of Ex Libris, we overcame all problems"

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    Wolfgang Hamedinger
    OBVSG

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    "We've been able to do a lot of streamlined workflows with the same amount of staff, and we really appreciated working with the tools."

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    Pascal Calarco
    University of Windsor

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    “We have the best possible relationship with Ex Libris, as we share exactly the same objective - creating valued services for our faculty.”

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    Ming-Jiu Hwang
    National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University

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    "Collaboration with Ex Libris has been a journey of true partnership, which we hope will continue into the future."

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    Thomas Marty
    The Swiss Library Service Platform

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    “This API is exactly what we were hoping for ever since we migrated to Alma.”

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    Brian Yost
    Hope College

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    "Alma Analytics help highlight the value of the library's collections."

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    Simon Huggard
    Swinburne University

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    “The list of things we like about Alma is quite long – and getting longer, as we still have more to discover."

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    Bas Vat
    Leiden University

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    "What I really enjoy is the worldwide community. It makes you aware that even as a small library you are not alone.“

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    Christian Kieslinger
    University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten

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    “We were given a very good hand from Ex Libris project management and then we managed the migration well.”

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    Falk Hartwig
    The Nuremberg University of Music

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    "Thanks to the Alma Community Zone, we could activate or deactivate sections of our ebook inventory at any time."

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    Bettina Kaldenberg
    Library of the University of Mannheim

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    “The ability to coherently manage these various constellations of licenses and patron types was one of the reasons we selected Alma."

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    Knut Bøckman
    The Royal Danish Library

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    "Thanks to the possibilities provided by APIs, Alma is well prepared for the future.”

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    Leon Krauthausen, System Librarian
    Freie Universität Berlin

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    “Ex Libris solutions helped us broaden the use of technology within the library and provide innovative learning experiences for our students.”

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    Dr. Brandon A. Owens
    Fisk University

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    "Ex Libris Alma checks off all the boxes to meet our needs and leaves us with a lot of room for growth in the future."

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    Judith Drescher
    Molloy College

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    "The Alma platform has proven to be an excellent library system, smoothly integrating with other university systems."

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    Dalia Mendelsson
    Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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    "Alma has provided a different vision of the future of health libraries, allowing us to explore services beyond what we’ve previously considered."

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    Chris Parker
    The Prince Charles Hospital Library

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    "The Alma-based workflow is quick and efficient, from licensing all the way to getting the right content into the hands of our students."

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    Sarah Falls
    University of North Carolina School of the Arts

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    “Alma has made it possible for us to adapt our services and workflows so that we can operate effectively in an online environment."

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    Jane Saunders
    University of Leeds

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    "When you take a look at what Alma can do, and how that can be restructured, that can open your mind for new possibilities for your entire work life."

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    Julie Kane
    Washington and Lee University

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    "The library with the largest collection in Australia needed to streamline integration for accurate archival management."

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    Lynne Billington
    State Library of New South Wales

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    “Find out why an academic library at a specialist college transformed its services and operations through Alma, Primo and Leganto."

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    Laura Pilsel
    Harper Adams University

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    Unifying systems and workflows with Alma at the Library of Ara Institute of Canterbury

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    Claire Brocklehurst
    Ara Institutue of Canterbury

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    Supporting the Imperial College Library Mission with Ex Libris Higher-Ed Cloud Solutions

    Katherine Rose, Katharine Thompson, James Garry
    Imperial College, London

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    Alma for Digital Resources Provides Critical Digital-Based Access at the University of Liège

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    François Renaville, Paul Thirion, Fabienne Prosmans, Stéphanie Simon
    University of Liège

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    Alma as Part of a Strategy to Become an International-Level Institution

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    Celine Qiu
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)

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    University of Mpumalanga Brings Together Two Academic Libraries with Alma

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    Zanele Mathe
    University of Mpumalanga

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    Unifying Library Services Across Several Small Campuses

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    Alison Harding
    UWTSD

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    Alma & Summon at Johnson County Community College

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    Michael Frisbie
    Johnson County Community College

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    Demonstrating and Deepening the Library's Value with Ex Libris Higher-Ed Solutions

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    Helen Woolfries
    Kingston University London

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    Alma & Primo at Vanderbilt University

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    Dale Poulter
    Vanderbilt University

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    Alma at California State University: A Consolidation of Efficiency and Savings

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    Jessica Hartwigsen
    California State University

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    A Fulfillment Round Table: Invisible Convenience

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    Brian Thompson & Todd Vandenbark
    University of Iowa & Wartburg College

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    A Resource Sharing Round Table: How Macquarie University is Streamlining Interlibrary Loan

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    Macquarie University

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    Streamlining Researcher Access to Funding

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    Ryan Champagne
    Director of Systemwide Digital Library Services, California State University

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    Alma at the University of Wisconsin: The New UX and Consortium Collaboration

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    Crystal Buss
    Head of Access Services, University of Wisconsin

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        Streamlining Your Library’s Leganto Workflows

        This session will cover configuration options and bulk jobs that can help you process course materials for Leganto reading lists. There will also be a few recommendations for speci...
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        Bulk Rollover

        This session provides an overview of the options available for rolling over reading lists from term to term, including a more detailed discussion of the bulk rollover process, the ...
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        Rapido Monthly Update – May 2024

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        Linked Data in Alma

        This session will be delivered by Yoel Kortick and Adina Marciano. During this session we will discuss both newly added existing features as well as upcoming road map plans for Lin...
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        Digitization and copyright

        This session provides an overview of the various digitization and copyright configuration options in Leganto, and the resulting implications for library workflows. It does not cove...
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        Optimizing the New Leganto User Interface

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        Ordering and Invoicing Print Serials

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        Getting the Most out of Leganto Analytics

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        Increasing Adoption and Engagement with your Leganto Service

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        Our Services

        All the Ex Libris consultants, trainers and experienced developers partner with with you to tailor your solutions.
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        Our revolutionary cloud services deliver exceptional reliability and the highest levels of security and data privacy across all institutional data, systems and processes.
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        FAQ

        A Library Management System, or LMS, like Alma, encompasses a suite of functionalities aimed at managing library operations efficiently. It often includes features such as cataloging and classification for organizing materials, search and discovery tools for easy access to library resources, digital resource management for overseeing online collections, reporting and analytics for informed decision-making, and integration with other library systems and platforms for seamless workflow coordination.

        The primary objective of a Library Management System for universities is to efficiently manage library resources and services to support teaching, learning, and research activities. Simplifying tasks like cataloging materials, facilitating circulation, providing easy access to resources, enabling data-driven decision-making, integrating with other university systems, optimizing resource allocation, and ensuring compliance and security. Ultimately, the goal is to enhance the overall academic experience for students, faculty, and researchers by providing convenient access to a wealth of scholarly resources and efficient library services.

        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, along with Primo library discovery service, 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 and can be found in our Learning Archive. No documentation is behind a paywall.

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