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Maximize Your Content Impact with Ex Libris

Our vision is to provide the best content services to libraries, content providers and library patrons. Powering all Ex Libris products with high quality metadata encompassing global and local content, addressing diverse requirements and always remaining neutral to best represent the needs of our community.

We provide reliable, high-quality content complemented by cutting-edge innovation to optimize student success, research excellence and library impact. 



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Managing Big Data at Highest Quality

Ex Libris manages centralized databases on behalf of our community members. The Alma Community Zone, SFX Knowledgebase and 360 Knowledgebase support our cataloging community with centrally maintained trusted, accurate and high quality metadata, supplied directly from content providers and updated daily.

The Central Discovery Index (CDI) powers all Ex Libris Discovery products with over 5.2 billion records generating reliable search results and easy access to full-text content from all providers.


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Representing Diversity; Remaining Content Neutral

The Ex Libris Knowledgebases and Central Discovery Index (CDI) contain metadata from content providers across the globe, representing both large-scale providers and aggregators, as well as smaller, local content providers whose content is relevant for specific communities. This broad reach ensures all our libraries and their users have access to relevant, useful and trusted content, regardless of their location, language or other unique considerations.

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Making Librarians’ Lives Easier

Let us do the heavy lifting and bring your users to the content they are looking for, by supplying shared metadata and convenient linking options.

At Ex Libris, we power our centralized knowledgebases and index to alleviate a load from librarians’ daily tasks, allowing them to concentrate on their areas of expertise and passions. Patrons benefit from convenient direct linking options to the full-text content, enjoying quick access and a positive experience.

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Working on Tomorrow’s Content Today

At Ex Libris we continue to put content at the center of our activities, with a multi-year, long-term focus on Content and ensuring the highest quality and service to our community. The current Data Excellence initiative focus is:

- Alma Community Zone metadata enrichment.
- Provider information flow to improve openness with content providers.
- Generating more CDI QuickLinks for quick and easy access to full-text content for end users.
- Quicker turnaround for creation of new collections in the knowledgebases.

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Strengthening Connections with Content Providers

Ex Libris’ relationship with Content Providers is critical to ensure that we create the best possible experience for our mutual customers and librarian community.

We are focused on deepening our collaborations with content providers worldwide, by increasing our transparency and openness with providers so that they have insight into our mutual customers’ experience.

Strengthening these relationships will improve the timeliness of ongoing content ingestion, as well as bigger-picture planning and cooperations.

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Content

Managing Big Data at Highest Quality

Ex Libris manages centralized databases on behalf of our community members. The Alma Community Zone, SFX Knowledgebase and 360 Knowledgebase support our cataloging community with centrally maintained trusted, accurate and high quality metadata, supplied directly from content providers and updated daily.

The Central Discovery Index (CDI) powers all Ex Libris Discovery products with over 5.2 billion records generating reliable search results and easy access to full-text content from all providers.


Representing Diversity; Remaining Content Neutral

The Ex Libris Knowledgebases and Central Discovery Index (CDI) contain metadata from content providers across the globe, representing both large-scale providers and aggregators, as well as smaller, local content providers whose content is relevant for specific communities. This broad reach ensures all our libraries and their users have access to relevant, useful and trusted content, regardless of their location, language or other unique considerations.

Making Librarians’ Lives Easier

Let us do the heavy lifting and bring your users to the content they are looking for, by supplying shared metadata and convenient linking options.

At Ex Libris, we power our centralized knowledgebases and index to alleviate a load from librarians’ daily tasks, allowing them to concentrate on their areas of expertise and passions. Patrons benefit from convenient direct linking options to the full-text content, enjoying quick access and a positive experience.

Working on Tomorrow’s Content Today

At Ex Libris we continue to put content at the center of our activities, with a multi-year, long-term focus on Content and ensuring the highest quality and service to our community. The current Data Excellence initiative focus is:

- Alma Community Zone metadata enrichment.
- Provider information flow to improve openness with content providers.
- Generating more CDI QuickLinks for quick and easy access to full-text content for end users.
- Quicker turnaround for creation of new collections in the knowledgebases.

Strengthening Connections with Content Providers

Ex Libris’ relationship with Content Providers is critical to ensure that we create the best possible experience for our mutual customers and librarian community.

We are focused on deepening our collaborations with content providers worldwide, by increasing our transparency and openness with providers so that they have insight into our mutual customers’ experience.

Strengthening these relationships will improve the timeliness of ongoing content ingestion, as well as bigger-picture planning and cooperations.

Our customer stories

    "The last Alma release is very exciting. It's a major milestone for Ex Libris in the Linked Data development."

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    Xiaoli Li
    University of California, Davis

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    "When we migrated to Alma in 2018, one of our goals was to have one system to manage everything."

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    Jamen McGranahan
    Vanderbilt University

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    “We wanted a system that could handle the complex nature of our consortia.”

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    Wendy Ellis
    Florida Virtual Campus Library Services

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    "Alma benefits me in all aspects of e-resource management."

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    Danielle Ostendorf
    Colorado School of Mines

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    “[Rapido] makes the process as seamless as accessing items in the library’s own collection.”

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    Jennifer Young
    East Tennessee State University

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    “Our vision is to enable patrons to navigate whatever resource they need on a single server.”

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    Elyssa Gould
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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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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    “With all the change we have seen … you can’t wait too long to adapt. Every five years, at least, you have to put everything on the table and rethink, from scratch.”

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    François Renaville
    University of Liège

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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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    “Primo was the one place where we could integrate all the different resources that we have and give differentiated access to the different user groups.”

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    Knut Bøckman
    Royal Danish Library

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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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    “Alma and Primo have not only made our lives easier from the librarian back end, but the clients — our students — are also very happy.”

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    Mary Turnbull
    Cairnmillar Institute

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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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    Tony L.H. Wai
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    Matthew Pinson
    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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    Primo at KU Leuven: The New Primo UI and the Primo Community

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    Mehmet Celik
    Senior Business Consultant, KU Leuven

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    Primo at City University of New York: Higher Usage of Electronic Resources and Better Indexing

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    Allie Verbovetskaya
    Web and Mobile Systems Librarian, City University of New York

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