Additional factors in Temple's choice include the extensive Ex Libris developer community and Alma's full integration with the automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS) that the groundbreaking new library will employ. Alma's robust API capabilities will facilitate the integration of secondary systems as they are added. Furthermore, Alma's business intelligence features and analytics component will enable Temple librarians to create reports without any special technological training.
"After considering a range of options, we saw that Alma is the best fit for our new library," explained David Lacy, director of library technology and knowledge management services at Temple University. "We anticipate a productive collaboration with Ex Libris, which has a proven record as a technology leader, to create library services of the highest quality."
"Temple University will be a valuable addition to the Alma community," commented Eric Hines, president of Ex Libris North America. "Temple's forward-looking library administration and staff will undoubtedly contribute to Alma development through participation in the active user community."
About Temple University
Temple University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was founded in 1884. Temple has seven campuses in Pennsylvania, as well as campuses in Rome, Tokyo, Singapore, and London. Temple is among the nation's greatest providers of professional education (in law, medicine, podiatry, pharmacy, dentistry, and architecture), preparing the largest body of professional practitioners in Pennsylvania. Temple University is an ARL member and has 13 library locations. With over 4.5 million bibliographic records, the libraries serve more than 40,000 students. For more information, visit Temple University's website at http://www.temple.edu/.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for higher education. Offering SaaS solutions for the management and discovery of the full spectrum of library and scholarly materials, as well as mobile campus solutions driving student engagement and success, Ex Libris serves thousands of customers in 90 countries. For more information about Ex Libris, see our website, and join us on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
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