State Library of Queensland Selects Ex Libris Alma

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Thursday, July 5th, 2012

SLQ becomes the first state library worldwide to adopt the Ex Libris nextgeneration library management service

Adelaide, Australia—June 18, 2012. Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to welcome the State Library of Queensland to the Australia and New Zealand early-adopter program for the Alma library management service. An institution with a history of leadership in library technology, SLQ was the first Australian library to implement the Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution.

“Choosing Alma to manage our diverse, extensive library collections was the logical next step for the library,” commented Janette Wright, CEO and state librarian at the State Library of Queensland. “Improving efficiency and facilitating cooperation among our staff members will enable us to concentrate more on serving the population of Queensland and providing easier access to our local and online resources. Our collections, users, and mission are different from those of academic libraries; we serve as a legal deposit, and our mandate is to collect original published materials, together with electronic and digital resources, and make them available to the Queensland community. We are pleased to represent Australia’s state libraries and help Ex Libris address their needs with Alma.”

“Ex Libris is honored to welcome the State Library of Queensland to the Australia and New Zealand Alma early-adopter group,” remarked Holley Dumble, Ex Libris director of sales for Australia and New Zealand. “As the first library in Australia to use Primo, the State Library of Queensland exhibited its enthusiasm for innovation and its commitment to serving the community. We are looking forward to collaborating with the State Library team and demonstrating the contribution that Alma can make to state and national libraries.”

About the State Library of Queensland The State Library of Queensland has been enriching the lives of its community for over a century and is the legal deposit library of the state. Reimagining its services, the library is progressively realizing the potential of digital technologies and collaborative approaches for enabling people to discover, use, and share content from its local and global library collections. The library has active partnerships with National and State Libraries Australasia; the public library network in Queensland; many cultural institutions, schools, and universities; and all levels of government.

About Ex Libris Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries today and will facilitate their transition into the future. Ex Libris maintains an impressive customer base consisting of thousands of sites in more than 80 countries on six continents.

Dedicated to developing creative solutions in close collaboration with customers, Ex Libris enables academic, national, and research libraries to maximize productivity and efficiency and, at the same time, greatly enhance the user experience. By empowering users to discover and obtain the information they need, libraries ensure their position as the bridge to knowledge.