24 June 2016 News Releases

Ex Libris Continues to Improve Library Productivity with a Mobile App that Frees Librarians from their Desks

Ex Libris is pleased to announce its Alma library management service now enables librarians to access Alma from anywhere, using a mobile device.

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL, June 24, 2016 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is proud to announce that its Alma library management service now enables librarians to access Alma from anywhere, using a mobile device.

The new mobile capabilities are being rolled out gradually, with the first version now available for early-access users. A general release for all Alma users is planned for the third quarter of 2016.

Alma Mobile will significantly improve libraries’ operational efficiency. Librarians can now access task lists and perform fulfillment activities on the go, even scanning item barcodes to register in-house use from anywhere in the library. Built on a flexible advanced mobile‑application framework, Alma Mobile will grow to include more features, such as work-order processing, item returns, the creation and processing of sets, inventory management, and even mobile analytics.

Bar Veinstein, Ex Libris vice president of resource management, commented, “Alma Mobile aligns with our strategy of providing modern, advanced services to our customers. The open-platform capabilities of Alma have enabled us to develop a flexible mobile solution that will increase librarians’ productivity, giving them the freedom to move around the library and access the rich Alma functionality wherever they are.”

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.

About ProQuest (http://www.proquest.com)

ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company’s products are a gateway to the world’s knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. ProQuest technologies serve users across the critical points in research, helping them discover, access, share, create and manage information.

The company’s cloud-based technologies offer flexible solutions for librarians, students and researchers through the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Coutts® information services, Dialog®, ebrary®, EBL™, and SIPX® businesses – and notable research tools such as the Summon® discovery service, the RefWorks® citation and reference management platform, MyiLibrary® ebook platform, the Pivot® research development tool and Intota™. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.