New investment in Library services

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From August 2017, it will be even easier to search LJMU’s rich Library collection thanks to a new agreement with Ex Libris Group, a world leading provider of library automation services.

Following a competitive tendering process, LJMU has signed an agreement with Ex Libris to implement Alma® library services platform and Primo® discovery and delivery solution.

Once operational, LJMU staff and students will be able to search the University’s extensive collection of print, digital and electronic materials using a single online interface.

Heather Thrift, Director of Library Services, explained: “This next-generation library management solution will enable our users to fully discover the richness of our Library collection while also helping LJMU meet the evolving digital needs and expectations of our students, researchers, academics and other staff.

"The single search interface will provide a seamless, user-friendly and intuitive gateway to the University’s resources. The implementation of Alma and Primo will help us to streamline internal operations and processes ensuring that our systems are fit for purpose long into the future.”

Professor Nigel Weatherill, Vice-Chancellor of LJMU, added: “Our Library collection is the bedrock of our academic experience and the agreement with Ex Libris reflects our commitment to investing in creative approaches to learning that harness the potential of technology. Such developments are crucial to our vision of delivering an inclusive and assessable academic environment that encourages meaningful enquiry and discovery at all levels of study and research activity.”

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