New Library Services Platform
Carnegie Mellon University is the thousandth institution to select the Ex Libris Alma® cloud-based library services platform. Alma will be replacing the SirsiDynix Symphony® integrated library system.
Alma was selected primarily for its ease of use, its compatibility with other systems, and the flexibility of its analytics and reporting options. Through its user-friendly interface and integration with the university’s financial systems, Alma will greatly improve workflow efficiencies in account creation, billing, and other areas.
CMU looks forward to benefiting from the openness of the Alma platform. More than 140 Alma APIs are available through the Ex Libris Developer Network and are used by the active Alma developer community to create additional services and automated workflows. In 2017 alone, Alma has handled more than 500 million API transactions for the hundreds of institutions that use it daily.
“We are honored to be the thousandth customer of the Alma library services platform,” commented Keith Webster, dean of Carnegie Mellon University Libraries. “After a meticulous review of library systems, we identified Alma as the platform that most closely aligns with our vision of the library of the future. We are excited to partner with Ex Libris to implement systems that will meet the needs of our students and faculty for years to come.”