Université de Montréal Selects Primo, Aleph and Verde, all by Ex Libris

Rich functionality, a unified point of access to the full spectrum of materials, and ease of use drew the library to expand its suite of Ex Libris Solutions

(PresseBox) (Chicago, IL, ) Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that the Université de Montréal has selected the Primo® discovery and delivery solution, the Aleph® integrated library system-replacing the university's GEAC ADVANCE system-and the Verde® electronic resource management system to serve as the backbone of the university's library services. Following an intensive selection process, the library opted to augment its suite of Ex Libris solutions, having previously implemented the MetaLib® metasearch solution, the SFX® OpenURL link resolver, and the bX article recommender service.

The Université de Montréal is one of nearly 100 members of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) who are running Ex Libris solutions. With the newly selected systems, the university joins 16 other ARL members who deploy Primo as their discovery interface and 28 ARL members who are running Aleph.

"It's a jump toward excellence!" remarked Richard Dumont, director of the Université de Montréal libraries. "Now we'll be able to offer a cutting-edge discovery environment to our users. In this way, we are adding our voice to the most influential universities playing a proactive role in the evolution and development of solutions for finding and using the full spectrum of information resources."

"We are honored and delighted by the Université de Montréal's selection of Primo, Aleph, and Verde," commented Mark Triest, president of Ex Libris North America. "We know that the university reached this decision after a long and exhaustive process. We were confident that our strategic vision, the extensibility and rich functionality of our products, and particularly the ingrained Ex Libris commitment to true multilingual capabilities-together with our strong relationship with other libraries in Québec-helped us reach this positive conclusion. I am delighted to welcome the Université de Montréal to the growing community of customers running a full suite of Ex Libris solutions."

About the Université de Montréal

Founded in 1878, the Université de Montréal, with its two affiliated schools, the École Polytechnique and the HEC Montréal, is the largest university in Québec and the second largest in Canada. With over 55,000 students from around the world, some 10,000 employees, and over 250 undergraduate programs, 180 masters programs, and 71 doctoral programs, the Université de Montréal awards close to 10,000 diplomas annually at every university level. Deeply rooted in Montréal and dedicated to its international mission, the Université de Montréal is one of the top universities in the French-speaking world.

For additional information on the Université de Montréal, see http://www.umontreal.ca/.

Ex Libris (Deutschland) GmbH

Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic, national, and research 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 75 countries on six continents.

Dedicated to developing creative solutions in close collaboration with customers, Ex Libris enables 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.

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