ACT Health adopts Ex Libris library tech


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Friday, 09 December, 2016

ACT Health adopts Ex Libris library tech

ACT Health has adopted a library services as well as a discovery and delivery platform from Ex Libris at the Canberra Hospital medical library.

The department will use the cloud-based Ex Libris Alma and Ex Libris Primo platforms as part of a unified resource management system to help library staff provide medical information for doctors, nurses and clinicians.

The new system will replace the library’s existing integrated library system, Innovative Interfaces’ Millennium.

Director of ACT Health Directorate Library and Multimedia Services Saroj Bhatia said moving to a unified system will deliver benefits to staff and library users.

“The new integrated platform will enable our library staff to manage library data and workflows in a cloud-based system that has been designed for this complex digital age,” she said.

“Our delivery and discovery services also need to be user friendly for our library community and support user customisations. Search results for all library resources — print and digital — will now be displayed in a consolidated format, enhanced by Primo discovery capabilities.”

Bhatia added that the cloud-based nature of the Alma and Primo platforms will mean the integrated system is easy to manage, modify and update.

Ex Libris is a subsidiary of ProQuest, focused on providing cloud-based library management technologies. The company has customers in 90 countries.

Image courtesy of Phalinn Ooi under CC

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