IPSWICH, Mass. — August 11, 2022 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Ex Libris (part of Clarivate) have partnered to support libraries by integrating the serials subscription renewal process between EBSCONET® Subscription Management and Alma, the library services platform from Ex Libris. The development work between EBSCONET and Alma significantly improves internal workflows for mutual customers by reducing the need to update multiple systems.
EBSCONET organizes subscription-related tasks for serials and simplifies the subscription management process, from acquisition to renewal. Alma is a cloud-based library service platform, unifying the management of print, electronic, and digital materials in a single interface. With the collaboration efforts between EBSCO and Ex Libris, mutual customers can now configure a fully customizable integration profile and deliver automatic updates to Alma purchase order lines as they renew orders in EBSCONET. This technical advancement provides significant time savings and other benefits for libraries.
EBSCO Information Services Library Automation Manager, Anne Campbell, says working together with Ex Libris we’ve been able to develop better library workflows for our mutual customers. “The response from customers has been overwhelming. Customers are using terms like ‘real-time renewals’ and reaping the value and efficiencies the EBSCONET and Alma integration is offering.”
About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the preeminent provider of online research content and search technologies serving academic, school and public libraries; healthcare and medical institutions; corporations; and government agencies around the world. From research, acquisition management, subscription services and discovery to clinical decision support and patient care, learning, and research and; development, EBSCO provides institutions with access to content and resources to serve the information and workflow needs of their users and organizations. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, is a leading global provider of cloud-based SaaS solutions that enable institutions and their individual users to create, manage, and share knowledge. In close collaboration with its customers and the broader community, Ex Libris develops creative solutions that increase library productivity, maximize the impact of research activities, enhance teaching and learning, and drive student mobile engagement. Ex Libris serves over 7,500 customers in 90 countries. For more information, see our website and join us on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.
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