Eastern Michigan University Goes Live with Alma and Summon Integration

Eastern Michigan University Goes Live with Alma and Summon Integration

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Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that Eastern Michigan University has gone live with the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform integrated with the Ex Libris Summon® discovery service. The first library to implement this integrated solution, Eastern Michigan now benefits from improved resource management workflows and an optimized resource discovery experience. Alma replaces the Ex Libris Voyager® integrated library system while the university has retained Summon as the preferred discovery service. 

Eastern Michigan’s migration to Alma and the unification of the management and discovery of physical and electronic resources represent a significant step forward for the university library. It is already experiencing greater efficiency through the automation of many processes and the tight integration of services.

“Working with Ex Libris has been an extremely positive experience, with the company’s team meeting all our needs and timelines,” commented Jackie Wrosch, systems librarian at Eastern Michigan University. “Our transition from Voyager to Alma proceeded very smoothly, as did the integration of Alma with Summon. We have great confidence in Ex Libris and its commitment to deliver more service enhancements for both Alma and Summon. Our library staff and users will benefit greatly from these solutions’ rich roadmaps and the Ex Libris team’s continued collaboration with customers.” 

“It is exciting for us to see Eastern Michigan University upgrade to Alma and go live. I would like to thank the library for its close collaboration with our implementation team,” remarked Eric Hines, president of Ex Libris North America. “This particular project is an important milestone, paving the way for the many Alma-Summon customers that are going live in the coming months and all customers that implement this integrated solution in the future.”

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