Ex Libris Alma
Ex Libris Alma is a cloud-based system designed to enhance library management and improve the experience for users. It offers a wide range of features to streamline library operations. Alma enables librarians to efficiently handle tasks such as cataloging, acquisitions, resource management, and analytics. It can be customized to meet the specific needs of each library, allowing for tailored workflows and policies. Integration with other Ex Libris products, including Primo and Esploro, further enhances its capabilities.
Alma is ideal for modern libraries, accommodating digital resources, open access, and collaborations with external partners. It provides a user-friendly interface for both library staff and patrons, facilitating easy access to resources and services. As a powerful tool, Alma empowers libraries to boost efficiency, enhance user experience, and stay ahead in the digital era.
Key features of Ex Libris Alma include:
- Comprehensive collection management: Alma offers a complete suite of tools for managing collections, covering cataloging, classification, and inventory.
- Efficient circulation management: The circulation system in Alma is intuitive and customizable, allowing libraries to adapt it to their specific requirements.
- Effective acquisitions management: Alma includes a robust acquisitions system that helps libraries save time and resources.
- Robust analytics: Alma provides a wide range of analytics tools for tracking usage, identifying trends, and making informed decisions.
- Secure and reliable: Alma is a secure and reliable solution backed by a team of experienced professionals.
While Alma does not include built-in label printing functionality, it allows integration with external tools like LIBstick. LIBstick was developed specifically to address the label printing needs of libraries. It seamlessly integrates with Alma, utilizing its relevant models and features. LIBstick can import book details from Alma using barcodes and supports both the call number format configured in Alma and predefined call number templates. It can also import book collections from Alma and generate labels for the entire set with a single click. LIBstick is accessible within the Alma user interface through buttons labeled “print in LIBstick,” enabling a seamless connection for users. Additionally, LIBstick enables the printing of labels for users based on their names and addresses.
Alma libraries can benefit from LIBstick’s seamless integration, making it the perfect solution for label printing.