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October 27, 2020

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that five prominent UK universities—Imperial College London, UCL, the University of Liverpool, the University of Manchester, and the University of St Andrews—have decided to join the growing RapidILL community in the United Kingdom, giving their library users quick and easy access to materials via the cloud-based Ex Libris RapidILL interlibrary loan system. After integrating the system into their library workflows, the universities will benefit from the delivery of requested resources within 24 hours, thus providing patrons with maximum resource accessibility.

October 15, 2020

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company announced that the Ex Libris Leganto course resource list solution and Ex Libris Esploro research information management solution are now included in the United States Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) and, under the sponsorship of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, have been added to the Ex Libris Authorization to Operate.

October 6, 2020

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that WU – Vienna University of Economics and Business has gone live with the Ex Libris Leganto course materials service. The university opted to move to the Leganto service as part of WU's digitization strategy, which calls for developing new forms of teaching and increasing support for distance learning. With the Leganto rollout, the library was ready to make the transition.

October 1, 2020

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the University of Cape Town (UCT) Libraries in South Africa have selected the Ex Libris Leganto® course reading list solution and have begun the rollout of Leganto to academic staff. Leganto is integrated with the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery tool.

September 24, 2020

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that the company has achieved certification for ISO 27701:2019, an international standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the only organization in the library software industry to do so. ISO 27701:2019 provides a code of practice for maintaining the privacy of data in a privacy information management system (PIMS). This standard establishes privacy requirements, helps organizations manage risks related to personally identifiable information (PII), and outlines a comprehensive set of operational controls that can be mapped to various regulations.

September 22, 2020

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the University of Barcelona has selected the Ex Libris campusM mobile app and web portal for the university community to use. With campusM in operation, the University aims to embrace mobile communication and connect with users via their mobile devices. The objective is to bring together –in a single application– various important functions including the ability to send notifications to different user groups, generate group loyalty through the use of the app and create another form of communication between the University and the students. The app integrates key institutional systems.

September 16, 2020

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced the selection and launch of the Ex Libris campusM mobile platform by the University of Hong Kong Libraries. The first in Hong Kong to adopt the platform, HKUL has already rolled out its new mobile app and web portal which is built on the campusM platform.

September 15, 2020

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp) (São Paulo State University) has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform to unify the management of its physical and electronic library collections and provide seamless access to the digital collection, an aggregate of more than three million items. For the 34 member libraries, the Alma platform will replace the Ex Libris Aleph system, which has served the institution for more than two decades. Unesp is the first Brazilian university to implement Alma cloud services.

September 8, 2020

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company,announced that the Consorci de Serveis Universitaris de Catalunya (CSUC) (Consortium of University Services in Catalonia) has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution to promote excellence in teaching, learning, and research and to facilitate the implementation of blended and virtual learning. CSUC serves 10 universities as well as the National Library of Catalonia (BC) and is integrated with the University Union Catalogue of Catalonia (CCUC).

September 3, 2020

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce the publication of its annual study on the challenges that academic researchers face, the priorities of research office leaders, and key opportunities for research offices and libraries to support scholarship at institutions of higher education.

August 25, 2020

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the Nuremberg University of Music has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution to help the University's library carry out its digital transformation strategy. With these systems in place, the University will be able to facilitate online research activities and manage library collections more efficiently.

August 12, 2020

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that the Swiss Library Service Platform has signed an agreement to join the early adopter program for the Ex Libris Rapido resource sharing solution. A national library network for Swiss universities and research institutions, SLSP is scheduled to go live in 2021 and is the first Rapido network in Europe. As a member of the early adopter program, SLSP will help shape Rapido's roadmap.

July 21, 2020

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that Rice University has signed an agreement with Ex Libris to implement the company's Leganto course resource list solution. Rice is the 200th institution to select the Leganto solution to support the increased role of library resources in the physical and virtual classrooms.

July 16, 2020

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced the launch of a new website, the Funding Insights dashboard, which offers unique insights into the state of global research funding opportunities. Access to the dashboard is free.

July 15, 2020

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that Switzerland's Kantonsbibliothek Graubünden (Cantonal Library Graubünden) has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Primo discovery and delivery solution. Serving 21 member libraries, the Cantonal Library Graubünden network will benefit from the efficiency of integrated workflows and the ability to offer remote access to library patrons across the canton, particularly important in today's challenging times.

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