Library Technology Guides

Current News Service and Archive


April 16, 2024

Ex Libris Ex Libris welcomes Dr. Safiya Noble for an online talk about DEI, Technology and Libraries. Ex Libris, Part of Clarivate, announced that it will host a special conversation with Dr. Safiya Noble, from the University of California, Los Angeles in an online talk on April 30 at 11:00 am EDT: A Conversation with Dr. Safiya Noble: New challenges in DEI, Technology, and Libraries. [Full Announcement].

March 26, 2024

Ex Libris Artificial Intelligence Blog Series: Metadata Generation for Digital Content. Special collections are often the gem of a library and deserve to be easily accessible to library patrons. At Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, we are prioritizing this vision as we work on metadata enrichment via AI for digital resources. [Full Announcement].

March 21, 2024

Ex Libris New Linked Open Data webpage on Ex Libris site. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, launched a refreshed and updated webpage covering our use of and vision for Linked Open Data within our library solutions, that will make librarians lives easier and help institutions meet their users where they are. [Full Announcement].

March 12, 2024

Ex Libris The Consortium of University Services in Catalunya (CSUC) joins the Rapido/RapidILL community. Ex Libris announced that the Consortium of University Services in Catalunya is joining the Rapido/RapidILL community. As the custodian of the region's intellectual heritage, the Catalan National Library institution is a treasure chest for researchers, scholars, and avid readers. Its extensive collection includes books, manuscripts, and periodicals that shed light on Catalunya's rich history, culture, and literature. [Full Announcement].

February 28, 2024

Ex Libris Bond University selects campusM App. Bond University recently selected campusM as its student engagement app. campusM joins other Ex Libris products at Bond, including Alma, Primo and Leganto, that facilitate better student experiences and support student success. While the university's main focus for the app is current students, Bond also plans on using campusM to enhance its relationship with Alumni. [Full Announcement].

February 26, 2024

Ex Libris Ex Libris launches AI Enrichment metadata generator. As the scope, depth and complexity of cataloging standards evolve and grow, Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, has been working with our community to build innovative solutions that ensure content quality, at scale. To this end, Ex Libris is proud to announce the launch of an AI-based metadata generator for select Bibliographic records in the Alma Community Zone that will improve record quality, making them more discoverable and accessible. As of February 2024, our AI metadata generator is live and running against select ProQuest EBook Central records, having added the language, summary, and subject headings fields in alignment with the Library of Congress standards. Our plans are to grow both the scope of records and the number of fields generated by the innovative AI metadata generator. [Full Announcement].

February 16, 2024

Ex Libris New Content Webpage on Ex Libris Website. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, shared the launch of a refreshed and rebranded page on its website dedicated to Ex Libris Content. This page launch follows the creation of a dedicated Content section in the Ex Libris Knowledge Center last month, which further promotes openness and transparency into our operations and activities. [Full Announcement].

February 13, 2024

Ex Libris New Showcase Carousel on Ex Libris Primo. As part of its Primo February 2024 Release, Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, has created a Showcase widget enabling institutions to highlight and expose selected content. The new carousel-style Showcase widget can be easily embedded into any website, such as your library or university homepage, enabling libraries to visually promote their content and forge new paths to discovering and accessing resources. Whether promoting unique collections or tailored searches, the showcase enables libraries to visually represent their offerings and increase engagement with patrons, meeting your users where they are. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris Innovative Learning, Exceptional Results: introducing our new series of premium workshops. Building upon the resounding success of our first series of Premium Workshops held in the last quarter of 2023, we are thrilled to unveil an exciting new series of workshops slated to run throughout 2024. [Full Announcement].

February 12, 2024

Ex Libris Rapido receives FedRAMP authorization from the U.S. Government. Rapido, by Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, a leading provider of cloud-based library solutions, has received FedRAMP authorization. This authorization for Rapido follows the FedRAMP authorization of Alma and Primo in 2019. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris From raw data to clear insights: Ex Libris introduces Visualization Dashboards for enhanced decision-making. Ex Libris has recently released its first set of Data Visualization dashboards designed to enhance the process of retention and deselection of physical books within library collections. Developed through a collaborative effort with a dedicated focus group, comprising both single institutions and consortia from around the world, these dashboards serve as an innovative solution to address the varied challenges faced by libraries worldwide. [Full Announcement].

February 6, 2024

Ex Libris The University of North Carolina Selects Ex Libris Library Solutions. Libraries in the University of North Carolina system have chosen Alma as a central solution for resource sharing and affordability initiatives. As part of its transition to Ex Libris library platforms, UNC will implement Alma and Primo, Leganto, Ex Libris' course resource management system, Library Mobile, Ex Libris' integrated mobile library app, and Rapido, Ex Libris' interlibrary loan system [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris University of the Free State selects Alma and Primo. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, announced that the University of the Free State in South Africa has selected the Ex Libris cloud-based unified library management and discovery services platform. Implementation of Alma and Primo will support the library's vision to be a world class digital and virtual information hub for its users. [Full Announcement].

January 16, 2024

Ex Libris Middlesex University selects Ex Libris Premium Professional Services. Middlesex University, located in London, the United Kingdom, recently chose Ex Libris' Premium Professional Services to consolidate and enhance its student-facing digital offerings. [Full Announcement].

January 12, 2024

Ex Libris New dedicated Ex Libris Content Section available on Knowledge Center. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, anounced that as part of our dedication to openness and transparency, we have created a new section in the Customer Knowledge Center that is dedicated to the materials relating to Ex Libris Content, from knowledge articles to release notes and more. [Full Announcement].

December 22, 2023

Ex Libris Ex Libris launches a new website. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, has launched a new website redesign in alignment with our latest branding. The new website design is focused on user friendly flows and navigation, while ensuring that all content and materials remain highly accessible to all. As part of the transition to the new branding, we are thrilled for the opportunity to refresh our content offerings and share new developments, exciting initiatives and foundational community collaborations. [Full Announcement].

December 19, 2023

Ex Libris Alma in 2023: More than 400+ Enhancements. The end of the 2023 is approaching and it's been another successful year for Alma. The combination of new features and functionality, additional customers choosing and implementing the service, and a vision to further leverage forward-looking technology is taking Alma to a new level in the area of library unified resource management. [Full Announcement].

December 18, 2023

Ex Libris MacEwan University chooses holistic suite of Ex Libris products. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, announced that MacEwan University has chosen to implement a holistic suite of Ex Libris products Alma, Primo, Leganto and Rapido, in place of multiple disparate services and solutions. [Full Announcement].

November 29, 2023

Ex Libris campus Attendance surpasses 24.5 million check-ins. The campusM Student Attendance solution, which empowers students to check into class from their mobile device, has passed 24.5 million check-ins globally since 2019. From 2019 onwards, Attendance check-ins have grown by 50% annually on average, with the current count of attendance sessions captured holding at 24,748,256 as of November 2023. [Full Announcement].

November 21, 2023

Ex Libris Library of Virginia partners with Ex Libris to develop Rosetta Plus. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, welcomed the Library of Virginia as its first partner in contributing to the development of Rosetta Plus. This solution will allow institutions to easily preserve their unique collections while exposing them to more users. [Full Announcement].

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