Five top UK Universities join Ex Libris RapidILL Community to accelerate delivery of materials in remote learning environments. 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. [Full Announcement].
Three UK Institutions Select Primo and Primo Central Index from Ex Libris. Ex Libris announced that three prominent academic institutions in the UK have chosen the Primo discovery and delivery solution and the Primo Central Index of scholarly e-content to provide users with a unified search interface for their libraries’ vast collections and electronic resources. The newest members of the UK Primo community are Imperial College London, the University of Nottingham, and Loughborough University. [Full Announcement].
Seven new UK Sites for MetaLib and SFX. Ex Libris announced that seven institutions in the UK--The University of Bristol; the British Council; Imperial College London; the Nottingham Trent University; Queen Mary, University of London; Sheffield Hallam University; and University College London--have recently signed contracts with the company for the MetaLib library portal and the SFX link server. These contracts will increase the number of UK and Irish libraries using the award-winning Ex Libris metasearch and context-sensitive linking tools to 30. [Full Announcement].