Library Technology Guides

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July 27, 2021

Ex Libris Brandeis University goes live with the Ex Libris Rapido resource sharing platform. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that Brandeis University has gone live with the Ex Libris Rapido resource sharing platform. A member of the Boston Library Consortium and a participant in the Rapido early adopter program, Brandeis decided to move from its old broker-based system to the Rapido platform to take resource sharing to the next level. With the new system, Brandeis can fulfill requests more quickly and lower costs significantly. [Full Announcement].

July 26, 2021

Ex Libris Wenzhou-Kean University is first in Mainland China to adopt the Ex Libris RapidILL resource sharing platform. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that Wenzhou-Kean University has selected the Ex Libris RapidILL resource sharing platform to enhance the institution's interlibrary loan activities and better serve the needs of its community. WKU is the first university in mainland China to adopt the RapidILL solution. The university will be joining the global RapidILL community, which consists of more than 500 worldwide institutions. [Full Announcement].

July 13, 2021

Ex Libris University of Pennsylvania Libraries becomes 250th institution to select Ex Libris Leganto solution. Ex Libris, a ProQuest companyd,announce that the University of Pennsylvania Libraries has signed an agreement to implement the Ex Libris Leganto course resource list solution. Penn's library system is the 250th institution to select the Leganto solution, which puts libraries at the forefront of teaching and learning. The Penn Libraries anticipates that the Leganto tool will provide easy access to library materials for students who are attending classes in person or online. [Full Announcement].

July 7, 2021

Ex Libris Ex Libris launches Library Mobile App to empower librarians and connect patrons with the library. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced the launch of its new Library Mobile app for libraries. A companion to the Ex Libris campusM university app, Library Mobile is designed to simplify communication between libraries and patrons and to provide easy smartphone access to library resources. [Full Announcement].

June 30, 2021

Ex Libris SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry selects Ex Libris Esploro to demonstrate impact of research and expand partnerships. Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry has chosen the Ex Libris Esploro research information management solution to transform the way in which ESF presents its research to the world. ESF will use the Esploro solution to capture scholars' output and data, showcase the college's research, and measure its research performance through analytics and benchmarks. [Full Announcement].

June 28, 2021

Ex Libris Ithaca College Is the first institution in the United States to go live with the Ex Libris Rapido resource sharing platform. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that Ithaca College is the first institution in the United States to go live with the Ex Libris Rapido resource sharing platform. The College decided to move to the new platform earlier this year and will be using it to conduct resource sharing with partner libraries. [Full Announcement].

June 17, 2021

Ex Libris Japan’s National Institute of Informatics paves the way for Japanese libraries of the future with Ex Libris Alma services. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform has been selected by the National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Japan, an interuniversity institute that promotes research in information-related areas. The decision was based on strategies defined in the 2019 Vision on Future Scholarly Information Systems, prepared by Japan's Future Scholarly Information Systems Committee under the auspices of the Council for Promoting Collaboration between University Libraries and the National Institute of Informatics. [Full Announcement].

June 15, 2021

Ex Libris Esploro and Pivot-RP solutions integrate to deliver extensive research information management capabilities. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced the integration of the Ex Libris Esploro research information management solution and the Ex Libris Pivot-RP research funding solution. The integration enables research offices and faculty leaders to facilitate researchers' access to global funding opportunities, enrich researcher profiles by capitalizing on the Pivot-RP database of previously awarded grants, and link publications to the grants that supported the research. [Full Announcement].

June 10, 2021

Ex Libris Ex Libris Rapido platform goes live with first four customers. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that the first four implementations of the Rapido resource sharing platform have now gone live. The development of the Rapido platform began in late 2019, when Ex Libris teamed up with a group of early adopters and development partners in the United States, Europe, and Australia. This collaboration afforded Ex Libris an opportunity to hear customers' voices and create a solution tailored to the needs of resource-sharing institutions. [Full Announcement].

June 9, 2021

Ex Libris Ex Libris Esploro is set to deliver a complete picture of research projects and activities. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced the expansion of the Esploro research information management solution. The addition of new scholarly information entities for research projects and activities to Esploro will allow a more comprehensive picture of institutional research work and outcomes. [Full Announcement].

June 2, 2021

Ex Libris Smart Harvesting AI is now available for all Ex Libris Esploro customers. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that customers of the Ex Libris Esploro research information management solution can now use the Esploro Smart Harvesting AI capabilities. With this technology, institutions automatically capture the research output of affiliated scholars and enrich the metadata associated with the output. As a result, Esploro customers can easily expand their research information hub, keep it up to date, and improve the discoverability of research publications while significantly reducing the administrative burden on researchers and librarians. [Full Announcement].

June 1, 2021

Ex Libris More than two million Alma Analytics reports were run in March 2021. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that users of the Ex Libris Alma library services platform have set a new record: more than two million Alma Analytics reports were run in March 2021. The number of reports that are run is expected to continue at this level or even increase in the coming months. [Full Announcement].

May 26, 2021

Ex Libris University of Aberdeen reaps benefits of Ex Libris Alma library services and Leganto reading lists. In 2020, the University of Aberdeen went live with the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Ex Libris Leganto course reading list solution. These two cloud-based services are integrated with the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution, which the University has been using for a number of years. The Alma platform replaced the Aleph integrated library system and DigiTool digital asset management system, both from Ex Libris, a ProQuest company. [Full Announcement].

May 12, 2021

Ex Libris Industry report reveals opportunity for libraries to enhance partnership with faculty around course materials. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce the publication of a study that looks at how course resources are being selected, managed, accessed, and used today in higher education in the United States. The trends highlighted in the report reflect the new emphasis on remote teaching and learning. [Full Announcement].

May 10, 2021

Ex Libris More than Two Million Alma Analytics Reports Were Run in March 2021. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is excited to announce that users of the Ex Libris Alma library services platform have set a new record: more than two million Alma Analytics reports were run in March 2021. The number of reports that are run is expected to continue at this level or even increase in the coming months. [Full Announcement].

May 4, 2021

Ex Libris Ex Libris Cloud Apps reach two thousand activations. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that users of Ex Libris cloud-based products have reached a major milestone: original applications developed by and for members of the Ex Libris community have been activated two thousand times. With the new Ex Libris Cloud Apps open framework, over a thousand users have extended the capabilities of their Ex Libris cloud-based solutions—including the Ex Libris Alma library services platform, Primo® discovery and delivery tool, Esploro™ research services solution, Leganto course resource list solution, and Rapido resource sharing solution—to meet their library's specific needs. [Full Announcement].

May 3, 2021

Ex Libris Four Prominent Italian Universities implement Ex Libris RapidILL Interlibrary Loan Services to improve document delivery. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company announced that four prominent Italian universities—the Libera Università di Bolzano (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano), Università degli Studi di Bergamo (University of Bergamo), Università degli Studi di Genova (University of Genoa), and Università degli Studi dell'Insubria (University of Insubria)—recently adopted the Ex Libris RapidILL™ interlibrary loan system to provide users with fast document delivery services. The universities were able to benefit from the free initiative that Ex Libris offered the library community at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. With this acquisition, the universities have become members of the global RapidILL community. [Full Announcement].

April 29, 2021

Ex Libris Industry Report highlights a vast flow of funds to researchers around the world in response to COVID-19. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce the publication of a new market report from Research Professional News, an authoritative, editorially independent news service published by Ex Libris. Drawing on data from the Ex Libris Pivot-RP funding service, health think tank Policy Cures Research, the UK Collaborative on Development Research, and other sources, the report examines global funding trends in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. [Full Announcement].

April 28, 2021

Ex Libris Stellenbosch University goes live with the Ex Libris Leganto solution to expand the library’s support for teaching and learning. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the Ex Libris Leganto course reading list solution has been rolled out at South Africa's Stellenbosch University. Lecturers now benefit from simple end-to-end workflows for creating, managing, and sharing reading lists, while students can rapidly access their course content directly from the learning management system. [Full Announcement].

April 15, 2021

Ex Libris The University of Law selects Ex Libris campusM Mobile App and Web Portal to enhance student experience at 16 campuses. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that The University of Law (ULaw), in the United Kingdom, has selected the Ex Libris campusM mobile app and web portal to improve access to information and develop new student engagement strategies. [Full Announcement].

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