November 1, 2021
Charles University is first Czech Institution to adopt Ex Libris Alma Library Services and Primo Discovery. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that Charles University—a prominent research university based in Prague—is the first institution in the Czech Republic to select the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Primo discovery solution. All of the CU library services will be unified under the Alma platform, which will replace the school's previous library products, and integrated with Primo discovery. [Full Announcement].
October 7, 2021
Industry report sheds light on opportunities for research offices and libraries to support researchers more effectively. 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 libraries and research offices to advance scholarship at their institution. Commissioned by Ex Libris, the study was conducted by Alterline, an independent research agency. The report presents findings from a survey of over 400 researchers and research office leaders across a range of disciplines in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. [Full Announcement].
September 22, 2021
Jackson State University Adopts Ex Libris campusM Mobile App and Portal to Enhance Communications. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that Jackson State University has selected the Ex Libris campusM mobile app and web portal to replace the university's Ellucian system. campusM will help JSU deliver critical communications and keep students informed of campus news and events in a timely manner. In addition, through the campusM no-code App Manager, the university administration will be able to remind students to carry out various tasks, such as registering, enrolling in classes, and checking grades. [Full Announcement].
September 21, 2021
Japan’s National Institute of Informatics Library goes live with Ex Libris Alma library services and Primo Discovery to improve efficiency in accessing academic resources with a centralized system. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and the Ex Libris Primo discovery solution have gone live at the National Institute of Informatics, in Japan. The Alma platform will support the NII, which is dedicated to the creation of future value in the new field of informatics. [Full Announcement].
September 16, 2021
Ex Libris Library App now live at the University of Amsterdam. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that the University of Amsterdam is now live with the Ex Libris Library Mobile app, just in time for the new academic year. The Ex Libris Library Mobile app, powered by Ex Libris campusM, will help librarians provide their customers with the seamless user experience that they have come to expect from the retail, banking, and leisure applications that they use daily. The UvA Library will use the app to increase the visibility of library services such as account information, library hours, and study spaces. With useful information at hand, students can easily connect to the library and carry out library-related tasks on the go. [Full Announcement].
September 14, 2021
New Ex Libris Esploro research portal showcases scholarship and helps users find experts. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced the launch of new research portal capabilities in the Ex Libris Esploro research information management solution. With Esploro, institutions can deploy a fully branded portal that enables researchers, funders, industry stakeholders, and the public to access publications, explore researchers' work, and find scholarly expertise. The new portal is in use by Esploro customers since September 2021. [Full Announcement].
September 1, 2021
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek entscheidet sich zur Modernisierung ihrer Bibliotheksdienste für Alma von Ex Libris. Ex Libris, ein Unternehmen von ProQuest, gibt bekannt, dass Deutschlands größte Forschungs- und Universalbibliothek, die Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BSB), die Umstellung auf die cloudbasierte Ex Libris Alma-Plattform für Bibliotheksdienste vollzieht, nachdem diese bisher fast 20 Jahre lang über ein zunehmend komplexes und begrenztes lokales System bereitgestellt wurden. [Full Announcement].
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Bavarian State Library) chooses Ex Libris Alma platform to modernize library services. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that Germany's largest universal and research library, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Bavarian State Library, or BSB), is making the transition to the cloud-based Ex Libris Alma library services platform after almost 20 years of providing library services through an increasingly complex and limited local system. [Full Announcement].
August 30, 2021
Rapido resource sharing platform takes off in Australia. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that Bond University, in Queensland, Australia, has gone live with the Ex Libris Rapido resource sharing platform. The university decided to adopt the Rapido platform to handle an increased demand for interlibrary loans (ILLs) while lowering costs. The free Rapido reciprocal lending model provides significant savings for libraries, like Bond's, that had previously been using a “pay-per-loan” system for both print and document delivery. [Full Announcement].
August 26, 2021
The University of California, Santa Barbara implements Ex Libris campusM mobile app and web portal to improve the academic experience. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the University of California, Santa Barbara (UC Santa Barbara) has implemented the Ex Libris campusM™ mobile app. As the school's comprehensive digital student platform, campusM increases the visibility of academic support resources offered to students and makes it easier to access these resources. With the easy-to-use campusM app, UC Santa Barbara delivers a personalized experience that enables students to view class-related information, such as their schedule, assignments, and grades, as well as library resources, bus timetables, campus news, and more. [Full Announcement].
August 19, 2021
Controlled Digital Lending to Play a Larger Role in Ex Libris Products. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced the development of new functions that will increase the compatibility of the company's library software solutions with controlled digital lending. Controlled digital lending is a practice that enables libraries to lend a digital copy of a physical resource in a “lend like print” manner—that is, in the same way in which they lend the physical resource itself. [Full Announcement].
August 2, 2021
Ex Libris first in library industry to achieve ISO/IEC 27032 Cybersecurity Certification. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that certification for ISO/IEC 27032:2012, an international standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), has been granted to Ex Libris. According to the ISO website, this standard “provides guidance for improving the state of Cybersecurity, drawing out the unique aspects of that activity and its dependencies on other security domains, in particular information security, network security, internet security, and critical information infrastructure protection.” [Full Announcement].
July 28, 2021
Ex Libris campusM Attendance Technology captures over six million attendance check-ins globally, supporting remote student engagement. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the Attendance feature of the Ex Libris campusM mobile app and web portal has thus far captured over six million student check-ins globally. The campusM Attendance feature enables students to check in to classes through their institution's campusM mobile app or desktop portal. Personalized push notifications from the mobile app remind students of an upcoming class and display their attendance record through an intuitive dashboard. [Full Announcement].
July 27, 2021
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
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
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 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
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
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
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].