Jerusalem, Israel—September 17, 2015. Ex Libris Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that it will be collaborating with D2L (formerly Desire2Learn) as a member of the D2L Brightspace Partner Network. This partnership will enable institutions that use the new Ex Libris Leganto reading-list solution and the Brightspace learning management platform to benefit from a tighter integration of the two products.
Leganto offers innovative services for the creation, maintenance, and use of course reading lists in higher education. Supporting workflows that bridge the course management system of an institution, its library management system, and third-party services, Leganto offers a collaborative, engaging environment for instructors and students. Statistics and insights provided by the Leganto analytics module help libraries identify trends, plan resource acquisition and subscriptions, and demonstrate the libraries' value to their institution.
"At D2L, our goal is to create the best possible learning experience, so we partner with innovative educational technology companies that are focused on improving the way the world learns," commented Renny Monaghan, chief marketing officer at D2L. "We are excited to be working closely with the Ex Libris team."
"Through this new partnership, Ex Libris and D2L will enable our mutual customers to benefit from cross-system workflows for handling course reading lists and will facilitate the use of these important pedagogical tools," remarked Shlomi Kringel, corporate VP for discovery and delivery solutions at Ex Libris. "The integration of the Brightspace learning management platform and Leganto helps instructors create and maintain reading lists, boosts student engagement, and contributes to libraries' support of teaching and learning at their institution."
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for higher education. Offering SaaS solutions for the management and discovery of the full spectrum of library materials, as well as mobile campus solutions driving student engagement and success, Ex Libris serves over 5,600 customers in 90 countries. Ex Libris solutions are deployed at 43 of the top 50 universities worldwide and more than 40 national libraries.
With the Ex Libris Alma resource management service and the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution, libraries lower operational costs, increase efficiency, and add value to their institution through diverse new services and collaboration with other libraries and organizations. The Ex Libris campusM mobile platform enables universities to deliver a unified digital experience, promoting student engagement while providing mobile access to campus-wide information and services.