Jerusalem, Israel—July 13, 2021. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the University of Pennsylvania Libraries (Penn 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.
The Leganto solution will be integrated with the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and the Ex Libris Summon discovery and delivery solution, both of which the university has been using for a number of years. In addition, the Leganto tool will interoperate with the Blacklight discovery system, through which the Penn Libraries exposes its vast local collections. The integration of course resource lists and library materials at the point of discovery, along with a straightforward user interface, will help faculty members in their search for, and selection of, course materials and will thus lead to a better use of the resources in the library holdings.
Through the Leganto implementation, the Penn Libraries expects to improve coordination between the various locations of reserves on campus. The Leganto tool will be instrumental in simplifying the management of the Libraries' widely used print resources and streaming video resources, which have become an increasingly important part of course reserves. Leganto workflows can help librarians manage licenses for video materials and ensure continuity of access to the videos.
Penn Director of Access Services Tom Bruno commented, "The Leganto solution gives us an opportunity to expand outreach to faculty members who have not previously engaged with the library. We will reach these faculty members by offering a tool that is truly intuitive and that will meet them more than halfway. Penn has many reserves stakeholders. We believe that all stakeholders will benefit from the migration to the user-friendly Leganto course resource list solution."
Tamar Sadeh, vice president of Teaching and Learning at Ex Libris, said, "We are honored to be partnering with the University of Pennsylvania Libraries to provide library staff, faculty members, and students with the flexible, intuitive Leganto course resource list solution. Tightly integrated with the library discovery layers and workflows, the Leganto tool will facilitate the discovery of course materials, simplify access to them, and enable the library staff to effectively manage course resources. We are delighted to welcome the Penn Libraries to the growing Leganto community."
About the Penn Libraries
The Penn Libraries provides a network of information resources and knowledge services that are vital to teaching, research, and learning at the University of Pennsylvania. This network includes 14 physical libraries, recognized for their collections, and a digital library known for innovation and richness of content. Through exhibitions and lectures, and through the acquisition and preservation of literary and artistic artifacts, the Penn Libraries documents a wealth of social and historical periods, bringing scholarship to life at the University and in the various communities it serves. Learn more at https://www.library.upenn.edu/.
About the University of Pennsylvania
The University of Pennsylvania, founded in 1740, is an Ivy League institution with a distinctive past. Its 12 undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools are located in Philadelphia on an attractive urban campus that serves a diverse community of more than 20,000 students from throughout the nation and around the world. Ranked consistently among the top universities in the nation, Penn has a longstanding reputation for excellence in graduate and professional education. For more information, see https://www.upenn.edu/about/facts.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is a leading global provider of cloud-based SaaS solutions that enable institutions and their individual users to create, manage, and share knowledge. In close collaboration with its customers and the broader community, Ex Libris develops creative solutions that increase library productivity, maximize the impact of research activities, enhance teaching and learning, and drive student mobile engagement. Ex Libris serves over 7,500 customers in 90 countries. For more information, see our website and join us on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.