Jerusalem, Israel -- September 14, 2021. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce 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.
The Esploro-enabled research portal draws on the comprehensive data in the Esploro research information hub, which contains multiple types of scholarly information, such as publications, data sets, creative works, projects, and media mentions. The portal enables users to search for publications and researchers with relevant expertise; navigate between researcher profiles; and obtain a comprehensive view of a researcher's work, affiliations, achievements, and previously awarded grants.
Universities can customize the portal to display their brand and make the portal accessible from their website. Configuration is versatile and self-explanatory, enabling institutions to meet their specific needs in showcasing research and researcher profiles. Developed according to search engine optimization (SEO) guidelines, the portal framework allows for comprehensive, accurate indexing by search engines and Google Scholar.
Clare Thorpe, library services director at Southern Cross University Library, commented, "Southern Cross University Library partners with our researchers to showcase and enhance the discoverability of the research undertaken at the University. Ex Libris Esploro provides the tools our researchers need by bringing together all of a researcher's outputs, from a range of diverse sources, and presenting them in a compelling manner to demonstrate engagement and impact."
Nadav Doron, Ex Libris vice president of research information management solutions, said, "We are delighted that the new research portal is now available for all research institutions, and we are thrilled to see it live at our Esploro customer sites. The portal is a stepping stone to increasing the discoverability of institutional research expertise, facilitating collaboration, and supporting efforts to enhance funding."
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.