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Ex Libris

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1350 E Touhy Avenue Suite 200 E
Des Plaines, Illinois 60018
United States
Phone: 847-296-2200

Resource Management Products (ILS or LSP)

Executive Leadership

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Yariv Kursh
General Manager
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Asaf Kline
Vice President, Library Solutions
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Guy Ben-Porat
Vice President, Research and Discovery Solutions
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Osnat Vilenchik
Vice President, Content Operations
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Miri Botzer
Vice President, Mobile Engagement Solutions
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Omri Gerson
Vice President for Development, Platform and Technologies
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Melissa Hilbert
Vice President Global Professional Services
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Sarit Olamy
Vice President, Human Resources
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Raena Morrison
Vice President Sales and Marketing
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Tammy Shomron-Vinograd
Vice President, Business Operations

Company Ownership

Ex Libris is part of Clarivate, a publicly owned company.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions for Ex Libris

Personnel employed

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Documents or articles featuring Ex Libris

Breeding, Marshall. Open Systems in the age of Library Services Platforms: Meeting expectations for interoperability and extensibility. March 2022. Library Technology Guides. Open systems allow organizations to gain access to data and to create new functionality beyond what is directly delivered in an application. Libraries expect their systems to come with robust functionality accessed via the built-in user interfaces. Beyond these user interfaces, most organizations also need to move data in and out of their applications through automated scripts or through real-time interactions with other systems. Application Programming Interfaces, or APIs, are the technical mechanism expected in modern software applications to enable interoperability, access to data, and to support the creation of scripts or modules to perform related functions.

Breeding, Marshall. New President at Ex Libris. January 2021. Smart Libraries Newsletter. ProQuest has named Oded Scharfstein the new president of Ex Libris, effective January 2021. He will succeed Bar Veinstein. Ex Libris has been a portfolio company of ProQuest since October 2015.

Breeding, Marshall. Smart Libraries Q&A: Impact of annual price increases for subscriptions. January 2021. Smart Libraries Newsletter. With the current ILS market constricting into only a few players for academic libraries, how sustainable for a long-term strategy is the current subscription pricing model of 5% annual increases? Especially when a library's ILS consumes a large block of operations budgets, which don't grow at that pace, if at all. Libraries can cut serials and book budgets, but there is little flexibility for an ILS. You either have one or you don't. Do you see a potential “crash” where the same libraries who migrated to Alma or World- Share a few years ago are forced to migrate to open source systems, given the projected declines in higher education in general? Also, what do you recommend as an appropriate ratio between the annual cost of a library's inventory management system and the annual cost of a library's inventory to use as a determining factor of when to jump away from a particular ILS?

Breeding, Marshall. Ex Libris Acquires RapidILL. August 2019. Smart Libraries Newsletter. In a move that expands its exiting involvement in resource sharing for academic libraries, Ex Libris has acquired RapidILL from Colorado State University. This acquisition expands the company's existing strategy to develop resource sharing products based on its Alma library services platform. RapidILL will continue as a service available to all libraries regardless of the automation systems used. Ex Libris and Colorado State University position this acquisition as an opportunity for RapidILL to see faster software development and to expand its presence globally.

Breeding, Marshall. ProQuest and Ex Libris Reorganize Latin American Operations. February 2019. Smart Libraries Newsletter. ProQuest and Ex Libris have reorganized and consolidated their operations in Latin America. This move is consistent with a longstanding strategy where Ex Libris has steadily shifted away from working through distributors for sales and support in specific regions to direct operations through wholly owned offices or subsidiaries. It also reflects a growing integration between ProQuest and its Ex Libris subsidiary.

Breeding, Marshall. New Leadership for ProQuest and Ex Libris. July 2017. Smart Libraries Newsletter. The board of directors of ProQuest has announced that Matti Shem Tov, President of Ex Libris, will assume leadership of the entire ProQuest organization, succeeding current CEO Kurt Sanford. This change comes a year and 4 months after the acquisition of Ex Libris, a move that significantly expanded the position of ProQuest as a content, services, and technology company for libraries. This move represents an interesting change in ProQuest where the top leadership comes from the technology sphere rather than the publishing industry.

Breeding, Marshall. ProQuest to Acquire Ex Libris. November 2015. Smart Libraries Newsletter. In a move that alters the business dynamics of the library technology sector, ProQuest has announced that it will acquire Ex Libris in a deal expected to close later in 2015. Ex Libris, under the ownership of Golden Gate Capital since November 2012, will become a wholly owned business of ProQuest. This merger significantly extends ProQuest's offerings of technology-based workflow and resource management tools and places a broader portfolio of products under the responsibility of Ex Libris. While this merger represents a major step in the evolution of the industry, it is not anticipated to compromise the availability of current product offerings. Longer-term product strategies will be developed over time in collaboration with the company's customer base.

Breeding, Marshall. Shared Infrastructure Projects Gain Momentum. September 2015. Smart Libraries Newsletter. Recent months have seen a number of announcements of large consortia or library systems that have chosen to implement library services platforms in a shared configuration. Ex Libris Alma has emerged as the leading product in this sector, with Innovative's Sierra, OCLC WorldShare Management Services and ProQuest Intota also represented.

Breeding, Marshall. Ex Libris Acquires oMbeil, Introduces Leganto. June 2015. Smart Libraries Newsletter. Ex Libris has made an incremental step in expansion beyond the library technology arena, acquiring oMbeil, a company based in the United Kingdom known for campusM, a mobile and portal platform that enables institutions to provide a variety of services to students via a hosted, software-as-a-service platform optimized for mobile devices. This acquisition does not involve further consolidation in the library technology industry, but reflects the increase dominance of mobile access and the interest of Ex Libris in serving the broader campus environment.

Breeding, Marshall. Crossing the Threshold: Boston College Places Alma into Production. August 2012. Smart Libraries Newsletter. On July 2, 2012, the Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Library of Boston College became the first to place Alma, the library services platform created by Ex Libris, into production use. The library migrated from an Aleph system in place since 2000. Boston College had been working with Ex Libris since mid-2009 as a development partner, testing each incremental release of the software, and providing constructive feedback. The library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, with a staff numbering around 120, and a collection of 3.5 million volumes.

Breeding, Marshall. Ex Libris: Alma, Aleph, and Primo. March 2012. Smart Libraries Newsletter. Ex Libris has made progress across multiple products. There have been developments with Alma, its new unified resource management platform, Aleph, one of its integrated library systems, and with its Primo discovery product.

. Ex Libris announces the cloud-based Alma Library Management Service. January 6, 2011. . Ex Libris announced that the company’s next-generation library management solution has been named Ex Libris Alma. Harnessing the Unified Resource Management (URM) framework, Alma supports the entire range of library operations—selection, acquisition, metadata management, digitization, and fulfillment—for all library materials, regardless of their format or location. The Ex Libris Alma solution accelerates libraries' move toward next-generation services by consolidating, optimizing, and extending library workflows. Alma consolidates the disparate systems used by today’s libraries to manage print, electronic, and digital resources. Alma’s cloud infrastructure helps libraries improve their operational efficiency through data sharing and collaboration. As a result, libraries can focus their resources on extending services within and outside the institution and on supporting the institution’s teaching and research missions. The general release of the Alma solution is scheduled for early 2012.

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News Announcements

November 29, 2023. campus Attendance surpasses 24.5 million check-ins. The campusM Student Attendance solution, which empowers students to check into class from their mobile device, has passed 24.5 million check-ins globally since 2019. From 2019 onwards, Attendance check-ins have grown by 50% annually on average, with the current count of attendance sessions captured holding at 24,748,256 as of November 2023.

November 21, 2023. Library of Virginia partners with Ex Libris to develop Rosetta Plus. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, welcomed the Library of Virginia as its first partner in contributing to the development of Rosetta Plus. This solution will allow institutions to easily preserve their unique collections while exposing them to more users.

November 19, 2023. Alma Celebrates 2500 Library Milestone. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, announced that over 2500 institutions have now selected the Alma unified resource management platform. This milestone is the result of more than 180 additional libraries of various sizes and types choosing Alma in 2023 and over 500 since 2021.

November 17, 2023. Corporación Universitaria Minuto de Dios, Colombia's largest private higher education institution, selects campusM student engagement platform. Corporación Universitaria Minuto de Dios has recently chosen campusM as its student engagement platform. The platform will serve the university's diverse population of 110,000 students and will be used enhance the institution's digital transformation project.

November 11, 2023. Ex Libris News: Premium Services from the Clarivate Library Software Group. The Ex Libris Global Professional Services team offers a wide range of paid services to help customers achieve strategic outcomes. The team of experts works closely with each customer to provide tailored solutions to address their unique challenges.

November 6, 2023. Staying ahead of the curve with Alma's November 2023 Feature Release. Ex Libris announced the deployment of the Alma November 2023 Feature Release. Once againthe Alma community can enjoy more than 60 new developments and enhancements.

November 1, 2023. Metadata at Its Origin: Publishers Talk About Metadata. The creation and management of metadata is an extremely complex and critical component in optimizing search accuracy and accessibility for full-text content in a library catalog. To provide deeper insight and understanding into the importance of collaboration in the metadata process, Ex Libris was joined by representatives from content publishing partners Oxford University Press and SAGE for the highly-attended webinar Metadata at its Origin: Publishers Talk About Metadata.

October 31, 2023. Waipapa Taumata Rau | University of Auckland joins the Rapido community. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, announced that Waipapa Taumata Rau | University of Auckland is adopting Rapido to provide students independent access to millions of external titles. This is the first institution in New Zealand to join the Rapido community.

October 26, 2023. Wayne State University upgrades library services with Alma Starter. Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, is embarking on an exciting journey to modernize its electronic resource management with the selection of Alma Starter. This forward-thinking decision reflects the university's commitment to update and take advantage of today's technology for its library services, bolstering its resource management services, and enhancing user satisfaction.

October 24, 2023. Empowering a small library: How the Cairnmillar Institute found success with Alma and Primo. In a world where larger institutions often dominate the conversation, the Cairnmillar Institute, a small and highly specialized learning center, embarked on a journey to overcome their initial hesitation and found that regardless of size, any library can reap the benefits delivered from Alma's unified, cloud-based library management solution from Ex Libris, a part of Clarivate.

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Corporate Chronology

Dec 04, 2019 ProQuest Acquires Innovative Interfaces
In a move that further consolidates the library technology industry, Ex Libris has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Innovative Interfaces, Inc. from its private equity investors. Since December 2015, Ex Libris has been owned by ProQuest. In addition to its role as a major content provider to libraries, ProQuest is now responsible for a growing portfolio of library technology products, including major systems for resource management, content discovery, materials acquisition, reading list integration, and research services. While ProQuest faces major competition for each of its product categories, this move substantially strengthens its position in the sector and broadens its scope to include public libraries.

May 17, 2019 Atairos makes investment in ProQuest
ProQuest and Atairos, an independent private company focused on supporting growth-oriented businesses, announced that Atairos will acquire an ownership position in ProQuest. ProQuest will use the proceeds from the transaction to repurchase most of the shares owned by entities affiliated with the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs, which will retain a minority interest in the Company. Cambridge Information Group will maintain its majority ownership of ProQuest. CIG has been the majority owner of ProQuest since 2007, overseeing a period of growth through new product innovation and strategic acquisitions that have helped ProQuest customers respond to changing environments.

Dec 15, 2015 Ex Libris acquired by ProQuest
ProQuest, an information solutions provider central to global research, has completed its acquisition of Ex Libris Group, a leading global provider of cloud‑based solutions for higher education.

Apr 30, 2015 Ex Libris acquires oMbiel, a leading provider of mobile campus solutions
Ex Libris has expanded its product portfolio by acquiring oMbiel, a leading UK-based SaaS platform provider of mobile and portal solutions for higher education. campusM, oMbiel’s flagship product, enables educational institutions to deliver services and information to prospective, enrolled, and graduating students, as well as other campus audiences, through a high-quality user experience. Mobile access to information and services as provided by campusM is now a basic expectation of users, particularly the new generation of mobile-first students.

Oct 16, 2012 Golden Gate Capital acquires Ex Libris from Leeds Equity Partners for $300 million
Golden Gate Capital, a prominent San Francisco-based private equity firm with $12 billion in capital under management, has entered into an agreement to acquire Ex Libris from its current owner, Leeds Equity Partners.

Feb 08, 2010 Ex Libris acquires Fujitsu Services A/S library division
Ex Libris acquires the Fujitsu Services A/S library division--the exclusive distributor of Ex Libris products in Denmark and Sweden--and the assumption of all interaction with the Company’s approximately 200 customer institutions in these countries. The newly opened Ex Libris Scandinavia office is part of the continually expanding Ex Libris worldwide organization.

Aug 05, 2008 Leeds Equity Partners acquires Ex Libris Group
Ex Libris Group announced that Leeds Equity Partners, the largest fund focused exclusively on investing in knowledge industry companies, has completed the acquisition of the Ex Libris Group. Silver Point Capital L.P. provided acquisition financing for Ex Libris. Value of transaction estimated at $170 million.

Nov 21, 2006 Francisco Partners acquires Endeavor Information Systems from Elsevier
The Ex Libris Group, a leading worldwide developer and provider of high-performance applications for libraries and information centers, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Francisco Partners, one of the world's largest technology-focused private equity funds, for the acquisition of 100% of the Company's shares. This acquisition will enable Ex Libris to continue expanding its geographical reach and explore acquisition opportunities for complementary products in the library automation and e-resource markets.

Jun 26, 2006 Francisco Partners acquires Ex Libris for $62 million
Francisco Partners, a private equity firm based in Menlo Park, CA with about $5 billion under management, purchased 100% of Ex Libris Group. Previous owners included venture capital firms Walden Israel and Tamar Technologies; the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and current and former company executives.

Aug 2005 Azriel Morag retires from Ex Libris
Azriel Morag retires from Ex Libris, selling his interest in the company.

May 11, 2003 Matti Shem Tov appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Ex Libris
Ex Libris Ltd. announced that Matti Shem Tov will be heading the expanding global operations of the company as its new president and CEO, effective immediately.

Jan 28, 2002 Ehud Arad steps down as President of Ex Libris
Ex Libris Ltd. announced that Ehud Arad, President is stepping down. Mr. Arad was a founder of the company and the year just completed, year 2001, was a year in which Ex Libris, on a worldwide basis, made substantial achievements, and serves as a an excellent conclusion to Mr. Arad's leadership of Ex Libris.

Apr 2000 Elsevier Science acquires Endeavor Information Systems
In April 2000, the founders of Endeavor Information Systtems sold the company to Elsevier Science, an Amsterdam-based multinational publisher of scientific scholarly literature.

1999 Walden Israel and Tamar Ventures invest in Ex Libris Group
Two Israel-based VC firms, Walden Israel and Tamar Ventures, invested a total of $4 million in the company. This investment provided the two firms seats on the Ex Libris board of directors.

Jul 1997 Ex Libris acquires Dabis, a German company offering the BIS library automation system
Ex Libris acquired the German company Dabis, which had a three hundred-library customer base using its BIS system.

1996 Company reorganized as Ex Libris group
The company reorganizes as Ex Libris Group, which stood as the parent company for a growing number of subsidiaries and distributors around the globe.

1995 Yissum Aleph and Ex Libris, Ltd. merge into a single company
Yissum Aleph, owned by Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Ex Libris, Ltd., owned by Morag, merge, taking the Ex Libris identity.

Nov 14, 1994 Endeavor Information Systems founded
Endeavor Information Systems, Inc., came into existence in November 1994, when it acquired the Voyager Library Series from MARCorp. Endeavor provided support for the existing version of Voyager, but the company immediately began the creation of a new client/server system of its own design.

1986 Ex Libris, Ltd. founded
Ex Libris, Ltd., was formed in 1986 to market and support the software outside of Israel, allowing Aleph Yissum to focus on the software development and to support its use by Israel-based libraries.

1983 Aleph Yissum founded to commercialize ALEPH
Yissum, the technology transfer department of Hebrew University of Jerusalem, hires Azriel Morag to commercialize the ALEPH software, launching a new company called Aleph Yissum.

1980 ALEPH software created at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Ex Libris began in 1980 as an effort to create software to automate the libraries of HUJ. Its software, Automated Library Expandable Program or ALEPH-100

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2022 Ex Libris Accomplishments Narrative

2022 Ex Libris Accomplishments Narrative

Ex Libris, a part of Clarivate, has maintained the same pace of innovation, enhanced products and worked tirelessly on improving customer experiences in 2022. Key areas, beyond simply service-specific enhancements, focused on delivering enhanced workflows and superior patron experiences, and cross-product initiatives within the areas of Controlled Digital Lending, Linked Data, Data Excellence, and artificial intelligence. In addition, this year Ex Libris strengthened service-level interoperability, particularly around integrations with third-party organizations and cross-portfolio solutions offered by ProQuest and Clarivate.


Alma continued its worldwide growth and expansion, celebrating its tenth year of existence, and has now more than 2,380 customers. Over 170 institutions went live in 2022, across all regions (North American, EMEA, LATAM, and APAC), with implementations occurring across various sizes of libraries.

Development for Alma customers continued at a robust pace, delivering enhancements to simplify librarian workflows. In 2022, after 10 years of monthly releases, a switch to quarterly feature releases occurred based on the requests from the user community. More than 150 new developments and close to 70 additional enhancements were added over the year in the following areas:

  • Improved electronic resource management capabilities, including updates to Overlap Analysis, DARA and the Community Zone
  • New integrations for resource sharing functionality, along with an enhanced UX for task lists
  • Upgrades to discovery and delivery of digital material by patrons, in addition to management and application of copyright terms in Alma Digital
  • Enhanced metadata management capabilities through authority control, external search, and import improvements
  • Expansion of analytics, featuring an improved user interface for report creation and Oracle Data Visualization availability
  • Additional acquisitions features, one enabling the search of PO lines by their internal notes and another delivering enhancements to the PO line’s pricing section
  • Enhanced support for consortia, such as enabling collaborative and library-specific workspaces
  • New physical resource management abilities, in the areas of collection retention and unavailable items process types, better supports shared print collection management

Cross-product Initiatives and Developments

Ex Libris focused much attention in 2022 to support various initiatives and development spanning across several different services. This includes:

  • Alma Digital and Controlled Digital Lending (CDL): Ex Libris continues its vision for integrating Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) capabilities to help librarians serve their users in the most modern and adaptive way possible. Users of Alma Digital now have features and functionality to support CDL when managing course resources owned by their institution. Ex Libris takes a neutral stance on legal issues pertaining to CDL and is focused on developing tools and functionality that are highly configurable to meet a range of institutional needs and risk profiles.
  • 40 new customers signed with Alma Digital in 2022, which over 600 libraries are taking advantage of.
  • Cloud Apps: Cloud Apps, an open framework allowing the community to write apps inside Ex Libris higher education services, continued to be a popular choice for libraries to support openness and collaboration throughout 2022. There are now 57 Alma Cloud Apps created by Ex Libris and members of the community, with more than 7,000 activations by staff members. Close to 1000 institutions use Cloud Apps and approximately 180 institutions are using 10 or more.
  • Linked Data: Ex Libris is continuing its ongoing effort and vision to leverage the global metadata ecosystem to benefit libraries, librarians and patrons. It moved forward in 2022 by making the necessary, significant investment to work with its Linked Open Data working group to design the proof of concept to create an integration between both Sinopia and Marva with Alma, support BIBFRAME with end-to-end workflow in Alma, and begin the development of an Info Card in Primo to present author information from WikiData. More is to come as a dedicated Linked Data Ecosystem roadmap holds promise to further improve discoverability and interoperability.
  • Data Excellence and Central Discovery Index (CDI): Librarians and their patrons can benefit from the best possible data and data management processes across Ex Libris services. For Alma users, Community Zone record quality is continuously improved by providing accurate and rich MARC records. The customer experience is benefiting from a focus on linking quality with 28 providers supporting CDI Quicklinks, faster daily content update cycles and rights processing times (down to 30 hours by end of year), and inclusion of new and diverse content within knowledgebases and CDI. CDI grew 10% and is now comprised of over 5.14 billion records.


The number of Primo customers rose steadily again, adding 126by the end of 2022. There were 180 existing Alma-Primo customers that upgraded and went live with the unified platform version of Primo, which brings the total number of customers taking advantage of the Alma-Primo unified platform to 1729. This represents about 78% of all Alma- Primo subscribers.

At the product level, user-centric and customer-driven enhancements were again central to its development roadmap regardless of which Primo version a library used. Focus remains on delivering a superior user experience, including a one-click to full text experience with CDI Quicklinks and customer choice, beyond items derived from the Data Excellence initiative, such as the speedier rights processing time, as releases over the year included five items from the New Enhancements Request System (NERS) process and seventeen Idea Exchange enhancement requests.

2022 Highlights:

  • Specialized search scopes for disciplines and resource types
  • Advanced Search enhancements, including barcode search
  • Ability to include/exclude full text matches in default search
  • More options to set linking preferences and display additional links in record
  • Encouraging patron engagement with a new library customizable Give Us Feedback tool
  • Added the ability to display a dynamic visual banner, that can change based on user queries, advertising relevant announcements, events, or exhibitions
  • Additional customization opportunities for Resource Recommender and Collection Discovery
  • Quicklinks supported 28 providers at the end of 2022


The number of Summon customers continues to remain high as a total of 50 libraries selected it as their discovery service in 2022. Its flexibility to work in conjunction with a variety of ILS systems, and with open-source solutions, makes it a popular discovery service option for libraries.

Following-up 2021, when Summon launched its most ambitious development in years highlighted by a refreshed user interface, there was a continued emphasis on the enhancing the user experience and delivering customer-requested enhancements. Development attention focused on items in the Data Excellence initiative, five NERS and eight Idea Exchange enhancements, and additional user experience improvements. Like Primo, Summon benefits from Quicklinks to provide a superior one-click-to full text user experience.

2022 Highlights:

  • Link display improvements for Open Access content
  • Refreshed Advanced Search page and QuickView/Preview Pane
  • SAML support for Sierra via Summon
  • Enhance linking and coverage date display for title-level e-journal results
  • Display Web of Science citation count in brief results for all institutions
  • Custom citations styles made available, from the Citation Style Language project
  • Quicklinks supported 28 providers at the end of 2022


The growth of Rapido continued in 2022, after becoming generally available in mid-2021, with institutions of all sizes and types. Of the 112 institutions that have selected Rapido, 90 are live and increasing staff efficiency in the borrowing/lending process while enhancing user experiences in the delivery of library resources.

2022 highlights:

  • Ongoing enhancements to the transformational Rapido end user experience
  • New integrations with many document suppliers and resource sharing systems, such as Article Galaxy by Research Solutions, the Copyright Clearance Center Get it now service (CCC), ReShare, Tipasa
  • Ability to find new resource sharing partners based on the holdings of the Alma and Rapido communities
  • Added automation to multiple staff workflows, making lending and borrowing as seamless as possible


RapidILL is now a community of more than 600 partners participating in 27 countries, with 8 new countries added in 2022. It continues to be the largest reciprocal network for article and book chapter resource sharing in the world, with over 1.6 million requests processed in 2022 with a turnaround time averaging 10 hours.

2022 highlights include:

  • Enhancement of the automated Open Access delivery service
  • Additional functionality to schedule electronic and print lending offline independent of each other via the Lending Off page
  • New processes to improve staff management of their RapidILL holdings
  • More than 40 Ukrainian academic libraries benefitting from free access to the rich collective collections of the RapidILL global community
  • Improved integrations with Rapido and Alma, further strengthening the Ex Libris resource sharing ecosystem


The Leganto course resource list management solution connects the library to teaching and learning. In the past year Leganto reached a customer milestone of 300 institutions, located in 35 countries. The growth was not just limited to the number of customers, as in the past year adoption and usage increased to an all-time high of 90 million page views due to increases in both the number of courses represented and active students using the service.

2022 highlights include:

  • Built a deeper connection with Rialto for streamlined purchasing of course materials
  • Added parent reading lists which enable instructors to discover and re-use all or some of the resources from another reading list
  • Enhanced functionality to support library productivity, including automating workflows, streamlining purchasing and copyright workflows, and making bulk jobs more efficient
  • Began research and development for a new user experience, to become available in 2023


Rosetta is an end-to-end digital asset management and preservation solution for libraries, archives, museums and other institutions. There were two Rosetta releases in 2022, implementations for two national libraries were completed, and the HEBIS (Germany) consortium expanded Rosetta services to multiple universities in the State of Hesse.

2022 highlights include:

  • Rolled out a major PREMIS data model upgrade to support structural entities. The upgrade applies preservation standards and workflows to the relations and structure of the archives, beyond the actual files.
  • Enhanced reliability of preservation by splitting file validation and metadata extraction, allowing institutions to use the best tool for each task.
  • OCR tool to generate, manage and publish full text. Plug-in based workflow which allows integrating any OCR tool beyond the out-of-box service.
  • Advanced integration with local and cloud S3 storage layers

Library Mobile App

Library Mobile, a library app introduced in late in 2021, added 19 new customers over the course of 2022. The app enhances patron engagement and give greater visibility to library services and resources, while featuring integrations with Alma, Primo and Leganto.

2022 Highlights:

  • User signup and social media credentials is now available for Facebook, Google and LI
  • Introduced significant enhancements to the Events product integration
  • Released a welcome notification campaign for new users
  • Coming soon! Patrons will be able to use the app to check out library books


The campusM unified mobile web app provides universities a student engagement platform to support and retain their students. With over 120 academic institutions using the app, and over six million users, educators to easily offer a personalized digital companion for students throughout their academic journey. Use of the app increased in 2022, as there were more than 18 million check-ins and 167 million notifications pushed.

2022 Highlights:

  • New Task Board feature released
  • User signup and social media credentials is now available for Facebook, Google and LI
  • Introduced significant enhancements to the Events product integration
  • Released a welcome notification campaign for new users
  • Significantly improved the Attendance offering


The Esploro research information management solution continues to grow and to develop. The integrations with Clarivate’s vast research data and analytics solutions, Esploro is set to deliver academic libraries and research offices with a comprehensive Research Information Management offering.

2022 highlights:

  • New CV management feature where in 3 clicks researchers can generate their own CVs that includes their research outputs, activities and any other research data they choose to include
  • Smart Harvesting AI enhancements that better auto-populate the data in researcher profiles
  • Customize research portal, with flexible sections, where the customer can add, edit, or highlight a certain article, phenomenon researcher or other achievement
  • Advanced search bar that enables quickly finding experts or outputs, leveraging the most accurate and up-to-date data
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