Researchers Demand More Diversity in Content Sources

Tweet This post was originally published on the ProQuest Blog. Research and teaching increasingly depend on a mix of content types beyond traditional scholarly journals, survey finds While traditional peer-reviewed journal content remains a staple resource for researchers, a recent ProQuest survey indicates that research and teaching is informed by an increasingly diverse mix of content types. The survey demonstrates that library collections with a variety of content sources align more closely to changes in user […]

Alma: Powering Collaboration at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Tweet In today’s customer spotlight, Crystal Buss, Head of Access Services at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, talks about consortial collaboration, the library’s excitement with the new Alma user interface, expected efficiency gains from the new UI, and the experience of working with Ex Libris. The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh uses a “One, System, One Library” model. They use the Alma Network Zone not only for shared cataloging, but also resource sharing, allowing the transfer […]

Impressions from the LODLAM 2017 Un-Conference

Tweet Shlomo Sanders, CTO, Ex Libris Before I begin, permit me to explain a few things. LODLAM stands for Linked Open Data Libraries, Archives and Museums. Officially it is not a conference but a summit. In the first summit in 2011 there were 100 participants from 17 countries and 85 organizations. This year’s 2017 summit was in Venice at the end of June and had a similar number of participants, countries and organizations. Very impressive. […]

Summon: Impacting Scholarly Research and Student Learning at the University of Central Missouri

Tweet In this week’s customer spotlight, Josh Welker of the University of Central Missouri discusses the impact of the Summon discovery service on scholarly research and student learning, and how it helps the library address faculty needs. Josh Welker explains how Summon’s single search box enables easy searching for students and researchers, exposes databases they might not usually find, and allows them to track down citations. In addition, Summon increases access to LibGuides and allows seamless […]

Working with the Library Community: Thoughts of a Newcomer

Tweet Hila Lamm, VP Teaching & Learning Solutions, Ex Libris I’ve made the move. After 12 years in the Enterprise Software Industry, I have joined Ex Libris. I still work for a software vendor, and on the surface, it sounds and looks very familiar, but as I deepen my acquaintance with the library and academic universe, I realize that I am not in Kansas anymore… So what is this Land of Oz that I’ve just […]

Alma: Streamlining Workflows with Open APIs at California State University San Marcos

Tweet In our latest customer spotlight, Ian Chan, Head of Library Technology Initiatives and Development at California State University San Marcos, discusses the impact of moving to Alma and how CSU San Marcos is leveraging Alma’s open APIs to integrate with library and campus systems. CSU San Marcos has benefited from Alma’s integration of all functional areas within a single system, implementing Alma workflows that include integration with financial systems, streamlined user authentication, and integrated online […]

Leganto: Improving Learning Affordability at Washington State University

Tweet In this customer spotlight, Blake Galbreath, Core Services Librarian at Washington State University, discusses the benefits of the Leganto course resource list solution and its impact on improving learning affordability. Blake also describes Washington State University’s roll-out strategy for Leganto, which ensured that the university’s Leganto implementation meets faculty and student needs. Washington State University benefited from Leganto’s seamless integration with Blackboard, its modern and responsive user interface, and its ability to provide access to […]

Virtual Reality and the E-reader

Tweet Charlotte Schaefer, Leganto Customer Success Specialist, Ex Libris The limitations of the screen have long been a stumbling block for academic e-reading. As Chan Li has noted,* recursive reading is particularly difficult in the digital world. In a physical space, students lay out multiple sources, and shift their focus from one to the other. Comparing passages and flipping between materials or appendices is easily accomplished. Spatial memory plays a significant role in ease of use. […]

Reading Lists: The Future is Personal

Tweet Charlotte Schaefer, Leganto Customer Success Specialist, Ex Libris When speaking with futurists, you will hear many differing opinions about what’s coming next, but the word “personalized” is mentioned over and over again: Personalized medicine, personalized AI, personalized fashion. Keyboards that adapt to the way you type, cars that adapt to the way you travel, food that adapts to meet your specific nutritional need. And education is no exception. The “one laptop one child concept” has […]

Ex Libris at ALA in Chicago – Librarianship at Work

Tweet We are excited at the chance to see many of you at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. We would also like to congratulate Megan Ozeran, the winner of the 2017 LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award, and Robert Bremer, the recipient of the 2017 ALCTS Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award! What will you learn from Ex Libris at ALA? This year you can expect discussions on openness, unified resource management, and library data and analytics. […]