Alma with GuideMe: Help When You Need It

Tali Aviv, Education and Localization Team Lead, Ex Libris We are all working remotely on a scale never experienced before. Applications need to be as user-friendly as possible and we are required to rely more heavily on learning assets that do not depend on waiting for specific individuals, but are readily available at our fingertips. […] The post Alma with GuideMe: Help When You Need It appeared first on Ex Libris. Source: buki rss

Expanding Discovery with Search Webhooks: NewsBank is now available via Primo

Scott Schuetze, Ex Libris Library users employ a variety of methods to search for, find, and access academic resources. They leverage vendor-supplied discovery services, subscription databases, Google Scholar, library-specific search engines, and more. These search tools aren’t connected to each other and come with their own user interfaces that users need to learn and become […] The post Expanding Discovery with Search Webhooks: NewsBank is now available via Primo appeared first on Ex Libris. […]

Key Priorities for the Research Office in 2020 and Beyond

Dani Guzman, Ex Libris The Covid-19 pandemic has aggravated existing pressures on the research office, while also accelerating certain changes that were already underway. On the one hand, cost reduction efforts by academic institutions are increasing the strain on research budgets; on the other, the entire research ecosystem is evolving, with a changing funding landscape, […] The post Key Priorities for the Research Office in 2020 and Beyond appeared first on Ex Libris. Source: […]

Making the News: An “Existential Crisis” For Medical Research Charities

Sarah Richardson, Group Editor, Research Professional News Medical research charities have been making headlines for reasons other than the battle against COVID-19, in the form of an ambitious partnership between the US government’s main agency for cancer research and leading British charity Cancer Research UK. The partnership between the charity and the US National Cancer […] The post Making the News: An “Existential Crisis” For Medical Research Charities appeared first on Ex Libris. Source: […]

Adapting to a Changing Research Landscape: the University of Edinburgh’s Agile Approach

Dani Guzman, Ex Libris To understand how research offices are meeting today’s challenges, we spoke with Dr. Lorna Thomson, director of the University of Edinburgh Research Office. Dr. Thomson says her goal was to “create an agile team who could respond quickly to changing research opportunities.” By adopting a more businesslike approach to research management, […] The post Adapting to a Changing Research Landscape: the University of Edinburgh’s Agile Approach appeared first on Ex Libris. […]

3 Challenges and 3 Opportunities for Researchers during COVID-19

Dani Guzman, Ex Libris The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the world, and research institutions have certainly felt its impact as well. Yet, while the coronavirus has brought many challenges to academic research, it has also created opportunities for research to improve moving forward. Two members of the Ex Libris Research Management […] The post 3 Challenges and 3 Opportunities for Researchers during COVID-19 appeared first on Ex Libris. Source: buki […]

A Unique Approach to Memorializing COVID-19 at the University of Chile

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting libraries worldwide and uncertainty lies ahead for many universities. While new personal, work, societal, and global issues continue to surface due to the pandemic, libraries are continuing to evaluate their approaches, discuss best practices, and prepare for new challenges. One library is taking a different approach to […] The post A Unique Approach to Memorializing <nobr>COVID-19</nobr> at the University of Chile appeared first on Ex Libris. […]

New Library-Focused Podcast: Citing the Obvious

Today, we’re announcing the launch of the Ex Libris hosted podcast channel, Citing the Obvious.  As higher-ed libraries worldwide continue to strive to support institutional goals and drive student success, the Citing the Obvious podcast will bring together thought leaders from the academic community to discuss the hot topics and issues that face the modern […] The post New Library-Focused Podcast: Citing the Obvious appeared first on Ex Libris. Source: buki rss

Making the News: The Impact of COVID-19 on International Research Partnerships

Sarah Richardson, Group Editor, Research Professional News The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a surge of research into coronaviruses, as researchers across the world try to understand both how today’s pandemic can be battled, and how a similar crisis could be prevented in future. But despite the pandemic’s global nature, a paper published last month […] The post Making the News: The Impact of COVID-19 on International Research Partnerships appeared first on Ex Libris. […]

A Faculty Perspective: Removing the Friction from Course Resources

In this expert spotlight, Sara Branch, formerly an associate professor of psychology, discusses the challenges of creating engaging course resource lists, maintaining them over time, and embedding them in learning management systems. Sara shares her experience with the Ex Libris Leganto course resource list solution and how it improves teaching effectiveness and helps drive student […] The post A Faculty Perspective: Removing the Friction from Course Resources appeared first on Ex Libris. Source: buki […]