Making Research More Discoverable

This article is reposted from Library Journal, with permission.  Academic libraries do something remarkably well: They take information published in a variety of formats worldwide and make it easily searchable and accessible for students, faculty, and researchers. Now, a growing number of institutional leaders are asking: How can academic librarians take these same skill sets and […] The post Making Research More Discoverable appeared first on Ex Libris. Source: buki rss

Announcing the New Developer Network

Josh Weisman, Ex Libris This blog post is reposted from the Tech Blog. When we launched the Ex Libris Developer Network in 2014, it was in the context of our Open Platform Strategy.  Since then adoption of the Developer Network has surpassed our most optimistic predictions. A few points to consider: There are now over 190 different REST APIs in Alma APIs for Primo, Leganto, campusM, and soon Esploro are managed […] The post Announcing the New Developer Network appeared first on Ex Libris. Source: buki rss

Drexel University: A Strategic Approach to Research Asset Management

The Challenge Drexel University has long dealt with the question of how to manage its research assets more effectively. As the University’s institutional repository was not designed to store and manage research data, Drexel faculty and curators have maintained research data in dispersed systems and separate collections. The University has not had a way to […] The post Drexel University: A Strategic Approach to Research Asset Management appeared first on Ex Libris. Source: buki […]

Alma Libraries Around the World: Logging in with Alma 2019

Barbara Rad-El, Ex Libris From the time that Alma’s first customer went live in June 2012 there have been monthly Alma releases. Initially we posted seasonal pictures on the Alma login screen, but as our global spread widened, and we had our first Alma customers in the southern hemisphere, we realized that a different approach was needed. Every […] The post Alma Libraries Around the World: Logging in with Alma 2019 appeared first on Ex Libris. Source: […]

ProQuest and Ex Libris Are Expanding in Latin America

ProQuest and Ex Libris are opening new offices in Mexico, Colombia and Chile, and maintaining our office in Brazil. ProQuest and Ex Libris are opening new offices in Mexico, Colombia and Chile, and maintaining our office in Brazil. Most products and services will now be sold and serviced directly by ProQuest and Ex Libris staff across the region. The post ProQuest and Ex Libris Are Expanding in Latin America appeared first on Ex Libris. […]

Customer Spotlight: Primo at Virginia Commonwealth University

In this customer spotlight, Ashley Brewer, Web Systems Librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University, discusses how VCU Libraries has implemented Primo to engage researchers and help them find exactly what they are looking for.   Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries has taken the path of many academic libraries by placing a single-search box in a primary position […] The post Customer Spotlight: Primo at Virginia Commonwealth University appeared first on Ex Libris. Source: buki rss

Higher Education: 5 Tips for Lowering the Barrier to Technology Adoption

Matt Sherlock, Ex Libris Anyone who has managed or taken part in a large-scale project knows how multifaceted they can be. From coordinating with a diverse group of stakeholders to dealing with budgeting and resource constraints and with logistical considerations, the challenges to delivering effective change are considerable. Throughout my career I have led several […] The post Higher Education: 5 Tips for Lowering the Barrier to Technology Adoption appeared first on Ex Libris. […]

6 Features of an Ideal Research Repository

Eddie Neuwirth and Adi Alter, Ex Libris In an earlier blog post, we examined why universities need a new approach to storing and managing their research assets. This is largely because the institutional repositories that exist today aren’t meeting the needs of libraries or the research community effectively. A next-generation research repository can help solve […] The post 6 Features of an Ideal Research Repository appeared first on Ex Libris. Source: buki rss

Customer Spotlight: Summon and Alma at Marist College

In this customer spotlight, Kathryn Silberger, Senior Librarian Digital Content Services of the James A. Cannavino Library at Marist College, highlights how the combination of Summon and Alma has delivered a robust platform that improves acquisitions, cataloging, reporting, and discovery analytics. Marist College is one of over 30 libraries to select Alma and pair it […] The post Customer Spotlight: Summon and Alma at Marist College appeared first on Ex Libris. Source: buki rss