Ex Libris Experts Talk: Dave Hovenden on Building a Central Index and Knowledge Base

Tweet We are pleased announce our new series, “Ex Libris Experts Talk,” in which our experts will share their knowledge with the community. In the first “episode” of the series, gain insight from Dave Hovenden, Director of Content Operations at Ex Libris, regarding the finer aspects of creating a central index and knowledge base. Learn how the discovery and management of e-resources can provide value for library users, faculty members, and library staff. Dave also shares […]

Driving Transparency and Fair Use in Discovery: NISO’s Open Discovery Initiative

Tweet Rachel Kessler, Product Manager, PQIS ODI,  the NISO Open Discovery Initiative, is the industry’s forum to promote transparency and content neutrality in library discovery. Having worked at Ex Libris on data ingestion into our discovery system, I am quite aware that it can be difficult for libraries and content providers to determine which content is discoverable and how systems link to full text. While libraries are concerned with making sure that their users have […]

Using Open Source Discovery Layers with SaaS: Join the Discussion

Tweet Shelley Hostetler, Customer Success, Ex Libris As libraries move to better support researchers, there is a growing need to develop indexing and discovery of a wide range of research materials, often using locally developed interfaces. While customers have been using open source discovery with our solutions for years, the continuous, focused conversation on using open source discovery with Ex Libris SaaS began with a community meeting at DLF in 2016. We shared a Blacklight […]

The Mobile Buzz: Data Protection and the GDPR

Tweet Matthew Sherlock, Product Director – Campus Solutions, Ex Libris Next year will see a major change in how data protection is managed across Europe. It may be the biggest shake-up of the legislation since the 1995 Data Protection Directive, and has far reaching consequences for anyone involved in data management and technology. The world was a very different place 21 years ago when DPD came into force.  Bill Clinton was President, Toy Story was […]

Linked Library Data: It’s Happening

Tweet Shlomo Sanders, CTO, Ex Libris This article is an update of the March 2015 blog “Linked Library Data: Making It Happen.” Indeed, a lot has happened since then. One of the things that has not changed since then is that libraries still rely heavily on integrated systems for managing and delivering library services. These systems encompass a wide range of services and have multiple components empowered by a central catalog, whose records are still […]

The Primo Open Discovery Challenge: Announcing the Winners!

Tweet Last week at the IGeLU conference, which took place in beautiful Saint Petersburg, we announced the winners of the Primo Open Discovery Challenge. Thank you again to all the Primo customers who shared their Primo customization projects with the entire Primo community! Without further ado… here are the Winners! First prize: Lewis & Clark College Project: Primo Custom Actions Project lead: Nick Budak GitHub link: https://github.com/Alliance-PCJWG/primo-explore-custom-actions Library discovery interface: https://primo.lclark.edu/primo-explore/search?vid=LCC&lang=en_US&sortby=rank Custom links can be […]

A Deeper Look at Developing with campusM

Tweet By Payton Pietron, University of Montana In this blog post, Payton further describes her experience as a student developer of the UMontana app built with campusM. Payton Pietron was a significant team member involved in the success of the UMontana app launch and has recently joined the Ex Libris campusM team as a Solutions Architect.  This post can also be found on the campusM blog. As I have noted in a previous post, while enrolled at the University […]

Celebrating 1,000 Alma Institutions Worldwide!

Tweet In only 5 years, we have reached 1,000 institutions using Alma. We are proud that Alma is the fastest growing library services platform in the world, but even prouder of our active and involved Alma community. The contribution of the Alma community to Alma’s success is staggering: the Alma Product Working Group, the events and workshops around the world, the great ideas that Alma users suggest on a daily basis, and the open communication […]

The Library’s Buzz — September 2017

Tweet Dani Guzman, Ex Libris We hope you enjoyed your summer break (if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, anyway). Now, with the start of the academic year, is the time to look at what academic libraries have to offer today. This includes examining how they might improve their services and overall visitor experience. A few insightful, forward-looking articles published recently address how current rapid digital developments can, and should, be leveraged for academic research and […]

My Experience: A Student Developer Enhances the campusM App for UMontana

Tweet By Payton Pietron, University of Montana As a technology company that supports higher education institutions, Ex Libris puts a strong emphasis on student success, much like the universities we partner with. As an early North American adopter of the campusM mobile platform, the University of Montana has outstanding examples of student success initiatives. Within their campusM implementation project, they have made significant use of student developers to help build custom functionality within their UMontana app and to contribute to their students’ real world professional training.  Payton […]