COVID-19: New initiatives to support the Ex Libris community

Bar Veinstein, Ex Libris President I hope this update finds you and your families healthy and well. In these tumultuous times we find ourselves digitally connected, searching for new ways to work and interact. Today, Ex Libris is launching a series of initiatives to help institutions affected by COVID-19 maintain their relationships and connections.  I […] The post COVID-19: New initiatives to support the Ex Libris community appeared first on Ex Libris. Source: buki […]

Coronavirus and Higher Education Responses: Latest News

Sarah Richardson, Group Editor, Research Professional News Over the last week, universities around the world have continued closing premises amid efforts to stem the spread of coronavirus. Meanwhile, as biomedical research increasingly focuses on tackling the virus and the COVID-19 disease it causes, new funding calls have been launched and other research work put on […] The post Coronavirus and Higher Education Responses: Latest News appeared first on Ex Libris. Source: buki rss

Research News Roundup: How universities are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

Sarah Richardson, Group Editor, Research Professional News Universities and research institutes around the world are joining forces in the fight against the spread of coronavirus, even while academics and students, along with huge swathes of society, have their personal and professional lives thrown into turmoil. This latest rundown of the biggest global headlines from our […] The post Research News Roundup: How universities are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic appeared first on Ex Libris. […]

6 Critical Mobile Activities for Off-Campus, Online Student Engagement

Jackie Sherlock, Ex Libris As higher education comes to terms with the consequences of the Coronavirus, mobile apps can support off-campus engagement and help students cope with this unforeseen situation, giving them the best experience possible in these challenging times. Here’s some important advice to help you engage with students effectively in a mobile online […] The post 6 Critical Mobile Activities for Off-Campus, Online Student Engagement appeared first on Ex Libris. Source: buki […]

Update on Innovative Acquisition

You may have heard that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is conducting a review of Innovative acquisition, as is typical with many merger and acquisition transactions in the United States. Please review the blog post from ProQuest and frequently asked questions for more information.   The post Update on Innovative Acquisition appeared first on Ex Libris. Source: buki rss

Is your library prepared for remote learning?

All over the world, universities are struggling with the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus on their activity, primarily on teaching and learning. In some regions, online learning is the only option for millions of students at this time. While online courseware is probably the prime focus for enabling students to continue with their studies, libraries, […] The post Is your library prepared for remote learning? appeared first on Ex Libris. Source: buki rss

Course Resource Lists and Student Retention: Improving Prediction Models

Tomer Katz, Ex Libris Student retention programs usually ignore metrics regarding the students’ use of course resources. But are they missing an important factor in student retention? We’ve put this question to test and came back with some interesting results. But first, let’s take a look at what student retention is. Simply put, retention refers […] The post Course Resource Lists and Student Retention: Improving Prediction Models appeared first on Ex Libris. Source: buki […]

Appy ever after? “Sticky” apps and the student experience

Jackie Sherlock, Ex Libris I’ve been working in mobile technology for almost six years, and that’s got me thinking about how my relationship with my phone has changed since 2014. My phone is my entertainment, my bank, my shopping mall, my picture gallery and the way I stay in touch with people. When 72% students […] The post Appy ever after? “Sticky” apps and the student experience appeared first on Ex Libris. Source: buki […]

Propelling Open-Access Publishing at UCL: An Interview with Paul Ayris

Dani Guzman, Ex Libris Academic libraries play a key role in supporting a university’s research, and their involvement can amplify the work of researchers significantly. University College London (UCL) is a fitting example. The UCL Library Services team is driving open-access publishing across the institution in ways that are raising the visibility of research output. […] The post Propelling Open-Access Publishing at UCL: An Interview with Paul Ayris appeared first on Ex Libris. Source: […]

University research is like a moonshot. Here’s how institutions can reduce drag

Dani Guzman, Ex Libris Research is at the core of higher education institutions’ success. To better understand how institutions are meeting the challenges of today’s research environment, we sat down with Dr. Martin Kirk, director of research operations for King’s College London. (You can listen to the full audio of the interview below.) Dr. Kirk […] The post University research is like a moonshot. Here’s how institutions can reduce drag appeared first on Ex Libris. […]