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University of Manchester Library selects Ex Libris Leganto solution for reading list services
- 18 Apr 2019

Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, has announced that The University of Manchester Library has selected the Ex Libris Leganto reading list solution to help the University realise its 2020 vision for achieving an outstanding learning and student experience. The Ex Libris Leganto solution will replace Talis® Aspire® software and will be integrated with the University's Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery tool.

To investigate options for improving the Library's reading list services, The University of Manchester Library established the 'Books Right Here Right Now' (BRHRN) strategy project. The project identified a need for a reading list solution that would ensure a coherent approach to the provision of reading list materials, improve the student experience of accessing and using items on their reading lists, and implement novel methods of providing textbooks via the Library. The project involved extensive research and consultation with library staff, teaching staff, and students.

As a result of the BRHRN project, the University is implementing a new Library purchasing policy that includes an agreed set of terms for reading list items and the use of demand-driven access. Through the Library's eTextbook Programme, access to core e-textbooks will be offered to specific cohorts of students via Manchester's Blackboard virtual learning environment. A single, consolidated team will be managing reading list services and providing access to all reading list materials, from digitised readings to e textbooks.

The Leganto solution will save time and effort by streamlining the ordering of reading list books and digitised chapters. Furthermore, Leganto analytics will enable teaching staff to evaluate and encourage student engagement with reading list content. Students will benefit from seamless access to reading list resources within the virtual learning environment.

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The Library of Virginia adopts Ex Libris Alma, Primo, and Rosetta services
- 17 Apr 2019

Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, has announced that the Library of Virginia has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform for library management, the Ex Libris Primo® solution for discovery and delivery, and the Ex Libris Rosetta solution for digital asset management and preservation.

For nearly two centuries, the Library of Virginia has served as both the state library and the custodian of the state archives. The library's vast, diverse collection includes records that begin with the settlement at Jamestown in the 17th century and continue with eight terabytes of data transferred to the library in 2018 from the administration of outgoing Governor Terry McAuliffe. The library also houses timeless collections of manuscripts, maps, architectural drawings and plans, print collections, state and federal documents, state artwork, and photographs.

The state library serves a wide variety of patrons, including social scientists, writers, artists, and historians, both local and remote.

To meet the current challenging requirements, the Library of Virginia is adopting Ex Libris Rosetta for digital asset management and preservation, leveraging the leading preservation-industry standards and open APIs to provide continuity for generations to come. With the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Primo discovery and delivery solution, the library will streamline its workflows and facilitate patrons' discovery of the library's collections.

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University of North Carolina at Pembroke opts for Ex Libris Alma, Primo, and Leganto solutions
- 15 Apr 2019

Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, has announced that the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP) has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform, Primo® discovery and delivery solution, and LegantoTM course resource list tool.

The UNCP vision is to create the university library of the future, one that blends a unified, integrated library system with powerful search technologies and a superior, affordable student experience. To this end, UNCP will use the Alma platform for managing library resources, the Primo solution for providing discovery and searching capabilities, and the Leganto tool to support the creation, dissemination, and use of course resource lists.

Through this combination of Ex Libris solutions, the university looks forward to maximising the use of the library's collections, both physical and electronic; exposing students to the world of scholarly publications; and facilitating the compilation and management of course resource lists by faculty members.

Deploying a true enterprise solution, UNCP will integrate its systems with other campus systems, including purchasing, student accounts, and the learning management system. This integration will save UNCP time and money through the streamlining of processes at the university level. Furthermore, the Leganto resource list solution will draw attention to resources that the library owns and will enable each student to save hundreds of dollars on textbooks and other materials.

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Credo Reference announces early adopter program for its new Learning Tools offering
- 09 Apr 2019

Credo Reference has announced an early adopter program for its new Learning Tools offering, Instruct: Health Science. This marks the latest in a series of product roll-outs and platform updates from Credo that signal the company's commitment to supporting library instruction efforts at all levels of higher education. Instruct: Health Science will allow librarians to teach and assess crucial foundational skills like information literacy and critical thinking within the context of one of America's fastest-growing disciplines. As with other Credo Learning Tools, the videos, tutorials, and assessment instruments can be used in the classroom, online, or at the point of need ensuring a role for librarians in developing foundational skills even if in-person instruction is not yet a part of the library's strategy. Topics covered include Databases and Search Techniques, Interpreting and Evaluating Evidence, Evidence-Based Practice, and more.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists several occupations within the health sciences among the fastest-growing fields in the country, and the National Center for Education Statistics ranks the health sciences as the second-most popular undergraduate degree in the country behind only business. Success in these careers requires individuals to think critically, locate and evaluate information, and communicate their findings clearly. Instruct: Health Science uses cutting-edge technology and proven pedagogy to cultivate these skills consistently across a variety of settings. The learning materials were designed with input from health science librarians and beta-tested at over twenty institutions.

The ACRL-aligned multimedia content gives librarians the flexibility to flip classroom instruction, allowing for more active practice and high-impact learning. Due to its specialised content, Instruct: Health Science can be used when teaching undergraduate as well as graduate students. As with other Learning Tools content packages, the Credo Insights analytics platform will provide valuable metrics for areas of student growth while identifying opportunities for further instruction.

Proactive institutions and leaders in the field are encouraged to join Credo's early adopter program. Participants will receive a special discount and will be able to access this highly sought-after content immediately.

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University of Salford opts for Ex Libris Leganto reading list solution
- 05 Apr 2019

Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, has announced that the University of Salford will be implementing the Ex Libris Leganto reading list solution to simplify the creation of reading lists, increase student engagement and success, and help ensure resource availability.

The management of reading lists at the University of Salford currently involves multiple systems, leading to a limited integration between reading lists, the library management system and the discovery interface. As a result, the library must carry out complex workflows to acquire resources and students have difficulty finding the resources on their reading lists. Instructors find the list creation process difficult, leading them to construct reading lists outside the library system. Without the involvement of the library in this process, collection development cannot be properly planned, and the University has an incomplete view of the impact of library resources and staff and of student engagement.

It is anticipated that simplified workflows will increase the academic staff's engagement, enable students to access relevant quality materials to support their learning, and assist the library in purchasing resources in an efficient and timely manner.

The Leganto reading list solution is integrated with the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Ex Libris Primo® discovery interface. Through this seamless integration, the library will provide a streamlined discovery experience for users, facilitating their access to electronic resources on their reading lists. The Leganto interface is intuitive and easy-to-use, ensuring that faculty can easily create and update their reading lists. In addition, creators of reading lists in Leganto will be able to collaborate with their academic partners and share their lists with interested colleagues. Advanced analytics will offer library staff insight into students' engagement with both reading lists and library resources, thus enabling librarians to make data-driven decisions when planning new services and developing collections.

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