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OASIS operates with Alma and Alexander Street
- 26 Jun 2017

ProQuest is simplifying workflows for librarians with two initiatives that bring together complementary assets to enrich its OASIS® search, select and order system.

In the first integration, an enhanced Alma API will enable all OASIS order information to be transferred to Ex Libris' renowned library management system, saving time and reducing the potential for order duplication. A second integration lets librarians order from Alexander Street's vast DVD content via OASIS, embedding the popular medium within their book acquisition workflow.

The OASIS system saves librarians' time with ordering, tracking and invoicing content - print, ebook and DVDs - in the subjects they need. The integration with Alexander Street on OASIS fosters a larger curated collection from a selection of more than 10,000 DVD titles that complement student learning and faculty research across all major discipline areas, including many where resources are scarce.

For libraries with the Alma management system, all orders in OASIS are transferred to Alma via an enhanced API that's available at no additional cost. Benefits include: order data insertion into Alma so staff and students can see what is on order; streamlined information flow from OASIS to Alma that eliminates slow FTP data transfer; improved staff productivity through time savings; and data accuracy.

The new integrations are the latest in a series of enrichments that enable the OASIS platform to simplify workflows and support faster and better collection development. Other recent advancements include access to premier publisher ebook platforms and value-add features such as a DDA MARC removal service, DDA add button, new title awards profile and collections support.

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Syndetics Unbound integrated with Primo and Summon
- 23 Jun 2017

ProQuest and Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, are helping libraries improve the research experience and expand exploration by integrating ProQuest® Syndetics Unbound with the Ex Libris Primo® and Summon® discovery services.

The integration with ProQuest® Syndetics Unbound, a groundbreaking online enrichment service, enables libraries to create a better discovery experience for today's researcher while maximising the value of their collections. Libraries can display Syndetics Unbound data on their Primo and Summon catalogue detail pages to showcase items and increase user engagement. Researchers see familiar elements such as title recommendations, author information, look-inside-the-book pages, series information, professional reviews, reader reviews, tags, book profiles, and awards.

Activation of the Syndetics Unbound integration is easy, requiring just a click in the discovery service's administration console. Summon customers with Syndetics Unbound subscriptions can benefit from enriched catalog detail pages immediately, and Primo customers will be able to activate the service with the next Primo release in August 2017. Customers interested in obtaining Syndetics Unbound subscriptions can request additional information at https://proquest.syndetics.com.

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The European Commission signs framework agreement for Ex Libris Primo and Alma
- 07 Jun 2017

Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, has announced that the European Commission has signed an inter-institutional framework agreement for the supply of the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution. Libraries from ten European institutions and bodies will benefit from the agreement, including the libraries of the European Commission, the Council of the European Union, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee, the European Committee of the Regions, and the European Court of Auditors.

The expiration of the current library-system agreement this year gave the European Commission the opportunity to evaluate ways to improve library services for all of its users. After an extensive tendering process, Alma and Primo were selected for their ability to enable librarians to increase their efficiency in managing print resources and e resources and to provide library users with a powerful and customisable search and discovery experience.

The agreement also covers the European Union Intellectual Property Office in Alicante, Spain; the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training in Thessaloniki, Greece; the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions in Dublin, Ireland; and the European Institute for Gender Equality located in Vilnius, Lithuania.

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OCLC in deal with leading publishers worldwide
- 02 Jun 2017

Global library cooperative OCLC has signed agreements with distinguished publishers from around the world to add metadata for high quality books, e-books, journals, databases and other materials that will make their content discoverable through WorldCat Discovery.

OCLC has agreements in place with 315 publishers and information providers to supply metadata to facilitate discovery and access to key resources relevant to researchers, faculty and students.

WorldCat Discovery provides over 2.8 billion records of electronic, digital and physical resources, including articles, books, dissertations and audiovisual materials in support of libraries and information seekers.

Metadata from many of these publishers will also be made available to users through other OCLC services based on individual agreements. Details about how this metadata may be used in library management workflows will be communicated to OCLC users as the data is available.

By providing metadata and other descriptive content, these partnerships help libraries represent their electronic and physical collections more completely and efficiently.

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Université Paris-Saclay selects Ex Libris Primo Discovery and Delivery Solution to increase content usage and improve the discovery experience
- 30 May 2017

Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, has announced that the Université Paris-Saclay (UPSaclay) consortium will deploy the Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution at its 16 member institutions to increase content usage and create an optimum discovery experience for users.

UPSaclay is a French "ComUE," or Communauté d'universités et d'établissements (Community of Universities and Institutions), a type of higher-educational and research consortium. Comprising three universities, seven research centers, and nine engineering and business schools, UPSaclay has more than 65,000 students and more than 10,000 researchers and teachers. The University also hosts research and educational centers for a number of international companies.

UPSaclay needed a consortial Discovery tool in order to allow access to the collections of its sixteen member institutions and to support PhD students and researchers across the campus as well as its collaborative research laboratories. Moreover, since each member institution has its own distinct mission, UPSaclay required a discovery solution that will allow each member institution to share resources while allowing each library to configure the system to meet the needs of its own user community.

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