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ProQuest enhances its OASIS catalog with bibliographic information from Bowker Books In Print service
- 25 Jul 2019

ProQuest has announced the enrichment of its OASIS catalog with bibliographic information from the Bowker Books In Print service. Bowker, a ProQuest affiliate, is the world's leading provider of bibliographic information. With the enrichment of Books in Print metadata, the vast OASIS database has grown to more than 39 million print titles, 2 million electronic books and 36,000 streaming videos.

The addition of Bowker's bibliographic data to OASIS will give librarians higher quality search results, improved linking between formats, and more accurate and consistent data for publication date, author and more. The complete Books In Print service will continue to be offered as a separate subscription for librarians who enjoy its full features - only its metadata has been incorporated into OASIS.

OASIS is a powerful collection development tool for academic libraries to find and buy print and electronic books, streaming video, DVDs and more.

Benefits of the Books In Print enrichment in OASIS include the addition of 1.8 million Dewey and Library of Congress classifications; 6.7 million new titles; 12.7 million new or updated authors; and updates to 18 million book titles.

With comprehensive information about books and authors, Bowker Books In Print combines the most trusted and authoritative source for bibliographic information with powerful search, discovery and collection development tools designed specifically to streamline the book discovery and acquisition process. Libraries worldwide subscribe to Books In Print to find titles and create lists for collection development.

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Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden becomes first German institution to opt for Ex Libris' Esploro
- 24 Jul 2019

Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, has announced that the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden (HTW Dresden, the Dresden University of Applied Sciences) has become the first German institution to opt for the Ex Libris Esploro research services management solution and participate in the early adopter program. The university will integrate the Esploro service with the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Primo® discovery and delivery solution.

Until now, HTW Dresden used a research services application that was developed in-house. Academic staff, researchers, and administrators were involved in many parallel processes that entailed considerable expense. With the increased interest in open science in Germany, the university realised that it must upgrade its research services.

Esploro offers the first practical solution on the German market that combines all research output and data into one seamless experience for researchers, administrative users, library staff, and faculty.

The Esploro solution will enable HTW Dresden to coordinate workflows, improve collaboration between researchers and research office employees, and facilitate researchers' compliance with institutional and funder open access policies. In addition, the library will be able to leverage its expertise, especially regarding metadata, safeguarding, and discoverability. All these aspects of the Esploro solution will help HTW Dresden increase the visibility of its research output.

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Ex Libris Esploro research services solution now live at the University of Iowa
- 19 Jul 2019

Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, has announced that the Ex Libris EsploroTM research services solution is now live at the University of Iowa.

With Esploro, institutions can automatically capture and disseminate their researchers' output and data, manage research assets from all disciplines in one place for the full range of disciplines (including Natural Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts), showcase researcher profiles, and facilitate workflows between the library, the research office, and researchers.

The implementation of Esploro at the University of Iowa is an important milestone for Ex Libris in their endeavour to increase the productivity and impact of research activities.

Esploro helps institutions fulfill strategic research goals and assist researchers in maximising productivity. Libraries and research offices can automate and simplify processes such as the deposit of research data, enrichment of metadata, updating of researcher profiles, and measuring research impact.

Esploro is built on the Ex Libris higher-ed cloud platform, which also supports the Ex Libris Alma® library management solution, Primo® discovery solution, and Pivot® research funding solution that are already in use at the University of Iowa.

The University of Iowa is one of five development partners that have partnered with Ex Libris, along with ten early adopter institutions, in developing the Esploro solution. Four of these institutions are scheduled to implement the solution in 2019, with many others scheduled to go live in 2020.

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University of Richmond Libraries opts for Ex Libris' Alma and Primo solutions
- 25 Jun 2019

Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, has announced that the University of Richmond has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution. This combination will enable the university to scale its electronic resource management to meet the needs of its undergraduate and research-focused patrons.

The University of Richmond is a liberal arts college serving mostly undergraduates, with a curriculum that emphasizes rigorous undergraduate research and collaboration with teaching faculty. The university's library system consists of the Boatwright Memorial Library (the campus's main library), Parsons Music Library, and William Taylor Muse Law Library. In addition to supporting the faculty's scholarly activities, the libraries aim to provide collections and services at the level of a research institution, though with the budget and staff of a liberal arts college.

To meet these high expectations, the university plans to take advantage of the Alma platform's efficiency optimisations to streamline workflows and improve collaboration. By means of the unified capabilities of the Alma and Primo integration, the university will consolidate its various digital collections to make them all discoverable through a single interface.

Through the Primo customisation options, the libraries will be able to finely tune and optimize the front-end user experience for all categories of users, tailored to their discipline or status (for example, incoming freshmen or senior faculty members). And while the three libraries will all use the Primo search and discovery features, the university will configure different views and search settings for each of the campus libraries.

The University of Richmond libraries will also rely on the integrated Alma workflows, external integrations, and Ex Libris Community Zone to eliminate duplication of effort. In this way, time and resources can be devoted to solving local problems, maintaining the accuracy of unique, locally generated data, and working on exciting new initiatives like linked data enhancements and enhanced integration of the digital collections.

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Consortium led by Northern Michigan University library opts for Ex Libris Alma Platform and Primo solution
- 24 Jun 2019

Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, has announced that the library consortium led by the Northern Michigan University library has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution to replace the group's Ex Libris Voyager® and Summon® systems.

The consortium, which includes Northern Michigan University, Lake Superior State University, Finlandia University, and Gogebic Community College, is located in the large, remote Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Promoting collaboration across the large distances is a key priority, as is actively supporting the local communities.

The cloud-based solutions were selected for their software-as-a-service architecture, frequent updates, and a reliable product roadmap. Consortium-specific features will include a shared catalog, collaborative acquisitions, and centralised administration. With the sharing of the catalog and metadata, the consortium will reduce the overhead of metadata management while increasing the visibility of collections among member institutions. The members will be able to link local holdings and inventory information to shared, central metadata records while also adding local field extensions.

A range of policies, such as those relating to the general system configuration, user accounts, vendors, funds, purchases, vendor import profiles, and resource sharing will be administered at the consortium level, enabling member institutions to either inherit the policies or operate autonomously.

Consortial analytics in the Alma platform will aid the consortium in assessing system-wide resource sharing, collection development, and the usage of resources, all in support of data-driven decisions.

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