Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, has announced that users of Ex Libris cloud-based products have reached a significant milestone: original applications developed by and for members of the Ex Libris community have been activated two thousand times. With the new Ex Libris Cloud Apps open framework, over a thousand users have extended the capabilities of their Ex Libris cloud-based solutions—including the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform, Primo® discovery and delivery tool, Esploro™ research information management solution, Leganto® course resource list solution, and Rapido™ resource sharing solution—to meet their library’s specific needs.
The apps that have been developed include time-saving workflow shortcuts and automations, extensions to suit unique institutional requirements, and integrations with external systems or data sources. To activate an app, one need only click the Cloud Apps icon within an Ex Libris higher-ed cloud product.
The full list of apps is always available and searchable. However, the Cloud Apps framework also responds to the context of a user’s session, suggesting apps that might be helpful for the specific feature in the workflow that the user is currently interacting with.
Three of the most popular apps of the 30 that are currently available (created by Ex Libris customers, partners, and developers) are Delete Your Sets, Bulk Scan In, and HathiTrust Availability.
The currently available Cloud Apps items can be viewed in the App Center, as well as in all products on the Ex Libris higher-ed cloud platform. Developers can learn about the features of Cloud Apps on the Developer Network, which offers a get-started guide, comprehensive tutorials, and detailed documentation.
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