Rice University selects Ex Libris Leganto to enhance support for remote teaching and learning -

Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, has announced that Rice University has signed an agreement with Ex Libris to implement the company’s Leganto® course resource list solution. Rice is the 200th institution to select the Leganto solution to support the increased role of library resources in the physical and virtual classrooms.

Rice University’s library anticipates that during the 2020-2021 academic year, the use of printed course reserves will not be feasible because of the necessary shift to online learning. Instead, Rice library staff and faculty members will collaborate using the Leganto solution, discovering electronic resources and making them available through the university’s Canvas learning management platform. The university aims to maximize the use of the resources to which it subscribes and, when acquiring new electronic assets, to seek open-access (OA) content and open educational resources (OER).

The Leganto solution will extend the role of the library in online teaching and learning by supporting course resource needs, maintaining textbook affordability through library-owned resources and pay-per-use copyright licensing models, and encouraging faculty to make the most of course reserves services.

The Leganto resource list solution is built on the Ex Libris higher-ed platform, and so it will work smoothly with the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Primo® discovery and delivery solution already in use at Rice University. The integrated workflows within the Ex Libris higher-ed platform and the integration of Leganto with the university’s Canvas platform will enable faculty members to quickly discover resources that the library owns or subscribes to and add them to the learning management system in shareable resource lists. Detailed analytics and reports will show which assets are in demand and will also highlight valuable but under-used assets. Other Leganto features will encourage students to discuss, recommend, and share resources.

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