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Japan’s National Institute of Informatics library goes live with Ex Libris Alma Library Services and Primo Discovery -

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, has announced that the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and the Ex Libris Primo® discovery solution have gone live at the National Institute of Informatics (NII), in Japan. The Alma platform will support the NII, which is dedicated to the creation… Read More

Eight academic institutions adopt EBSCO FOLIO’s ERM for electronic resource management -

Eight universities in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States have adopted EBSCO FOLIO ERM from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). The libraries either moved from existing electronic resource management (ERM) tools or instituted their first ever ERM. The sites that have recently… Read More

Germany’s Bavarian State Library selects Ex Libris Alma platform to modernize library services -

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, has announced that Germany’s largest universal and research library, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Bavarian State Library, or BSB), is making the transition to the cloud-based Ex Libris Alma® library services platform after almost 20 years of providing library services through an increasingly complex… Read More

New Zealand University becomes first in Oceania to move to the FOLIO Open Source Platform -

Massey University Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa (Massey) in New Zealand is adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP) with hosting and service support from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) through EBSCO FOLIO. In selecting FOLIO, the university staff highlighted the factors… Read More

Bond University in Queensland goes live with Ex Libris Rapido™ resource sharing platform -

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, has announce that Bond University, in Queensland, Australia, has gone live with the Ex Libris Rapido™ resource sharing platform. The university decided to adopt the Rapido platform to handle an increased demand for interlibrary loans (ILLs) while lowering costs. The free Rapido… Read More

The University of California, Santa Barbara implements Ex Libris campusM mobile app and web portal to improve the academic experience -

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, has announced that the University of California, Santa Barbara (UC Santa Barbara) has implemented the Ex Libris campusM™ mobile app. As the school’s comprehensive digital student platform, campusM increases the visibility of academic support resources offered to students and… Read More

ARL Board affirms transparency as core operating principle of research libraries -

At its summer meeting, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Board of Directors approved reiterating a long-standing licensing best practice of declining to sign nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) with publishers. Collectively, research libraries in the US and Canada spend an annual $1.7 billion on scholarly and research… Read More

University of Missouri System to adopt FOLIO Library Services Platform using EBSCO FOLIO Services -

The four academic libraries in the University of Missouri System are transitioning to the FOLIO Library Services Platform using EBSCO FOLIO Services from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). The move to FOLIO will create a unified platform that provides flexibility and a… Read More

2022 registration for LibQUAL library customer satisfaction survey now open -

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has opened 2022 registration for LibQUAL, a leading library customer satisfaction assessment tool. For the past 20 years, libraries have depended on LibQUAL survey data to evaluate the needs and satisfaction levels of their users. With LibQUAL, libraries are able to… Read More

Controlled digital lending to play a larger role in Ex Libris products -

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, has announced the development of new functions that will increase the compatibility of the company’s library software solutions with controlled digital lending. Controlled digital lending (CDL) is a practice that enables libraries to lend a digital copy of a physical resource in… Read More


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