In 2022, we invested in our solutions to empower information professionals, students and faculty to achieve their most ambitious goals.
- Meet faculty and students where they are
Leganto now provides a deeper integration with the learning management system, enabling a seamless experience for faculty and students.
- Streamlined workflows for purchasing course materials
Leganto purchasing workflows have been enhanced to display more data in different workflow steps, and to provide flexibility for different purchasing workflow models
- New Evidence Based Acquisition Model
Grow your ebook collection and improve ROI with Evidence Based Acquisition (EBA) in Ebook Central and Rialto. Our EBA program includes innovative tools to monitor your EBA content pool, track your budget spend, and streamline the title selection process—all within one unified workflow.
- JSTOR DDA Added to Rialto and OASIS Marketplaces
JSTOR’s Demand-Driven Acquisition program (DDA) is now available through Rialto and OASIS to further streamline the library’s acquisition experience. Provide patrons with a broad range of JSTOR ebooks representing 300+ scholarly publishers, all DRM-free with unlimited simultaneous use.
- NEW Digital Course Reserves Model expands eTextbook Solutions
First of its kind acquisition model for eTextbooks – Pioneered by ProQuest, publishers, and librarians. Digital Course Reserves (DCR) functions just like the physical Reserve desk as it mimics the historical practice of print course reserves lending – now in a digital format. Ebook Central is the first ebook platform to offer DCR acquisition model and its eTextbook catalog is 40,000+ titles!
- Enhanced library workflows with Alma
The Ex Libris Alma team completed and delivered a series of developments around library independence, improved UX, workflow simplification, linked open data, and controlled digital lending. These developments enhance workflows and the day-to-day experience of library staff working with Alma.
- Improved patron experience for Rapido
Rapido’s November release has some key new features, including integration with Reprints Desk’s Article Galaxy, and Relais ILL as well as enhancements to the patron experience so that the requester can see how many times they can download an article as well as the article’s expiration date.
- Find in-demand content on Sustainability and Mental Health
Selectors can explore two new expertly curated books collections on Mental Health and Sustainability, saving librarians time and ensuring access to the most in-demand content on these important research topics.
- More ways to provide access to Sustainability ebooks
Students can gain unlimited access to over 7,000 ebooks with the new Sustainability Ebook Subscription on Ebook Central. Specially selected to embed discipline-relevant aspects of education for sustainable development into every degree program, this new resource gives researchers the ability to explore high-quality multidisciplinary ebooks.
- eLearning Companions on dissertations for novice researchers
Students new to using dissertations and theses can leverage on-demand interactive learning modules embedded within the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global database. They allow students to uncover the value of dissertations for their assignment needs assisting in their development of information literacy skills. They are available in 7 different languages.
- Primary Sources/Historical Collections
Major user interface overhaul to Visual History Archive, and updated UI to Legislative Insight; Added over 332,000 pages of new content across nine historical periodicals; added over 40,000 pages to three different government documents databases; added over 125,000 pages of new material across six different Alexander Street databases. Retired 4 legacy Chadwyck-Healy databases and migrated them to the ProQuest Platform, including The Gerritsen Collection, Acta Sanctorum, Patrologia Latina, and The Paley Center Seminars. Two additional legacy databases will start dual access on the ProQuest platform this year, which include C19 Index and ArchiveFinder.
ProQuest Black Studies continues to grow with the addition of Organizations Topic Pages, a topic page on Black Lives Matter, 850 videos added from Black Studies in Video, selected Supreme Court cases dealing with Race, Racial Discrimination and Civil Rights, and selected items from Black Thought and Culture.
Historical Newspaper portfolio continues to grow with over 2.4 million pages of content rolling into existing titles that includes Black Historical Newspapers, US State Collections and International Historical Newspapers.
To empower academic libraries to better support their users, we have launched the Library Mobile app, which integrates with Ex Libris Alma, Primo, Leganto and Summon. The app is helping academic librarians using Ex Libris library services enhance the patron experience by meeting patrons where they are – on their mobile, on the move and on demand.
Responding to higher education’s post-pandemic drive to elevate the digital experience, the campusM mobile app and web portal has undergone key enhancements to its events feature, attendance capture offering, and a newly released task board. These developments aim to make it easier for students to focus on what matters and succeed, on and off campus.
- Enhancing resource discovery through Primo and Summon
Several customization and user experience enhancements, including search and ranking improvements, are available to customers. In addition, our Data Excellence initiative continues our strong commitment to data quality and excellence resulting in improvements to rights updates, linking, and enrichment of the Central Discovery Index (CDI).