ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA, April 20, 2016 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the prominent Melbourne-based RMIT University has opted for the Leganto reading list solution and has joined the Leganto early adopter program.
Ex Libris Leganto is a cloud-based, end-to-end solution that works within an institutional environment and facilitates active, engaging collaboration between instructors, students, and librarians for the creation, management, use, and evaluation of course reading lists.
With the goal of simplifying the management and use of reading lists, the University selected Leganto for the easy access it gives students to reading list materials—print, electronic, and digital—all through a single interface. Another major factor in the University’s selection of Leganto was the solution’s seamless integration with the Ex Libris Alma® library management service, Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery system, and Blackboard® learning management system.
The RMIT University Library has always collaborated with instructors in providing access to its highly used print and electronic resources and will continue this partnership with a solution that is available to both parties. As an early adopter, the Library will join a global community of Leganto institutions that work closely with Ex Libris and are actively engaged in the development of Leganto functionality.
“We could see the potential of Leganto in providing an enriched solution for the presentation of reading lists to RMIT University’s student community,” said RMIT University Librarian Dr. Craig Anderson. “Leganto will address the ongoing challenge of inaccurate and out-of-date reading lists. With this modern solution, we will be able to offer optimal support of teaching practices, provide a better student experience, and enhance learning outcomes.”
Ziv BenZvi, Ex Libris vice president for Asia Pacific, remarked: “I am delighted to see RMIT joining the expanding Leganto community and supplementing the university’s Ex Libris suite of solutions with this innovative service. We look forward to continuing our longstanding collaboration with RMIT and responding to the specific needs of the region through the Leganto early adopter program.”
About RMIT University
RMIT is a global university of technology and design and Australia’s largest tertiary institution. The university enjoys an international reputation for excellence in practical education and outcome-oriented research. RMIT is a leader in technology, design, global business, communication, global communities, health solutions, and urban sustainable futures. In the 2015 Times Higher Education under 50 rankings, RMIT placed in the top 100 universities in the world for engineering and technology. The university’s student population of 81,570 includes 30,000 international students, of whom more than 17,000 are taught offshore (almost 6,000 at RMIT Vietnam).
For more information, see http://www.rmit.edu.au/.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for higher education. Offering SaaS solutions for the management and discovery of the full spectrum of library and scholarly materials, as well as mobile campus solutions driving student engagement and success, Ex Libris serves thousands of customers in 90 countries. For more information about Ex Libris, see our website, and join us on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
About ProQuest (http://www.proquest.com)
ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company’s products are a gateway to the world’s knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. ProQuest technologies serve users across the critical points in research, helping them discover, access, share, create and manage information.
The company’s cloud-based technologies offer flexible solutions for librarians, students and researchers through the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Coutts® information services, Dialog®, ebrary®, EBL™, and SIPX® businesses – and notable research tools such as the Summon® discovery service, the RefWorks® citation and reference management platform, MyiLibrary® ebook platform, the Pivot® research development tool and Intota™. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.