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Elevating its campusM presence in Japan with strategic partner Kinokuniya, Ex Libris will support universities in fostering student engagement, improving student retention, and providing a healthy and safe campus experience

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN, November 4, 2020 – Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership agreement with Kinokuniya Company Ltd. to promote the Ex Libris campusM™ mobile app and web portal for institutions of higher education across Japan. As a leading supplier of research and educational resources for academic institutions in Japan, Kinokuniya has been a ProQuest partner for over 40 years, and is now the official Ex Libris campusM partner in Japan.

Through the campusM partnership, Ex Libris will expand its footprint even farther into the higher-education sector, providing institutions with a campus mobile app and web portal that will modernize their digital presence and simplify communication channels. campusM will be the go-to place for all student-related services, such as course timetables, grades, library resources, and campus maps. Additionally, campusM will support universities in helping ensure a safe on-campus experience during the COVID-19 pandemic, with tools such as contact tracing, health declarations, quick polls, and the tracking of student attendance.

Ex Libris President Bar Veinstein commented, “ProQuest has built a strong relationship with Kinokuniya over the years. The addition of Ex Libris to this alliance will be pivotal in strengthening our presence in Japan and our impact on the country’s higher-education sector. I am confident that this partnership will thrive in the coming years and will bring Ex Libris to new heights in Japan.”

“I am very excited to welcome Ex Libris as our strategic partner for campusM in Japan,” said Masashi Takai, Chairman and President of Kinokuniya. “I look forward to growing this relationship further through our shared ambition to provide a simple, cost-effective, and innovative campus mobile app and web portal for students, giving them access to everything they need anywhere, at any time.”

About Kinokuniya

Established in 1927, Kinokuniya Company Ltd. is the largest bookstore chain in Japan, with a history spanning more than 90 years. Its institutional sales division carries out a wide range of businesses for universities and governmental institutions, from procurement of print and digital materials to implementation of educational and research systems and the provision of library operation outsource services. Kinokuniya currently has 28 institutional sales offices in domestic areas stretching across Japan from Hokkaido to Okinawa. In addition, Kinokuniya has six sales offices and three export offices outside of Japan.

About Ex Libris

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions that enable institutions and their individual users to create, manage, and share knowledge. In close collaboration with its customers and the broader community, Ex Libris develops creative solutions that increase library productivity, maximize the impact of research activities, enhance teaching and learning, and drive student mobile engagement. Ex Libris serves over 7,500 customers in 90 countries. For more information about Ex Libris, see our website, and join us on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

About ProQuest (https://about.proquest.com)

ProQuest is committed to supporting the important work happening in the world’s research and learning communities. The company curates content that matters to the advancement of knowledge, assembling an archive of billions of vetted, indexed documents. It simplifies workflows so that people and institutions use time effectively. And because ProQuest connects information communities, complex networks of systems and processes work together efficiently. With ProQuest, finding answers and deriving insights is straightforward and leads to extraordinary outcomes.

ProQuest and its companies and affiliates – Ex Libris, Alexander Street, Bowker – stand for better research, better learning, better insights. ProQuest enables people to change their world.

03 November 2020


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