04 August 2016 News Releases

College of Management—Academic Studies Becomes First Israeli Institution to Select Ex Libris Leganto Course Reading List Solution

Ex Libris is pleased to announce the College of Management-Academic Studies, has chosen the Leganto course reading list solution to support teaching and learning at the institution.

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL, August 4, 2016 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the largest private college in Israel, the College of Management—Academic Studies, has chosen the Leganto course reading list solution to support teaching and learning at the institution.

A cloud-based solution, Leganto integrates tightly with the Ex Libris Alma® library management service, the Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution, and institutional course management systems. Leganto promotes and facilitates collaboration between faculty members, librarians, and students for the creation, management, use, and evaluation of course reading lists.

The College selected Leganto for its pioneering technology, engaging user interface, and seamless integration with the school’s library systems and Moodle® course management system. With Leganto, students will have easy access to a reading list and its materials—print, electronic, and digital—from a course page in their course management system. The streamlining of library workflows and support for librarians in the handling of copyright clearance for course materials were also major factors in the College’s selection of Leganto.

“The College of Management—Academic Studies has always striven for innovative teaching methods and excellence in serving its students and instructors,” explained Lia Fein-Disatnik, library director at the College. “Student success is our top priority. With the Leganto solution, we will be able to provide a better student experience, enhance learning achievement, and offer optimal support of teaching practices.

“Leganto will enable our library to collaborate with our faculty members and see that our collections address the needs of all stakeholders in a timely manner. Furthermore, the system’s analytics will help the library assess its efforts and demonstrate its value to teaching and learning at the College.”

Matti Shem Tov, Ex Libris president, remarked: “I am delighted to welcome the College of Management to the growing Leganto community, which now has members in eight countries. We will be working with the College’s forward-thinking library team on supporting regional practices and settings. Together with Alma and Primo, Leganto will help the College library expand its reach, optimize its collections, and provide an efficient and cost-effective service to students and faculty members.”

About the College of Management—Academic Studies

The College of Management—Academic Studies is Israel's leading private academic college and the largest in terms of the number of students—9,000—and the range of degree programs it offers through its eight schools and departments. Along with its strong orientation toward applied research, the College maintains close ties to the business community in Israel and around the world, boasts the largest Israeli school of business administration, and pioneered the country's first-ever academic programs in such disciplines as communications and design.

For more information about the College of Management—Academic Studies, see https://www.colman.ac.il/en/academic_studies.

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.