16 May 2017 News Releases

The University of Edinburgh Chooses Ex Libris Leganto Course Resource List Solution to Improve Services for Teaching Staff and Students

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce the University of Edinburgh has selected the LegantoS course resource list solution to facilitate the creation, delivery, and use of resource lists.

LONDON, UK, May 16, 2017 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the University of Edinburgh has selected the Ex Libris LegantoSM course resource list solution to facilitate the creation, delivery, and use of resource lists.

The University has been providing online resource lists via its Resource Lists service, and the use of these lists is on the rise throughout the University. The complex workflows previously required to manage these lists led to duplication of effort, bottlenecks in the preparation of reading lists and resources, and delay in the delivery of these resources before the new semester begins.

Library Learning Services Manager Angela Laurins said, “The Resource Lists service is part of the Course Collections program, one of the library’s key strategic themes for 2016-19. This program aims to support the University’s teaching and learning experience by cost-effectively increasing the availability of resources and by simplifying the process for recommending resources.

“After a rigorous procurement project, we selected Leganto to replace our Talis Aspire reading list system. We are confident that Leganto will enable the library to support a growing service in an efficient and timely way and provide us with new opportunities to encourage students and academic teaching staff to use the Resource List service.”

One of the main factors in the University’s selection of Leganto was its integration with the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution, which simplifies library workflows and increases efficiency in the provision and delivery of course reading materials. The teaching staff and students will benefit from easier ways to request and access course reading materials. Comprehensive analytics in the form of predefined reports and dashboards will provide information on the usage of reading lists and list items, thus informing library policy and contributing to business decisions.

Ofer Mosseri, corporate vice president and general manager of Ex Libris EMEA, said, “I am delighted that the University of Edinburgh has chosen Leganto, with its proven ability to help librarians work more closely with academic colleagues in the teaching process and create a resource list service that empowers students to succeed.”

About the University of Edinburgh

A member of the elite Russell Group of universities, the University of Edinburgh is a world-leading center of academic excellence. With a history dating back to 1583, it is one of the UK’s oldest universities and Scotland’s largest. Graduates of the University signed the United States Declaration of Independence, founded Ivy League schools, and brought modern medicine to China and post-colonial government to Africa. Edinburgh’s graduates have been awarded Nobel prizes, won Olympic medals, traveled into space, and written some of the world’s most-read books. Among the University’s former students are naturalist Charles Darwin, philosopher David Hume, and Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Innovations linked to Edinburgh include the thesaurus, the tuberculosis vaccine, and Dolly the Sheep, the world’s first cloned mammal.

Edinburgh provides a high-quality learning and teaching environment for over 23,300 undergraduates, more than 8,600 taught postgraduates, and 4,500 research postgraduates. The library’s holdings consist of over 3.8 million books, e‑books, and e‑journals, with print resources housed in the purpose-built eight-story Main Library building at George Square.

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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.