18 October 2018 News Releases, Academic, Librarian

Copyright Licensing Agency and Ex Libris Strengthen Their Relationship with Latest System Integration

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, and the Copyright Licensing Agency are pleased to announce they have consolidated their partnership by developing a deeper integration between the Leganto course reading list solution and the CLA Digital Content Store system.

LONDON, UK, October 18, 2018 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, and the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) are pleased to announce that they have consolidated their partnership by developing a deeper integration between the Ex Libris LegantoTM course reading list solution and the CLA Digital Content Store (DCS) system. The improved connectivity offered by CLA’s new “Request and Content” API will empower Leganto users at higher education institutions (HEIs) across the UK to increase efficiency by communicating directly with the DCS without switching systems.

Published content in the DCS can now be linked with reading list citations in the Leganto system and the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform so that students using Leganto will have content made automatically accessible as soon as it is available. This end-to-end integration will greatly streamline processes for the creation of course reading lists and benefit students through a faster and more automated flow of course content.

All Leganto and CLA DCS customers can now use the CLA “Request and Content” API seamlessly and benefit from the new, built-in integration at no extra charge.

David Duffield, DCS product manager, said, “We are delighted to strengthen our relationship with Ex Libris by creating new integrations between the DCS and the Leganto course reading list solution. Our aim has always been to work with third parties to make the DCS even better for those HEIs that use it and now our common customers can enjoy a superior experience.”

Tamar Sadeh, vice-president of teaching and learning solutions at Ex Libris, noted, “Enabling libraries to improve their workflows and spend less time on manual tasks was one of our main goals in developing the Leganto solution. Our close collaboration with CLA provides Leganto customers with a streamlined copyright process to easily support the development of reading lists and enable students to seamlessly access course materials.”

CLA plans to continue developing the DCS to make copyright processing simple for librarians, improve workflow efficiency for HEIs, and improve students’ access to valuable content.

To learn more, register here for a joint webinar on Tuesday, October 23, highlighting the new DCS integration available through the Ex Libris Leganto reading list solution.

About CLA

Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) is the recognized UK collective rights licensing body for text and images from book, journal, and magazine content. It exists to simplify copyright for content users and copyright owners. It does this by helping content users to legally access, copy, and share the published content they need, while also making sure that copyright owners are paid royalties for the use of their work.

The Digital Content Store (DCS) is the CLA content workflow platform for higher education used by over 100 UK HEIs. CLAs APIs are open and free of charge to third parties for the benefit of shared higher education customers.

For more information about CLA, visit our website or visit us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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://www.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.