Library Technology Guides

Current News Service and Archive

November 21, 2023

Ex Libris Library of Virginia partners with Ex Libris to develop Rosetta Plus. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, welcomed the Library of Virginia as its first partner in contributing to the development of Rosetta Plus. This solution will allow institutions to easily preserve their unique collections while exposing them to more users. [Full Announcement].

November 19, 2023

Ex Libris Alma Celebrates 2500 Library Milestone. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, announced that over 2500 institutions have now selected the Alma unified resource management platform. This milestone is the result of more than 180 additional libraries of various sizes and types choosing Alma in 2023 and over 500 since 2021. [Full Announcement].

November 17, 2023

Ex Libris Corporación Universitaria Minuto de Dios, Colombia's largest private higher education institution, selects campusM student engagement platform. Corporación Universitaria Minuto de Dios has recently chosen campusM as its student engagement platform. The platform will serve the university's diverse population of 110,000 students and will be used enhance the institution's digital transformation project. [Full Announcement].

November 11, 2023

Ex Libris Ex Libris News: Premium Services from the Clarivate Library Software Group. The Ex Libris Global Professional Services team offers a wide range of paid services to help customers achieve strategic outcomes. The team of experts works closely with each customer to provide tailored solutions to address their unique challenges. [Full Announcement].

November 6, 2023

Ex Libris Staying ahead of the curve with Alma's November 2023 Feature Release. Ex Libris announced the deployment of the Alma November 2023 Feature Release. Once againthe Alma community can enjoy more than 60 new developments and enhancements. [Full Announcement].

November 1, 2023

Ex Libris Metadata at Its Origin: Publishers Talk About Metadata. The creation and management of metadata is an extremely complex and critical component in optimizing search accuracy and accessibility for full-text content in a library catalog. To provide deeper insight and understanding into the importance of collaboration in the metadata process, Ex Libris was joined by representatives from content publishing partners Oxford University Press and SAGE for the highly-attended webinar Metadata at its Origin: Publishers Talk About Metadata. [Full Announcement].

October 31, 2023

Ex Libris Waipapa Taumata Rau | University of Auckland joins the Rapido community. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, announced that Waipapa Taumata Rau | University of Auckland is adopting Rapido to provide students independent access to millions of external titles. This is the first institution in New Zealand to join the Rapido community. [Full Announcement].

October 26, 2023

Ex Libris Wayne State University upgrades library services with Alma Starter. Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, is embarking on an exciting journey to modernize its electronic resource management with the selection of Alma Starter. This forward-thinking decision reflects the university's commitment to update and take advantage of today's technology for its library services, bolstering its resource management services, and enhancing user satisfaction. [Full Announcement].

October 24, 2023

Ex Libris Empowering a small library: How the Cairnmillar Institute found success with Alma and Primo. In a world where larger institutions often dominate the conversation, the Cairnmillar Institute, a small and highly specialized learning center, embarked on a journey to overcome their initial hesitation and found that regardless of size, any library can reap the benefits delivered from Alma's unified, cloud-based library management solution from Ex Libris, a part of Clarivate. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris Latest Alterline Student Success Report reveals a need for easier access to online learning materials. A new report released by Alterline and sponsored by Ex Libris has unveiled important insights into emerging digital learning trends. The report, titled, What students want and need: How to deliver course materials to drive student success, surveyed 1,509 students from Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. The findings show that students have a clear preference for digital materials and an expectation that these resources will be made easier to access. [Full Announcement].

October 21, 2023

Ex Libris Ex Libris Announces Development and Ongoing Release of Next Discovery Experience. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, continues to innovate and evolve in anticipation of the needs of current and future end users. Incorporating the best-fit technologies and advancements, including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Linked Open Data, Ex Libris announced the development of their Next Discovery Experience, built upon the solid foundation of over 15 years of industry experience, our diverse and deeply engaged community feedback and high-quality content standards. [Full Announcement].

October 5, 2023

Ex Libris The University of Plymouth is using the campusM platform to streamline the student experience. The University of Plymouth, located in the United Kingdom, recently highlighted the significant impact of the campusM platform on its operations. Recognizing campusM's adaptability as a key feature, the university values its ability to develop content once and seamlessly distribute it across web, iOS, and Android platforms, providing a versatile solution for their digital needs. Additionally, the platform's ease of maintenance and robust support services have streamlined their operations and improved the user experience. [Full Announcement].

October 4, 2023

Ex Libris Ex Libris connects with the open-source community at WOLFcon 2023. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate is committed to taking the lead on continuous innovation in developing library software solutions. The company is driven to transform the future of library technology for all users and work in close collaboration with the entire library community. This is demonstrated through its open solutions, as well as reflected in its current work with open-source services such as FOLIO and Sinopia. Ex Libris discussed its on-going support of the open-source community, particularly its partnership with Drew University to integrate FOLIO and EDS with Rapido for simplified inventory management, real-time title availability, and integration with patron and circulation workflows. Ex libris also discussed its collaborative cataloging initiative with Alma/Primo and Sinopia. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris The Alma transformation that revolutionized the Bocconi University Library. The Bocconi University Library in Milan, Italy embarked on an ambitious transformation beginning in 2022 to usher in new enhanced services and modernized tools. This past June, the library unveiled its transformation to the public with a fresh graphic design, new features, and new services as the result of adopting Primo for optimized discovery services. Additionally, the implementation of the Alma library services platform introduced new back-office methodologies that further expanded the library's capabilities. The adoption of Alma marked a pivotal turning point, fundamentally reshaping operational procedures and fostering seamless communication among various library services. Alma's cloud-based platform simplifies the management of diverse resources, giving staff greater control and improved data management. With Alma Analytics, staff are able to gain valuable insights into user behavior to better anticipate community needs and fine tune user services. [Full Announcement].

October 2, 2023

Ex Libris Yale Library selects new library service platform, Ex Libris Alma, part of Clarivate. Although most library users will not notice any difference, a major change is coming to the complex back-end system that Yale Library uses to handle everything from purchasing, cataloguing, and checking out books to managing thousands of databases and licensed electronic resources. Between now and summer 2025, the library will replace Voyager—its 22-year-old catalog and back-end inventory system—with the cloud-based Ex Libris Alma and Ex Libris Primo, both part of Clarivate. [Full Announcement].

September 12, 2023

Ex Libris Alma Starter from Ex Libris: the latest innovation to meet library e-resource management needs. Ex Libris, Part of Clarivate, announced the continuing evolution of its Alma library resource management solution to better address current and future library resource management needs. Alma, a unified platform being successfully used by more than 2500 libraries worldwide, can now be adapted by libraries so they can leverage its suite of electronic resource management services to work alongside their integrated library system. [Full Announcement].

September 11, 2023

Ex Libris Ex Libris introduces campusM Library to support academic success and drive student engagement. Ex Libris is proud to announce the launch of campusM Library, an integrated mobile application designed to bolster student engagement and facilitate streamlined access to institutional resources. This app empowers academic librarians to play a more central role in fostering student success. [Full Announcement].

August 25, 2023

Ex Libris Four US Institutions go live with the campusM student engagement platform. In a move to enhance student experience and support student success, four prominent educational institutions in the United States have successfully launched the campusM student engagement platform: Elgin Community College, Southwestern University, Texas A&M San Antonio University and Victor Valley Community College are now live with campusM. [Full Announcement].

August 21, 2023

Ex Libris Synergy in Action: The collaborative approach of Ex Libris and Alma's user community. The user community is at the heart of the work for Ex Libris. Through the establishment of several diverse working and focus groups, the company takes a collaborative approach to developing leading library software solutions – and it has done so from the beginning. [Full Announcement].

August 17, 2023

Ex Libris Leganto unveils revamped UI to reading list experience. In a move aimed at enhancing the learning journey for instructors and students, Leganto has launched a new user interface for its platform. This development marks a significant shift in optimizing the experience within the learning management system environment. With the latest UI overhaul, Leganto has strategically focused on catering to the unique expectations and requirements of instructors and students accessing Leganto from within their courses in the LMS. [Full Announcement].