Library Technology Guides

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June 20, 2024

Ex Libris Ex Libris launches a beta program of generative AI-powered Primo Research Assistant. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, is proud to announce that we have started the beta program for the Primo Research Assistant and Summon Research Assistant. As part of the ongoing collaboration with our community, we have been working with our user community to develop a generative AI-powered library discovery solution to better engage patrons and empowering them to intuitively search, explore and take maximum advantage of trusted library materials. Based on a RAG (Retrieval Augmented Generation) architecture and grounded in the extensive Ex Libris Central Discovery Index, Primo Research Assistant and Summon Research Assistant provide a starting point to users for their research, including source referencing and appropriate attribution for the authors. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris Meet Primo Research Assistant. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, has been working with its user community to develop a library discovery solution that incorporates the intuitive execution of generative AI to engage patrons to search, explore, and take maximum advantage of trusted library materials. [Full Announcement].

June 19, 2024

Ex Libris Librarians discuss insights from Clarivate 2023 student research projects. With the increase in availability of online services, students and faculty expect lectures to be on-demand. Even if classes are in person, students still expect to use online tools,” revealed Stephen Kemsley, Manager, User Experience Design, Clarivate, in our latest webinar. As librarians and professionals in the field of education, it's crucial to stay on top of the ever-evolving landscape of student dynamics. On May 21, six webinar panelists gathered to discuss findings from the latest Clarivate interviews and surveys, which uncovered new student challenges and expectations. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris Librarians gathered in London for a full-day DAM Workshop. On May 30, 2024, digital collection librarians from institutions such as Oxford University, Kings College London, and the London School of Economics and Political Science gathered in London to participate in developing the next-generation DAM system that will ensure the longevity of special collections while making them easily discoverable. [Full Announcement].

June 18, 2024

Ex Libris Ex Libris joins forces with PressReader to empower libraries with seamless access to breaking news and magazines. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, announced a partnership with the PressReader digital newsstand. With this new webhook integration, libraries with PressReader subscription can now offer patrons the ability to search critical, just-published newspaper and magazine content and view the results directly in the familiar Primo user interface, along with other relevant resources. [Full Announcement].

June 7, 2024

Ex Libris How Alethea Teaching Assistant helps instructors boost students' critical reading skills. At Clarivate, we are committed to developing innovative solutions in response to some of the biggest challenges in higher education. With Alethea, our AI enhanced teaching assistant, we are leveraging technology to support educators facing the difficulty of declining reading skills among students on college campuses. [Full Announcement].

June 4, 2024

Ex Libris A weeklong celebration of listening, learning and community for Ex Libris users. A week of events surrounding the annual Ex Libris Users of North America annual meeting is a unique opportunity for the Ex Libris community to convene in person for five energetic days of listening, learning and sharing. This year's high-energy set of events (held May 13-17 in Minneapolis, MN) included in-depth training across flagship services Alma and Primo, developer discussions about unique innovations, in-depth presentations around library analytics, and “building bridges” across an extensive program during the ELUNA Annual Meeting. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris Linked open data implementations in Ex Libris Primo and Alma. Linked Open Data is a foundational component for libraries worldwide. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, announced major implementations ushering our solutions and our community towards this future. Starting in May 2024, Primo users will unlock a world of enriched information through Linked Open Data integration, enabling patrons to effortlessly delve deeper into the lives, works and legacies of notable figures across disciplines. From seamlessly exploring person entities with intuitive autocomplete during searches, to revealing info cards on the full record pages and exploring extensive person pages that aggregate authoritative details from trusted external sources and the library catalogue. Alma now supports the use of BIBFRAME records throughout the system. From acquisition to resource management, fulfillment and all the way through to your Discovery system. This is in addition to supporting the enrichment of existing MARC records with URIs in a simple and configurable way. BIBFRAME support is the first step of our joint community vision for Linked Open Data in libraries and supporting multiple Linked Open Data metadata formats. [Full Announcement].

May 13, 2024

Ex Libris Ex Libris to highlight innovations at ELUNA 2024. It's an exciting time to be working in libraries today, as new innovative services are coming to market and the community itself is becoming stronger. This will be the focus of the annual gathering of Ex Libris users in North America from May 13 to May 17. During this event the customer community will grow closer together, while Ex Libris will introduce and showcase new services and enhancements that will deliver positive impact to libraries, library staff and patrons. [Full Announcement].

May 6, 2024

Ex Libris Introducing campusM Day View. campusM, Ex Libris' leading student engagement app, has recently released its comprehensive calendar enhancement, Day View. Day View builds on campusM calendar feature by seamlessly integrating even more events and activities directly into students' schedules. Day View is the first feature based on the new campusM data model, which automatically merges data from multiple product integrations. By connecting the dots between systems, campusM will help students to get things done by showing them everything they need to know about their day within a single app interface. [Full Announcement].

April 29, 2024

Ex Libris New Linked Open Data whitepaper: A Joint Expedition into the Future. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, announced a newly published review of the impact, importance and implementation of Linked Open Data in libraries, as part of our joint community expedition into the future of discovery and cataloging. [Full Announcement].

April 16, 2024

Ex Libris Ex Libris welcomes Dr. Safiya Noble for an online talk about DEI, Technology and Libraries. Ex Libris, Part of Clarivate, announced that it will host a special conversation with Dr. Safiya Noble, from the University of California, Los Angeles in an online talk on April 30 at 11:00 am EDT: “A Conversation with Dr. Safiya Noble: New challenges in DEI, Technology, and Libraries.” [Full Announcement].

March 26, 2024

Ex Libris Artificial Intelligence Blog Series: Metadata Generation for Digital Content. Special collections are often the gem of a library and deserve to be easily accessible to library patrons. At Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, we are prioritizing this vision as we work on metadata enrichment via AI for digital resources. [Full Announcement].

March 21, 2024

Ex Libris New Linked Open Data webpage on Ex Libris site. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, launched a refreshed and updated webpage covering our use of and vision for Linked Open Data within our library solutions, that will make librarians lives easier and help institutions meet their users where they are. [Full Announcement].

March 12, 2024

Ex Libris The Consortium of University Services in Catalunya (CSUC) joins the Rapido/RapidILL community. Ex Libris announced that the Consortium of University Services in Catalunya is joining the Rapido/RapidILL community. As the custodian of the region's intellectual heritage, the Catalan National Library institution is a treasure chest for researchers, scholars, and avid readers. Its extensive collection includes books, manuscripts, and periodicals that shed light on Catalunya's rich history, culture, and literature. [Full Announcement].

February 28, 2024

Ex Libris Bond University selects campusM App. Bond University recently selected campusM as its student engagement app. campusM joins other Ex Libris products at Bond, including Alma, Primo and Leganto, that facilitate better student experiences and support student success. While the university's main focus for the app is current students, Bond also plans on using campusM to enhance its relationship with Alumni. [Full Announcement].

February 26, 2024

Ex Libris Ex Libris launches AI Enrichment metadata generator. As the scope, depth and complexity of cataloging standards evolve and grow, Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, has been working with our community to build innovative solutions that ensure content quality, at scale. To this end, Ex Libris is proud to announce the launch of an AI-based metadata generator for select Bibliographic records in the Alma Community Zone that will improve record quality, making them more discoverable and accessible. As of February 2024, our AI metadata generator is live and running against select ProQuest EBook Central records, having added the language, summary, and subject headings fields in alignment with the Library of Congress standards. Our plans are to grow both the scope of records and the number of fields generated by the innovative AI metadata generator. [Full Announcement].

February 16, 2024

Ex Libris New Content Webpage on Ex Libris Website. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, shared the launch of a refreshed and rebranded page on its website dedicated to Ex Libris Content. This page launch follows the creation of a dedicated Content section in the Ex Libris Knowledge Center last month, which further promotes openness and transparency into our operations and activities. [Full Announcement].

February 13, 2024

Ex Libris New Showcase Carousel on Ex Libris Primo. As part of its Primo February 2024 Release, Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, has created a Showcase widget enabling institutions to highlight and expose selected content. The new carousel-style Showcase widget can be easily embedded into any website, such as your library or university homepage, enabling libraries to visually promote their content and forge new paths to discovering and accessing resources. Whether promoting unique collections or tailored searches, the showcase enables libraries to visually represent their offerings and increase engagement with patrons, meeting your users where they are. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris Innovative Learning, Exceptional Results: introducing our new series of premium workshops. Building upon the resounding success of our first series of Premium Workshops held in the last quarter of 2023, we are thrilled to unveil an exciting new series of workshops slated to run throughout 2024. [Full Announcement].