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Ex Libris Alma and Leganto Now More Tightly Integrated with Digital Content Store

27th March 2017

Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, and the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) are pleased to announce that the integration of the Ex Libris Alma® library management service and Ex Libris LegantoSM reading list solution with the Digital Content Store (DCS)—CLA’s coursepack management tool—has been greatly enhanced. The DCS is a rights, technology, and content platform for higher education institutions (HEIs).

The DCS has at its core a searchable repository of licensed digitised PDF extracts that have been uploaded by HEIs and can be accessed by other DCS users who need the same resource. The integration of Alma and Leganto with the DCS brings significant benefits to mutual Ex Libris and CLA customers throughout the UK. Instructors or librarians can assign extracts to courses, and students are then able to access the content via a secure link. 

The Alma integration with the DCS enables Alma librarians to easily check ownership through one platform that streamlines their access to previously digitised materials when fulfilling requests for course readings. At the same time, the integration of Leganto with the DCS allows Leganto users to benefit from the automatic insertion of secure content links in Leganto course reading lists. With this streamlined workflow, teaching staff and librarians save time, benefit from a reduced administrative burden, and support teaching excellence.

Meghan Mazella, senior product manager at CLA, said, “We are delighted to be working with Ex Libris to integrate the Alma library management service and the Leganto course reading list solution with the Digital Content Store. Through this partnership, we are able to offer our mutual customers a more efficient service, provide greater access to content for academics and students, and simplify the daily workflows of higher education librarians.”

Asaf Kline, director of product management at Ex Libris, added, “Our collaboration with CLA demonstrates the benefits of our truly open, extensible solutions. The expanded integration of Alma and Leganto with the Digital Content Store enables UK universities that use Alma and Leganto to further optimize their library processes and easily enrich course reading lists. Teaching staff as well as librarians benefit from simpler copyright management and can concentrate on improving teaching and learning.” 

 

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