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

18th October 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 highlight the advantages of the new integration, Ex Libris and CLA will be co-presenting at a webinar on Tuesday, 23 October from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM BST. To join, sign up here.