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The university selected the Leganto reading-list solution as part of its strategic plan to better integrate the library in academic endeavors and university systems

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA, April 14, 2016 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that Australia’s University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) has decided to adopt the Ex Libris Leganto reading-list solution and join the Leganto early‑adopter program.

Leganto is a cloud-based, end-to-end solution that interoperates with an institutional environment and facilitates active, engaging collaboration between instructors, students, and librarians for the creation, management, use, and evaluation of reading lists.

Having recently implemented the Ex Libris Alma® resource management service and Primo® discovery and delivery solution, the university decided to add the fully integrated reading-list solution to assist instructors in the creation and management of course reading lists and boost the collaboration between the library and teaching staff. The management of copyright compliance was another important factor in USC’s decision to adopt Leganto.

“Leganto will help us better integrate our library and learning management systems. We see this integration as a key foundation for enhancing library services to the USC academic community in support of teaching and learning,” said Sandra Jeffries, director of information services at the University of the Sunshine Coast. “To maximize our contribution to the development of Leganto from the ANZ regional perspective, we decided to join the early adopter program and are looking forward to a collaborative development process.”

Ziv BenZvi, Ex Libris vice president for Asia Pacific, remarked: “With its proven record of achievement in teaching and learning, USC is an important addition to the early adopter program and to the Leganto community at large. Leganto will help the USC library expand its reach, improve the experience of both instructors and students, and demonstrate the library’s value to the institution.”

About the University of the Sunshine Coast

The University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), serving the Sunshine Coast and extended region from Brisbane to the Fraser Coast, is one of Australia’s fastest growing universities. The main campus is located at Sippy Downs, 90 kilometers north of Queensland's capital city, Brisbane. The university currently has a student enrollment of around 12,400 students.

USC has a record of achievement in learning and teaching. It is the only Queensland public university to earn five stars for teaching quality in the Good Universities Guide every year since 2010.

For more information, see http://www.usc.edu.au/.

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.

About ProQuest (http://www.proquest.com)

ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company’s products are a gateway to the world’s knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. ProQuest technologies serve users across the critical points in research, helping them discover, access, share, create and manage information.

The company’s cloud-based technologies offer flexible solutions for librarians, students and researchers through the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Coutts® information services, Dialog®, ebrary®, EBL™, and SIPX® businesses – and notable research tools such as the Summon® discovery service, the RefWorks® citation and reference management platform, MyiLibrary® ebook platform, the Pivot® research development tool and Intota™. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.

14 April 2016


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