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Presented by Ex Libris, this international award recognizes innovators and their work’s impact on the library community

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL, March 11, 2016 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2016 Azriel Morag Award for Innovation are now being accepted. The late Azriel Morag, founder and first CEO of Ex Libris, believed in experimentation, daring, and the power of individuals to make a difference. This award carries on his legacy.

The Azriel Morag Award for Innovation is presented to an individual who demonstrates exceptional innovation and initiative during the two years leading up to the date of the nomination. The winner’s accomplishments and the institution that the winner is affiliated with will be publicized globally.

The recipients of the 2015 Azriel Morag Award for Innovation were Kasper Løvschal and Karsten Kryger Hansen of Aalborg University in Denmark, for their work on the Primo search experience and their contribution to the Primo and SFX user community.

Ex Libris invites individuals or institutions in the international Ex Libris community to submit nominations of qualified individuals by May 31, 2016. The panel of judges consists of representatives of Ex Libris and the company’s international user group (IGeLU). This year the judges are Fiona Burton, Digital Repository Project Manager at Macquarie University; Shameem Nilofar, Assistant Director, Information Technology and Innovation, SMU Libraries, Singapore Management University and Tamar Sadeh, Director of Discovery and Delivery Strategy at Ex Libris.

Nominations are to be sent to azrielmoragaward@exlibrisgroup.com. For more information about the award and the submission guidelines, see http://www.exlibrisgroup.com/category/AzrielMoragAward.

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.

11 March 2016


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