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The next-generation reading list solution will help the library broaden its role in teaching and learning at the university

LONDON, UK, August 17, 2016 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the University of Bath is implementing the Leganto reading list solution from Ex Libris to enhance library support for teaching and learning. The university joins a growing global community of customers that are now able to integrate course reading lists with library processes.

Leganto is a standalone, cloud‑based service for creating, maintaining, evaluating, using, and sharing course reading lists. Leganto facilitates collaboration between instructors, librarians, and students; makes the library a more active partner in the teaching and learning processes; gives librarians more control over copyright compliance; and helps librarians develop collections to optimally serve the institution’s academic goals.

University Librarian Kate Robinson commented: “The needs of the library and our users have grown enormously over the years. With the new solution in place, we can move away from the spreadsheets and independent systems we have used up to now, develop workflows which support the increasing demands on our services, and work more closely with academic and e-learning colleagues to better support teaching and learning while managing costs and collections more effectively.”

“Through the integration of Leganto with Ex Libris Alma® and Primo®,” Robinson added, “we will be able to integrate our back office workflows and front-end interfaces to underpin our strategic goal: providing access to the world’s knowledge through excellent services, 24/7, for the advancement of education and research at the University of Bath.”

Ofer Mosseri, corporate vice president and general manager of Ex Libris EMEA, remarked: “We are happy to welcome the University of Bath to the Leganto community. An increasing number of institutions across Europe are now moving to Leganto to help them deliver a collaborative and efficient end-to-end library service that supports instructors, students, and researchers.”

About the University of Bath

The University of Bath is one of the UK's leading universities in terms of both research and reputation for excellence in teaching, learning, and graduate prospects. In the 2015 Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey, the university was ranked first overall out of 113 UK universities and in the top three for 12 of the categories. In the Research Excellence Framework 2014 research assessment, 87 percent of the university’s research was defined as “world-leading” or “internationally excellent.” From making aircraft more fuel efficient to identifying infectious diseases more quickly or cutting carbon emissions through innovative building solutions, teaching and research from Bath is making a difference around the world. Find out more at http://www.bath.ac.uk/research/.

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.

17 August 2016


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