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The cloud-based Esploro research repository will help the Institute automatically capture research output and address open-access requirements

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL, September 26, 2019 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science has selected the Ex Libris Esploro™ research services solution to help the institute capture research output and data from external sources, showcase the institute’s research work, and comply with funders’ open-access policies. The Esploro solution will replace Weizmann’s institutional research repository and will be integrated with the institute’s research information system.

The British scientific journal Nature has ranked the Weizmann Institute of Science one of the top three academic institutions worldwide. Among the institute’s many award winners are a Nobel Prize laureate and three Turing Award recipients. Weizmann’s publication database contains over 55,000 Weizmann-affiliated works.

The institute determined that it needed to strengthen the management of its research output and address a variety of challenges, including compliance with open-access mandates and the tracking of research metrics. The Esploro solution meets all of these requirements.

The Institute is a long-time user of the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Primo® library discovery solution, which, like the Esploro solution, are built on the Ex Libris higher-education cloud platform.

Weizmann Library Director Joan Kolarik commented, “We are excited by the opportunities that Esploro brings. The Weizmann Library is a small organization with big ambitions. Libraries can play a central role in supporting and showcasing institutional research, and we believe that Esploro will contribute to achieving this goal through increased library efficiencies, improved metadata, better integration with research and library systems, and easier compliance with funders’ mandates.”

Ofer Mosseri, corporate vice president and general manager of Ex Libris EMEA said, “We are honored to partner with Weizmann, a world-class research institution and the first Esploro customer in Israel. The Esploro solution will enable Weizmann to manage all research output and data in one place and automatically and comprehensively populate and enrich metadata, increasing the discoverability and impact of researchers’ work.”

About Weizmann Institute of Science

The Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, is one of the world's top-ranking multidisciplinary research institutions. Noted for its wide-ranging exploration of the natural and exact sciences, the Institute is home to scientists, students, technicians and supporting staff. Institute research efforts include the search for new ways of fighting disease and hunger, examining leading questions in mathematics and computer science, probing the physics of matter and the universe, creating novel materials and developing new strategies for protecting the environment.

About Ex Libris

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions that enable institutions and their individual users to create, manage, and share knowledge. In close collaboration with its customers and the broader community, Ex Libris develops creative solutions that increase library productivity, maximize the impact of research activities, enhance teaching and learning, and drive student mobile engagement. Ex Libris serves over 7,500 customers in 90 countries. For more information about Ex Libris, see our website, and join us on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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

ProQuest is committed to supporting the important work happening in the world’s research and learning communities. The company curates content that matters to the advancement of knowledge, assembling an archive of billions of vetted, indexed documents. It simplifies workflows so that people and institutions use time effectively. And because ProQuest connects information communities, complex networks of systems and processes work together efficiently. With ProQuest, finding answers and deriving insights is straightforward and leads to extraordinary outcomes.

ProQuest and its companies and affiliates – Ex Libris, Alexander Street, Bowker – stand for better research, better learning, better insights. ProQuest enables people to change their world.

26 September 2019


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