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Introducing Two New COVID-19 Programs to Support Higher Education Institutions


May 19, 2020 | 1 min read |

Bar Veinstein, President, Ex Libris

Seven weeks ago we launched our COVID-19: Remote Learning & Research Assistance programs. We are pleased that hundreds of institutions across the globe, both existing customers as well as other organizations, are taking advantage of the various Ex Libris programs aimed at helping libraries during this turbulent time.

These programs are part of our larger commitment to support the higher education community and to empower librarians, researchers, staff and students around the world to work from home while keeping library services running, even if from afar.

Today, we would like to share with you the launch of two additional new programs:

1. Supporting increased collection activation for remote learning and access

Ex Libris has seen a large and understandable spike in all system usage parameters as libraries expand their online services in order to support the university’s distance learning needs. One example of this spike is a 30% increase in discovery searches in the last few months due to COVID-19.

To address this unprecedented situation, we have made a considerable investment to increase our cloud infrastructure capacities beyond our standard built-in latent capacity for all our cloud services.