Leganto Support for

Affordable Learning

Helping students and
schools save money

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The Ex Libris Leganto® solution helps institutions cope with the rising cost of course materials by enabling instructors to identify and adopt materials that are available through the library, as well as open educational resources (OERs) and open-access materials. If instructors wish to use licensed resources that are not part of the library’s collection or are not available for free online, Leganto provides a low-price pay-per-use licensing model that significantly reduces costs for students and institutions. Libraries also enjoy significant savings thanks to Leganto analytics, helping staff make informed selection decisions that support their teaching needs while avoiding burdening students with extra costs.
Find out how much money Leganto can save your students and your library

Don’t make students pay for resources you already have

Students should never have to pay for resources that are available in the library’s collection or as open-access content. When creating Leganto resource lists, an instructor can easily add materials from the library’s collection, incorporate materials from the web, and upload files from the instructor’s desktop.

Leganto checks all course materials for availability in the library, including resources that list creators have uploaded or found elsewhere (through publisher websites, scholarly databases, or online bookstores). If a resource is available through the library, the Leganto solution automatically creates a link that enables students to access the resource through the library’s subscriptions or provides information about physical holdings.

Adopt a low-cost pay-per-use licensing model

When resources require copyright clearance, the Leganto solution applies a unique pay-per-use licensing model that controls the cost of course materials for the students and the institution. If your school is paying for students’ course resources, Leganto enables you to pay for only the content that students download and for only the number of students who have downloaded the content.

If students pay for course materials, they can benefit from the Leganto pay-per-use model to acquire only specific resources and to acquire them at any time during the academic term—that is, without incurring unnecessary costs up front. Students are never required to purchase a whole package of content. They can opt for just some of the resources in the package.

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Make “fair use” fully useful and avoid copyright breaches

The fair use doctrine may apply to some reading list materials even if they are copyright protected. A mistaken interpretation of fair use can be costly for an institution. The Leganto solution mitigates such risk by checking for copyright compliance. A rule-based engine that is preconfigured to conform to copyright regulations and is easily customized by the library automates the process of checking for fair-use compliance and leaves only exceptions for the library to deal with. By storing copyright information and tracking the usage of resources, the Leganto solution enables the library to generate copyright-related reports that are required internally or by third-party auditors.

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Gain insights that save the library money

Resource list data and comprehensive usage data are logged in Leganto, offering libraries the insights that they need for making informed decisions about acquisitions and licensing options and for recommending relevant materials to instructors for the courses they are teaching. With the Leganto solution, the library can make sure that its collection provides optimal support for the curriculum and can suggest less expensive yet high-quality alternative resources. Additionally, the library staff can confidently cancel subscriptions to journals that are rarely used, for example, or can adjust the number of concurrent licenses for an e-book. Instructors can leverage data-based insights to shape and improve future reading lists, making course resources more affordable and more engaging.

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