December 1, 2016
Leveraging Leganto and SIPX capabilities, the solution helps institutions of higher education make learning more affordable, enhance the teaching and learning experience, and maximize the use of library collections
Jerusalem, Israel—December 1, 2016. Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce the introduction of Ex Libris LegantoSM powered by SIPX, designed for the unique needs of colleges and universities in North America. The capabilities of the two leading products in the resource list market, Ex Libris Leganto and SIPX, have been combined to create an integrated, end-to-end course resource list solution. With Leganto powered by SIPX, students and schools save money, schools improve teaching and learning processes, and libraries maximize the use of their collections.
In recent years, higher education affordability has become a central issue for colleges and universities across North America. To improve student engagement and retention, schools are constantly searching for ways in which they can alleviate students’ learning expenses. Leganto powered by SIPX reduces the cost of educational materials for students and schools by maximizing the use of library-subscribed resources; taking advantage of advanced pay-per-use models for academic publications; and promoting the use of open educational resources.
Saving time for instructors, the Ex Libris resource list solution streamlines workflows for the creation of resource lists that comprise all types of materials and automates copyright clearance of such materials. Leganto powered by SIPX also increases library efficiency through automated workflows for the provisioning of course materials and, by leveraging the power of the Ex Libris Alma platform, generates resource-usage analyses to support libraries’ decision-making processes.
Shlomi Kringel, Ex Libris corporate vice president of discovery and delivery solutions, commented, ”Course resource lists are an essential teaching and learning tool, yet the cost of acquiring resources and the lack of consistent, automated processes for creating and managing resource lists often hamper student success and effective teaching. Addressing the growing focus on affordable learning initiatives in the US, we are introducing Leganto powered by SIPX—the first solution that offers a full spectrum of features to address the cost of learning materials. This Ex Libris solution provides comprehensive capabilities for managing resource lists, enhances the use of library-subscribed materials, and connects faculty members and libraries around common processes and goals.”