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Ukrainian Libraries

Ex Libris is launching
a number of initiatives
to help Ukrainian libraries

Ex Libris, a Clarivate company, is launching several new initiatives to support Ukraine in these difficult times. While we are aware there is a limit to how much these initiatives will help the Ukrainian people, we want to do our part to show moral support and help the academic community there stay active as much as possible.

Primo and Alma

Ex Libris is making Ukrainian available as a user interface language option for all libraries that use the Primo discovery service, which includes patron-facing search interface and related elements, and notification letters created in Alma.

Libraries taking advantage of these developments can further support the many librarians, researchers, professionals, and students who speak Ukrainian or are impacted by the recent developments in Ukraine.

We hope that having Ukrainian as a translated language will deliver opportunities to enhance discovery and access to important library resources, while also delivering language-specific patron communications, especially for those that may now find themselves at institutions in countries outside of Ukraine.

Interface language definitions: Primo VE/Alma and Primo classic

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Resource Sharing: RapidILL

Ex Libris will be offering all Ukrainian libraries free use of the RapidILL interlibrary loan system in order to help support the academic community in Ukraine.

RapidILL will provide Ukrainian libraries with fast and easy access to the collections of a global community numbering more than 500 libraries.

Free usage of Rapid previously helped many libraries function during COVID as we launched a similar initiative. With many libraries and students unable to reach their buildings; RapidILL allowed librarians and students to access materials remotely. We hope that free usage of RapidILL during these times will help Ukrainian students and librarians continue to function until they can get back to normal.




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Research Professional News

Research Professional News provides authoritative, editorially independent news, analysis and commentary that helps academic institutions make better decisions.

We are making articles covering the Ukraine crisis free to read globally, to help the academic community understand the impact of Russia’s invasion on international research partnerships and funding, and share knowledge on how they can support researchers affected by the conflict.


Clarivate initiatives 

Clarivate will be launching a number of other initiatives aimed at supporting Ukraine.