Ex Libris at the ALA Midwinter Conference

Coming to the ALA Midwinter Conference in Seattle, WA?

Visit us at booth #1708, and don't forget our conference sessions!

Celebrating Discovery:
10 Years In

Saturday, Jan 26th ♦ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Sheraton Seattle ♦ Metropolitan B

Join Ex Libris for a discussion on the impact of discovery services and their continued evolution.

Learn how Ex Libris Primo and Summon now transcend the initial single search box concept, first introduced nearly a decade ago, and gain insight on future enhancements to enrich the discovery experience for libraries and their users. Specific attention will focus on the content index, user interface design, exploration and embedded librarian features, and integration with library management services. Celebrate discovery's history and future!

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Presented by
Brent Cook, Director of Product Management
Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company

Customer Stories: Partnerships & Student Enrichment through Resource Lists

Saturday, Jan 26th ♦ 10:30 am - 12.00 pm
Sheraton Seattle ♦ Metropolitan B

Libraries are the heart of a campus - a center for scholarship and teamwork on the part of its student patrons.

But like many other parts of campus, they have competition for resources, attention and relevancy. Combining efforts with other campus organizations - even their possible competitors - to offer added value to existing library services they can achieve a winning situation for everyone.

One collaborative effort is around provision of course materials. By being part of developing the resource list used in a course, the library can deepen its mission of providing access to scholarly resources and further enrich the classroom experience for students. We'll share stories from around the world, in their own words, of our customers doing just this and finding that by creating and strengthening strategic partnerships around and through Leganto they've positioned their library at the heart of teaching and learning.

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Presented by
Jessie Ransom, Senior Solutions Architect
Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company

Moving Beyond the Traditional Institutional Repository

Saturday, Jan 26th ♦ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Washington State Convention Center ♦ TCC-Yakima 1

Today's institutional repositories have not evolved to keep pace with the changing needs and goals of research universities.

These repositories, which are usually managed by the library, help disseminate the work of faculty members to broader academic community and also help universities comply with rules requiring research funded with public tax money to be made publicly available. But in many ways, the institutional repositories that exist today are not meeting the needs of libraries or the research community effectively. For instance, they often lack a clear and cohesive structure, which makes research assets hard to find. They are also largely cumbersome to maintain, with inefficient workflows that make it difficult to deposit new research outputs, link publications with their underlying data sets, and add comprehensive metadata to make these assets discoverable.

A next-generation research repository can come a long way to solve these challenges by making it much easier to collect, manage, and showcase all of their faculty outputs and data within a single place, using automated processes to capture information and make it easier to deposit research assets, thus reducing the workload on librarians and faculty. It would apply the FAIR Data Principles to make data findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable by other researchers and institutions, and integrate seamlessly with a university’s existing workflows and technology systems. The Research office, library, and researchers themselves can then promote, track, and analyze the impact of a university’s research activities.

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Presented by
Eddie Neuwirth, Sr Director Product Management
Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company

Ex Libris Product Update
Customer Breakfast

Sunday, Jan 27th ♦ 9:00 - 10:30 am
Sheraton Seattle ♦ Metropolitan Ballroom

Keeping up with new features in all the products your library uses can be a challenge.

Join Ex Libris for breakfast and an update on new features released in the last six months in Alma, Primo, Summon, Leganto, Esploro and more. We will discuss specific functionality, road map milestones, and the real-world benefits of the features shared and provide opportunities to ask questions. Please register directly with Ex Libris so we include you and any dietary restrictions in our headcount.


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Keeping up with Alma:
Building a Software Future that Libraries Want

Sunday, Jan 27th ♦ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Seattle ♦ Quinault (Jr. Ballroom East)

In a recent survey, academic librarians were asked to share their thoughts on the future of library technology, culminating with the question, "How do you envision your library ten years from now?"

More than 150 librarians librarians from around the world responded with answers about current and future plans to harness artificial intelligence, machine learning, virtual reality, and more to offer an approach to librarianship and library services that is increasingly embedded within the overall technological experience of patrons. Ex Libris aims to keep abreast of these developments and participate in building the future that libraries want through intelligent innovation in software. The presentation will include a discussion of the survey results and their implications for changing library service models and technology, as well as updates on newly developed tools and roadmap functionality that harnesses artificial intelligence to make intelligent, action-oriented recommendations.

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Presented by
Jamie Kutzuba, Solutions Architect
Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company