January 8, 2016
Memorial University joins the North American Early Adopter program for Leganto
Chicago, IL—January 8, 2016. Ex Libris® Group a ProQuest company, a leading global provider of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that Memorial University of Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, has added the Leganto reading-list solution to its suite of Ex Libris solutions. The university adopted the Primo® discovery solution, Alma® resource management solution, and Rosetta digital preservation solution earlier in 2015.
The newest addition to the Ex Libris product suite, Leganto is a standalone, cloud-based service which enables instructors to easily create, maintain, evaluate, and share readings lists. Through Leganto, students access their course materials and collaborate with instructors and peers. Thanks to seamless integration with the institution’s course management and library management systems, Leganto enables the library to become a more active partner in the institution’s teaching and learning processes and best serve the institution’s academic goals.
”The primary reason for selecting Leganto is to provide faculty and students with a system that enhances engagement with course material” Louise McGillis, Associate University Librarian, Grenfell Campus commented. ”This is achieved through the integration of Leganto with existing systems such as Alma, Primo and D2L. It will be easier for faculty to organize and upload course material in this system, for students to access and engage with the material and for librarians to check copyright, obtain physical copies, link journal articles and keep user statistics. We are very pleased to come on as an early adopter so that we can play a role in the development of the product to ensure it meets the needs of our users.”
Memorial University Libraries is partnering with Distance Education, Learning and Teaching Support (DELTS) on this implementation. Together, these two departments’ have extensive experience in the development of products and services to enhance teaching and learning and are excited to bring that expertise to the Leganto implementation.
Eric Hines, president of Ex Libris North America, remarked: ”I am delighted to see Memorial University add Leganto to the world-class service they provide to students and faculty via Alma, Primo, and Rosetta. There is growing interest in Leganto across North America and we are looking forward to welcoming other institutions to the early adopter program in the coming months. Joining the University’s Ex Libris technology framework, Leganto will enable Memorial to offer a collaborative and efficient reading-list service that will support instructors, students, and researchers, and create stronger ties to the campus for their large group of distance learners.”
About Memorial University of Newfoundland
Perched on Canada’s North Atlantic coast, Memorial University of Newfoundland is a destination for discovery. A beacon for the 21st century explorer, Newfoundland and Labrador’s university is a unique learning community dedicated to serving the public good. Founded in 1925, the university is a living memorial to those who lost their lives in the First World War and in subsequent conflicts. Today more than 18,000 students and 5,000 faculty and staff from nearly 100 countries come together to explore. From the classics to advanced technology, the university offers certificate, diploma, undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programs across its four campuses and through online education. A global network of more than 85,000 accomplished alumni throughout the world strengthen Memorial University’s reputation for leadership in world-class research, teaching and public engagement.
Memorial Libraries is one of Atlantic Canada’s largest university library systems. In addition to the millions of books and periodicals, the libraries house several specialized archives and special collections, including those of the Centre for Newfoundland Studies. The libraries provide state-of- the-art collaborative spaces where technology and creativity merge to foster academic exploration, creativity and support student success. As an integral partner to the vibrant intellectual life of the university, the libraries connect users with an array of people, services, and resources essential for outstanding global research.
For more information, see http://www.mun.ca/.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading global provider of cloud-based and on-premises solutions for higher education. Offering SaaS implementations for the management and discovery of the full spectrum of library materials, as well as mobile campus services for driving student engagement and success, the Company serves over 5,600 customers in 90 countries. Ex Libris solutions are deployed at 43 of the top 50 universities worldwide and more than 40 national libraries.
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