Ex Libris at ALA Midwinter

ALA Midwinter in Atlanta is here! Don’t miss the presentations on Alma, Primo & Summon, and Leganto. This year we’re talking about openness and collaboration, history and innovation, and the challenges of higher education. Alma Saturday, January 21 Your Connected Library: Openness, Integrations, and Knowledge-Sharing 8:30 – 10:00 AM | Georgia World Congress Center |

Challenges and Transformation at ALA Midwinter

I had the pleasure of attending the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Seattle last month and was impressed with the incredible interest librarians expressed in addressing the challenges they face while transforming their processes and expanding their services.  We all know the challenges – fewer staff, more and more resources (particularly electronic), stagnant or

ALA was a blast for bX!

Last week, we proudly presented the new bX scholarly recommender service to customers and prospects at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual conference in Chicago. This was the first ALA for bX, now that it’s out of development and in production at many libraries, so it was a very exciting time for all Ex Libris

Primo Central—more data for discovery, better service to end users, less hassle for libraries

We are very happy to announce today the introduction of a new Primo component, Primo Central. Primo Central indexes scholarly materials such as articles and e-books provided by publishers and aggregators, and is seamlessly integrated into local Primo systems. Primo Central will be managed by Ex Libris as a service available to all Primo customers.

bX at the Bielefeld conference

I read with great interest a blog posting reporting on Herbert Van de Sompel’s closing keynote speech at the 9th International Bielefeld Conference in Germany this week. The posting is entitled ‘Herbert’s Adventures in Linking’ and reports on Herbert’s review of the last 10 years of key initiatives in which he has been involved; and