Scott Schuetze, Ex Libris Libraries around the world play an active role in driving the future of library services. Ex Libris leverages the power of its user community to accelerate innovation by promoting information sharing, encouraging feedback, soliciting ideas, and allocating resources for user-nominated features across its service offerings. This customer orientation has always been
Scott Schuetze, Ex Libris Last year ProQuest and Ex Libris joined forces with the purpose of enriching our current products and accelerating innovation for the world’s libraries. One of the most notable outcomes of this merger is that Summon became a key part of the Ex Libris product family. This strategic opportunity enabled us to
Christine Stohn, Senior Product Manager Discovery & Delivery, Ex Libris NISO KBART (Knowledge Base and Related Tools) was originally initiated in 2008, and grew to become something much greater than what it was initially intended for. Today KBART is not only a format that is widely used in the industry, but also a baseline for
Anyone who has worked on a research project knows how valuable it is to find unexpected material related to your topic. There are numerous ways to do this. In the world of serendipitous discovery, citations— in particular, who cited a work and who is cited by another work— provide a defined track for expanding your research.
Christine Stohn, Product Manager Discovery & Delivery, Ex Libris I recently had the opportunity together with Pascal Calarco, University Librarian at Windsor University and John G. Dove, Consultant at Paloma & Associates, to present some of the work we are doing at NISO, the National Information Standards Organization at the Charleston Conference 2016. We had great
In a recent Inside Higher Ed article focusing on the latest “Greta Van Susteren vs. library” controversy, we are reminded by Edward Van Gemert, university librarian at the University of Wisconsin, that “the library facilitates access to content, both online and through in-person visits” to support “research, teaching and learning.” As pointed out throughout this article, the
Many top tier research institutions are engaged in one or more projects to build their own discovery interfaces. As these libraries move to support researchers in more strategic ways, they want to offer indexing and discovery of a wide variety of research materials, often including materials created at their institutions. These interfaces are being locally
Eddie Neuwirth, Director of Product Management – Discovery Services, Ex Libris Every library is unique in some way, so it is logical that libraries need to take different approaches to evaluating which discovery service might be right for them. There have been a significant number of published papers and conference presentations in recent years about how