A mandate for Open Access: The University of Liège (ULg) and ULg Library

The University of Liège has an exemplary Open Access mandate. It inspired a unique collaboration among researchers, university management and library. In this guest post, François Renaville, systems librarian at the ULg Library, explains how. ULg’s institutional repository ORBi is indexed in Primo Central. For more information about institutional repositories in Primo Central click here.

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

Institutional Repositories in Primo Central: Registration is now open

Institutional repositories contain lots of treasures including rare or otherwise unpublished material and articles that scholars self-archive, often as part of their institution’s open access mandate. But it can be hard to discover this material unless users know exactly where to look. We recently released a new service for institutional- and open access- repositories that

Altmetrics on Primo

We have just added a free Primo code extension to the CodeShare area in EL Commons, the Ex Libris collaborative platform. It enables libraries using Primo to embed altmetrics from altmetric.com into the search results. I am very excited about this new feature. Read more about my take on altmetrics below the picture. The altmetric.com

Open access, Primo Central and addressing accessibility to open access articles in hybrid journals

The recommendations of the UK’s recent Finch report, looking into potential models for the expansion of access to the published findings of research, sparked interesting discussions about the value and philosophy of gold vs. green open access publishing. The Finch report recommends a model whereby research findings, particularly when research is publicly-funded, should be published

Ex Libris Cloud: Open for Business

We have been focusing for the last few weeks on reaching the major milestone of establishing the Ex Libris Cloud environment. I am happy to report that those efforts are coming to fruition and that the Ex Libris Cloud is open for business. The third Alma Partner Release is being deployed, right on schedule, in