Don’t Stop Thinking About Digital Preservation

“Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow” was Bill Clinton’s two-time campaign theme, quoting the famous Fleetwood Mac song, and for me it aptly describes digital preservation as well. The need to constantly think and act to ensure access over time to digital content makes it completely different from everything we know about preservation in the paper

August’s Dog Days

Although for many of us, summer is our favorite season, there’s something to be said for anticipating autumn. Here in New England we’ve been enjoying a warmer season than past summers so I for one am looking forward to cool nights and crispness again, if not a decrease in daily light. I can tell by

URM first partner release; first seeds planted

The last few weeks have been very exciting for Ex Libris and the URM team. In mid-June the first partner release of the URM system was successfully deployed, on schedule, at our development partner sites. We’re calling it a partner release as it’s only available to our partner sites. Since then we have carried out

Coming to Life: Agile Development and the URM

One of the most exciting parts of being a product manager is getting to see your “baby” come to life – and last week ended with one of those moments for me. But I’m getting ahead of myself; let’s start at the beginning… In building the URM, Ex Libris is applying a number of “agile

Welcome Primo Central Library Partners

As 2009 draws to a close, we are taking a moment to look back, with amazement, at the extraordinary developments in the library discovery environment. It is less than a year ago that services such as Primo Central—offering scholars the wealth of global e-content integrated with local library collections—started to emerge. Of all the stakeholders

New service, new reactions

I’ve been spending some time over the last few weeks calling up some of our bX customers and getting their reactions to the new scholarly article recommender service they’ve implemented for their users. These conversations are essential to me in my job as product manager, to better understand what changes we can/should make in bX,

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.