JERUSALEM, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ex Libris ®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce the introduction of Ex Libris Leganto SM powered by SIPX, designed for the unique needs of colleges and universities in North America. The capabilities of the two leading products in the resource list market, Ex Libris Leganto and SIPX, have been combined to create an integrated, end-to-end course resource list solution. With Leganto powered by SIPX, students and schools save money, schools improve teaching and learning processes, and libraries maximize the use of their collections.
In recent years, higher education affordability has become a central issue for colleges and universities across North America. To improve student engagement and retention, schools are constantly searching for ways in which they can alleviate students' learning expenses. Leganto powered by SIPX reduces the cost of educational materials for students and schools by maximizing the use of library-subscribed resources; taking advantage of advanced pay-per-use models for academic publications; and promoting the use of open educational resources. Saving time for instructors, the Ex Libris resource list solution streamlines workflows for the creation of resource lists that comprise all types of materials and automates copyright clearance of such materials. Leganto powered by SIPX also increases library efficiency through automated workflows for the provisioning of course materials and, by leveraging the power of the Ex Libris Alma platform, generates resource-usage analyses to support libraries' decision-making processes.