Ex Libris and CLA Collaborates With HEI’s

By CIOReview | Wednesday, February 24, 2016

LONDON, UK: Ex Libris, a leading provider of library automation solutions partners with the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA), a company that simplifies copyright for content users, to develop the CLA’s Digital Content Store (DCS) and to streamline higher Education Workflows.

The partnership integrates Ex Libris Alma resource management solution into the DCS, a technology and content platform for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).  The integration allows HEIs already using Alma to link their library catalogue seamlessly with the DCS to run an automatic check to see if they own a given book or journal. The DCS has a searchable repository of PDF extracts and a workflow management tool, which is digitized by HEIs under the CLA License enabling students to access the extract via secure link. It also provides rights to HEIs to use their content and licensing services and support user’s existing workflows.

The DCS also offers significant benefits to HEIs to save time and effort during the process of checking, digitizing and reporting on content which is required for creating annual reporting under the CLA license.

“This integration with Alma represents not only an efficiency gain with regard to our processes but more importantly an improved level of service to our students, with digitized readings being made available faster,” says Tracey Clarke, Associate Director for Academic & Digital Strategies at the University of Sheffield.