How Reading Lists Help Universities
Leganto offers the full spectrum of functionality for compiling, managing and enabling students access to reading lists. It eliminates the complexity of creating and maintaining such lists that discourages many instructors and helps them to work with the library, leading to better use of resources and improved copyright control.
- Leganto supports supports instructors, students and library staff by providing an innovative user interface
- faculty members can easily create and maintain reading lists
- library staff can make informed decisions for developing the library’s physical, digitised and electronic collections.
- Leganto enables stakeholders to obtain accurate measures of the usage of publications in teaching and learning.
09:30 – Registration & coffee
10:00 – Welcome
Corporate VP & General Manager Europe, Ex Libris
10:15 Why universities need reading lists
Product Manager Leganto, Ex Libris
10:45 Key features and demo of a world-class reading list
11:15 Coffee break
11:40 Integrating Leganto with Alma
Regional Solution Manager, Ex Libris
12:10 Two views of reading lists
Andrew Preater of Imperial College London and Elizabeth Malone of Kingston University present why they chose Leganto, the advantages they expect and summarise their experiences so far
12:55 Summary, lunch & networking
Ex Libris Leganto Overview and Demo
Product Manager, Leganto
Alon has extensive product management experience and expertise in the development of web and mobile applications with a focus on innovative user experience. Prior to joining Ex Libris Alon worked as senior product manager on eCommerce, ticketing, aggregation and mobile local-based products and as CEO at Browseup, where he worked in collaboration with Douglas Engelbart of the Stanford Research Institute on next generation hypertext web annotation systems as part of the OHS project. In addition, Alon produces and directs documentary films.
Kingston University’s Views on Reading Lists
Co-Director for Library and Learning Services and Head of Content Development
Elizabeth Malone has held a number of posts at Kingston University and currently combines the role of Co-Director for Library and Learning Services with that of Head of Content Development. Elizabeth has overseen Kingston’s move to Ex Libris Aleph and subsequently to Alma last year. Her interests include demonstrating the value and impact libraries have on the student experience and she is proud that her staff have now achieved the Customer Service Excellence award which reflects their commitment to the student.
Improving the reading lists user experience: Leganto at Imperial College London
Interim Assistant Director Library Academic Services
Andrew joined Imperial in April 2014 and is currently Interim Assistant Director Library Academic Services. He has worked previously at a number of universities and in further education. Andrew’s leadership role includes the team that manages and develops specialist library information systems that underpin the core business activities of the Library, and ensures Imperial’s researchers and learners can easily discover and access the information resources they need. He works in partnership with ICT and Research Office colleagues to support open access publishing and scholarly communication systems, including Imperial’s research information system and digital repository.