Elsevier Collaborates with Ex Libris to Offer Automated Updates to Subscribed e Content

Holdings data can be kept up to date without library intervention

Amsterdam, June 18, 2015

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, today announced an expanded collaboration with Ex Libris, a global leader in library automation services. The collaboration will enable mutual customers of Elsevier’s ScienceDirect and the Ex Libris Alma® library management solution and SFX® OpenURL link resolver, to benefit from a fully automated workflow that will keep the library full text access levels up to date for both journals and books.

Using the ScienceDirect Admin Tool, librarians will trigger the automated feed through a one-time activation process. The library’s entitlements will then be continuously updated in the Ex Libris knowledge base that underlies Alma and SFX. With the automatic updates, libraries will be able to increase the accuracy and timeliness of full-text links to their subscribed content for the benefit of their users. Furthermore, the up to date e-content will improve the library’s collection development and acquisition decision-making processes. 

This collaboration is part of ScienceDirect’s ongoing effort to make Elsevier content seamlessly accessible and discoverable in third-party applications, ensuring an efficient management, search, and discovery experience. The automated update capability supports Ex Libris’ strategy to provide libraries with efficient tools for managing their local holdings in the Ex Libris global knowledge base.

“Immediate access to the content that end users discover via the Ex Libris solutions is crucial to user satisfaction,” said Shlomi Kringel, Ex Libris Corporate Vice President for Discovery and Delivery Solutions. “The new service provided through our collaboration with Elsevier further streamlines library workflows and makes the links that the Alma and SFX link resolver generate to ScienceDirect content more robust and trustworthy.”

“We are very pleased with the enhancement of our cooperation with Ex Libris, said Alexandra de Lange, Head of Third-Party Platform Relations at Elsevier. “Many ScienceDirect customers use SFX to enable their users to link to full-text content on ScienceDirect. For these customers we have prepared instructions on how they can easily activate the new enhanced service that will enable them to always see the most up to date links to full text journals and books.


About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for higher education. Offering SaaS solutions for the management and discovery of the full spectrum of library materials, as well as mobile campus solutions for driving student engagement and success, the company serves over 5,600 customers in 90 countries. Ex Libris solutions are deployed at 43 of the top 50 universities worldwide and more than 40 national libraries. 

With Ex Libris Primo and Alma, libraries lower operational costs, increase efficiency, and add value to their institution through diverse new services and collaboration with other libraries and organizations. The Ex Libris campusM™ mobile platform enables universities to deliver a unified digital experience, promoting student engagement while providing mobile access to campus-wide information and services.

For more information about Ex Libris Group, see our website, and join us on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

About ScienceDirect
ScienceDirect is Elsevier’s leading information solution that empowers over 15 million researchers, teachers, students, healthcare professionals and information professionals around the world to be more impactful in their work. ScienceDirect combines authoritative, full-text scientific, technical and health publications with smart, intuitive functionality so users can stay more informed, and can work more effectively and efficiently. With over 13 million publications from nearly 2,500 journals and over 33,000 books from Elsevier, our imprints and our society partners, ScienceDirect empowers smarter research.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey— and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 35,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com

Media contact
Harald Boersma
+31 20 485 27 36