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Jan. 5: Live demonstration of new course reserves system

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University Libraries will hold a live demonstration of a new course reserves system, ExLibris Leganto, 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Jan. 5, in Terrell Library 20E. A pilot of the system will be introduced in select courses for spring semester, with a campuswide rollout in the summer.

“The ultimate goal of any course reserves management tool is to provide students with the best materials for their courses at the lowest cost, and to do so in an easy-to-use interface,” said Blake Galbreath, WSU Libraries’ core services librarian. “We believe that Leganto does a great job of accomplishing this.”

Leganto replaces Docutek ERes. Students will find Leganto easier to use, Galbreath said, as it integrates directly into Blackboard (i.e., no additional passwords). The product uses modern web design, is mobile friendly and can be customized for better accessibility, such as increasing font size and contrast.

Instructors can incorporate citations directly from a database into a reading list and communicate online with students about resources and more. WSU librarians will use the system to support faculty in developing reading lists, handling copyright clearance and providing course materials more efficiently.

To learn more about Leganto, visit


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