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Ex Libris Integrates Altmetric Badges into the Esploro Research Services Solution

Institutions using the Esploro solution will benefit from greater insight into the influence and reach of academic research

Jerusalem, Israel and London, UK—September 5th, 2019. Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, and Altmetric are pleased to announce the integration of Altmetric badgeswith the Esploro research services solution.

The Altmetric badges, which offer an at-a-glance summary of online engagement with each publication, will be added to research publication pages in Esploro, providing users with additional insight into the attention that each piece of research receives immediately following its publication.

The badges are a valuable addition to the measurement of research dissemination and influence available through the Esploro research services solution.

Esploro enables universities to capture, manage, and expose their faculty’s output and data through a single platform, leveraging library expertise and technology. The solution provides users with intelligent data capture, automated population of metadata, and an easy way to showcase researcher profiles. The integration of Altmetric badges in Esploro will help researchers, institutions, and the public assess the broader engagement surrounding scholarly work directly within the institution’s researcher portal pages.

Commenting on the integration, Nadav Doron, vice president of Research Solutions at Ex Libris, said, “Scholarly institutions today aim to understand the impact that their research has on society. The integration of Altmetric badges will help us provide customers with a broader view of this wider engagement, beyond traditional citation metrics.”

Altmetric’s CEO, Kathy Christian, explained, “Esploro users will be able to click on the Altmetric badges to see a complete record of the mentions for all research hosted on the platform. These mentions provide an immediate indication of how the research is being received across news, policy outlets, blogs, and many other valuable scholarly and non-scholarly sources.”

About Altmetric

Altmetric was founded in 2011 and has made it a mission to track and analyze the online activity around scholarly literature. It collates what people are saying about published research outputs in sources such as the mainstream media, policy documents, social networks, blogs, and other scholarly and non-scholarly forums to provide a more robust picture of the influence and reach of scholarly work. Altmetric works with some of the biggest publishers, funders, and institutions around the world to deliver this data in an accessible and reliable format.

Altmetric is supported by Digital Science—a technology company that combines world-class technology with a resolute focus on scientists and those who support the research process. Find out more at, and follow us on Twitter @altmetric.

About Ex Libris 

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions that enable institutions and their individual users to create, manage, and share knowledge. In close collaboration with its customers and the broader community, Ex Libris develops creative solutions that increase library productivity, maximize the impact of research activities, enhance teaching and learning, and drive student mobile engagement. Ex Libris serves over 7,500 customers in 90 countries. For more information, see our websiteand join us on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.

Editor’s Note

Altmetric badges already appear on these ProQuest and Ex Libris products:

  • Primo and Summon library discovery services
  • Pivot research funding solution
  • RefWorks reference management service
  • 360Link linking solution
  • Syndetics Unbound discovery enrichment service
  • Ebook Central Ebook platform
  • OASIS acquisition and selection solution