Library and Information Science

Document Type

Library Spotlight


In the 2020-2021 academic year, Clemson University, Coastal Carolina University, and the College of Charleston were the first three institutions in the state of South Carolina to implement Leganto. This implementation followed closely on the heels of a statewide migration involving 55 academic libraries to Ex Libris’ library services platform, Alma, and discovery service, Primo VE. Each institution completed their migration and went live with Alma and Primo VE in June 2020. Coastal Carolina University launched Leganto in July 2020 and Clemson University and College of Charleston each launched Leganto in August 2020. This article explores the faculty engagement, instructional materials, and assessment and usage involved in the launch of Leganto by the three institutions. Common findings are identified, and shared lessons learned are provided.