CLA and Kortext have agreed to buy the rebus:list reading list management system from PTFS Europe, a leading supplier of the Koha library management system and other products to the library market.
The rebus:list system has been significantly upgraded to take advantage of modern technologies and to provide simple connectivity with other systems. It is already used by over 30 institutions across the UK and Ireland. CLA and Kortext will work in partnership with PTFS Europe to provide existing customers with a seamless migration to the enhanced system over the next six months. Both existing and new customers will be invited to participate in the future development of the service.
Kortext and CLA say they are committed to making a significant investment in the system to enhance its current capabilities and create a world leading resource management solution. The system will actively support teaching and learning across education and beyond. Kortext has already developed the Digital Content Store (DCS) for CLA, the revolutionary workflow management system, now used by 77 universities in the UK, to help manage digital course pack creation and distribution to students.
Mat Pfleger, CEO of CLA, said: 'We are delighted to be making this announcement today with Kortext and PTFS Europe. Our investment further demonstrates CLA’s commitment to develop solutions and services that simplify copyright and make it easier to access content. We will continue to partner with the sector as a whole and with other third party systems who wish to integrate with CLA solutions and products.'
James Gray, CEO of Kortext, added: 'We are delighted to work with CLA and PTFS Europe in developing services that support universities and students within the HE sector. Along with rebus:list and the CLA we will help to create a seamless learning experience that enhances access to the widest possible range of learning resources. Helping universities transition to a more innovative digital learning environment remains our priority and such partnerships allow for enhanced interoperability.'