Last updated February 22, 2024
Transition to the New UI — Timeline
You can test the new UI now and even begin working in the new UI. Any changes that you make in the new UI will impact what others see in the classic UI, so you can add or edit reading lists in the new UI while your students and instructors continue to use the classic UI.
Institutions can switch to the new UI at any point by chaning the parameter leganto_new_ui to true (Configuration > Leganto > General > Settings). This will change all links to Leganto to use the new UI for all users.
The classic UI will be available through January 2025. We recommend planning your timeline and beginning to test now now so you are prepared to switch during an academic break.
Added February 22, 2024
When will Ex Libris be done making changes to the new UI?
We will never reach a point where we stop making changes to the Leganto interface. We continue to receive feedback from our customers and to solicit feedback via usability studies, and we will continue to make changes in an effort to improve the end user experience. You can view a list of some of the more significant upcoming changes on the Upcoming Behavior and Design Changes in Leganto (2024) page, and view some additional upcoming changes on the New UI Known Issues page
Can I learn from what other libraries are doing?
The IGeLU Working Group has created a video showcase for switching to the new UI. It features short 5-20 minute videos from community members, sharing insights into their preparation for the transition. If you would like to contribute please reach out to the IGeLU working group at email@example.com. You don’t have to have already implemented the new UI to contribute.
Added October 5, 2023
How do you suggest we test the new UI? What workflows should we test?
We suggest just starting to use it. You can configure that your user always uses the new UI by following the instructions here. Once you add your username to the configuration, you will always use the new UI. You can simply work in the new UI, adding or editing lists as you do today. Any changes you make to lists in the new UI will also change the lists that others see in the classic UI.
How do I test the new UI from the LMS?
The easiest way to see the new UI from within the LMS is to configure the new UI per user as described here. Once you add your username to that list, you will always see the new UI, even when starting in the LMS.
We don't allow our instructors to duplicate lists. How do we test the new duplicate/rollover workflow?
today, the "Duplicate list" option will display in the new UI only when "Duplicate" is enabled in the list menu. In December, we will enable the "Duplicate list" option when either duplicate or rollover is enabled in the list menu. In the meantime, you can test it in your sandbox.
Added September 13, 2023
What will happen to the current Leganto setup when moving to the new UI?
The new UI will use your existing configurations. The new UI does include a few new workflow. See the Getting Started guide for more information about the changes and best practices.
Will labels stay the same?
Part of the UI project involved reviewing every label in the system to ensure it would make sense to instructors and students. As a result, there are new labels in the new UI. Where the default labels in the old UI are the same as in the new UI, your customizations have been copied over. There is a new UI labels table where you can see the labels which were copied from the classic UI to the new and customize the labels.
You can customize labels for the new UI by going to Customization > Leganto > General > Labels - New UI. Changes to the New UI labels table will not impact the classic UI; you can begin customizing labels while continuing to use the classic UI.
Will you need to move to LTI 1.3 for the new user experience?
No. You can use the new UI without moving to LTI 1.3.
Will the redesign affect the Alma interface as well?
No. The current project is only on the Leganto interface. The Alma interface will not change, and your processing workflows within Alma will not need to change due to the new UI.
When will the current version be withdrawn?
January 2025. We will leave both the classic UI and the new UI available for a year so every institution around the globe will be able to transition during their academic break. We recommend planning for your ideal time to switch now so you have plenty of time to prepare.
When will the UI be translated into other languages?
All currently supported languages are supported in the new UI.
How will we see the new UI?
The quickest way to see the new UI is to simply change the URL. After logging into Leganto, modify the Leganto URL by changing the word "readinglist" to “nui”:
You will see your existing lists with your existing configurations in the view of the new UI. You can work in the new UI while instructors, studnets and other librayr users see hte classic UI.
There are additional options for using the new UI. See the Getting Started guide for more details.
After testing the new UI, you can decide to enable the new UI for all users. Enabling the new UI will be done by simply going to Configuration > Leganto > General > Settings and changing the parameter leganto_new_ui to true.
Do we need to update our LTI integration?
No. Once you enable the new UI (change the parameter leganto_new_ui to true), all links will update for all users. Any permalinks or LTI links will automatically use the new UI.
We are in implementation, with a go-live date before September 2023. Will we go live using the new UI or the classic?
If you start implementing in September, your implementation process will be on the new UI. If you are starting before September, you will use the classic UI in the implementation process and will be able to switch to the new UI on your preferred timeline, starting from September.
Will we need to re-train our users?
Ex Libris has new training videos for the new UI available on our Knowledge Center, and videos and help will be available from within the new UI in December 2023. End users who are familiar with the classic UI will be able to switch to the new UI without training but if you do provide customized documentation to your users you will need to update it to account for changes in the new UI.
Will all existing functionalities be available in the new UI?
Most functionality will be available, but some functionality will be removed. You can view a list of functionality that has been removed here.
Will you add any changes after September 2023?
Yes. We received a significant amount of feedback from our early adopters and we won't be able to incorporate it all in the September release. There will be addititional changes/additions in the November 2023 release and after that the Leganto UI will be developed as it has been up to now, with new features added monthly.
For a list of upcoming known changes, see: Leganto New UI Known Issues
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