New Kids on the IGeLU Block
The new business unit â€“ ExLibris, A ProQuest Company, formed due to the acquisition of ExLibris by ProQuest, resulted in an expanded portfolio of library solutions that now includes Intota, the Summon service, 360 LinkÂ® and SIPXÂ®, in addition to Alma, AlephÂ®, the bXâ„¢ recommender, PrimoÂ®, Rosetta, SFXÂ®, VoyagerÂ®, and the newly launched Leganto reading-list solution and campusMâ„¢ mobile campus solution.
In keeping with the spirit of a strong and committed user community, 2 new PWG and 1 SIWG has been launched to date.
Following a discussion between Ex Libris and IGeLU/ELUNA , a joint IGeLU/ELUNA Product Working Group (PWG) for Summon has been created. The PWG will also represent 360 Link for an interim period until Ex Libris has clarified the status of the product. The PWG will look to all aspects of the products but with special attention to the 360 Knowledge base, 360 Link interface, Summon Knowledge base, Summon user interface (UX) and the Summon API.
Ex Libris has agreed to grant 150 development points starting 2017. More details on the Summon PWG can be found here :Â Summon PWG
A new IGeLU Leganto Product Working Group has been formed.Â Members of the group are from institutions engaged as Leganto development partners and early adopters:
Louise McGillisÂ Memorial University of newfoundland, Canada
Carl GrantÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â University of Oklahoma, USA
Linda SheedyÂ Â Â Â Curtin University, Australia
Sue HarmerÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â UNSW, Australia – Coordinator
Main tasks of the group will be a regular exchange of information with the product management of Leganto, coordination of and / or participation in future focus or advisory subgroups, preparing Leganto sessions at user conferences and presenting the group and its activities on IGeLU website.
The group has a public discussion forum open for registration via IGeLU website : Leganto PWG
Progress is currently being made on the establishment of the Analytics SIWG. Â A majority of the SIWG Working Body attended ELUNA 2016 and they used this opportunity to meet for the first time on the 5th of April, 2016. They are currently in the midst of sorting out the technicalities, roles, documents and actions involved.Â Stay tuned to hear more on this SIWG very soon.Â