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Report from the Steering Committee Meeting in Berlin, March 2013

April 14, 2013
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System Seminar 2014 After discussions about the pros and cons the Steering Committee accepted the suggestion of Ex Libris to hold the next system seminar in 2014 in conjunction with the IGeLU meeting. As in Haifa, the two events will start with the 3 days IGeLU meeting followed by a two days system seminar....
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Ex Libris Cloud Status website and IGeLU/ELUNA feedback

March 1, 2013
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All customers of Ex Libris hosting services can view the status of their services directly from the Ex Libris Customer Center IGeLU and ELUNA officers have been testing the Cloud status webpages that were launched 2013-02-14 and returned feedback to Ex Libris. Ex Libris’ reaction on our feedback was: “Most of these comments are already...
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Suggested Alma Data Cleanup

February 22, 2013
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The Alma Product Working Group has assembled a spreadsheet of suggested data cleanup projects in preparation for migration to Alma from some Alma “pioneers.” We invite your contributions! Please send your additions to Diane Baden (diane.baden {at} bc(.)edu) and Megan Lee (megan.lee {at} monash(.)edu). There are three (3) tabs on the spreadsheet: the first...
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Highlights of the 7th IGeLU Conference September 2012, Zurich Switzerland

December 21, 2012
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Highlights of the 7th IGeLU Conference September 2012, Zurich Switzerland

Nearly 400 participants from more than 30 countries gathered in September at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (known as ETH Zürich) for the 7th IGeLU Annual meeting. Besides the sessions on company’s and product development by Ex Libris, IGeLU update and two inspiring keynotes by Paul Ayris and Sally H. McCallum, business...
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Zurich meeting: General Question & Answer session

December 21, 2012
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As is now traditional at the annual conference, a General Q&A (Question and Answer) session took place with Ex Libris executives at the Zurich meeting in September. Again, the company provided a first class panel to comment all the issues that had been raised via web form, mail box or from the audience: +...
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Changes in the Steering Commitee and the leadership of the Working Groups

December 21, 2012
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After the terms of Michele Newberry, Michael Fake and Lucas Koster expired in Zurich, three new members joined the Steering committee: + Naomi Greidinger from the University of Haifa, Israel + Mark Dehmlow from the University of Notre Dame, USA + Theo Engelman from Utrecht University, Netherlands (the responsibilities of the new SC members...
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Pivotal system replacement

December 21, 2012
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At the IGeLU Conference, Ex Libris announced they would be replacing the Pivotal system with a new system, SalesforceCRM,  in 2013 with an anticipated implementation date of mid-2013. As part of the implementation project, Ex Libris asked the IGeLU and ELUNA User Groups to provide lists of features which we want to see in...
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News from the Voyager Product Working Group

December 21, 2012
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News from the Voyager Product Working Group

The months since the conference in Zurich have been a quiet time for the PWG, but things will get busy again in the new year with planning for the next round of voting for enhancements.  The IGeLU PWG is working much more closely with the ELUNA group, with (so far) the coordinator from IgeLU...
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News From The SFX Product Working Group

December 21, 2012
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News From The SFX Product Working Group

The SFX Product Working Group met in Zurich during the IGeLU conference to discuss the new line-up of the working group, our ongoing projects, and our goals for the year 2013.  With Mark Dehmlow leaving for the Steering Committee and Nikki Crowster continuing towards new challenges, we were happy to welcome new members to...
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News From The Primo/Metalib Product Working Group

December 21, 2012
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News From The Primo/Metalib Product Working Group

OvP functionality In the Zurich conference the National User Groups complained about the lack of functionality in the Opac via Primo (OvP) setup. Because of this, libraries have to maintain their Opac or develop the needed functionality themselves. That does not comply with the claim from Ex Libris that Primo would lower the Total...
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