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Book early for Zurich

February 1, 2012
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Book early for Zurich

With preparations already proceeding apace for the Zurich meetings, we urge you to start making your own plans to attend the conference. Our hosts at ETH Zurich tell us that hotels in the city do get booked up quickly, and so early booking is advisable – if you’re intending to come along, please do...
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Linked data linkup

February 1, 2012
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Linked data linkup

The new Linked Open Data Special Interest Group, which was launched following the special Linked Open Data session at the IGeLU 2011 conference, will have its first face-to-face meeting in Amsterdam on February 1st 2012. The group currently consists of Kai Eckert (Mannheim University Library, Germany, Coordinator), Markus Knitel (Austrian Library Network and Services...
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Weltklasse Zurich: SFX, MetaLib, Primo, NERS, and SC meetings

February 1, 2012
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Weltklasse Zurich: SFX, MetaLib, Primo, NERS, and SC meetings

In March the Product Working Groups of SFX and MetaLib/Primo, along with members of the NERS team will be meeting in Zurich to discuss a number of open issues such as enhancement processes, NERS workflows, and the merger of the MetaLib and Primo PWGs. Some members of the Steering Committee will attend the meetings,...
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National meetings in 2012

February 1, 2012
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National meetings in 2012

Zurich isn’t the only opportunity to meet your colleagues! As well as the annual IGeLU conference in September, many of the National user groups hold meetings throughout the year to exchange information and experiences in a national context. Some of the upcoming meetings are: January 26: France (ACEF) February 10: Australia (ANZREG) March 26:...
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Linked Open Data SIWG started

November 10, 2011
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A new IGeLU Special Interest Working Group has been launched: the Linked Open Data SIWG. Its objective is: To achieve essential linked open data features, as well as enhanced data-services functionality and APIs, in all Ex Libris products. The group needs volunteers – please contact Lukas Koster (l.koster {at} uva {dot} nl) for more...
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Stand up and be counted

October 11, 2011
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Haifa 2011 was a memorable conference for lots of reasons, but not least were the contributions made by three of our members – Peter Klien, Lukas Koster, and Mark Dehmlow, who made welcome appearances on stage at the joint IGeLU Conference / Systems Seminar reception. Lukas and Mark kicked off proceedings with a stirring...
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Football: a friendly rivalry

October 11, 2011
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Football: a friendly rivalry

In between the conference and the adjacent System Seminar there was an optional tour of Galilee and other northern sites of Israel, but some of us preferred to support the Customer team, during what has become the traditional football game against Ex Libris. After the knock-down blow two years ago, where for the first...
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Elections and personnel news

October 11, 2011
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Elections and personnel news

At Haifa we said goodbye to Pat Busby, who has completed her term on the Steering Committee. Her contributions to IGeLU will be sorely missed. With her departure two of the IGeLU Steering Committee positions came up for election by the Assembly of Members. After the votes were counted Peter Klien (Austrian Library Network)...
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Steering Committee elections & proxy voting

August 5, 2011
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All IGeLU members have the opportunity to actively participate in and influence the decision-making process of the association, including the right to participate in the Assembly of Members; to approve or disapprove decisions about projects and activities; to define the aims of the association; to approve the budget; to approve amendments to the constitution;...
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Steering Committee visits Ex Libris Headquarters

June 10, 2011
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Steering Committee visits Ex Libris Headquarters

In February 2010 the Steering Committee visited Haifa, as part of our planning for the summer conference, to view the venue and meet with the enthusiastic local organizing committee. While we were in Israel we took the opportunity to visit the Ex Libris headquarters in Jerusalem to meet with the management team, and various...
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