Day 3 – Lecture Hall – AV 02.17

Alma ERM Update


  • Noam Fass Ex Libris / Clarivate

This session contains updates on electronic resource management in Alma, including the new and enhanced Overlap Analysis tool, and the Automatic Update of Electronic Holdings functionality.


SFX Working Group Open Meeting and SFX Product Update


  • Jiří Pavlík Czech National Library of Technology
  • Christine Stohn Ex Libris / Clarivate

Update on the activities of the SFX Working Group and future plans. This is an open meeting, and all are welcome to attend.


Rialto, OpenRefine and Leganto: developing a bulk purchasing workflow


  • Isabel Benton University of Leeds
  • Elly Cope University of Leeds

We wanted to maximise the potential of Rialto for our purchasing processes by utilising the bulk purchasing functionality. Part of the difficulty is that bulk purchasing in Rialto requires ISBNs. However, these were not always provided in the data. To address this, we turned to open source software, OpenRefine, and developed a workflow for title matching and bringing into our data the associated ISBNs via the Jisc Library Hub API. We have successfully trialled this with 200 purchase suggestions. We are now adapting the workflow to Leganto citations currently without repository, including implementing ranking profiles within Rialto to reduce manual checking and boost preferred formats and licence types.

CRIS or Crisis?: How Did We Build a CRIS CRM System to Support Inquiries from Researchers?


  • Ruhama Amouyal Bar-Ilan University

Every institution recognizes that the academic publications of their researchers represent the epitome of success and achievement in the academic realm. CRIS, a Current Research Information System is a platform that manages and measures the research output and academic activity of researchers, such as Converis, Esploro, and Pure. During the implementation of CRIS at Bar-Ilan University, a need arose to develop a dedicated CRIS CRM system that aims to assist researchers in efficiently managing their profiles and publications with the support of a specialized team of CRIS librarians. In this presentation, we outline the development process of a low-code, no-code CRIS CRM system using Microsoft Forms, Lists, and Power Automate to effectively handle inquiries from researchers. Discover our journey to design a customized system that meets user requirements and overcomes challenges throughout UX research, development, and testing until the official launch.