News From The SFX Product Working Group

December 21, 2012
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SFXThe 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 the group: Bas, Holly, Jo, and Michelangelo.
We would like to thank both Mark and Nikki for their hard and dedicated work for the group and the whole IGeLU community. We are grateful to have Mark as our liaison to the Steering Committee, as well.
The new line-up for the SFX PWG is published on the website https://igelu.org/products/sfx:

The 2012 SFX software enhancement cycle officially kicked off on Monday, September 24. Voting for SFX software enhancements 2012 concluded on Monday, November 28.  Over 8,000 votes were cast by 84 user group members, 61 of which were IGeLU member institutions and 23 were ELUNA member institutions.  It was a nice increase compared to last year, when 63 user group members participated, casting just over 6,000 votes.  We would like to thank everyone for submitting enhancement requests and/or taking part in the voting! We hope to obtain the list of enhancements to be developed and an approximate timeline from the SFX Product Manager by the end of December.

In order to see the results of the 2012 SFX software enhancement cycle, please go to the ELCommons wiki
(http://www.exlibrisgroup.org/display/CrossProduct/NERS+Results+from+the+SFX+Software+Enhancement+Process+2012).

Progress continues with the KB resources voting process. Full results of all of the voting cycles can be viewed on the ELCommons wiki
(http://exlibrisgroup.org/display/CrossProduct/NERS+SFX+voting+results+and+regions).

We are continuing to look for further ways to assist the SFX community. If you have thoughts, ideas, or concerns, please contact Bas Vat, the SFX PWG coordinator at b.vat@library.leidenuniv.nl.

Anna Pienimäki, IGeLU SFX PWG communications

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