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Zurich 2012: registration is open

April 23, 2012
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Zurich 2012: registration is open

Registration for Zurich 2012 is open – you can register via the conference website. The conference is from 11th – 13th September. In a number of surveys Zurich has been named the city with the best quality of life in the world, and it’s a bright, beautiful, and vibrant place – so we look...
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Alma first hand in Zurich

April 23, 2012
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As well as user-led sessions on Ex Libris’s established suite of products, we’re pleased to be able to announce that the IGeLU conference will involve some first-hand reports of Alma. Trevor Dawes from Princeton University and Paul Bracke from Purdue, along with other development partners, will report on their experiences of implementing Alma in...
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Call for presentations and posters – deadline extended to 15 May

April 12, 2012
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One of the great benefits of IGeLU membership and annual conference attendance is the sharing of user experiences among the membership, generating ideas and learning innovative practices.  User presentations are a significant contribution and help create a programme that is more than just about Ex Libris products – it’s about how they are used...
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Zurich keynote

February 1, 2012
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We are pleased to announce the keynote speaker for the 7th IGeLU conference in Zurich will be Dr. Paul Ayris, Director of UCL Library Services, President of LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) and member of the Ex Libris Expert Advisory Group for Open Data in the Alma Library Management Service. His paper is...
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CKB agreement signed

October 11, 2011
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CKB agreement signed

During the conference in Haifa the representatives of Ex Libris, IGeLU and ELUNA finally signed the “Agreement on the procedure for additions of resources to the Ex Libris Knowledge Bases”. This agreement may not be snappily titled, but by confirming the process for getting resources added to the SFX/Verde/MetaLib Central Knowledge Bases it represents...
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Haifa presentations

October 11, 2011
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Once again a final thanks to our Haifa hosts, for the splendid work they did on making our 2011 conference such an excellent experience. Work has already started on planning for Zurich 2012! For those who missed the conference, or who want to remind themselves of some of the interesting presentations and talks that...
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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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The minds have joined

October 11, 2011
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The minds have joined

There has been much discussion within IGeLU during 2010/11 on the future of the MetaLib Product Working Group, and in particular the need to consider its relationship with the Primo PWG. The discussion has been driven by the maturity of the MetaLib product; the difficulty of finding new recruits to serve on the PWG;...
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Aleph PWG

October 11, 2011
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The Aleph PWG met at Haifa for a product update by Carmit Marcus, the Ex Libris Aleph Product Manager, as well as for the annual business meeting. This meeting was very well attended (with additional chairs brought in to accommodate the large audience). Carmit reviewed the many IGeLU enhancements that will be in version...
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