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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

October 3, 2019
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its implications on library software is a demanding topic for all European libraries. Thus the International Group of Ex Libris Users (IGeLU) came to an agreement with Ex Libris at the IGeLU Conference in Singapore. IGeLU will establish a GDPR Focus Group which will collect GDPR issues in...
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Aleph Working Group Update

October 3, 2019
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The Aleph WG leadership changed at the last IGeLU Conference in Singapore. Augusto Ribeiro, from University of Porto, Portugal, finished his mandate as IGeLU coordinator and Camelia Anghel, from New York University, USA, was nominated as IGeLU Aleph WG coordinator. Based on the Aleph roadmap presented at IGeLU conference we want to make Aleph...
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Alma Working Group Update

October 3, 2019
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The Alma Working Group has yet another busy year. Please see the list of upcoming enhancements below. NERS Enhancements 5790   Provide an option to view URL in CZ portfolios 6348   Split role user manager in 2: the user manager and the patron manager      6201   Link resolver delivers physical holdings for wrong titles...
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Analytics Working Group Update:

October 3, 2019
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A sub-group from the Analytics Working Group is meeting monthly with Yoel Kortick and other Ex Libris staff to discuss the issues documented in the evidence documents for Alma, Primo and Leganto and other pressing issues in Analytics. After an issue addressed in the evidence documents is discussed with Ex Libris an article is...
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Leganto Working Group Update:

October 3, 2019
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Reflections on IGeLU 2019 – All things Leganto Leganto Product Working Group members, Angela Laurins (University of Edinburgh, UK), Paolo Buoso (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy), Linda Sheedy (Curtin University, Australia) and Leganto Product Working Group Coordinator, Sue Harmer (University of New South Wales, Australia) were delighted to be able to attend this year’s...
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Linked Open Data Working Group Update:

October 3, 2019
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The Linked Open Data Working Group held a business meeting at IGeLU 2019, including a presentation by Itai Veltzman on the linked data vision and roadmap for native linked data editor capabilities in Alma, which we are very excited about.  The presentation should be posted on the Knowledge Center soon. Working Group co-chair Xiaoli...
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Primo Working Group Update:

October 3, 2019
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The last six months have been busy for the IGeLU Primo/Metalib Working Group. We are very happy to have had the NERS enhancement process concluded in an orderly and timely manner this year, with a total of five top-winners accepted for development by ExLibris. (See https://igelu.org/archives/11848 for details.) Enhancement lead Bettina Kaldenberg and the...
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Rosetta Working Group Update:

October 3, 2019
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Rosetta version 6.1 was released in July and 6.2 is expected in December.  An updated version of the Format Library (6.0095 ) was in September, this corrected an earlier release so customers are advised to install the updated version. Enhancement ideas for 6.3 are being worked on at present, they are due for submission...
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IGeLU Chair Update by Dave Allen

October 3, 2019
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IGeLU Chair Update by Dave Allen

IGeLU 2019 Conference: I would like to thank everyone for making the IGeLU 2019 Conference a success. This was the first conference that we have held outside of Europe and Israel. Based on this success we plan on holding another IGeLU conference in Asia soon. IGeLU 2019 Conference Feedback: We are currently reviewing the...
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IGeLU Member(s) Spotlight: Laura Morse and Betsy Friesen

October 3, 2019
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IGeLU Member(s) Spotlight: Laura Morse and Betsy Friesen

Tell us your names, titles, and more about your history with Ex Libris Products. My name is Betsy Friesen, Director of Data Management & Access (read metadata and systems) at the University of Minnesota. We climbed aboard the Aleph train, going live in July 2002, a week sooner than Harvard. We were development partners...
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