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Meetings with Ex Libris management and the ETH team

April 23, 2012
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Meetings with Ex Libris management and the ETH team

The IGeLU Steering Committee meets in person once a year between conferences, and so in March the Committee met in Switzerland, to discuss outstanding issues and to meet with the local organisers of the Zurich conference. The meeting was generously hosted by our colleagues from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) in...
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Steps forward for Linked Open Data

April 23, 2012
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Steps forward for Linked Open Data

The recently formed IGeLU Linked Open Data SIWG recently published its ‘Manifesto for Linked Open Data in Ex Libris Products’ in which it describes its objectives and strategy. However one of the key goals – “establish working relationships with Ex Libris strategic and product management” – has already been achieved. Ex Libris has now...
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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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