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Ex Libris cloud service packages

August 1, 2012
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Ex Libris cloud service packages

During the INUG meeting in Haifa last year it became evident that there is no clear picture within the user community of the various cloud services Ex Libris is offering. We have asked Ex Libris to make these services more transparent, and as a result the company have added a comparison matrix to the...
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Steering Committee elections

April 23, 2012
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Steering Committee elections

Four positions on the IGeLU Steering Committee will be open for candidacy at the Zurich conference in September. The current terms of Steering Committee members Lukas Koster, Michele Newberry, Fiona Burton, as well as that of the Chair Jirka Kende will expire. IGeLU is a volunteer organisation, and we rely on active participation from our...
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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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