News in Brief August 2013

This is the traditional pre-conference IGeLU News-in-Brief, and we do have – like always – much information to share with you all. We hope you appreciate this kind of information dissemination and value the content of our newsletter. Thanks for all the contributors that did find the time beside their regular jobs and conference preparations […]

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Final Berlin 2013 conference programme now published

The IGeLU 2013 Programme Planning Committee is happy to announce the final version of the Berlin agenda to be ready! Many people have worked for many weeks to achieve a programme, that has become quite impressive in the end. Inspiring keynote lectures and up to date company presentations go together with fully packed breakout sessions, […]

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INUG meeting and Welcome reception at the Free University Berlin, Saturday, September 7th

The INUG meeting will traditionally be held the day before the conference starts, this year on Saturday, September 7th in the conference building “Henry-Ford-Bau” at the Free University Berlin. The joint meeting of the Steering Committee and the Coordinators of the Product and Interest Working Groups with the Representatives of the National User Groups starts […]

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News from the Primo/Metalib Product Working Group

The Primo/MetaLib PWG is happy to announce that this year’s annual NERS enhancement cycle for Primo and MetaLib+ has been successfully completed. In summary, we had a total number of 154 enhancements for which 8719 votes were cast. We are now compiling the final list and will be sending this shortly to Ex Libris for […]

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The Linked Open Data Special Interest Working Group getting results

The LOD SIWG  is making progress with formalising the organisational structure of the new joint IGeLU/ELUNA Special Interest Working Group. A first draft of a group statute or by-laws is available for review by the IGeLU and ELUNA Steering Committees. The final version will be published as soon as possible. One of the main issues […]

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Licensed Content in Indexing Discovery Tools

What libraries can do! Although libraries want the content they subscribe to be available for users in their preferred discovery services, some vendors unfortunately still don’t allow general discovery services to index this licensed content. To facilitate our users using rich (meta)data to discover the content we subscribe for them, IGeLU suggests always to include a clause in the content agreements with […]

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Combined Hosted/Cloud Services discussion/mailing list for IGeLU and ELUNA

We advise all customers, willing to share their experiences and needs about Hosted and Cloud Services, to join the combined IGeLU/ELUNA discussion and mailing list on this topic. To join, simply go to the ELUNA webpages for mailing lists, read the information and go to the listserver link. Your request to join will be moderated […]

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News from Ners

This Spring we have been working on enhancing both the technology that supports the NERS system as well as the teams that provide support for the system. Active collaborative development on the system is under way and as our programmers become more familiar with the code structure, we should be ready soon to take user […]

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Pivotal Replacement Project

SalesForce testing and implementation Members of the IGeLU and ELUNA Steering Committees and Product Working Groups recently attended a SalesForce training session and afterwards undertook some testing for Ex Libris in a sandbox version of SalesForce, the replacement system for Pivotal. Feedback from this testing has been and will be incorporated by Ex Libris into […]

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Report from the Steering Committee Meeting in Berlin, March 2013

System Seminar 2014 After discussions about the pros and cons the Steering Committee accepted the suggestion of Ex Libris to hold the next system seminar in 2014 in conjunction with the IGeLU meeting. As in Haifa, the two events will start with the 3 days IGeLU meeting followed by a two days system seminar. The […]

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