News from the SFX PWG

So long and thank you Mathias

The SFX Product Working Group met in Oxford during the IGeLU 2014 conference to discuss changes in our PWG and goals for the year 2015.
We are very sorry to announce that our long-term member Mathias Kratzer has left the PWG after the IGeLU 2014 conference. We would like to thank Mathias for his dedicated work for the group and the whole IGeLU community.

Welcome Svein and Caterina

With Mathias continuing towards new challenges, we would like to welcome two new members, Svein Ivar Halvorsen (National Institute of Occupational Health, Norway) and Caterina Barazia (University of Torino, Italy) to our PWG. Svein will take over the role of the deputy coordinator of the group and Caterina will concentrate on the publisher relations.

CKB voting results

The progress continues with the KB resources voting process with 21 cycles completed this far. To see the full results of all of the SFX KB NERS voting cycles including regional votes, go to the ELCommons wiki.

2014 Software enhancement voting results

The 2014 SFX software enhancement cycle was completed in early December and the results of the voting have been sent to Ex Libris for evaluation. The total number of votes cast was 8542, by a total of 88 user group members of IGeLU (58) and ELUNA (30). To see the voting results of the 2014 SFX software enhancement cycle, go to the ELCommons wiki.

We are continuing to look for ways that we can best assist the SFX community. If you have thoughts, ideas, or concerns, please contact Bas Vat, the SFX PWG coordinator at

Anna Pienimäki, National Library of Finland