The International Group of Ex Libris Users (IGeLU) maintains a strong collaborative relationship with our sister organisation Ex Libris Users of North America (ELUNA).
For Working Groups and Community of Practice groups, there may be a joint IGeLU/ELUNA group or there may be two separate groups: one for IGeLU and one for ELUNA. For example
- Joint groups such as the Alma Working Group and the Content Working Groups, led by Co-Coordinators from IGeLU and ELUNA.
- separate groups are the Primo Working Group/s and the Leganto Working Group/s, each led by a Coordinator from IGeLU and ELUNA.
Examples of reasons for joint or separate groups are:
- the timing of the group being initiated originally, such as a group forming first within one organisation and then the other organisation deciding later to create their own group
- the nature and purpose of the group, such as specific legislative frameworks for copyright which differs between North America and the rest of the world
- time zone issues play a big impact in the meeting logistics and may result in the formation of separate groups
- the size of the community being represented may mean it is only possible to have enough members to form a single working group
Regardless of whether it is a joint or split group; IGeLU and ELUNA
- maintain and run a single enhancement process
- maintain a combined meeting approach when dealing with Ex Libris
- work to ensure that our communities are represented in dealings with Ex Libris
- work collaboratively to advance the goals of the community