Content Working Group


Previously known as the Knowledgebase Advisory Board, the Content Working Group (CWG) engages in activities, on behalf of the Alma, SFX, 360, Primo Central Index, CDI and Summon user communities, that support the development and management of the knowledge bases and indexes that underlie the aforementioned products. Contact the chair at

Through collaboration with Ex Libris, CWG acts to ensure that data stored in the knowledge bases and indexes are of the highest quality by reviewing the KB’s and indexes’ quality assurance policies and processes; and to make suggestions for improvements that ensure customers’ permanent influence on the quality of the KB.

CWG activities comprise anything related to the management and development of the Alma, SFX and 360/Intota knowledge bases and PCI and Summon indexes, as data or software issues, including collaboration with other IGeLU/ELUNA groups where interests coincide. Issues previously discussed within the former SFX Knowledge Base Advisory Board (SFX KBAB) can be taken under consideration. Specific consideration will also be given to the integration within ProQuest and how separate ProQuest and Ex Libris knowledge bases and indexes will merge, evolve into next generation KBs and develop in the future. Formerly knows as the Knowledge Base Advisory Board (KBAB), the group was renamed Content Working Group in the summer 2017. The name change reflects the scope of the content areas the group works with – the link resolver Central Knowledge Bases and the discovery indexes. It also aligns with Ex Libris’s move to consolidate Content operations.

The Working Body consists of IGeLU and ELUNA members as well as liaison members from IGeLU and ELUNA.


Karin Perols ( Karolinska Institutet, Sweden)Coordinator for IGeLU, CDI Advisory Group
Charlie Remy (Dartmouth College, USA)Coordinator for ELUNA, CDI Advisory Group
Kathy Varjabedian (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)Provider relations subgroup
Noémie Ammann (ETH, Switzerland)IGeLU Primo WG Liaison
Molly K. Beisler (University of Nevada, Reno, USA)NERS Co-coordinator
Xiaotian Chen (Bradley University, USA)Alma WG Liaison
Tamar Ganor (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)Provider relations subgroup
Sally Donnelly (Southern Cross University, Australia)
Stephanie (Step) Schmitt (UC Hastings Law Library, USA)Alma Law Library SIG Liaison
Deborah Tomaras (Marist College, USA)ELUNA Primo WG Liaison, DEI Liaison
Beth Juhl (University of Arkansas, USA)
Galen Jones (The Open University, UK)Alma CZMG Liaison
Rogene McCoy (South Metropolitan Health Services Library, Australia)
Jiri Pavlik (National Library of Technology, Prague, Czech Republic)SFX Liaison
Larisa Smyk (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Claire Chan (Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong)
Jennifer Carroll (University of New Hampshire, USA)Rialto Liaison
Piamsuk Thungkawee (Srinakharinwirot University Library, Thailand)
Selina Wang (Oberlin College, USA)Provider relations subgroup
James (Jim) Hammons (Ball State University Libraries, USA) ELUNA Summon/360 WG Liaison
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