Summon

Summon Product Working Group (Joint IGeLU/ELUNA)

Ex Libris will manage the development of Summon. Following a discussion between Ex Libris and the customer organisations a joint IGeLU/ELUNA Product Working Group (PWG) for Summon has been created. The PWG will also represent 360 Link for an interim period. The PWG will look to all aspects of the products but with special attention to the 360 Knowledge base, 360 Link interface, Summon Knowledge base, Summon user interface (UX) and the Summon API.

Enhancements and regular contact

The role of the PWG is to maintain contact with Ex Libris product management on a regular basis to raise concerns and share information in a conference call once a month. Ex Libris has agreed to devote 150 development points (the same as for Primo) to the customer enhancement process. IGeLU/ELUNA uses a system NERS where customers suggest and vote on new features. Ex Libris is then committed to developing those features using development points. The more complex of enhancement the more points. Only members of IGeLU/ELUNA can participate in the enhancement process.

Conference work

Another important role of the PWG is to participate in the organisation of the annual user conferences. The PWG helps to promote user initiatives and a build a strong Summon track.

For further information see respective user group website.

Members of the Summon PWG include the following:

  • Lesli Moore, Systems Librarian, Texas Health Science Libraries (US), Coordinator – Primo WG laison
  • James Hammons, Head of Library Technologies, Ball State University (US), Interoperability WG Liaison
  • Susan Johns-Smith, Systems Librarian, Pittsburg State University (US), Public Services WG liaison
  • Alisha L. Quagliana, Discovery & Access Coordinator, University of Texas at Austin (US), Secretary – KBAB WG Liaison
  • Rindra Ramli, Electronic Resources Specialist-Team Lead, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) (SA)
  • Kathryn K. Silberger, Digital Content Services Librarian, Marist College (US), ELUNA Conference – Analytics WG Liaison
  • Angela Sidman, Electronic Resources Librarian, Yale University (US), Enhancements Lead
  • Dr. Annette Specht, Librarian, Universität Bonn (DE)
  • Susanne Bailey, Resource Discovery Specialist, Griffith University (AU)
  • Ken Varnum, Senior Program Manager for Discovery, Delivery, and Library Analytics, University of Michigan Library (US), Linked Open Data WG Liaison

Steering committee liaisons for the PWG are:
Judith Drescher (ELUNA), Theo Engelmann (IGeLU) and Ken Herold (IGeLU)

If you have any questions concerning the groups work please feel free to contact any of the above.

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