Hosted by Haifa University, events at our annual conference kick off with an opening reception on the evening of 11th September, on the beach below this beautiful city. The agenda is packed: there are lots of breakout sessions about user experiences and developments, with over 60 individual speakers and presenters; plenary sessions on the road maps and updates for all Ex Libris products; Alma development updates; and news on IGeLU activities.
Last but not least we are happy to welcome two prominent keynote speakers: Marshall Breeding from the Vanderbilt University Libraries will open the conference with his keynote on the changing landscape of library technologies, while in the closing address Professor Sheizaf Rafaeli from Haifa University will discuss the changing business models of publishing and its implications for academic libraries.
The conference ends on Tuesday, September 13 with a joint reception with the Ex Libris Systems Seminar. The System Seminar will continue till Friday, September 16th.
We look forward to seeing many of you in Haifa soon!
Jirka Kende, IGeLU Chair