News in Brief – August 2016

Dear Readers,

2016 has been an exciting year for the IGeLU family. With the acquisition by ProQuest, former ProQuest Workflow solution (PQWS) customers were given a warm welcome to the extended IGeLU family as well as a complimentary free IGeLU membership for 2016. We hope this encourages all former PQWS members to try the benefits of being associated with an active user community such as IGeLU. Welcomes don’t get much sweeter than this :)

In IGeLU tradition, every year, a Pre-conference News-in-Brief (NiB) is published in the last few weeks leading up to the Annual conference and this year is no different. This NiB provides a sneak peak of the various activities for IGeLU 2016 in September, which will be hosted by BIBSYS and the University Library of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. The program planning committee has been hard at work to come up with an exciting line-up of product presentations, update sessions and social events that provide excellent opportunities for all members to network and learn from the best.  The annual conference is also the time where the steering committee tables motions that need the approval and support of the General Assembly and this NiB provides a quick read on the upcoming proposals.

IGeLU 2015 in Budapest also marked a significant milestone for the Steering Committee. It was the end of Jirka Kende’s last term as IGeLU Chair and the passing of the leadership baton to Theo Engelman. We have compiled a collection of photos celebrating Jirka’s tenure, as a special photo album. Hope you enjoy it :)

We hope you enjoy reading this edition of NiB which provides snippets from recent happenings and upcoming events in the IGeLU universe and we look forward to meeting you all in Trondheim very soon.

Table of Contents

  1. IGeLU 2016 Conference updates
  2. Motions/ Proposals to be tabled at the General Assembly
  1. Call for inputs to the Conference Q&A session form
  2. Welcome to the next edition of Developer’s Day
  3. Marketing email sent to all PQWS customers worldwide and the link to the registration form.
  4. IGeLU Officers at ELUNA
  5. NERS and Idea Exchange
  6. A Walk down Memory lane – Photo collection of Jirka’s tenure
  7. New kids on the “IGeLU” Block
    • Summon
    • Leganto
    • Analytics SIWG


Shameem Nilofar

IGELU Steering Committee