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Pivotal moment for Primo

Since the IGeLU Conference in Ghent, the focus of the Primo PWG has been on getting the Primo enhancements data from Pivotal so that the group can work with the ELUNA Primo PWG to clarify and de-duplicate the list. Once this work is completed the reduced list can then be loaded into NERS so that […]

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Primo Service for MetaLib customers

As most customers should now be aware, Primo Central is available to Primo customers right now, and will become available to non-Primo MetaLib customers by way of a registration wizard in MetaLib 4.4 – just released. However during the meeting in Ghent Ex Libris announced that that a new Primo Service will be available for […]

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MetaLib CKB results

The first MetaLib CKB voting using the IGeLU and ELUNA NERS system was held between Monday 30th August and Monday 4th October. All IGeLU and ELUNA members were eligible to vote, and during the process 18 different member institutions from 9 different regions entered 59 different resource requests. The results of the voting were: SciFinder […]

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New (and old) faces

There were several changes to IGeLU personnel at the Ghent conference, as well as the return of some familiar faces: Steering Committee: Lukas Koster (University of Amsterdam), Michele Newberry (Florida Center for Library Automation), and Fiona Burton (Macquarie University) were all re-elected to their positions on the Steering Committee. MetaLib Product Working Group: Meg Bate […]

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Product Upgrade sessions

After questions were raised, during the Ghent conference, about the availability of some Learning Center sessions, Ex Libris have announced that all product upgrade sessions will now be available to all customers to view without a license. For more information go to the Ex Libris Learning Center. Ex Libris also agreed in Ghent that new […]

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Voices from Ghent

During the Ghent conference our roving reporter Ulrika Domellof-Mattsson, from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, carried out some short interviews with attendees, to get a flavour of the conference, and to see how popular the famous Belgian beers really were…: (Photos by Eva Törnblom and Marcus Zerbst) Esther Straub, Informationsverbund Deutschschweiz, Switzerland Which session did […]

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Developer meets developer

In November 2010 Ex Libris will host the fifth gathering of the developers’ forum in Jerusalem. There will be 15 participants from eight countries: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, Israel, Switzerland, and the USA. Every participant will present a project that was carried out at his or her institution with a wide range of […]

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URM conceptual designs

At the end of September 2010 six recorded sessions about the URM conceptual design were sent to the consolidated URM Focus group – resulting in well over 200 questions to the mailing list from the participants! On 20th October the first live session took place, with the next session planned for the beginning of 2011  […]

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Wish you were here

Attendees at the talk on NERS during the Ghent conference were treated to a surprise performance: at the end of the session: Mark Dehmlow and the Steering Committee’s own Lukas Koster got on stage and performed a very special adaptation of the Pink Floyd song Wish You Were Here. In Lukas’s words: “It all started […]

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SFX collaborative testing completed

Representatives of IGeLU took part in collaborative testing of SFX Version 4.0, in early March. Collaborative testing involves member institutions travelling to Israel to work directly with the developers in testing new functionality. It’s an intense period of iterative testing and development, that benefits customers and company. The results of the SFX testing were very […]

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