The Aleph PWG met at Haifa for a product update by Carmit Marcus, the Ex Libris Aleph Product Manager, as well as for the annual business meeting. This meeting was very well attended (with additional chairs brought in to accommodate the large audience). Carmit reviewed the many IGeLU enhancements that will be in version 21 and due for release in January 2012.
Mike Ryan, the PWG Coordinator, briefed the membership on PWG activities over the past year, most of which involved reviewing and approving enhancement specifications for version 21, and coordinator with ELUNA in preparation for the next voting cycle on NERS. NERS voting is still scheduled for October 15th to November 1st.
The membership completed the meeting by confirming PWG positions.