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  • News-in-Brief: February 2021
    Dear IGeLU Community – As always, I am pleased to bring to you our next edition of the New-in-Brief newsletter, our first for 2021. Many of us are still dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and doing our part by staying home when we can, wearing masks when out, and constantly washing our […]

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  • News-in-Brief, December 2020 edition
    Dear Reader, I bring you the last edition of the News-in Brief newsletter for the year of 2020. As 2020 winds down, we can’t help but wonder how 2021 will be for us. We’ve had an unusual year, full of highs and lows, and in a situation that most of us had never been in. […]

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  • News in Brief – February 2020
    Dear Reader, It is a pleasure to welcome you to our first News-in-Brief newsletter for 2020. The News-in-Brief is a collection of articles contributed by various members of the community and this current edition is chock full of information. The origin and intentionality behind its name, News-in-Brief, is simple and grounded in sharing news, updates […]

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  • Primo Working Group Update:
    The last six months have been busy for the IGeLU Primo/Metalib Working Group. We are very happy to have had the NERS enhancement process concluded in an orderly and timely manner this year, with a total of five top-winners accepted for development by ExLibris. (See https://igelu.org/archives/11848 for details.) Enhancement lead Bettina Kaldenberg and the rest […]

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  • News in Brief – October 2019
    Dear Reader, Welcome to the October edition of our News-in-Brief newsletter. The 14th IGeLU Conference was held in Singapore and hosted by Singapore Management University (SMU) and National Library Board of Singapore (NLB) ended on a successful note. The conference, held from August 27th to 29th, 2019 was full of informative and helpful presentations provided […]

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  • News in Brief – April 2019
    Dear Reader, Welcome to our latest installment of the News in Brief newsletter which is full of happenings in the IGeLU community. In this newsletter, we are happy to share with you, the latest on preparations for IGeLU 2019 in Singapore provided by Tracey Clarke and Francois Renaville, exciting news about a new User Group, […]

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  • News in Brief – August 2018
    Dear Readers, We are just a few days away from the start of the next exciting instalment of the annual IGeLU conference. Set in picturesque Prague, this conference promises to deliver numerous opportunities to learn, share and network with industry peers and colleagues. As the event draws closer, hear from the Conference Chair, Tracey Clarke, […]

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  • News in Brief – March 2018
    Dear Readers, This edition of the News in Brief is filled with the latest happenings in the IGeLU community. Preparations are already underway for IGeLU 2018 in Prague, and the Steering Committee met with the local organizers during the spring meeting to ensure that this conference brings together the best in venue, facilities and content.  […]

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  • News in Brief – November 2017
    Dear Readers, As 2017 draws to a close, it is a good opportunity to reflect on the year past and the various happenings in the IGELU Community. This year was marked by examples that demonstrated the value gained by close collaboration between the user community and ExLibris. The Alma UX project, the authentication focus group, […]

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  • Looking back @ IGELU 2017
    From September 8 to 15 St. Petersburg was crowded with many people coming to the 13th IGeLU conference hosted by the National Library of Russia. The conference was attended by 400 participants coming from 38 countries worldwide, among them about 60 Ex Libris staff. More than 25%, 120 attendees, visited the conference for the first […]

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  • News In Brief – Aug 2017
    Dear Readers, D-day to the 12th IGeLU Annual Conference @ St.Petersburg is getting closer….. 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 2017 […]

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  • News In Brief – April 2017
    Dear Readers, Welcome to the very first News-In-Brief for 2017. There has been a number of exciting activities happening in the user community over the past few months and we are delighted to share some of the key happenings in this edition. As is the tradition every year, the Steering Committee visits the Conference venue […]

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  • IGeLU Steering Committee Visit of St. Petersburg
    From March 20 to 23 the IGeLU SC visited St. Petersburg to check the conference venues and have meetings with the local organizing committee for our upcoming conference in September. These visits are vital to boost the conference organization and discuss many details with the hosting institute. More news on the conference is published elsewhere […]

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  • News in Brief – December 2016
    Dear Readers, 2016 marked the 11th Annual Conference of the International Group of Ex Libris Users and was, as usual, packed with informative sessions that aimed to address the interests of the wide group of ExLibris users. This year , new tracks were introduced for Summon, 360 products, Leganto and CampusM, in addition to the […]

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  • Updates from Primo PWG
    Primo PWG News in Brief Primo Software Ballot 2015 and 2016 The final enhancement list resulting from the Primo software ballot 2015 has been published: https://igelu.org/products/primo/primo-enhancements .   The IGeLU and ELUNA PWGs will not conduct a software ballot in 2016. We will wait for the first customers to go live with new UI and […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • News In Brief – Mar 2016
    Dear Reader, Welcome to the first News-in-Brief of 2016, and it has been quite an exciting start to the year. This edition is packed with information about the various happenings, which we believe will be useful to the IGeLU user community. IGeLU 2015 @ Budapest saw the election of a new IGeLU Chair and Jirka […]

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  • New IGeLU Chair elected in Budapest
    After 9 years, IGeLU elected a new Chair, during its last conference in Budapest – Theo Engelman from Utrecht university, Netherlands. Theo has been on the Steering Committee of IGeLU for 3 years and was mainly responsible for the technological infrastructure of IGeLU – administrating the website, the WebEx meetings and the archives on Google […]

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  • News in Brief – Sept 2015
    The 10th IGeLU Anniversary conference jointly organized by Library and Information Centre (MTAK) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the University Library of Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) and the Library of the Hungarian Parliament and held at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, concluded successfully on the 5th of September, 2015. This newsletter brings you […]

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  • Pre Conference News in Brief
    It’s almost there! Dear colleagues, The 10th anniversary conference is approaching fast and soon we will meet in the beautiful city of Budapest. The conference will take place at the high-tech building of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and will be organized together with the Library and Information Centre (MTAK) of the Hungarian Academy […]

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  • Primo / Metalib Product Working Group news
    Software enhancements We are currently running an ongoing software enhancement process jointly with the ELUNA Primo PWG and the voting will start during the IGeLU Conference in Budapest. Primo Central Index (PCI) CKB voting A round of PCI voting was conducted at the beginning of this year. This vote was a great success and more […]

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  • Linked Open Data and Interoperability Special Interest Working Group news
    Developer Day Collaboration between the Interoperability and Linked Open Data SIWGs has continued since our last Newsletter, with more quarterly call as well as increased effort gone into planning the Developers Day post-conference after IGeLU on Saturday, September 5. Our hopes of a modest 50 attendee-meeting have been far exceeded, with over 85 registrants for […]

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  • News in Brief May 2015
    We invite you Dear reader, This first News in Brief in 2015 is again loaded with information we believe to be important for you. Of course we have updates on the upcoming 10th IGeLU Conference in Budapest. But there is more… All IGeLU officers work hard on a voluntary base to serve the interest of our community. […]

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  • News from the LOD SIWG
    Interoperable Collaborations The LOD and Interoperability SIWGs have begun to discuss ways to work together more closely. It is neither possible nor desirable to separate concerns about API-Level interoperability and RESTful interfaces from concerns about Data-Level Interoperability and Linked Open Data. To this end, our SIWG Working Body’s have begun quarterly joint calls and are […]

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  • News in Brief December 2014
    What a remarkable year Dear reader, We have breaking news on the completely renewed Product Development Collaboration Agreement which is a perfect end of year event. The end of 2014 is near and what a year it was. This issue looks back on the 2014 Oxford Conference and looks forward to the 2015 Budapest Conference. […]

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  • 10th IGeLU conference in Budapest
    We are very happy to announce The Library and Information Centre (MTAK) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, together with the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, the University Library of Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) and the Library of the Parliament will be hosting the 10th IGeLU conference in 2015 September Preceded by the usual Pre-Conference meetings on […]

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  • Pre Conference News in Brief
    It’s almost there! Dear colleagues, The 9th IGeLU conference is approaching fast and we all are excited to meet in Oxford soon! The conference venue at the Examination schools of the Oxford University is a beautiful location perfectly suitable for the many plenary and parallel session of the conference as well as for networking among colleagues […]

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  • Linked Open Data SIWG News
    Collecting use cases The joint EGeLU/ELUNA Linked Open Data SIWG continues to collect use cases and present them to Ex Libris on WebEx conference calls. On February 26, 2014, Roxana Popistasu of the National Library of Luxembourg presented on linking between author data in Primo/Aleph and Autorenlexikon, an encyclopedia of Luxembourgish literary authors. On March […]

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  • News-in-Brief January 2014
    A new year with lots of news This is the first IGeLU News-in-Brief in 2014 and it’s an edition with lots of information for you. Besides the usual topics like conference news and working group reports, we have breaking news on a survey for your feedback on Salesforce, the Ex Libris CRM and incident tracking […]

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  • News in Brief August 2013
    This is the traditional pre-conference IGeLU News-in-Brief, and we do have – like always – much information to share with you all. We hope you appreciate this kind of information dissemination and value the content of our newsletter. Thanks for all the contributors that did find the time beside their regular jobs and conference preparations […]

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  • News about Berlin 2013: APP now published!
    The conference will take place at the Free University Berlin, Germany, from Sunday, September 8th till Tuesday, September 10th 2013 APP now available We are proud to offer all attendants an APP for mobile use. The APP is available for both Apple and Android platforms. Please visit the Conference website using your mobile device. INUG september 7th Traditionally, […]

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  • News in Brief April 2013
    This is the first IGeLU News-in-Brief in 2013 and there is so much information to share with you all that News-in-Brief is getting more and more an euphemism. We hope you like this edition and read interesting information in it. Thanks again for all the contributors who were kind enough to take the time sharing their […]

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  • News from the Primo/Metalib Product Working Group
    OvP Additional Functionality Ballot In response to inquiries from both the IGeLU Primo/Metalib Product Work Group and the ELUNA Primo Product Working Group (PWG) concerning necessary improvements to the OPAC via Primo (OvP) functionality in Primo, Ex Libris management recognized the need for a one-time special enhancements voting process to identify the areas of concern […]

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  • INUG 2010
    The 2010 INUG meeting took place on 29 August, and was attended by 46 people, representing 22 countries. The meeting discussed how communication between the National User Groups and IGeLU could be improved in order to keep NUG’s involved in and abreast of IGeLU and Ex Libris discussions; strengthen the support IGeLU could provide NUG’s; […]

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