Below is a message from Kevin Collins, chair of the Ex Libris Northeast Users Group (ENUG) Planning Committee:
Ex Libris Northeast Users Group
ENUG 2018 Conference/Meeting in
University of Albany, Albany, New York
Dates: October 11-12, 2018
Call for Presentations – proposal submission https://goo.gl/forms/UM3vLdSdOYBlw4Cp2
The Ex Libris Northeast Users Group (ENUG) has a tradition of providing an excellent program to our participants along with an opportunity to network with your Ex Libris colleagues. We will, again, have Ex Libris representatives present to give product updates and answer questions.
Conference information will be updated over time at http://e-nug.org/ Presentations at this meeting are given by users like you! Please consider contributing to the community of Ex Libris users in this way. Our strength is in our many different voices! We hope to see proposals covering a wide variety of the Ex Libris products, as well as broader topics relating to libraries and information systems.
Presenters (up to 3 co-presenters) will receive 50% discount on registration costs.
If you would like to discuss your ideas before submitting your proposal, please don’t hesitate to contact Kristy Lee, ENUG chair (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you *think* you have a good idea, you probably do! It need not be flashy; if you worked on anything you found tricky or complicated, others may well also want to hear about those details. The conference’s success depends on the efforts of its participants. We need volunteers to share their experiences and expertise and help everyone become a more enlightened and effective Ex Libris / ProQuest product user.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION BY: August 3, 2018 NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE BY: August 10, 2018. IF you previously submitted and our answer is lost in cyberspace, please contact Kristy Lee directly.
Topics: Proposals may cover any of the Ex Libris products, the interactions between them, and their interoperation with other systems. We are interested in users’ experiences of Alma, Aleph and ARC, Voyager, SFX, MetaLib, Verde, DigiTool, Rosetta (digital preservation system), Leganto, Summon, and Primo & PrimoVE. Proposals may also cover topics that relate to the wider development of library and information systems. For example:
* Innovative use of products, e.g. Alma Analytics advanced features
* Integration of products with each other or with external systems
* Experiences of latest releases of products
* Experiences with newer products, e.g. Leganto, bX recommender
* Authentication and authorization, e.g. PDS, Single Sign On, Shibboleth
* Follow up to sessions from last year’s meeting
* Next-generation systems
* Optimizing systems and maximizing resources
* Usability/accessibility of interfaces
* Consortia issues
* Improved workflows for cataloging, acquisitions, circulation or other areas
* OPAC customization
* Data mining and data warehousing
* Creating RSS feeds with Ex Libris data
* Complex publication patterns (or basic publication patterns training)
* Access or SQL report writing
* ILL related
* Media Scheduling
* Incorporation of open-source applications (including VuFind)
* System administration tips and tricks
* 3rd party tools, e.g. MarcEdit or Tableau.
* Non product-specific, general topics
* Cataloging, Acquisitions, Circulation, SysAdmin roundtables
* Migration, things I wish I had done differently
* Wrangling COUNTER user statistics (including new Alma COUNTER functionality and others)
* Real world Linked Data projects (and add ExLibris rep for their plans?)
* Shared metadata- quality, trends, workflow (Alma community zone, OCLC Worldshare, vendor records, YBP records, etc.)
Proposals of hands-on sessions are welcome.
Hands-on could be as simple as demonstration of ‘how’ someone did something with their application, rather than just tell us about it. For example, working in small groups with Tableau, reviewing Alma workflows, or reviewing / tinkering with an product specific configuration.
Of course this depends on what folks are willing to propose for sessions.