Introducing New Members:
This was a year of almost all new members for the Voyager Working Group. New members of the Voyager Work Group are: Steve Pellow, Falmouth University, Suzanne Picken, Washington Research Library Consortium, Suzanne Sprague, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Antonella Ward, Angelo State University. Special thank you to last year’s members who rotated off of this group: Nicholas Volk, National Library of Finland; Carla Redden, Kentucky College; Jeannette Thompson, Tulane University; Miriam Nauenburg, University of West Georgia; Kim Edwards, George Mason University. Also special thank you to Hao Zeng, who needed to leave the group due to a new position at another institution. Due to Hao’s departure, there is now an open spot in this group. If you are interested in joining, please reach out to the VPWG chair, Cindy Greenspun.
Ex Libris System Status Page (updated):
Mid-October, Ex Libris announced the updated system status page, which now includes the single tenant hosted environments, including Voyager. I am pleased to report that this is the result of discussions with customers and the ELUNA and IGeLU Steering Committees. The updated System Status page can be found here.
Voyager Release Updates:
-Voyager 10.1 is currently in development, with release planned for Q2 2018.
-Voyager 10.2; Ex Libris development has started working on specs for 10.2 and tentatively planned for release in 2019.
-The first phase of voting for Voyager 11 ran from November 13, 2017 to December 8, 2017. The ballot contained 57 enhancements, including some that may have appeared on past ballots. There were 21 enhancements that received approximately 40 votes. Currently Ex Libris development are assigning points. The Voyager community will have an opportunity to go finalize our votes during a second round of voting, this time to determine priority of the requests. Stay tuned for emails about this on the Voyager listserv (you may subscribe to Voy-L here). Be sure to vote as YOUR vote counts!
Cindy Greenspun, Yale University
Chair, Voyager WG (Joint)