ELUNA 2022 Annual Meeting

ELUNA 2022 Online Meeting

ELUNA 2022 Annual Meeting

The ELUNA 2022 Annual Meeting will be held as a virtual event during the month of May, 2022.

Thank you to the 392 people who participated in the ELUNA 2022 event survey that ran from October 7 – 31, 2021.   In this survey, we discovered that 51.5% of respondents were not planning to attend the ELUNA 2022 Annual Meeting in Atlanta in person.  Of the 48.5% who did plan to attend, only 32.5% had secured funding.  This data, along with continued concerns related to travel and event safety, has informed the ELUNA Steering Committee decision to move the ELUNA 2022 Annual Meeting to an online venue.

There is no fee for the ELUNA 2022 Annual Meeting Online events.  The events and quality of programming could not have been possible without the support of key sponsors.

Have questions? Please contact the ELUNA Steering Committee.

ELUNA 2022 Agenda – Register for each session below!

Click on session title below to see speakers, and abstracts.

    • ELUNA Opening Session, Ex Libris Updates, & Keynote: Todd Carpenter, Executive Director. NISO. Recorded May 9, 2022.  Register and Watch Recording On Demand!

      Welcome | Laura Morse, Harvard University | 1:00 pm – 1:05 pm

      ELUNA 2022 Online Kickoff | Allen Jones, The New School | 1:05 pm – 1:25 pm

      The theme for this year is integration and innovation. The crisis of COVID has accelerated new thinking around traditional services – delivery logistics, inter-library lending, e-book lending experiments and controlled digital lending are examples. What makes these integrations/innovations possible are data standards and communication protocols between content providers, discovery services and library systems, inside and outside of Ex Libris. We can lend and borrow more from one another, coordinate shared activities, and provide a truly seamless end-user experience through shared participation in standards – for content, metadata and software. Perhaps there is a third option between open and closed, which is “open enough”.


      Break | 1:25 pm – 1:30 pm


      Growing Together| Ofer Mosseri, Ex Libris | 1:30 pm – 1:55 pm

      The unique relationship between Ex Libris and the customer community has always been the cornerstone of everything we do. Join Ofer to hear about how Ex Libris plans to strengthen this relationship, even at this time of change, while harnessing new methods for continued library innovation, business continuity, and ensuring the joint success of Ex Libris and the community.


      Break | 1:55 pm – 2:00 pm


      Meet the Women of Ex Libris | Lili Daie, Ex Libris; Tali Aviv, Ex Libris; Shalhevet Bar-Asher, Ex Libris, Peg Knight, ProQuest | 2:00 pm – 2:25 pm

      Technology allows us to keep in touch and connect in new ways. One of the things it brought to Ex Libris (and ProQuest, and Clarivate…) are global employee networks: employees not just getting to know each other, but working together to help and support each other, improve our lives and workplace. Our Women Network works to make our company better for all women, whether by pushing for work conditions improvements, introducing women in leadership roles, setting up networking opportunities such as movie and book clubs, volunteering with women organizations outside our company or holding conversations on issues that matter to our lives, our work and our community. You are welcome to hear a little about what we’ve been doing to make a difference, and possibly suggest new ideas – we are always happy to learn from our community of knowledge!


      How “User Experience” Shapes Your Everyday Life | Yael Beller, Ex Libris| 2:25 pm – 2:50 pm

      What is “user Experience” and how does it effect your everyday life? Get a sneak peek on how things you use everyday are crafted to fit your needs.


      Break | 2:50 pm – 2:55 pm


      ELUNA Keynote: Rising expectations, increasing demands, and more robust systems: The library infrastructure requirements of the future.  Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO | 2:55 pm – 3:55 pm

      What libraries do and how libraries function has grown clad charged over the past several decades since the first ILS system was released in the early 1970s. As demands have grown, so too have systems functionality, including e-resource management functionality. Expectations of libraries and library services are continuing to expand, with libraries taking an ever increasing role in institutional research management, data management and research assessment. The nature of journals subscriptions is rapidly changing with open access becoming a significant component of the literature, with libraries taking a lead in transformative agreements to hasten the transition. How libraries have created and curated collections has changed with new acquisitions models such as demand-driven acquisitions. Meanwhile libraries are seeking to collaborate more with shared print collections, resource sharing, and newly developing cooperative collections development activities. Drawing these trends together, this talk will consider what librarians should expect from the next generation of library systems and whether they have the capacities to support the library of the future.

    • Updates: Management, Resource Sharing, Discovery, RapidILL, Rapido, and SFX. Recorded May 10, 2022.  Register and Watch Recording On Demand!

      Welcome | Laura Morse, Harvard University | 1:00 pm – 1:05 pm


      RapidILL Working Group | Chris Lee, California State University | 1:05 pm – 1:20 pm

      Over the past year, the RapidILL Working Group has developed bylaws for the group as well as defined the group’s purpose going forward. During this update we will share those developments as well as encourage ELUNA members to contribute to the group next year.


      RapidILL Product Update | Mike Richins, Ex Libris | 1:20 pm – 1:50 pm

      Please join us to learn the latest on RapidILL: from the exciting growth of this dynamic resource-sharing community, to new product developments and features, and plans for the future.


      Break | 1:50 pm – 1:55 pm


      Rapido Working Group | Greg Argo, University of St. Thomas | 1:55 pm – 2:05 pm

      The first ELUNA Rapido customers went live in Summer 2021, and since, Rapido has moved beyond the initial group of development partners and early adopters to become an established product. Join this session to hear about formation of the ELUNA Rapido Working Group which will serve as a conduit between customers and Ex Libris leadership in the continued development of Rapido.


      Rapido Product Update | Judith Fraenkel, Ex Libris| 2:05 pm – 2:35 pm

      Join this session to learn about the latest on Rapido: Developments, the community, roadmap


      Break | 2:35 pm – 2:40 pm


      SFX Working Group | Jiri Pavlik, National Library of Technology| 2:40 pm – 3:10 pm

      SFX Working group updates with CELUS use-case from Tomas Bata University in Zlin.


      SFX Product Update | Christine Stohn, Ex Libris | 3:10 pm – 3:25 pm

      Join Ex Libris for an SFX Product Update, overview of the Roadmap, and an opportunity for Q&A.


      Break | 3:25 pm – 3:30 pm


      Transforming Your Library with Management, Resource Sharing and Discovery Solutions | Asaf Kline; Yisrael Kuchar | 3:30 pm – 3:55 pm

      Libraries have changed dramatically in the last couple of years. One of the biggest changes is community collaboration in areas such as resource sharing & metadata.

      Join this session to learn how efficient library management can lead to better community collaboration that can take your library to the next level.

    • Updates:  Research Excellence, Esploro, and Linked Data. Recorded May 11, 2022.  Register and Watch Recording On Demand!

      Welcome | Laura Morse, Harvard University | 1:00 pm – 1:05 pm


      Esploro Working Group | Wendy Robertson, University of Iowa | 1:05 pm – 1:35 pm

      The Working Group will provide an update on recent and upcoming group activities.


      Esploro Product Update | Yaara Galili, Ex Libris; Shalhevet Bar-Asher, Ex Libris | 1:35 pm – 2:05 pm

      Join us for an update on the latest Esploro developments and a roadmap overview, as well as an opportunity for Q&A.


      Break | 2:05 pm – 2:15 pm


      Linked Open Data Working Group | Xiaoli Li, University of California Davis | 2:15pm – 2:45 pm

      The Working Group will provide an update on recent and upcoming group activities.


      Linked Open Data Update | Itai Veltzman, Ex Libris; Nili Natan, Ex Libris | 2:45 pm – 3:15 pm

      By bringing Linked Open Data into the library, you’re joining a metadata ecosystem of global discoverability and comprehensive interoperability. Cataloging is far more accurate and much less manual, while search results are relevant, reliable, informative and fast. We would like to share with you how this vision is becoming a reality in Ex Libris products Alma and Primo.


      Break | 3:15 pm – 3:20 pm


      Transforming Your Library with Research Excellence Solutions | Shalhevet Bar-Asher, Ex Libris | 3:20 pm – 3:45 pm

      With Clarivate, Ex Libris will enhance the research offering to libraries and beyond. Join this session to learn about the latest & greatest things to come in the research area.

    • Updates: DEI, Primo, and Analytics. Recorded May 16, 2022.  Register and Watch Recording on Demand!

      Welcome | Laura Morse, Harvard University | 1:00 pm – 1:05 pm


      Primo Working Group | Margaret Heller, Loyola University Chicago | 1:05 pm – 1:35 pm

      The Working Group will provide an update on recent and upcoming group activities.


      Break | 1:35 pm – 1:40 pm


      Primo Product Update | Nili Natan, Ex Libris | 1:40 pm – 2:20 pm

      Join Ex Libris for a Primo and Primo VE Product update, an overview of their Roadmaps, and an opportunity for Q&A.


      Break | 2:20 pm – 2:25 pm


      Analytics in Alma – Presenting the New User Interface of Analytics within Alma | Raphael Gabbay | 2:25 pm – 2:40 pm

      A new user interface will be integrated in Alma in the coming months focusing on creating a tighter integration between Alma and Analytics and enabling users to share and see reports more easily while staying within Alma. The changes will rolled out in a few stages while in each stage new and exciting capabilities will be added.


      Analytics Interest Working Group Update |Davin Pate, UT Dallas| 2:40 pm – 3:10 pm

      The Working Group will provide an update on recent and upcoming group activities.


      Break | 3:10 pm – 3:15 pm


      Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Update | Allen Jones, The New School; Judith Fraenkel, Ex Libris | 3:15 pm – 3:55 pm

      The DEI in Search Advisory group has worked with a term suppression tool that allows libraries to suppress problematic or potentially offensive language if they choose to use it. Development of that feature will continue to include methods for providing context around words/phrases within display results rather than suppressing subject terms altogether. We will focus the presentation on what we learned from the community around plans and challenges of managing local metadata and the new work that has emerged as a result of that survey.

    • Updates: Customer Experience, Rosetta, Library Mobile, and Voyager. Recorded  May 17, 2022.   Register and Watch Recording On Demand!

      Welcome | Laura Morse, Harvard University | 1:00 pm – 1:05 pm


      Rosetta Working Group | Teresa Soleau, Getty Research Institute| 1:05 pm – 1:35 pm

      The Working Group will provide an update on recent and upcoming group activities.


      Rosetta Product Update | Daniel Greenberg, Ex Libris | 1:35 pm – 2:05 pm

      Update on our recent significant 7.2 release, including the first major delivery of a data model upgrade to support preservation of structural hierarchies. Come and hear details on many exciting features planned for 7.3 and beyond, in addition to community updates, our Rosetta Hosted offering and more.


      Break | 2:05 pm – 2:10 pm


      Voyager Working Group | Steelsen Smith, Yale University | 2:10 pm – 2:25 pm

      The Working Group will provide an update on recent and upcoming group activities.


      Voyager Product Update | Mark Gobat, Ex Libris |2:25 pm – 2:45 pm

      Join Ex Libris for a Voyager product update, an overview of the Roadmap, and an opportunity for Q&A.


      Break | 2:45 pm – 2:50 pm


      Library Mobile Update | Matt Sherlock, Ex Libris ; Sima Bloch, Ex Libris | 2:50 pm – 3:15 pm

      Join this Ex Libris session to learn more about Library Mobile, the mobile app that integrates with Alma, Primo, Leganto and Summon and that helps libraries engage with patrons at scale.


      Break | 3:15 pm – 3:20 pm

      Customer Experience | Hilary Newman, Ex Libris; Shelley Hostetler, Ex Libris; Yaniv Cohen, Ex Libris | 3:20 pm – 3:45 pm

      Our aim is always to ensure your success, and to make sure you make the most out of your Ex Libris products. Join this session to learn about the path we are taking towards a holistic customer experience for the Ex Libris community.

      • Updates: Student Success, Aleph, Rialto, and Leganto. Recorded May 18, 2022.  Register and Watch Recording On Demand!

        Welcome | Laura Morse, Harvard University | 1:00 pm – 1:05 pm


        Aleph Working Group | Camelia Anghel, New York University | 1:05 pm – 1:20 pm

        The Working Group will provide an update on recent and upcoming group activities.


        Aleph Product Update | Carmit Marcus, Ex Libris | 1:20 pm – 1:35 pm

        A review of the highlights of the recent Aleph releases, including NERS enhancements and other technical enhancements to Aleph.


        Break | 1:35 pm – 1:40 pm


        Rialto Working Group | Alison Ambi, Memorial University Newfoundland | 1:40 pm – 1:55 pm

        The Working Group will provide an update on recent and upcoming group activities.


        Rialto Product Update | Yuval Kiselstein, ProQuest | 1:55 pm – 2:25 pm

        In the past year, the Rialto community has grown significantly. Join this session to learn more about how we are working with the Rialto community to help libraries be more efficient and collaborative with their selection and acquisition process. We’ll also highlight major features released in 2021, our easy implementation process, and upcoming enhancements in 2022.


        Break | 2:25 pm – 2:30 pm


        Leganto Working Group | Kirsten Clark, University of Minnesota Twin Cities | 2:30 pm – 2:50 pm

        Learn about the Leganto Working Group’s recent discussions with the community on copyright as well as the Leganto LTI 1.3 Focus Group, and what the group has planned for the coming year.


        Leganto Product Update | Dolav Ben Artzi, Ex Libris | 2:50pm – 3:20 pm

        Join Ex Libris for a Leganto Product Update, an overview of the Roadmap, and an opportunity for Q&A.


        Break | 3:20 pm – 3:25 pm


        Transforming Your Library with Student Success Solutions | Miri Botzer, Ex Libris; Tamar Sadeh, Ex Libris | 3:25 pm – 3:55 pm

        The last couple of years resulted in a boost in digital transformation both within the library and for the entire academic eco system. Join this session to learn how to meet rising student expectations while putting the library at the center of communication and engagement.

    • Updates: Data Excellence, Content, Summon/360, and Ex Libris Q&A. May 24, 2022. 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm eastern.  Register Now!

      Welcome | Laura Morse, Harvard University | 1:00 pm – 1:05 pm


      Content Working Group | Charlie Remy, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; Karin Perols, Karolinska Institute | 1:05 pm – 1:30 pm

      Find out what the Content Working Group has worked on in the past year as well as our plans for the coming year. Our focus has been on issues related to the Central Discovery Index and Provider Relations. Attendees will be encouraged to share content-related concerns and ask questions.


      Content Update | Rael Elstein, Ex Libris; Osnat Vilenchik, Ex Libris |1:30 pm – 1:55 pm

      Join us to hear more about all the amazing work and progress being made by the Content Operations teams, including an introduction to the Data Excellence Program!


      Break | 1:55 pm – 2:00 pm


      Special Collections Working Group | Allison Rich, Brown University | 2:00 pm – 2:10 pm


      Summon/360 Working Group | James Day; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University | 2:10 pm – 2:25 pm

      The Working Group will provide an update on recent and upcoming group activities.


      Summon/360 Product Update | Brent Cook, Ex Libris; Amy Pemble, Ex Libris | 2:25 pm – 2:55 pm

      Join Ex Libris for Summon and 360 services product updates, an overview of their Roadmaps, and an opportunity for Q&A.


      Break | 2:55 pm – 3:00 pm

      Data Excellence | Rael Elstein, Ex Libris; Osnat Vilenchik, Ex Libris | 3:00 pm – 3:25 pm

      Have you been hearing about the Data Excellence Program and would like to learn what it’s all about?

      Join us as we share details on our content-driven Data Excellence Program and how it will benefit you and our community!


      Break | 3:25 pm – 3:30 pm


      Ex Libris Management Q&A | Allen Jones, The New School; Ofer Mosseri, Ex Libris; Asaf Kline, Ex Libris; Omri Gerson, Ex Libris; Yaniv Cohen, Ex Libris, Yisrael Kuchar, Ex Libris, Miri Botzer, Ex Libris; Hilary Newman, Ex Libris; Tamar Sadeh, Ex Libris;  Osnat Vilenchik, Ex Libris | 3:30 pm – 3:55 pm

      Got a burning question for Ex Libris? Ask the Ex Libris Management team in this interactive session.

    • Updates: MetaDoor, Alma, CDL, and ELUNA Closing Session. May 25, 2022. 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm eastern.  Register Now!

      Welcome | Laura Morse, Harvard University | 1:00 pm – 1:05 pm


      Alma Working Group | Catherine Grove; Northwestern University | 1:05 pm – 1:35 pm

      The Working Group will provide an update on recent and upcoming group activities.


      Alma Product Update |Dana Moshkovits, Ex Libris |1:35 pm – 2:05 pm

      Join Ex Libris for an Alma Product Update, Overview of the Roadmap, and more.


      Break | 2:05 pm – 2:10 pm


      Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) Update | Allen Jones, The New School; Daniel Greenberg, Ex Libris | 2:10 pm – 2:40 pm

      The Controlled Digital Lending Group was assembled to discuss workflows for how controlled digital lending services could be implemented for libraries whose institutional legal counsels approved of such lending practices. Allen Jones will present the workflows and recommendations that resulted from those meetings and Daniel Greenberg will discuss the resulting product thinking and roadmap for controlled digital lending within Alma and Alma-D for course reserves.


      MetaDoor – Open MetaData Platform | Chani Yehuda, Ex Libris; Kirsten Clark, University of Minnesota Twin Cities | 2:40 pm – 3:10 pm

      Join this session and learn about MetaDoor, a new revolutionary community-based, open and free metadata platform being developed by Ex Libris. MetaDoor is built to streamline and simplify library metadata workflows, enable shared metadata for libraries around the world and ultimately move all of us to the Linked Data future.


      Break | 3:10 pm – 3:20 pm


      ELUNA 2021 Closing Session | Allen Jones, The New School; Sue Julich, University of Iowa; Ellen Jones, University of Iowa; Laura Morse, Harvard University | 3:20 pm – 4:00 pm

      Concluding remarks in light of working group and community activities. The chair will provide a roadmap for ELUNA activities in the coming year, including the creation of several communities of practice and advisory groups. The session will conclude with a sneak peek of the new system for enhancement voting, a financial report of the organization and a few remarks about the ELUNA Annual Meeting Conference for 2023.

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Interested in sponsoring ELUNA events? Contact Judy Drescher at sponsors.eluna@gmail.com


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