The ELUNA Steering Committee and Ex Libris have made the decision to proactively move the 2021 in-person annual events scheduled for May in Atlanta, Georgia to virtual meetings due to continued COVID-19 safety concerns and ongoing travel restrictions.  

The Ex Libris Knowledge Delivery team will offer a special bi-weekly webinar series covering the most requested Knowledge Days sessions.  The Knowledge Days trainings will be available to all customers via live webinars scheduled in Spring 2021 at no cost.

Register below for the no fee online series of Annual Meeting sessions with updates from the ELUNA Steering Committee, ELUNA Working Groups, and Ex Libris Management.  Click on session titles below to see speakers, abstracts, and links to registration. All events will be recorded and available to view on demand. After the ELUNA 2020 Annual Meeting live sessions are all held, the slides presented will be posted.  Ex Libris will post their presentations to the Ex Libris Knowledge Center.  ELUNA presentations will be posted to the ELUNA Document Repository.  The events and quality of programming could not have been possible without the support of key sponsors.


Do you have a question for ELUNA Leadership or Ex Libris Management?   Questions are accepted in advance and during sessions.

If you missed the 2020 ELUNA Annual Meeting or the 2020 ELUNA learns events, recordings are still available for on demand viewing. 


ELUNA 2021 Agenda – Registration is Open!

Click on session title below to see speakers, abstracts, and link to register or to watch on demand.

    • ELUNA Opening Session, Ex Libris Updates, & DEI. Recorded May 3, 2021. – Watch Now!

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

      ELUNA 2021 Kickoff | Allen Jones, The New School | 1:05 pm – 1:25 pm

      Reflecting on the past year, the theme of resource-sharing is prominent throughout our shared experience of the pandemic. Whether policies, procedures, code, tips, tricks or collections, the community has demonstrated its resiliency through consultation and collaboration with one another on a micro and a macro level. Allen Jones, the current steering committee chair of ELUNA, will speak to the challenges we collectively face on the return to campus. While we have put quick solutions in place, the fog of panic is lifting, and we are considering the delicate balance of standards and customization again. Allen will frame many of the challenges for ELUNA in the coming year – resource-sharing, content standards, inter-operability, linked open data, and discovery standards. What action might Ex Libris do for us within our software and what collective action can we take beyond Ex Libris?

      Ex Libris Update: Our Path Forward, Together | Oded Scharfstein, Ex Libris; Jane Burke, Ex Libris | 1:25 pm – 2:00 pm

      Forbes describes customer experience as the “cumulative impact of multiple touchpoints” over the course of a customer’s interaction with an organization. 2020 proved that the unique relationship between Ex Libris and the community is invaluable and that your success is ours. Join Oded and hear about the Ex Libris plans to enhance customer experience, as well as the latest news and company roadmap.

      Break | 2:00 pm – 2:10 pm

      Library Impact & Beyond | Tamar Sharir Beiser, Ex Libris; Guy Ben-Porat, Ex Libris; Shlomi Kringel; Ex Libris | 2:10 pm – 2:50 pm

      How can libraries quickly adapt to the rapid changes that happened in the world? With the move to e-everything, remote operation, it’s not just about ‘doing more with less’, it’s also about the library impact on the entire academic institution: From teaching & learning, student success and research. Join this session to learn about the latest Library news from Ex libris, enabling libraries to become more agile and impactful.

      Ex Libris Management Q&A | Oded Scharfstein, Ex Libris; Jane Burke, Ex Libris; Tamar Sharir Beiser, Ex Libris; Guy Ben-Porat, Ex Libris; Shlomi Kringel, Ex Libris | 2:50 pm – 3:10 pm

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

      Break | 3:10 pm – 3:20 pm

      Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness Update | Allen Jones, The New School; Judith Fraenkel, Ex Libris; Judy Drescher, Molloy College | 3:20 pm – 4:00 pm

      Since January, this group has been focused on discussions related to CDI and objectionable language within subject headings. One such feature to discovery services has been proposed including a split in display between author-provided keywords and controlled subject headings. Another might allow libraries to provide context around a potentially offensive word. Join this session to learn more about this new group, the topics it discusses, the group charge, membership, and its activities.

    • Updates: Teaching & Learning, Leganto, & Aleph. Recorded May 5, 2021. – Watch Now!

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

      Libraries & Course Resources: Supporting Teaching & Learning | Tamar Sadeh, Ex Libris | 1:05 pm – 1:45 pm

      While many libraries have long been involved in providing course materials and facilitating affordable learning, the last year has accelerated the need for technology to ensure online access to materials and improve faculty instruction and student success. In this session, we will look at current needs and practices around course materials, focusing on North America higher education.

      Leganto Product Update + Q&A | Jessie Ransom, Ex Libris | 1:45 pm – 2:25 pm

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

      Break | 2:25 pm – 2:35 pm

      Leganto Working Group Meeting | Greg Argo, University of St. Thomas | 2:35 pm – 3:15 pm

      Please come join us at the Leganto Working Group meeting. We will present a short agenda and take questions from the attendees. All are welcome to attend.

      Break | 3:15 pm – 3:25 pm

      Aleph Product Update and Working Group Meeting | Carmit Marcus, Ex Libris; Camelia Anghel, New York University | 3:25 pm – 4:00 pm

      The Aleph WG will provide a short update about the group’s activities, followed by a review of the highlights of the recent Aleph releases, including NERS enhancements and other technical enhancements to Aleph.

    • Updates: Support, SFX, Rosetta, & ELUNA 101. Recorded May 11,  2021. – Watch Now!

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

      Ex Libris’ Customer Journey Updates | Yair Amsterdam, Ex Libris; Adi Fubini, Ex Libris; Shelley Hostetler, Ex Libris | 1:05 pm –1:35 pm

      Customer Success has and will always be our top priority at Ex Libris. The Global Operations management team will present the Customer Success Cycle, the new initiatives it includes and how it is tailored to accelerate the path to your success.

      SFX Product Update and Working Group Meeting | Christine Stohn, Ex Libris; Jiri Pavlik | 1:35 pm – 2:10 pm

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

      Break | 2:10 pm – 2:20 pm

      Rosetta Product Update + Q&A | Daniel Greenberg, Ex Libris | 2:20 pm – 2:55 pm

      Update on our recent significant major 7.0 release, including the new REST APIs, IIIF upgrade to support non-image files, preservation planning advancements and more. Come and hear details on many exciting features planned for 7.1 and beyond, in addition to community updates and more.

      Rosetta Working Group Meeting | Teresa Soleau, J. Paul Getty Trust | 2:55 pm – 3:35 pm

      We have set aside this time to review Rosetta WG activities in the past year. The session will include an open discussion of all things Rosetta, especially in regard to WG focus for 2021/2022. All are welcome to join this meeting regardless of whether or not they have Rosetta.

      Break | 3:35 pm – 3:45 pm

      ELUNA 101 | John Greer, University of Montana | 3:45 pm – 4:00 pm

      Learn more about the many ways that the Ex Libris Users Group of North America serves Ex Libris customers including communication, events, and the product enhancement processes.

    • Updates: Research, Esploro, Rialto, Analytics & Linked Open Data. Recorded May 13, 2021.  – Watch Now!

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

      Libraries & Scholarly Communication: Supporting the Research Enterprise | Nadav Doron, Ex Libris | 1:05 pm – 1:35 pm

      Join us to hear about recent trends in the Research Space and how Esploro helps universities increase their impact on academic research.

      Esploro Product Update + Q&A & Working Group Meeting | Adi Alter, Ex Libris | 1:35 pm – 2:30 pm

      Join us for an update on the latest advancements of Esploro and an overview of the Roadmap, as well as and an opportunity for Q&A. This session will also highlight the experience and results from institutions that are live with Esploro.

      Break | 2:30 pm – 2:40 pm

      Rialto Product Update + Q&A | Yuval Kiselstein, ProQuest Books | 2:40 pm – 3:10 pm

      In the midst of worldwide shutdowns, Rialto was successfully launched. By the end of 2020, over 40 libraries were actively using Rialto and more than 30 more are waiting for implementation. Attend this session to learn more about Rialto and how it can help make your library more efficient and collaborative. We’ll share major enhancements released in 2020, our easy implementation process and roadmap for 2021.

      Break | 3:10 pm – 3:20 pm

      Communities of Practice Update – Analytics, Interoperability, LOD | Joan Kolarik (Analytics), Weizmann Institute of Science; Xiaoli Li (LOD), UC Davis | 3:20 pm – 4:00 pm

      The ELUNA/IGeLU Analytics and Linked Open Data Groups will each give an update on recent group activity.

    • Updates: Discovery, CDI, & Summon. Recorded May 18, 2021. – Watch Now!

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

      The Discovery Experience | Guy Ben Porat, Ex Libris; Yisrael Kuchar, Ex Libris; Christine Stohn, Ex Libris| 1:05 pm – 1:45 pm

      How can the library better expose academic and OA resources, across various material types, while delivering the user experience it desires? Join us for an Ex Libris update about discovery trends and a lively discussion detailing ways to accelerate library impact, enhance patron satisfaction, and increase content usage.

      CDI & Content Updates + Q&A | Christine Stohn, Ex Libris; Rael Elstein, Ex Libris | 1:45 pm – 2:25 pm

      Break | 2:25 pm – 2:35 pm

      Summon/360 Product Update + Q&A | Brent Cook, Ex Libris; Amy Pemble, Ex Libris | 2:35 pm – 3:10 pm

      Please join us for a review of the Summon/360 Working Group activities for 2020/2021. This session will include updated information on the Summon NERS process. All are welcome to attend.

      Break | 3:10 pm – 3:20 pm

      Summon/360 Services Working Group Meeting | Nicole Trujillo, University of Colorado Boulder | 3:20 pm – 4:00 pm

      Business meeting for the ELUNA Summon/360 Working Group, open to all interested attendees.

    • Updates: Library Experience, Alma, & Content. Recorded May 19, 2021. – Watch Now!

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

      Clarivate to Acquire ProQuest | Oded Scharfstein, Ex Libris | 1:05 pm – 1:15 pm

      Hear from Oded Scharfstein, Ex Libris President, about how the combination of these two companies will bring real benefits to libraries and users.

      The Library Experience | Tamar Sharir Beiser, Ex Libris; Asaf Kline, Ex Libris | 1:15 pm – 1:40 pm

      2020 was a year where many libraries had to change the way they operate: Working from home and providing services from afar. It also led us & Ex Libris to enhance our efforts in making sure that Alma, while growing all the time in features, functionality and number of institutions (2,000+) is also becoming simpler and easier to use.  Join this session to learn about the Ex Libris efforts in simplifying Alma, from UX enhancements to easy configurations & wizards. From Turnkey integrations to In App help.

      Alma Product Update + Q&A | Asaf Kline, Ex Libris | 1:40 pm – 2:20pm

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

      Break | 2:20 pm – 2:30 pm

      Joint IGeLU/ELUNA Alma Working Group Meeting | Catherine Grove, Northwestern University | 2:30 pm – 3:10 pm

      Please join us for a look back at the work of the Alma Working Group members since last ELUNA.

      Break | 3:10 pm – 3:20 pm

      Content Working Group Meeting and Q&A with Ex Libris | Rael Elstein, Ex Libris; Kathy Varjabedian, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Karin Perols, Karolinnska | 3:20 pm – 4:00 pm

      This session is for everyone who utilizes the knowledge bases (Alma, SFX, 360) and/or discovery indexes (Primo Central, Summon, Central Discovery Index). We will review the activities of the Content Working Group and have an open discussion about areas of concern and upcoming initiatives. The second part of the meeting will be a Q&A session with Ex Libris Content Operations staff.

    • Updates: Resource Sharing, Rapido, Rapid, & Voyager. Recorded May 25, 2021. – Watch Now!

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

      The Resource Sharing Experience | Sharona Sagi, Ex Libris | 1:05 pm – 1:45 pm

      Join this Ex Libris session to learn about how Rapido makes resource sharing experience a great experience for patrons and staff – we will show a full demo of the Rapido and will talk about the current product readiness for production.

      Rapid/Rapido Update + Q&A| Mike Richins, Ex Libris | 1:45 pm – 2:25 pm

      Join this Ex Libris session to learn about the latest development in our resource sharing solutions – Rapido and RapidILL.

      Break | 2:25 pm – 2:35 pm

      RapidILL Working Group | Troy Christenson, University of Texas at Arlington | 2:35 pm – 3:15 pm

      Please join us for a look back at the work of the RapidILL Working Group members since last ELUNA.

      Break | 3:15 pm – 3:25 pm

      Voyager and Working Group Meeting and Product Update Antonella Ward, Angelo State University; Mark Gobat, Ex Libris;  | 3:25 pm – 4:00 pm

      Join Ex Libris for a Voyager product update, an overview of the Roadmap, and an opportunity for Q&A. Your Voyager WG officers will provide an update on the group’s latest activities and a venue to ask your pressing Voyager questions.

    • Updates: Ex Libris Vision, Primo and ELUNA Closing Session.  Recorded May 27, 2021. – Watch Now!

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

      Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication | Oren Beit-Arie, Ex Libris | 1:05 pm – 1:50 pm

      While many academic libraries share similar characteristics, no two libraries are the same. Some are looking for total transformation & disruption, some just need expand, others would simply like to improve existing processes in this new era of e-everything. How can Ex Libris & ProQuest empower libraries with different objectives?  The answer may lie in the famous Leonardo De Vinci quote: “Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication”.  Join this session and hear about the Ex Libris & ProQuest plan to provide simple choices in a highly sophisticated eco system, giving libraries the power to decide on their own path, forward.

      Primo/Primo VE Product Update | Yisrael Kuchar, Ex Libris; Nili Natan, Ex Libris | 1:50 pm – 2:30 pm

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

      Break | 2:30 pm – 2:40 pm

      Primo Working Group Meeting | Corinna Baksik, Harvard University; Margaret Heller, Loyola University Chicago | 2:40 pm – 3:20 pm

      Please join the Primo Working Group to review what’s happened since the last ELUNA and Working Group plans for the coming year. There will be a short presentation followed by a period of discussion. Attendees are strongly encouraged to raise topics or submit questions in advance by emailing the presenter. We look forward to hearing your thoughts and hopes for the Primo and Working Group activities.

      Break | 3:20 pm – 3:30 pm

      ELUNA 2021 Closing Session | Allen Jones, The New School; Sue Julich, University of Iowa; Laura Morse, Harvard University | 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

      The chair will offer final commentary on the 2021 ELUNA Annual Meeting Online and present ELUNA initiatives for 21/22. The treasurer will conclude with budget updates and we will receive a preview of the Annual Meeting plans for 2022.


ELUNA 2021 Annual Meeting Online Sponsors

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