Track Descriptions

2020 Vision for Future of Libraries | Analytics | Content | Demonstrations | Digital Initiatives DiscoveryMigration/Implementation | Practical Applications | Strategy

The links below direct to the ELUNA Document Repository where you can view an abstract, and if you’re an ELUNA member, the presentation slides.

2020 Vision for the Future of Libraries

Description

This year’s conference theme is 2020 Vision for the Future of Libraries. Current digital transformations of libraries unite colleagues—librarians, developers, researchers, staff, patrons, publishers, software vendors, data scientists, universities—to collaborate on becoming open global platforms. Libraries continue to introduce virtual reality in their services offered to enhance teaching and learning. Machine learning and artificial intelligence are being incorporated into library software by institutional developers and vendors alike. These technological advances create new user needs for libraries to meet in addition to transforming traditional library services and workflows at a rapid pace. The future of libraries is clear: the continuing digital transformations within our institution communities affect the services provided by libraries. Sessions in this track address the conference theme, whether through general/strategy topics or specific workflows or use cases for any Ex Libris product or service.

Analytics

Description

How are you using Analytics to discover new insights, tell a story, or improve workflows at your institution? Do you have innovative strategies for using Analytics that you’d like to share with the ELUNA community? Sessions in the Analytics track cover the analytics features in any of Ex Libris’ products, such as Alma, Primo, Primo VE, Summon, or Leganto.

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Content

Description

The Content track welcomes anything related to the management and use of the content in Alma, SFX, Intota/360Link, Primo and Summon, such as collection choice, activation, coverage, maintenance, provider collaboration, and impacts of metadata on discovery and delivery.

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Demonstrations

Description

Sessions with the purpose of providing a practical overview or showcasing specific features of any Ex Libris product or other products in conjunction with Ex Libris products.

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Digital Initiatives

Description

Sessions in this track are related to digital projects and programs including digitization workflows, digital preservation, born-digital records, access to digital collections, and digital asset management. Applicable Ex Libris products include Rosetta and Alma-D.

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Discovery

Description

Sessions that address the broad topic of discovery and might include: customization and configurations of the user interface; efficiency and accuracy of searching mechanisms; behavior, usability, and accessibility studies; and implications related to fairness and access. These sessions will cover products Primo, Primo VE, Summon, or any combination thereof (e.g. Primo vs. Summon; Primo VE differences from Primo, etc.)

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Migration/Implementation

Description

Sessions in the Migration/Implementation track tell the stories of the challenges and lessons learned from implementing any Ex Libris product at your institution. We do encourage Alma/Primo submissions; however, migration/implementation stories of other Ex Libris products are especially welcome!

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Practical Applications

Description

Sessions in the Practical Applications track showcase how Ex Libris products can be used to implement or improve workflows at your institution. Topics can range from broad introductions to specific scenarios and situations.

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Strategy

Description

The Strategy Track is for general topics relating to any creative, innovative, or forward-thinking strategy you employ at your institution. Strategy sessions may also address broad issues in the profession.

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