Monday, April 1, 2013

ExLibris North America News April 2013

Talking about us

Michael Kelley, Editor-in-Chief
"The stable and predictable days of the 20th century, when research libraries could rely on their prized local collections to define their distinct and distinguished place on campus, are long gone...Thirty-two research librarians gathered March 5-6 in Scottsdale, AZ, at a symposium hosted by 
Ex Libris to discuss this challenge, which is as prickly, vast, and shifting as the nearby Sonoran Desert." 
April 2013
Spring is finally here! We have a lot of exciting things coming up this month, so take a look below and join us!
ACRL 2013
ACRL is just a couple of weeks away! We're pleased to invite you to two lunch-and-learn session. Space is limited, so please click the titles below to see more information and register for the sessions.
Susan Stearns (VP of Strategic Partnerships) will moderate a panel with Paul Bracke (Associate Dean of Purdue University Libraries) and Roger Brisson (Head of Metadata & Cataloging at Boston University Libraries). Discussion topics will include the impact Alma has on staffing and organizational structure, new services enabled directly or indirectly by Alma, demonstrating value to the broader institution through Alma, and future plans with the system.
Susan Stearns (VP of Strategic Partnerships) will discuss emerging open access models from the perspective of their impact on library resource management. Ido Peled (Director of Solution Architecture) will demonstrate how Ex Libris is facilitating discovery of open access content to over 1,400 institutions using the advanced Primo discovery solution as well as the broader academic community.  
Hands-on, Technical Training
This year's Ex Libris Technical Seminar will be held on April 29th-30th in Athens, Georgia. Tech Seminar is an in-depth, hands-on training opportunity for technical librarians and developers using Ex Libris products.
Take a look at the full schedule and agenda here!
What is Alma, anyway?
Get a first-hand look at Alma by attending our upcoming webinars:

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013 @ 1pm EDT 
Monday, Apr 22, 2013 @ 3pm EDT
Already seen the Alma 101 webinar? Learn more about specific functionality within Alma by viewing videos that cover anything from the metadata editor to roles and authorizations in Alma, and everything in between.
Open Access & E-Resource Management 
ER&L OA Presentation Susan
We hit Austin, TX for ER&L last week to talk about Unified Resource Management, Open Access, Institutional Repositories and, of course, Electronic Resources! 
We had a fantastic turnout at our lunch session (photo above), at which Susan Stearns, VP of Strategic Partnerships, discussed the impact of Open Access on scholarly publishing and communications, and more specifically, the ramifications for e-resource management in libraries. 
Thanks for catching up with us! We hope you can make it to our events this month, and please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns,
Ex Libris Customer Development 


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