Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Ex Libris South-central Users Group (ELSUG ) will meet Thursday, October 24th. This year’s conference is virtual

The Ex Libris South-central Users Group (ELSUG ) will meet Thursday, October 24th. This year’s conference is virtual.


ELSUG promotes the exchange of ideas and innovation among Ex Libris customers in Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas.  The conference will provide an opportunity to share your experiences, best practices, lessons, enhancements, and local innovations with others using any of the Ex Libris products:  Voyager, Aleph, DigiTool, MetaLib, Primo, SFX, and Verde.


Conference information will be updated over time at https://sites.google.com/site/elsug2013/


Presentations at this meeting are given by users like you and your staff!  Please consider contributing to the community of Ex Libris users in this way. Our strength is in our many different voices! We hope to see proposals covering a wide variety of the Ex Libris products, as well as broader topics relating to libraries and information systems.


Please forward this email to your staff, colleagues, and/or other Ex Libris Southcentral libraries.


If you would like to discuss any ideas before submitting a proposal, please don't hesitate to contact this year’s chair: Lesli Moore (lmmoore2 (at) mdanderson (dot) org).  If you *think* you have a good idea, you probably do! It need not be flashy; if you worked on anything you found tricky or complicated, others may well also want to hear about those details. The conference's success depends on the efforts of its participants. We need volunteers to share their experiences and expertise and help everyone become a more enlightened and effective Ex Libris product user.



DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION:                     August 9, 2013




Topics:   Proposals may cover any of the Ex Libris products, the interactions between them, and their interoperation with other systems.  We are interested in users’ experiences of Alma, Aleph and ARC, Voyager, SFX, MetaLib, Verde, DigiTool, Rosetta (digital preservation system) and Primo.  Proposals may also cover topics that relate to the wider development of library and information systems. For example:

·         Innovative use of products

·         Integration of products with each other or with external systems

·         Experiences of latest releases of products

·         Experiences with new products,  e.g., Alma, Primo, Rosetta

·         Authentication and authorization, e.g., PDS, Single Sign On, Shibboleth

·         Follow up to sessions from previous meetings

·         Next-generation systems

·         Optimizing systems and maximizing resources

·         Usability/accessibility of interfaces

·         Consortia issues

·         Alma, Aleph, Voyager, Metalib, SFX, Digitool, Verde, Primo specific sessions

·         Improved workflows for cataloging, acquisitions, circulation or other areas

·         OPAC customization

·         Data mining and data warehousing

·         Creating RSS feeds with Ex Libris data

·         Complex publication patterns (or basic publication patterns training)

·         Access or SQL report writing

·         ILL module

·         Media Scheduling

·         Incorporation of open-source applications

·         System administration tips and tricks

·         Digitization

·         Non product-specific, general topics

·         Cataloging, Acquisitions, Circulation, SysAdmin roundtables

Please include the following information:

1.       Proposed presentation topic/title

2.       Proposed presenter's name

3.       Presenter's email address

4.       Presenter's institution affiliation

5.       Presenter's telephone

6.       Description of the presentation

7.       Length or Presentation (30 minutes, or  45 minutes)




Lesli M. Moore

Systems Librarian

Texas Health Science Libraries Consortium

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

lmmoore2 AT mdanderson DOT org

ph: 713-745-1573

fx: 713-563-3650

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