Virtual meetings due to COVID-19 safety concerns
Considering the COVID-19 scare of the last few months, a virtual meeting is a must. And while we are at it, let’s not forget the real thing. After all, we aren’t in Vegas. Despite the fact that COVID-19 was a real thing, it’s still not as fun as it once was. That’s where Ex Libris comes in. Hopefully, the aforementioned mishaps will be a thing of the past, at least for the time being. But before you get your hopes up, consider the fact that the real thing will take place in Toronto, Canada. Hopefully, your trip will be a memorable one.
Fortunately, there are a few other ways to ensure your best interests are tended to. Firstly, there are a few reputable organizations that will be on hand to lend a hand. For example, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CHHS) is home to a burgeoning phlebotomy community. This, coupled with the aforementioned scare, refocused services to the primary user. The following exemplifies the aforementioned change. As a result, we’re back on track for a successful summer of learning.
Ex Libris Knowledge Days 2022
Ex Libris Knowledge Days 2022 is the event where librarians from around the world will come together to share experiences, learn about new technologies and solutions, and build relationships. It’s a free online event that’s scheduled to take place in the spring of 2022. If you haven’t registered for the conference yet, you should do so immediately. The conference will feature a variety of sessions covering a broad range of topics including e-publishing, research and scholarly communications, library automation, and more. In addition, attendees will also have access to live demonstrations and hands-on workshops, along with a special bi-weekly webinar series designed to help librarians stay on top of the latest trends in the e-publishing industry.
Special bi-weekly webinar series covering the most requested sessions
The Ex Libris Knowledge Delivery team is launching a special bi-weekly webinar series. This will include the most popular sessions of the forthcoming Knowledge Days. These sessions are also available for watching on demand. You can find the complete list of all webinars on the Ex Libris Learning Center website.
While you’re there, be sure to check out the ELUNA Knowledge Day document repository for a listing of all the sessions and abstracts. All of the presentations will be made available for viewing on demand.
There are also many other events coming up. In the next few months, we’ll be hosting a number of town hall style discussions. These will be a good opportunity to have your say on issues affecting your library. It will also be a chance to interact with the broader library community.
We’ll also be launching a series of stress management sessions. They’ll be held in both the summer and fall. Taking the time to learn about the stresses that libraries encounter and how to manage them can benefit your library and your career.
Lastly, the most important thing you can do to stay ahead of the game is to engage your local community. That means getting involved in the preservation process.
Upgrade university’s library system
Alma library services platform has continued to make gains in the academic library sector. Since 2012, Alma has been adopted by large university library systems and regional or national consortia. Ex Libris has announced numerous new implementations and sales.
For example, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln selected Alma in November. In January, Newcastle Libraries in Australia made the switch to Polaris. Meanwhile, Libraries Ireland, a national organization that includes all public libraries in Ireland, selected Civica Spydus as their new ILS.
In addition to the library service platform, Ex Libris has also introduced several new products. The company recently added a metadata editor, a Cloud Apps framework and RapidILL.
Another product, Primo VE, provides e-resource discovery and management. It has been used by 176 libraries.
In order to make a decision about an upgrade, you should review all of your options. Alma and Primo VE have distinct user interfaces, which are important to consider. However, both products have the ability to integrate with other products. You should consult a vendor to learn how to implement these connections.
One of the benefits of Alma is that it allows for maximum control of metadata. Having this level of visibility and control makes it easy for librarians to produce more informative reports and data.