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EPUG-UKI Conference draws 150+ participants

posted Nov 8, 2010, 2:10 AM by Richard Cross   [ updated Feb 1, 2011, 7:32 AM ]

The EPUG-UKI Conference 2010 at the British Library on 1-2 November drew more than 150 participants to a highly successful two days of presentations and workshop sessions, focusing on applications from across the Ex Libris product suite. The full programme of plenaries and breakouts can still be reviewed on the conference web site:

Feedback wanted

To help plan future events, the EPUG-UKI would really welcome your feedback. If you attended either or both days of the conference, please take 3-4 minutes to complete the feedback form on the conference website:

Presentations online

Presentations from the conference are now available online in the secure Files Area of the EPUG-UKI JISCMail list.

To access the presentations:

* Go to the: EPUG-UKI list home page

* If you already have a JISCMail password, Login - using your registered email address and your password - and you will be resolved to the EPUG-UKI list page as a logged in user

* If you use your institutional username and password (using Shibboleth) to access JISCMail, choose the Institutional Log on link and log in to JISCMail as normal; then click on this EPUG-UKI link to be resolved directly to the EPUG-UKI list page as a logged in user

* From there, choose the Files Area link from the JISCMail Tools menu (on the right-hand side of the screen) and select the 2010_Conference folder

Only one or two presentations have not yet been uploaded – but these will be added in the next few days as definitive versions are received from the presenters concerned.

If you encounter any problems using the feedback form or accessing the uploaded presentation files, please get in touch.

For those of you already planning your 2011 calendars, I’ll finish by mentioning that the next EPUG-UKI one-day meeting (which incorporates the AGM) will be held at the British Library Conference Centre, London on 29 March 2011. More information on this meeting will be circulated in the new year.

More than 140 participants register for EPUG-UKI Conference 2010

posted Oct 21, 2010, 4:18 PM by Richard Cross

More than 140 attendees have registered to attend the EPUG-UKI Conference 2010, being held at the British Library Conference Centre, St Pancras, London on Monday 1 November and Tuesday 2 November.

EPUG-UKI Conference 2010 (1-2 November) - last day to register

posted Oct 21, 2010, 12:59 AM by Richard Cross   [ updated Oct 21, 2010, 1:00 AM ]

Registration for the EPUG-UKI Conference 2010 (1-2 November) closes at end of today (Thursday 21 October).

Well over 100 people have already registered to attend the event, and the feedback that the committee is receiving on the programme is very positive.

If you are planning to attend the conference and you’ve not yet registered, please complete the short registration from on the conference web site – by the end of today:

Programme for EPUG-UKI Conference 2010 (1-2 November) confirmed

posted Oct 14, 2010, 2:14 AM by Richard Cross

The full programme for the first two-day EPUG-UKI Conference (being held at the British Library Conference Centre, London on 1-2 November 2010) has now been confirmed. The programme can be viewed on the conference web site (where a downloadable version is also available):

As well as plenary presentations focusing on integrated search and discovery environments based on PRIMO and PRIMO Central; the co-ordinated implementation of a range of Ex Libris solutions; and the connections between ALEPH, Voyager, SFX and a ‘Resource List’ application (and more besides); there will be themed breakout strands covering products from across the Ex Libris suite.
The focus of the two-days will be on customer led sessions, but alongside this will be presentations from a number of Ex Libris colleagues including: Christine Stohn (SFX Product Manager); Mike Dicus (Voyager Product Manager); Shelley Hostetler (Director, NA Aleph and Global Voyager Support); Yoel Kortick (Ex Libris, Aleph Support Team Leader); Axel Kaschte (Ex Libris Strategy Director Europe) and Alan Oliver (Ex Libris, Business Development Director Europe).

Attendance at the conference is free to all library, technical and other staff members whose institutions are current members of the Ex Libris User Group (United Kingdom and Ireland).

Registration for the conference remains open until Thursday 21 October. To sign up to attend, complete the short online form on the conference web site:

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Richard Cross (EPUG-UKI Chair)

EPUG-UKI Conference programme - read online or download

posted Oct 14, 2010, 2:11 AM by Richard Cross   [ updated Oct 14, 2010, 2:16 AM ]

Review the programme of the EPUG-UKI Confernce 2010 in full on the main page of the site, or download a .pdf version.

EPUG-UKI Conference 2010 – Registration now open!

posted Sep 7, 2010, 1:02 PM by Richard Cross   [ updated Sep 7, 2010, 1:09 PM ]

Registration is now open for the EPUG-UKI Conference 2010 to be held at the British Library Conference Centre in central London on Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 November 2010.
To register, please complete the form on the conference web site:
Attendance at the conference is open to all EPUG-UKI member sites at no additional cost and there is no fixed limit on the number of participants that any one institution can send (venue capacity permitting).
Details of the location of the conference venue can be found on the British Library web site:
Start and end times
The start and end times of the conference are as follows:
Monday 1 November – 10:30am (coffee and refreshments); 11:00am conference starts; 17:00 conference day one finishes
Tuesday 2 November – 09:30am (coffee and refreshments); 10:00am conference starts; 15:30 conference finishes
Refreshments and lunch will be provided on both days.
Details of a selection of hotels near to the conference are available on the conference web site:
The programme for the conference is being finalised and will be added to the conference site shortly, but will comprise:
Plenary sessions, including
* Updates from Ex Libris on recent innovations in the Unified Resource Discovery (URD) application and the latest news on the development of Unified Resource Management (URM)
* Customer experiences with PRIMO and PRIMO Central
* Reports from the recent IGeLU (International Group of Ex Libris Users) conference in Ghent
Parallel breakout sessions (from single session to full strand) which will focus on applications from across the Ex Libris product suite:
* ALEPH, Digitool, MetaLib, PRIMO, SFX, Verde and Voyager
Ex Libris' participants
Confirmed participants from Ex Libris include:
* Shelley Hostetler, Director, Customer Support
* Mike Dicus, Voyager Product Manager
* Christine Stohn, SFX Product Manager
* Yoel Kortick, Aleph Support Team Leader
* Christoph Frech, Regional Sales Director
* Robert Bley, Managing Director
* Alan Oliver, Business Development Director Europe
* Alex Follett, Account Manager
More details will be added to the conference web site in the coming days and weeks. If you've a question to ask, please use the contact form on the conference site. If you're interested in offering a presentation, or helping to organise one of the product sessions, please get in touch in the same way.
Richard Cross
Chair, EPUG-UKI (Ex Libris User Group - United Kingdom and Ireland)

Registration opens soon

posted Jun 13, 2010, 5:04 AM by Richard Cross   [ updated Jun 13, 2010, 7:39 AM ]

Registration for the EPUG-UKI conference 2010 will open soon. Attendance at the conference is open to all members of EPUG-UKI insitutions. There will be no additional charge for attending the conference and (dependent on the spaces being available) there will be no limit on the number of attendees for any one institution. Morning and afternoon refreshment and lunch will be provided on both days.

Co-ordinators for product strands at the conference

posted Jun 13, 2010, 4:55 AM by Richard Cross   [ updated Jun 13, 2010, 6:03 AM ]

The majority of the sessions at the conference will be presented by the customers of Ex Libris product in the UK and Ireland. The intention is to reflect the breadth of the entire Ex Libris product suite as far as is possible, incorporating presentations on ALEPH, Digitool, MetaLib, PRIMO, SFX, Verde and Voyager. There would also be space for cross-product sessions at well, looking at how Ex Libris' products integrate with other technologies and applications. The EPUG-UKI Committee is asking for volunteers from within the EPUG-UKI community to take on responsibility for assembling individual product sessions (which will vary in length between 2-5 sessions across the two days). If you would be interested either in taking on the task of organising a product strand, or would be interested in presenting at the conference, please get in touch.

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