Ex Libris at the ALA Annual Conference

Coming to the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.?

Visit us at booth #2507, and don't forget our conference sessions!

Whither Discovery - The impact of big data, open access and artificial intelligence

Friday, June 21st ♦ 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Washington Convention Center ♦ 145A

Join Ex Libris for a discussion on our thoughts and plans for discovery in a changing world.

The amount and diversity of material in the discovery indexes have increased substantially over the past several years and continue to expand. Big data and big data technologies have already entered the library domain some time ago. Open access publishing and the increased digital availability and accessibility of scholarly (and non-scholarly) material are among the drivers for that change. It increases the need for powerful technologies to process the data and enable library patrons to find the material they need. It is not coincidence that the term artificial intelligence has become a new buzzword in the domain.

This session will share Ex Libris’ thoughts and plans about discovery in a changing world. We will address the role that data intelligence and data relations can mean for library discovery services and how Ex Libris’ powerful new Central Discovery Index (CDI) uses data intelligence to create context and relations, providing intuitive paths of discovery to meet the changing user needs and expectations, beyond the one search box approach.

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The Alma Roadmap by Ex Libris

Saturday, June 22nd ♦ 8:30 - 10:00 am
Washington Convention Center ♦ 147B

Learn more about Ex Libris Alma at ALA Annual in Washington, D.C.

Alma has revolutionized the academic library world when it introduced the cloud based ILS. Now Dvir Hoffman, the Corporate VP Resource Management Solutions, will present the new direction of Alma including AI features, the Provider Zone and other new enhancements.

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How the Vanderbilt Libraries introduced Digital Reading Lists with Leganto campus-wide

Saturday, June 22nd ♦ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Washington Convention Center ♦ 202A

Vanderbilt Libraries worked to make Leganto a success story, see what they plan to sail into next.

The Vanderbilt University athletics war cry “Anchor Down!” applied when the Libraries decided to implement Leganto right on the heels of Alma, going live with both at nearly the same time. We stuck in, pulled together and conquered the challenge of bringing a new service on board in the midst of major changes. Learn how we did it, how we’ve worked to make Leganto a success story for our libraries and what we’re going to sail into next.

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Sneak a Peek at the Future of Resource Sharing

Saturday, June 22nd ♦ 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Washington Convention Center ♦ 202A

Take a first look at the newest resource sharing paradigm in academic librarianship.

Come join the open discussion on the future of resource sharing in the academic library. Sharona Sagi, the VP Resource Sharing Solutions at Ex Libris, will present the plan for the next generation resource sharing platform being developed and lead an open discussion on the topic of resource sharing.

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Ex Libris Product Update Customer Breakfast

Sunday, June 23rd ♦ 8:30 - 10:00 am
Renaissance ♦ Grand Ballroom North

Join us for good food and updates on all your favorite Ex Libris products, live at ALA Annual.

Keeping up with new features in all the products your library uses can be a challenge. Join Ex Libris for breakfast and an update on new features released in the last six months in Alma, Primo, Summon, Leganto, Esploro and more. We will discuss specific functionality, road map milestones, and the real-world benefits of the features shared and provide opportunities to ask questions. Please register directly with Ex Libris so we include you and any dietary restrictions in our headcount.


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Academic libraries as a Research Partner: How Esploro leverages library skills and expertise to impact the research enterprise

Sunday, June 23rd ♦ 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Renaissance ♦ Congressional A

Learn how Ex Libris Esploro uses library skills and expertise to power research in the university.

How has the academic library led conversations with the Office of the Provost and the Office of Research? We will distill the essential messages libraries have delivered to be a meaningful and impactful partner in the research enterprise. Ex Libris experts reflect on the many conversations with these stakeholders over the past two years and will reenact and share the common themes, challenges and possible solutions. We hope you will enjoy a more creative presentation style and join us in a discussion of the library’s impactful role in the university research ecosystem!  Come and join the conversation!

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