29 March 2016 News Releases

Ex Libris Users of North America (ELUNA) to Introduce Developers Day at Annual Meeting

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce its participation in Developers Day at the Ex Libris Users of North America May 2016 Annual Meeting.

CHICAGO, IL, March 29, 2016 – Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce its participation in Developers Day at the Ex Libris Users of North America (ELUNA) May 2016 Annual Meeting. The first of its kind at ELUNA Annual Meetings, Developers Day will be devoted to technical presentations by customer developers and Ex Libris development managers.

The primary purpose of Developers Day is to enable institutional developers to meet, share their expertise, and collaborate on projects. Furthermore, the day gives customer developers an opportunity to discuss their projects with Ex Libris development managers, thus increasing awareness of the work being done by both sides.

Mehmet Celik, from KU Leuven/LIBIS, will give the keynote address. Celik authored the jQuery.PRIMO development library and collaborated with Ex Libris to make the library available to all customers in the February 2016 Primo release.

The remainder of Developers Day will be filled with customer developer presentations on a variety of topics—for example, integration and interoperability, tools for streamlining library processes, librarian-friendly programming guidelines, the use of Alma APIs, and analytics. Managers from the Ex Libris development team will present the customization framework for the new Primo user interface, which is scheduled for release in August 2016.

Michael North of Northwestern University, the ELUNA Developers Day planning chair, states: "This exciting new event for developers, led by developers, highlights the strength of collaboration that exists amongst institutions and with Ex Libris. The sharing of development ideas, ongoing projects, and tools, benefits the entire ELUNA community and Ex Libris products. The ELUNA community highly values the collaborative environment that Ex Libris shares with us.”

“Kudos to ELUNA for instituting Developers Day as an opportunity for face-to-face collaboration among the many talented developers in the Ex Libris North American library community,” commented Eric Hines, president of Ex Libris North America. “Ex Libris is looking forward to gaining input and feedback from customer developers and incorporating that value into our solutions for the benefit of all institutions.”

For more information about the ELUNA Developers Day event, see http://el-una.org/meetings/eluna-2016/developersday.

About Ex Libris Users of North America

Ex Libris Users of North America (ELUNA) is a not-for-profit educational group of users of library software products licensed from Ex Libris. ELUNA members include academic, public, governmental, and corporate libraries in North America, including the Caribbean and Central American regions. ELUNA also offers consortial memberships.

Members share best practices with peers at other institutions and support each other through meetings, networking, and hosted email discussion lists. The group works toward the improvement of Ex Libris products. Members identify and provide feedback on suggested enhancements and work with Ex Libris on future developments and strategic goals. For more information about ELUNA, visit http://el-una.org.

About Ex Libris

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for higher education. Offering SaaS solutions for the management and discovery of the full spectrum of library and scholarly materials, as well as mobile campus solutions driving student engagement and success, Ex Libris serves thousands of customers in 90 countries. For more information about Ex Libris, see our website, and join us on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

About ProQuest (http://www.proquest.com)

ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company’s products are a gateway to the world’s knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. ProQuest technologies serve users across the critical points in research, helping them discover, access, share, create and manage information.

The company’s cloud-based technologies offer flexible solutions for librarians, students and researchers through the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Coutts® information services, Dialog®, ebrary®, EBL™, and SIPX® businesses – and notable research tools such as the Summon® discovery service, the RefWorks® citation and reference management platform, MyiLibrary® ebook platform, the Pivot® research development tool and Intota™. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.