You Are Here! Roadmap for the Future

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We invite you to attend the 17th annual GIL Users Group Meeting (GUGM), on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Middle Georgia State University, Macon Campus (100 University Parkway, Macon, GA 31206). The opening session will be held in Room 211 (banquet hall) of the Professional Sciences Building.

GALILEO Interconnected Libraries, or GIL, is an extension of the GALILEO initiative funded by the Governor and the General Assembly of the state of Georgia to enhance and expand educational opportunities for the citizens of Georgia. The successes that GALILEO has had in leveling the information access opportunities for the citizens of Georgia are being extended to University System’s Libraries through GIL by providing students, faculty and staff expanded access to the information resources of the University System’s Libraries.

This year’s GIL Users Group Meeting will provide the opportunity for USG libraries transitioned from Voyager ILS to Alma / PRIMO to gather and exchange information with their peers. The 2017 theme, You Are Here! Roadmap for the Future, recognizes GIL users’ dedication to excellence and the ability to creatively solve problems using flexibility, resourcefulness, and cooperation. The GIL Users Group Meeting encourages the USG community to come together to share unique approaches to working in a collaborative and continually changing environment especially as it pertains to Alma / PRIMO.

Because this year’s GUGM is focused on the completion of our Alma Implementation Project, it may not be as useful for non-USG or non-Alma libraries.  If you are interested in attending and not part of the University System of Georgia, please contact us at (706) 583-2007.

Attendees will also have a chance to meet Dr. Tristan Denley, the new Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer of the University System of Georgia, who will be providing some opening remarks.

NOTE: In order to focus on the Alma transition, the GUGM Planning Committee will not issue a Call for Proposals for GUGM 2017. Instead, conference sessions will be led by members of the various Alma Implementation teams, Vanguard Institutions, ExLibris, and GIL Support. A tentative agenda will be posted shortly.

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Date and Location

June 15, 2017
Middle Georgia State University, Macon Campus
100 University Parkway Macon, GA 31206

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Keynote Speaker


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Asaf Kline is the Director of Alma’s Product Management team, with responsibility for defining and managing Alma’s product strategy and roadmap.

Asaf has been part of the Ex Libris team for over 20 years and has served in various roles in the Ex Libris development team. Prior to taking over the Product Management lead for Alma in 2011 he held the position of Software Architect for Rosetta and Alma.

Kline’s academic background includes a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Mathematics and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Asaf is also an avid science fiction reader, a husband, and a father to three (including teenage twins and a younger daughter). He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, but has been living in Israel from the age of fourteen.

Schedule/Agenda


8:30 - 9:30 Check in, pick up conference packets, breakfast snacks and coffee (Lobby)
Room # Banquet Hall - 211
9:30 - 9:45 Welcome & opening remarks Dr. Tristan Denley/Mark Flynn/Lucy Harrison
9:45 - 11:10 Keynote: You Are Here! Roadmap for the Future Asaf Kline - Ex Libris
Where are we now?
  • Implementation wrap up
  • Thank yous
  • Known issues
  • New committee structure
  • Plans for integrations
  • Big things that happened or we know are coming
Barry Robinson/Lucy Harrison/William Clayton
11:10 - 11:20 Break
Room # 138 150 211 212 237 238
Session 1
11:20 - 12:15
ILL
Susan Morris, Jessica Garner + ExLibris Q&A
Cataloging
Debra Skinner, Guy Frost, Kelly Holt
GIL External Auth & Patron Loads
Sean Purcell, Kevin Cottrell, Michael Kanning
Fulfillment
Viki Timian
12:15 - 1:15 Lunch (Banquet Hall, 211)
Room # 138 150 211 212 237 238
Session 2
1:15 – 2:10
MARCIVE Update for USG Federal Depository Libraries
Hallie Pritchett
Assessment
Sonya Gaither
Acquisitions
Kat Hart, Ken Henslee
OPAC
Amy Burger
2:10 - 2:20 Break
Room # 138 150 211 212 237 238
2:20 - 3:40 Assessment Caucus
Sonya Gaither
Special Collections Caucus
Carol Waggoner-Angleton, Stacey Wright
Cataloging Metadata Caucus
Debra Skinner, Shelley Rogers
Fulfillment Caucus (CIRC/GIL Express/ILL)
Viki Timian, Steven Scheuler, Mary Poland, Jessica Garner
Acquisitions/Serials Caucus
Kat Hart, Chandra Jackson
OPAC Discovery Caucus
Amy Burger

Keynote: You Are Here! Roadmap for the Future

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Cataloging

Team members will present the latest news, policies, issues, and best practices surrounding cataloging in Alma.

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Fulfillment

Team members will present the latest news and policies surrounding GIL Express and answer questions about general fulfillment. Upcoming changes to Alma/Primo in regards to GIL Express will also be discussed.

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GIL External Auth & Patron Loads

GIL staff members will review external authentication, internal authentication, and patron load processes and best practices. The information will focus on the major processes but a Q&A session will provide ample time for unique situations.

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Assessment

Team members will describe best practices in building shared reports (both in naming and locations). There will also be a review of existing reports available. A Q&A session will follow.

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Acquisitions

Team members will present the latest in Acquisitions and Electronic Resource Management practices in Alma. There will be a focus on issues since go live and next steps.

OPAC

Team members will provide the governance structure related to future change reports for Primo. They will also discuss how to submit your requests and the timing of approved changes.

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Where are we now?

The USG Libraries Associate Vice Chancellor along with Project Directors will provide a high level review of the Alma Implementation and where things now stand. The new committee structure will also be highlighted.

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ILL

This session will take questions and answers exploring several upcoming changes in ILL for the USG. Topics will include the changing courier system, the possibilities for incorporating ALMA, the future of OCLC’s Tipasa, and the structure of the ILL interest group.

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MARCIVE Update for USG Federal Depository Libraries

This session will provide an update on the MARCIVE implementation in Alma for Federal Depository Libraries in the USG, with time set aside for Q&A. All USG depository coordinators and depository staff members should attend.

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