2021 Annual Conference Acknowledge, Adjust, and Adapt

June 14-18, 2021

Day 1: Monday June 14, 2021

8:00 - 9:00 Training Session #1: Creating and Managing Dashboards

Dashboards can be very handy for viewing a group of associated reports. In addition to creating a dashboard, we will also look at the process for adding a dashboard prompt.

9:00 - 9:20 Welcome from Conference Planning Committee

9:20 - 10:20 Keynote Address by Nancy Godleski

Nancy M. Godleski, Associate University Librarian for Collections and Core Services will deliver the keynote address for this year’s eBUG annual conference during the week of June 14-18, 2021.

Nancy has been a library leader for over 25 years. With a collaborative spirit, analytical skills, as well as a passion for research, learning, and the accessibility of scholarly resources, she has led public services, collection development, acquisitions & eresources, cataloging & metadata services, preservation, technology and digital services, staff development, and strategic planning.  We are excited to have her as our keynote speaker. Please come to the annual conference to learn and to be inspired!

10:20 - 10:30 Break

10:30 - 11:20 Presentation Using Generic XML to Create a Discovery Import Profile in Primo VE Jason Griffith, University of Kentucky

The Kentucky Digital Newspaper (KDNP) program, at the University of Kentucky Libraries, seeks to preserve Kentucky newspapers and make them freely available. The KDNP offers over eighty-seven thousand metadata records of historical newspaper content. While UK Libraries is embarking on its Primo VE implementation, the idea to integrate KDNP content into Primo VE was proposed and thus a project began to import the records. We decided to use a Generic XML file to import the records into Primo VE. This required the creation of a Discovery Import profile in Alma which used a normalization process containing normalization rules to transform the XML into a Dublin Core record and to create local fields. This project also involved mapping local fields for display, creating a local resource type, creating thumbnail images, and indexing full text for searching. This presentation outlines the work we performed to import and display the content.

11:20 - 12:00 Lighting Talks

Fewer Clicks for Catalogers: Using Import Profiles to Streamline Cataloging / Jen Froetschel, George Washington University (slides)

Vanderbilt's Emergency Pick-up Program / Keegan Osinski, Vanderbilt University (slides)

Grima meets COVID-19: staff collaboration in unexpected times / Jacob Schaub and Dajin Sun, Vanderbilt University (slides)

10:30 - 10:45 Break

Day 2: Wednesday June 16, 2021

8:00 - 8:05 Welcome from Conference Planning Committee

8:05 - 9:05 ExLibris Update by Jane Burke

9:05 - 9:15 Break

9:15 - 10:15 Training Session #2 Data Visualization with Oracle Analytics Server

Data Visualization, new with the recent upgrade to Oracle Analytics Server, allows libraries to present abstract information in graphical form. Using Data Visualization provides opportunities to better spot patterns, trends and correlations that might otherwise go unnoticed. During this session, we'll create several examples that focus on different aspects of Data Visualization.

10:15 - 10:30 Sponsor Presentation: Third Iron

10:45 - 12:15 Panel Discussion

Moderator: Jamen McGranahan, Associate Director of Library Technology and Digital Services, Vanderbilt University


  • Andrea Kincaid: Lead Public Services Librarian, Chattanooga State Community College

  • Stuart Gaetjens: Tech Service Coordinator, ennessee Technological University

  • Deyse Bravo: Library Director, Southern Adventist University

  • Michael Jones: Vanderbilt Access Services Coordinator

  • Daniel Naas: Library Discovery Systems Coordinator, University of Kentucky

Day 3: Friday June 18, 2021

8:00 - 9:00 Training Session #3: How Primo VE Works

This session focuses on the concepts of discovery and delivery, how library collections and e-resources are presented in Primo, and how the user experience can be customized. Also explores what factors influence searching for physical and electronic resources, and how results are ranked using Primo's relevancy ranking algorithms.

9:00 - 9:05 Welcome

9:05 - 9:55 ELUNA Update by Dale Poulter

9:55 - 10:00 Break

10:00 - 10:50 Presentation #2 Kanopy & Chill? Using Alma to manage licensed media
Jen Froetschel, George Washington University

This session covers how George Washington University addressed some streaming media problems like portfolio creation, differing license periods for individual titles, and enhancing access and discovery using Alma tools such as import profiles, the portfolio loader template, and collections.

10:50 - 11:20 Presentation #3: An Introduction to Creating and Managing Sets
Mike Rogers, University of Tennessee

This presentation is an introductory look at how to create and manage sets in Alma. I will define what a set is and explain the difference between logical and itemized sets, along with how each type can be used. I'll also go over some "best practices" for creating sets. Finally, we will examine how to create a set from an Excel file of system numbers.

11:20 - 11:30 Break

11:30 - 12:30 eBUG Business

  • State of eBUG

  • Treasurer's Report

  • Chair-elect Election

  • Plans for 2022