2022 Conference Schedule

Thursday, July 28 (all times Eastern time zone):
1:10 - 1:30 pm: Opening and Introduction

A welcome from the eBUG Leadership Team

1:30 - 2:30 pm: "Transforming the Catalog for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility" (recording, slides)
Treshani Perera, University of Kentucky

"This keynote presentation will present the work being done at the University of Kentucky Libraries to address issues around problematic subject headings and identifying local solutions to implement in Ex Libris Alma and Primo. The keynote will address the need for identifying and addressing biases in systems and standards used in cataloging, and the role local workflows and advocacy groups play in improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in integrated library systems. Attendees will also learn about steps and strategies to take to conduct similar work at institutions using Ex Libris products, and come away with an understanding of projects and initiatives for addressing problematic subjects locally using tools and features available via Ex Libris products."

2:30 - 3:00 pm: "Improving Open Access Linking Quality with LibKey"
John Seguin, President

"Traditional link resolvers provide linking capabilities to journals over a particular date range, including calculating for an embargo period. However, a large number of titles now are utilizing a hybrid publishing model where only select articles are open access presenting complex linking challenges. Efforts to address this, including adding Unpaywall links, means risking link duplication, broken links, links to non-versions of record, links to retracted articles and other issues due to the mechanisms employed in gathering and presenting this data.

In this presentation, we will focus on how recent enhancements to LibKey addresses these issues and help to provide fast, reliable, and comprehensive linking to Open Access articles including those from hybrid journals. Additionally, we'll cover a preview of a future enhancements to the Third Iron analytics reports which will provide data regarding Open Access usage at your library to assist in collection management decisions."

3:10 - 4:10 pm: "Ex Libris News: 2022 Edition"
Kelly Manuelidis, Software Executive, and Jennifer Cornell, Customer Success Manager, Ex Libris

4:15 - 5:15 pm: Training Session: "What's New With Primo VE"
Jenny Draeger, Training Services Team Lead, Ex Libris

Friday, July 29 (all times Eastern time zone):
20 - 1:30 pm: Day 2 Opening Remarks

1:30 - 2:00 pm: "Fun With Funds: Updating Funds in Alma"
Kate Seago, University of Kentucky

"The University of Kentucky has been making changes to its fund structure to align more closely with the University system and purchasing models. This presentation will cover planning for changes and what you may encounter after changes are made. "

2:00 - 3:00 pm: Update from ELUNA Steering Committee
Dale Poulter, Vanderbilt University

3:10 - 3:40 pm: "Implementing Direct Linking in Alma/Primo – Improving Accessibility by Eliminating Clicks"
Jason Griffith, University of Kentucky

"An area of concern expressed by our users in the 2021 LibQual survey was that accessing electronic resources in Primo was “too clicky.” Users did not understand why clicking a full-text link in Primo would open a full record with a list of sources, rather than take them directly to an article. In response to this concern, I was asked to investigate the feasibility of implementing the Direct Linking feature in Primo. Enabling this feature will take the user directly to the resource with a single click rather than having to choose the resource from a list of services on the full record. While the premise sounds simple, implementing this feature was a lengthy process that involved thorough investigation, collaboration, problem solving, implementation, and testing. This presentation will explain the process used to implement Direct Linking and demonstrate how doing so improved the search experience for our users."

3:40 - 4:20 pm: eBUG Business Meeting and Officer Elections

4:20 - 5:20 pm: Preparation for AngularJS 1.8 Open Workshop
Daniel Naas, University of Kentucky

(For anyone who wants to stick around after the conference and fiddle around with their code a bit) This is an informal opportunity to learn more about what needs to be done to your Primo customization package to prepare it for the move from AngularJS 1.6 to AngularJS 1.8 in November. Ex Libris documentation on the topic can be found here: https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Product_Materials/Announcements/Preparing_for_the_Upgrade_to_Angular_1.8_in_Primo%2F%2FPrimo_VE