Join Ex Libris for the 2021 Expert Finder Systems International Forum

February 11 - March 18


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Ex Libris is a proud sponsor of the 2021 Expert Finder Systems International Forum. The 2021 forum will welcome expert finder system practitioners from the university, research, and economic development communities. 


Topics covered in this free virtual forum include community- and system-building, promising practices, value proposition and sustainability, platforms and applications, role of libraries in research information management systems, EFS and economic development. Register for the free virtual series to be held February 11 - March 18, 2021, to explore the potential of expert finder systems to promote research collaboration, scholarly communication, and research commercialization in universities

Session Descriptions

Esploro Smart Harvesting AI: Increasing the Visibility of Institutional Research

February 18. 2021 12:00 P.M. - 12:10 P.M. ET


  • Sara Branch - Research Solutions Expert, Ex Libris

Join us for a brief 10-minute introduction to the Ex Libris research solutions Esploro and Pivot-RP. See a short demo of Esploro, including smart harvesting, research portals, and profiles.

We welcome attendees to follow up with us if you are interested in a customized full-length demo of Esploro or have any questions about the Ex Libris Research suite.

Learn more here.

Is That All You've Got? Showing your Institutional Research and Expertise

March 4, 2021 11:20 A.M. - 11:50 A.M. ET


  • Jessica Clemons, Research Solutions Expert, Ex Libris
  • Tracy Elliot, Wilson G. Bradshaw Library, Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Danuta Nitecki, Dean of Libraries and Professor of Information Science, Drexel University

Learn how academic libraries can promote institutional research expertise and output, by doing what they do best, collecting and organizing information and making it easily discoverable.

A panel of library leaders provides observations and insights to help academic libraries apply their unique skill set to the task of supporting the institutional goal of increasing research impact, and reputation.

Learn more here.

Q&A with RIM Vendors

March 18. 2021 11:50 A.M. - 1:20 P.M. ET


  • Facilitator: Bryan Cooper, Associate Dean for Engagement & Innovation, Florida International University Libraries
  • Facilitator: David Scherer, Scholarly Communications and Research Curation Consultant, University Libraries, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Ann Beynon, Sales and Customer Success Training, Science Group, Clarivate
  • Jonathan Breeze, Symplectic, Digital Science
  • Nadav Doron, VP Research Solutions, Ex Libris Group
  • Davina Erasmus, Director, Product Management - Pure
  • Julia Trimmer, Former Director, Faculty Systems and Analysis, Duke University & VIVO Board Member

This panel includes vendors representing services and products that support expert profiling and research management systems. They span proprietary and open-source communities,  including platforms and data services supporting turn-key systems and hybrid systems. The panelists represent information ecosystems that help market institutional reputation, while assisting with metrics analytics and other data assessments for organizations. Topics include defining a RIM system, use cases, varying geographical markets, the reality of actual implementations, interoperability, between systems, and strengths and challenges of different systems.

Learn more here.

About Esploro

Esploro unifies and automates research data workflows, replacing siloed, manually driven processes. For the library, the research office, and scholars, Esploro facilitates tasks such as managing research output & data, enhancing and applying metadata, depositing materials, and updating scholarly profiles.

Schedule A Demo!

Want to learn more about Esploro or Pivot-RP? Fill out the form to schedule a demo today!