2020 Ex Libris Knowlege Days
In person event is cancelled.

We invite you to join our complimentary Best of Ex Libris Knowledge Days Webinar Series

In light of the cancellation of the Knowledge Days conference, Ex Libris is providing the complimentary “Best of Ex Libris Knowledge Days” webinar series, where we take our most popular sessions and present them as live, virtual classes. Registration is free and open to everyone in 2020.

The Best of Ex Libris Knowledge Days Webinar Series
Please join us for one, or all of the most popular Ex Libris Knowledge Days sessions via webinar offered in May 2020. Register for multiple sessions simultaneously via the Best of Ex Libris Knowledge Days Registration Dashboard

Letter Configuration and XSL Customization
Letters sent via Alma may be configured in multiple ways.  In this session we will show how to add fields to the letters which are not in the default versions.  We will also use advanced xsl features to add fields on condition, change the formatting of the text, concatenate fields, and add conditions in the xsl whether or not to print the letter. All examples will be done live and we will see the configuration and results together.  While making these changes we will see how to preview configuration changes to the xsl before actually sending the letter.

May 14th - 11am ET Register here

Intro to Primo Analytics
Learn how to use Primo Analytics to analyze patron usage and run reports on Primo activities. See how this new feature can provide information on how to improve discovery and delivery in Primo.

May 18th - 11am ET Register here

Explore Alma Analytics for Fulfillment
During this advanced session, the focus will be on all things Fulfillment. We’ll create several analyses such as:
- Users by region of the world
- Overdues aging report

May 20th - 11am ET Register here

APIs and Integrations for the Non-Technological
Do you find yourself shying away from talk of APIs or integrations in Alma, for lack of technical expertise? Do you ever wonder if you can really set up that integration without a dedicated IT staff person? In this session, we’ll discuss the basics of how APIs work and show you a few integrations that you can set up with minimal technical knowledge.

May 21st- 11am ET Register here

Optimize and Streamline Alma Workflows
Have you been live on Alma for a while?  Wondering what you can easily do to optimize your use of Alma?  In this session, we will highlight configuration tweaks and Analytics reports across Acquisitions, Cataloging, ERM, and Fulfillment that you can use to begin to streamline your configurations and workflows.

May 27th - 11am ET Register here

Effective Usage of Primo Analytics Reports and Dashboards
Looking for more information about how to use reports in Primo Analytics? During this session we will review several topics and display tricks in building effective reports, including
- Common Primo Analytics procedures
- Creating, scheduling, and displaying reports and dashboards
- Subject areas and action types included in Analytics for reporting
- How to configure graphs and tables, and concatenate fields for displaying reports
- How to use prompts and filters to enhance reports
- How to use regular expressions and perform mathematical operations on data within reports

May 28th - 11am ET Register here

Using Alma Analytics to Perform Overlap Analysis & Deselection

More and more institutions are looking for extra space in their libraries for additional activities. Alma Analytics can help you with deselection (weeding). Learn how to run reports to find titles that are available in both physical and electronic formats, and how to see which physical items have multiple copies with low or no loan history.

Reveal Alma Analytics for Resource Management

During this advanced session, the focus will be on all things Resource Management. We’ll create several analyses such as:
- Electronic collections content
- Identifying Bib records by OCLC number as part of update or change process

Investigate Alma Analytics for Acquisitions

During this advanced session, the focus will be on all things Acquisitions. We’ll create several analyses such as:
- A budget summary
- Cost changes of subscriptions

Managing Electronic Resources: Advanced Topics

If you are experienced in managing e-resources in Alma, and want to learn more ways to leverage Alma's workflows and options, this session is for you. Topics covered include:
- Leveraging Alma's evaluation workflows by managing trials
- Creating electronic inventory by using import profiles
- De-activating and deleting e-resources
- Configuring and maintaining e-resources

Event Information

EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO COVID - 19

Novel Coronavirus Update 4/2/2020:

The ELUNA Steering Committee, Ex Libris, and the volunteer planning committee have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Ex Libris Knowledge Days, ELUNA Developers Day+, and ELUNA Annual Meeting due to COVID-19 

  • We will cancel all event registrations centrally.  Payment will be refunded fully in the manner it was made, either to a credit card on file, with an ELUNA check if check was deposited, or a returned voided check.  
  • Attendees should confirm on their own that their hotel reservations has been cancelled directly with the Westin.  

CANCEL YOUR HOTEL RESERVATION

Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suite  Telephone (213)624-1000

Attendees should confirm on their own that their hotel reservations has been cancelled directly with the Westin. 

ABOUT EX LIBRIS KNOWLEDGE DAYS

Ex Libris Knowledge Days is an opportunity to take your understanding of the Ex Libris suite of products to the next level. You've gone through implementation, you've been using the product, now it's time to really fine-tune your workflows or explore ways to maximize your use of Ex Libris products at your library. Over the course of two days, you'll have the opportunity to get more in-depth learning in Alma, Primo VE, Leganto, and more. A combination of presentations, hands-on workshops, practical exercises, and question-and-answer sessions will allow you to optimize your workflows and take advantage of all the features available to you.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Two days packed with a variety of sessions meant to elevate your beginner-to-intermediate understanding of Alma, Primo VE, Leganto, and more. Registration gets you access to all the content from the sessions. We will provide breakfast, lunch and breaks on both Monday and Tuesday. You will also be invited to attend the all-conference reception on Tuesday evening.

OPTIMIZE YOUR EXPERIENCE

Ex Libris products provide an amazing array of configuration options, and at Knowledge Days you'll learn how to utilize those features at your institution. We want you to come away with a concrete understanding of how to implement or optimize your workflows, be able to run reports that enable you to mine valuable intelligence from your library systems, and gain greater understanding of system configurations that enable you to support your institution's goals.

LEARN FROM EXPERTS

Our instructors are all Ex Libris employees who are experts in their area of work. You'll get the content you want, delivered from the people who know this software inside and out: our trainers, implementers, and support staff.

PERSONALIZED EXPERIENCE

Take advantage of our live, in-person Support Desk. Stop by during the conference to get face-to-face help from our expert support team.

PRICING INFORMATION

There is no cost for joining the 2020 Ex Libris Best of Ex Libris Knowledge Days Webinar Series.   
 
2020 Event Pricing is below for reference.  If you registered for the 2020 Ex Libris Knowledge Days, you should receive an automatic refund of the amount paid since we had to cancel the in person event due to COVID-19. 
 
Ex Libris Knowledge Days Only (Monday, May 4 - Tuesday, May 5, 2020)

Ends 3/23/2020

Ends 4/6/2020

Begins 4/7/2020

All Attendees $750 $800 $850
 
Ex Libris Knowledge Days - 1 Day Only (Monday, May 4 or Tuesday, May 5, 2020)

Ends 3/23/2020

Ends 4/6/2020

Begins 4/7/2020

All Attendees $450 $500 $550
 
Attending Ex Libris Knowledge Days & ELUNA Annual Meeting (Monday, May 4 - Friday, May 8, 2020)

Ends 3/23/2020

Ends 4/6/2020

Begins 4/7/2020

ELUNA or IGeLU Member $1,200 $1,350 $1,375
Non-Member $1,375 $1,425 $1,475
 
Attending 1 Day of Ex Libris Knowledge Days & ELUNA Annual Meeting (Monday, May 4 or Tuesday, May 5 + Wednesday, May 6 - Friday, May 8, 2020)

Ends 3/23/2020

Ends 4/6/2020

Begins 4/7/2020

ELUNA or IGeLU Member $900 $1,025 $1,075
Non-Member $1,075 $1,125 $1,175

Event Registration Cancellation/Refund Policy: We are currently waiving the cancellation fee of $75 through Tuesday, April 7, 2020. No refunds will be given for any attendee requested cancellation made on or after Wednesday, April 8, 2020. If Ex Libris/ELUNA cancel the event(s), a full registration refund will be issued on request.

Blog Post Announcing the Best of Ex Libris Knowledge Days Webinar Series

Blog Post: Cancellation of Ex Libris 2020 Knowledge Days: COVID-19 Update from Eric Hines

Read blog post update from Eric Hines following the cancellation of the ELUNA Annual Meeting and the Ex Libris Knowledge Days. The update addresses the cancellation of the Knowledge Days and the planned 2020 "Best of Knowledge Days" webinar series, which will be open to all.

Read the full blog post

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